Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column.
– newportFILM announced today an impressive line up of world-class documentaries for their annual summer series newportFILM Outdoors.
The sunset screenings kick off on June 30 and run through September 1, with weekly Thursday night events that are accompanied by filmmaker conversations, food vendors and pre-film live music. This marks the series’ seventh summer season of hosting screenings at various outdoor picturesque locations, often thoughtfully paired with their film, around Newport, RI.
Opening night will feature a special showing of “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” in the heart of downtown Newport in the Maya Lin designed Queen Anne Square. The program will continue throughout the season with a notable collection of documentaries including the following highlights: “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble,” “Life, Animated,” “Betting on Zero,” “Jim: The James Foley Story,” “The Weekend Sailor,” “Don’t Look Down,” “Being AP” and a sneak peek of William Miller’s work-in-progress documentary “Straight Into the Storm,” about the cult folk-rock band Deer Tick, who will be in attendance for the screening.
For more information, visit newportFILM’s official website.
– The Provincetown International Film Festival has announced the award winners of this year’s festival, held last weekend. Those winners include “The Innocents,” “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble” and “Territory.”
You can check out the full list of winners at PIFF’s official website.
– Texas’ own Oak Cliff Film Festival has also announced the award winners for the fifth edition of the film festival. Zach Clark’s “Little Sister” took home the Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize and the Ross Brothers’ “Contemporary Color” was awarded the Documentary Feature Grand Jury Prize. Other winners include “Hunky Dory,” “Worldwide Woven Bodies” and “The Dog.”
You can check out the full list of winners at Oak Cliff’s official website.
– The Woods Hole Film Festival is gearing up to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary with this year’s festival, which runs from July 30 until August 6 on Cape Cod. Besides celebrating 25 years of supporting emerging independent filmmakers, this year’s program is notable for the number of films from outside the U.S. (more than 30 countries), as well as those made by women (more than a third), mirroring the trend found at many major festivals this year, such as Tribeca and Cannes.
To commemorate its silver anniversary and in conjunction the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the festival recently upgraded the screening capability at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium with a new screen, a digital cinema projector, and a 7:1 surround sound system. The Marine Biological Laboratory also upgraded Lillie Auditorium with new projection and sound, and venue partner Falmouth Academy recently broke ground for a new performing arts center anticipate to be complete in in 2017. Festival packages and tickets are on sale now.
You can find out more information at Woods Hole’s official website.