Camden International Film Festival

Running since 2005 and recognized as one of the top documentary film festivals in the world, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) is deeply committed to the craft of non-fiction storytelling.

The 13th annual Camden International Film Festival will take place in scenic Camden, Rockport and Rockland, Maine, from September 14 to 17, featuring screenings of nearly 80 documentary films from both emerging and established filmmakers.

Join the fun! Click here to get your CIFF All Access or Festival pass to make the most of film screenings, forums, storyforms, events and parties.

Emerson College “It’s All True” Documentary Showcase

“It’s All True” is Emerson College’s Documentary Film Festival that features outstanding documentary work by Emerson students. Filmmaker Ross McElwee will kick off this year’s festival with a screening of his film “Bright Leaves” Wednesday, April 5th, and will host the student showcase the following evening. Both events will be held at 7pm in the Bright Family Screening Room.

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These events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Maine Short Film Festival

The Maine Film & Video Association announced the Portland, ME premiere screening of the Maine Short Film Festival 2017 at Space Gallery Saturday, January 21st at 7pm and a second screening Sunday, Jan 22 at 2pm. The 90-minute program is now touring twelve Maine theaters through May 2017. Each screening will feature a Q&A with several of the filmmakers and jurors. 

The 90-minute program celebrates Maine: its land, its people, and its creative soul, highlighting Maine artists, fisherman, boat builders, wilderness guides, transgender people, and youth in all film genres from many well-known and some new-to-the-scene Maine filmmakers. 

Advance tickets are recommended as last year’s festival sold out quickly

For details on all the winning films see

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The Arlington International Film Festival

Don’t miss the Arlington International Film Festival which runs Thursday, October 27th through Sunday, October 30th at the Capitol Theatre in Arlington, MA. See complete details here.

The AIFF is an annual, international film festival dedicated to developing, promoting, and increasing multicultural awareness and understanding. As part of its mission, the AIFF is committed to nurturing the next generation of talented filmmakers, and offers a unique opportunity for local high school students to showcase their talent in film and graphic art.

Click here for a complete list of films and screening details.

Thursday, Oct. 27

• 7pm Coach includes Q&A with Filmmaker and Panel Discussion

Friday, Oct. 28

• 7pm  Paper Lanterns includes Q&A with Director Barry Frechette

• 8:30pm  Clarence

• 9:55pm El Ascensor/The Lift and Money

Saturday, Oct. 29

• 12n High School Filmmakers Program

• 2:10pm Quiet Mujo/Armenia

• 4pm The Day of the Bleeding Gums and Imber’s Left Hand (followed by post-screening reception)

• 5:20pm International Shorts Program I

• 7pm Najia Beta includes Q&A with Filmmaker

• 8:27pm International Shorts Program II

• 10pm Russian Roulette and Climas

Sunday, Oct. 30

• 12pm Fiddlesticks

• 1:30pm Wapikoni Mobil Shorts includes Q&A with Cassandre Perusse and Widia Lariviere

• 2:20pm Between Allah and Me (and Everyone else)

• 3:30pm International Shorts Program III

• 4:50pm Fish and Home Care

• 6:35pm East LA Interchange includes panel discussion

IFFB 2016 Runs 4/27 to 5/4

Don’t miss this year’s Independent Film Festival Boston which runs from Wednesday, April 27th to Wednesday, May 4th with screenings, panel discussions and parties at a variety of locations including the Somerville, Brattle and Coolidge Corner Theatres and UMass Boston.

Get tips for planning your IFFB experience via How To Fest.

Head over to the IFFB website to learn more about the entire festival.

Regular screenings are $12 at the box office. Save a buck by ordering online. IFFBoston Members get $2 off.