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The New Milford Film Commission

10 Main Street, New Milford, CT 06776

Valerie Lorimer, Chairperson Filmnewmilford@gmail.com

The New Milford Film Commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 pm upstairs at the Town Hall (on the village green). If the meeting room is being used for another function, meetings are moved to the Police Station (49 Poplar St - just north of the hospital).

Announcing: The Greater New Milford Film Festival

A Full Week of Activities!

 Sunday, Sept. 23 through Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

Last year’s festival was a hit! New events are being added regularly—

check back again for more information on this year’s festival.

Manhattan Short Film Festival - Over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities will be viewing and voting for Best Film and Best Actor in the 20th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. More information about this year’s finalists can be found at manhattanshort.com/finalists.html. Screenings will be held at Bank Street Theater on Thurs., 9/28 at 7:30 pm and on Sat., 9/30 at 12 noon. The Saturday showing is followed by a reception at Lucia’s (cash bar). Tickets are $15 available through this LINK

Greater New Milford Short Film Festival - The New Milford Film Commission will present the three finalists of short films by local filmmakers and artists. This FREE screening, sponsored by The New Milford Film Commission, will be held at Bank Street Theater.

Please see more information list below:

Film Festival Events

Here’s the schedule for  this year’s Greater New Milford Film Festival.

Sunday, September 24

4:00PM State Representative Mo Buckbee will be presenting a showing The Last Train to Pittsfield. He will also be discussing the possibility of bringing back the passenger train to New Milford. Bank Street Theater. No Charge

4:30-5:30PM In conjunction with The Last Train to Pittsfield, the train station on Railroad Street will be open for tours. No Charge

7:00PM Showing of Fry Day a short, award winning film that was produced here last summer. It centers on the day that Ted Bundy was executed. Elizabeth Ashley had a cameo role; she is best known for winning a Tony Award in 1962 for Take Her, She's Mine as well as starring roles in the TV shows Evening Shade, Another World and

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles. Elizabeth Ashley will be joined for a Q&A by her good friend, Rick McKay, who is an award-winning filmmaker. You probably remember him from his 2003 documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There. Fry Day will be shown at the Bank Street Theater. Come by and see if you can pick out people you know on the big screen!  $10.00

Monday, September 25

7:00PM Litchfield Hills Screenwriters Group, 19 Main Street. This is a meeting of locals who support each other’s current writing ideas and scripts. There is always room for more members. Check it out! $5.00

Tuesday, September 26

6:00PM Charter Cable is giving a comedic presentation, and a discussion of the free classes they offer on filmmaking to the general public. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookfield Ave.  No Charge

Wednesday, September 27

6:00PM Movie Megan Leavy, shown at the NM Public Library

The true life story of Megan Leavey, a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with a military combat dog saved many lives during her deployment in Iraq. Assigned to clean up the K-9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey starts to identify with Rex, a particularly aggressive dog that she trains. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex complete more than 100 missions until an improvised explosive device injures both, putting their fates in jeopardy.

Directed by Gabriella Cowperthwaite  

No Charge

6:30PM 48 Hour Film Project, a collection of shorts filmed this past summer in CT by independent filmmakers. Yes! It’s what it sounds like! These teams have 48 hours to write a script, film, edit, etc. a short film. Bank Street Theater Thursday, September 28th.  No Charge

Thursday, September 28

6:00PM Manhattan Shorts Film Festival, a collection of International shorts that are judged by the viewers (this means you). We’ve been hosting this event for many year and have always had a great turnout. So many people have attended, we’ve decided to show it twice. If you haven’t experienced it yet, be sure to come this year, you won’t be sorry! Bank Street Theater  $15.00

Friday, September 29

7:00PM Local Shorts, a collection of short films produced by very gifted area residents. Visit this link for a list of films and more information. Sponsored by Sherry Wheeler and Gary Passineau of William Raveis New Milford. Bank Street Theater.  No Charge

Saturday, September 30

12:00PM Manhattan Shorts Film Festival (second showing), a collection of International shorts that are judged by the viewers (this means you). We’ve been hosting this event for many years and have always had a great turnout. If you haven’t experienced it yet, be sure to come this year, you won’t be sorry! Bank Street Theater  $15.00

2:00PM Reception and cash bar following the second showing of the Manhattan Shorts Film Festival at Lucia’s; No Charge to ticket holders of the Manhattan Shorts

7:30PM Jungle Book will be shown downtown on The Green

No Charge, sponsored by the Town of NM and The Bank Street Theater.

Please visit again for more information and more events…


Thank you to our festival sponsor, the newly renovated Homestead Inn.