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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 Thursday of the month @ 7:00 pm in the Loretta Brickley room at the Town Hall

(on the village green).


Announcing: The Greater New Milford Film Festival


A Full Week of Activities!

Friday, Sept. 28  through Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018


A full week of activities celebrating films and filmmaking! The Greater New Milford Film Festival includes

special film screenings, independent movies, lectures, workshop, the Manhattan Short Film Festival, and Greater New Milford Shorts!  New events are being added regularly—check back again for more information.



Featured Events


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/. Screenings will be held at Bank Street Theater. See below for more information.





Greater New Milford Short Film Festival: The New Milford Film Commission will present a FREE screening of short films created by Greater New Milford area residents. Most of the filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions following each short film. More information below….




2018 Greater New Milford Film Festival


More events and information is added regularly—please check back again!


Friday, September 28


“Mantra: Sounds Into Silence”

sponsored by Zaragoza

7:30pm at Bank Street Theatre - $10.00

Q&A with Miriam Zernis to follow screening

Proceeds will benefit the Greater New Milford Film Festival Scholarship Fund.

A full-length documentary exploring the musical and social phenomenon of chanting.


TICKETS



Saturday, September 29


“Long Lost”

sponsored by Accurate Answer

7:30pm at Bank Street Theatre - FREE

Q&A with creator Erik Bloomquist to follow

Synopsis: When Seth receives a mysterious letter inviting him to spend the weekend at a secluded mansion in the country he soon realizes the people inside may know him better than he knows himself.


TICKETS



Sunday, September 30


“Home of the Brave”

sponsored by Executive Cuisine

12:00pm at Bank Street Theatre - FREE

Q&A with Melinda Elliot (VP of Southbury Historical Society) to follow

The true story of how Southbury, Connecticut stopped the Nazi regime from setting up in town in 1937. Directed by Scott Sniffen.


TICKETS



Tuesday, October 2


“Gotti”

Independent Spirit Movie Screening

6:00pm at New Milford Public Library - FREE

2018 film starring John Travolta. Synopsis: The film reveals the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself and the Gotti name.


TICKETS



Wednesday, October 3


Litchfield Hill Screenwriter’s Workshop

sponsored by Executive Cuisine

7:00pm at The Makery - $5.00

Q&A with Brittany Nisco

Proceeds will benefit the Greater New Milford Film Festival Scholarship Fund.

Page readings and critiques from current members' script followed by a Q&A with local filmmaker. Light refreshments will be served.


TICKETS



Thursday, October 4


2018 Manhattan Short Film Festival

sponsored by Bakewell & Mulhare

7:00pm at Bank Street Theatre - $15.00

Proceeds will benefit the Greater New Milford Film Festival Scholarship Fund.

You be the judge! Nine short films from eight countries will be screened and you get to vote! Winners will be announced on Monday, Oct. 8 at 10am at ManhattanShort.com


TICKETS



Friday, October 5


“Fanatic Heart: The Story So Far of Black 47”

sponsored by Litchfield Distillery

7:30pm at The Makery - FREE

Q&A with band member Joe Burcaw to follow

Passion, poetry, and politics fuel this documentary about Black 47, the fabled House Band of New York City.


TICKETS



Saturday, October 6


Greater New Milford Shorts

sponsored by Sherry Wheeler and Gary Passineau of William Raveis

12:00pm at Bank Street Theatre - FREE

A collection of short films created by Greater New Milford area residents. Most of the filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions following each short film.


TICKETS



Sunday, October 7


2018 Manhattan Short Film Festival

sponsored by Bakewell & Mulhare

12:00pm at Bank Street Theatre - $15.00

Proceeds will benefit the Greater New Milford Film Festival Scholarship Fund.

Encore Screening: You be the judge! Nine short films from eight countries will be screened and you get to vote! Winners will be announced on Monday, Oct. 8 at 10am at ManhattanShort.com. Ticketholders are invited to join us for a closing reception at Lucia following the screening.


TICKETS



Please visit again for more information and more events…



 

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