Festival Pass

Price $50.00
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The Festival Pass is good for all festival events, except for the "New England Ska Summit" on Saturday, October 9th. Festival Pass holders will be given a discount to the "New England Ska Summit" event, should they wish to attend.

Seal Pass (festival participants only)

Price $40.00
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The Seal Pass is EXCLUSIVELY FOR FILMMAKERS, WRITERS AND MUSICIANS WHO HAVE CONTENT IN THE FESTIVAL.

This pass is good for all festival events, except for the "New England Ska Summit" on Saturday, October 9th. Festival Pass holders will be given a discount to the "New England Ska Summit" event, should they wish to attend.

Day Pass - Wednesday

Price $25.00
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The Day Pass - Wednesday - is good for all festival events for Wednesday, October 6th only.

Day Pass - Thursday

Price $25.00
Sales End October 7, 2021

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The Day Pass - Thursday - is good for all festival events for Thursday, October 7th only.

Day Pass - Friday

Price $25.00
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Day Pass - Saturday is good for all festival events for Friday, October 8th

Day Pass - Saturday

Price $25.00
Sales End October 9, 2021

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The Day Pass - Saturday - is good for all festival events for Saturday, October 9, except for the "New England Ska Summit." Day Pass holders will be offered a discount for the "New England Ska Summit."

Day Pass - Sunday

Price $25.00
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The Day Pass - Sunday - is good for all festival events for Sunday, October 10th only.

Film Accessible /Zero Gravity BLOCK 1

Price $12.00
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The Magic Swan Geese (35:05) A six-year-old deaf and mute girl is obsessed with the dream of becoming a ballerina.

Two Different Eyes (Republic of Korea 10:50) Two different views of being a person with a disability from eyes with significantly different vision.

Serendipity and Me (USA 3:57) A look at the life of a young autistic actor, and the effects isolation and the 2020 pandemic have had on her.

2nd Act: Danny J. Gomez (USA 5:00) Danny journeys from surviving Hurricane Katrina and a life-altering accident to becoming a professional actor.

Pushing The Boundaries (USA 5:00) Jason Goulet suffers a catastrophic injury his senior year of high school which is witnessed by his football coach, who happens to be his father.

Don’t Dis My Ability (USA 10:04) Four individuals with disabilities who share their strengths and determination against adversity in order to be accepted and appreciated for who they are.

The Amazing Adventures of Awesome (UK 6:15) This is a hand-animated film about a young autistic girl at the heart of a quiet revolution.

Zero Gravity – Documentary (USA 1:14:00) This documentary is about a diverse group of middle-school students go on the journey of a lifetime when they compete in a nationwide competition sponsored by MIT to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.

A-Town Teen Award Winners BLOCK 2

Price $12.00
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7:00-8:30 PM 2021 A-TOWN TEEN AWARD WINNERS [BLOCK 2]

Best Film – Sol Yudowski for “Ink”

Best Actor – Luca Rugerio for “Washed Up”

Best Production Value – Angelina Santiago for “Photo Project

Best Writing – Sonya Panariti for “Home Is…”

Opening Night Showcase - BLOCK 3

Price $12.00
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8:45-11:00 PM OPENING NIGHT SHOWCASE [BLOCK 3]

The Stranger (USA 12:59) Blake left home years ago. Now, she is returning to make amends with her mom, but finds a stranger claiming to be her sister living in the house.

Voices (USA 7:02) A telepathic intelligence operative is interrogated by her handler for connecting with the minds of targets.

Remembrance (Australia 15:00) A thief who downloads memories and information to sell to the highest bidder is cornered by a mysterious woman who wants information of her own.

Alternate Ground (USA 1:32:00) When a teenage boy is found after disappearing overnight, lack of medical answers suggests an alien abduction.

Happy Hour - Feat. Sapelo - BLOCK 4

Price $12.00
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Symbiosis (Music Video – Italy 3:15) SYMBIOSIS explores the relationship between musicians and their instruments.

Escapement (Columbia 3:35) Escapement has an optimistic message that invites people to reflect and take control of their lives. Inspired by the unexpected series of events caused by COVID-19.

The Secret Walls (France 14:25 – freely inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy) Engulfed in theatrical machinery and caught up in the beguiling cogs of time, a man plunges into a maelstrom of faces.

Body Hi (USA 21:55) Body Hi is a reimagined coming-of-age story. This is for the people who won’t be satisfied by the external means of achieving one’s best life–who bloom by digging deep, deep within.

Sapelo – Feature Documentary (Switzerland 1:31:11) Sapelo journeys within a unique American island to tell the story of its matriarchal griot, Cornelia Walker Bailey, and her adopted sons coming of age in the last remaining enclave of the Saltwater Geechee people.

Short Film Showcase #1 - BLOCK 5

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6:30-8:30 PM SHORT FILM SHOWCASE #1 [BLOCK 5]

Ms. Rossi (Italy 5:00) While on her way to a business meeting, Ms. Rossi takes an interesting detour.

Check, Please! First Shift (USA 7:02) Julie is a French immigrant who just moved to NY to pursue her American dream and starts working in a small chaotic restaurant. It’s her first shift and nothing goes as expected. It sucks to be the newbie.

New Dutch Herring (Netherlands 12:40) Leen is a lonely fishmonger that has to choose between his beloved herring cart in his home town and being reunited with his family.

Garage Romantic (New Zealand 12:35) A big dreamer from the small town of Togliatti, Russia ponders life while building a rocket powered sled made from discarded trash.

Strange (UK 2:49) A glimpse into an autistic author’s life exploring friendship, trails and the use of unique coping strategies.

Xiety (USA 2:54) This film explores the ways anxiety may feel for those who suffer from it through a visual journey in Val’s mind.

How Marvin Went to Jail (USA 5:03) When a man is forced to cope with the conclusion of his relationship, he is thrust into a mission of self-discovery.

Javelina Run (18:48) Two idiot ranch hands pretend to be fugitive train robbers to get attention from the ladies at an old west saloon.

Harmonia Solid (USA 10:23) While cleaning house, a woman discovers an area rug that disposes of literal and figurative trash in a magical way.

Chapter Two (UK 9:22) A new book club member starts to notice some eerie similarities between the novel’s creepy, cat-loving protagonist and the group’s creepy, cat-loving host.

The Dark Web (USA 27:25) A desperate father explores the depths of the notorious Dark Web to acquire a new heart for his sick son. Faced with losing his family and possibly more.

Thurs. Night Showcase - BLOCK 6

Price $12.00
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The Big Nobody (USA: 13:53) A directionless hipster and her clueless cameraman pregame for the best night of their young lives. 𝘕𝘢𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘰𝘯 𝘋𝘺𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘎𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘴

The Game Is Up: Disillusioned Trump Voters Tell Their Stories (USA 1:59:11) A GOP congressman-turned right wing shock jock; a rising star in the Young Republicans; a party-loyal Ohio farmer; a US Army Veteran & hardcore ‘MAGA’; and three evangelicals all recount their evolutions from Trump supporters in 2016 to adamant adversaries in 2020.

Stories Aching To Be Told - BLOCK 7

Price $12.00
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Alive (USA 10:00) Explore the issue of modern-day slavery perpetrated by the fast fashion industry.

The Grass Ceiling (Ireland 15:00) Three successful female athletes explore what drives them.

One All The Way (USA 24:27) Three elderly New Jersey men search for the world’s greatest Hot Texas Weiner.

The Last Vaquita (UK 13:20) Two brothers who collaborate as wildlife artists head to a small fishing town in Mexico and experience the fight between ocean conservationists and Sea Shepherd and the poachers, backed by the Mexican cartel.

As We Are (USA 24:43) When Evan Bertrand was diagnosed with autism at eighteen months, doctors told his mother, Andrea, to mourn the loss of a “normal child.” Instead, she and her son went on to discover his gift for music together. Twenty years later, Evan and Andrea are putting on the biggest concert of his life, just as they are.

Theatre Of Sound - BLOCK 8

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Casteless Collective (India 1:30:00) On June 6th 2018, a band consisting of musicians from various backgrounds and social situations came together as a collective for their debut show hosted by Neelam Culture Centre. Over 7,000 people attended.

Songs & Songbirds - BLOCK 9

Price $12.00
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4:00-6:00 PM LONELY SEAL HAPPY HOUR – THE THEATRE OF SOUND – SESSION #2 FEATURING SONGBIRDS [BLOCK 9]

Enjoy a drink while you discover our Song Finalists. Meet those who are in attendance, and listen to the blissfully creative works that brought them to us.

Songs

Philip Curcuru – Brooklyn Charlie, a song by the The Atomik Age Project

Eden Neville – Half of Me

Michelle Rose – Ghosted

Richard Stavros – Children Of The Streets: Scott’s Story – I’ve Gotta Go Home

Songbirds (USA 51:58) The Songbirds guitar museum hosted the world’s largest collection of vintage guitars. Covid-19’s devastating blow to the music industry forced the museum to permanently close. This documentary film explores the final hours and cultural impact of this special collection.

Short Film Showcase #2 - BLOCK 10

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I Used To Dance (USA 5:00) A Woman’s loneliness during the pandemic and her longing for connection on the dance floor.

The Young King (USA 4:55) A drag king on her way to reconnect with her father, gets ready.

We Don’t Play (USA 4:44) Young, innovative Chicano Hip-Hop, where the bay area swagger meets the hood.

Ghosted (Music Video – USA 4:45) A twisted dream, or a date night gone bad?

Egyptian Cotton (Music Video – USA 3:13) An ode to the advice once received from a friend: “If you’re the coolest one sitting at a table, you’re at the wrong table.”

Video Games (Music Video – USA 2:24) A boyfriend is distracted by his video games.

Sad Girl Karaoke (USA 19:10) From sketch, to live show, to a short film.

The Plumber (USA 6:12) As curfew approaches, an everyday heroine risks it all in a smuggling operation from Nazi-occupied Poland.

Extra Innings (USA 8:34) A reporter interviews the manager of the Boston Red Sox in an attempt to uncover secrets from his past.

Friday Night Showcase BLOCK 11

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8:15-9:45 PM FRIDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE [BLOCK 11]

Peeps (Australia 17:39) Peeps is a peek into the inner world of a turbulent teenage friendship group on their after-school shopping trip.

Queer Isolation (Canada 11:19) Noelle, a young Vietnamese-Canadian transgender woman, is forced back into the closet when she moves back in with her parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yes I Am – The Ric Weiland Story (USA 1:02:12) Narrated by Zachary Quinto and produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (World Of Wonder), the story of Ric Weiland’s life and legacy can be measured in incredible milestones. He was one of the first employees at Microsoft and helped focus and organize their early successes. He never felt comfortable with his wealth – he didn’t feel that he deserved it – so he he turned to philanthropy. Out and proud since the 70’s, Ric was a champion of gay rights. During his life, he donated more than 20 million dollars to fund more than 60 non-profit organizations. His efforts to establish representation and resources for the LGBT community still have a profound impact today.

Festival Party BLOCK 12

Price $12.00
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Enjoy our Friday night party inside the 105-year-old cultural gem; The Regent Theatre.

Screenwriting Seminar - BLOCK 13

Price $12.00
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10:00 AM 12:00 PM SCREENWRITING CAREER STRATEGY SEMINAR [BLOCK 13]

This seminar is specifically designed for screenwriters. Topics covered will include career advancement strategies, the do’s and don’ts of development, writing partnerships, getting representation, copyright facts, financing and other gems you need to know to help you thrive.

LBGTQIA Focus - BLOCK 14

Price $12.00
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The Art of Sin (Norway 1:00:00) Ahmed Umar, a successful artist, was forced to leave his home country of Sudan, because it is one of seven countries that still practice the death penalty for homosexuality.

Gay Body of Music (USA 31:34) * Daniel Beliavsky will perform a short concert after the film, and host a Q&A.

“I want to create a gay body of music. Once it exists, it exists. No one can deny it. It’ll be there forever, to encourage other people that this is alright to do.” – David Del Tredici.

Gay Body of Music) follows Pulitzer Prize–winning American composer David Del Tredici (b. 1937) through his transformative and uninhibited commitment to writing what he calls “gay music." Del Tredici courageously and provocatively embraces his sexuality while confronting the fears and concerns shared by gay people of his generation–those of violence, marginalization, loneliness, and the need to be heard above the din of the normative.

3:00-4:30 PM POD

Career Strategy Seminar - BLOCK 15

Price $12.00
Sales End October 9, 2021

Event Date Oct 9, 2021 3:00 PM

Meet & Eat BLOCK 17

Price $12.00
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Kick off the final day of our festival with food, drink and great conversation.

Cinema Earth - #1 - BLOCK 18

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10:00 AM-11:40 PM CINEMA EARTH SESSION 1 [BLOCK 18]

Eyre & Sea (Australia 19:10) Here, in a town with a population of 3, lives Alan. In a life shaped around the natural world, an unlikely relationship with a colony of pinnipeds, has fundamentally changed him.

Australia Burns: silence of the land (Australia 1:20:00) In 2019-20 Australia experienced a catastrophic bushfire season. This documentary focuses not only on the fires and their devastating effect on Australia’s unique wildlife and eco system, but whether climate change played a role.

Cinema Earth #2 - BLOCK 19

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12:30-2:15 CINEMA EARTH SESSION #2 [BLOCK 19]

A Fallow Year (USA 18:39) The Farm School, a teaching farm in western Massachusetts created around a concept of connecting people to land with kindness and integrity, asks deep and hard questions about race and justice that do not have easy answers. They took a year-long pause to seek their own blind spots and open their arms a little wider to work that is never finished.

Kiss The Ground (USA 1:25:00) Kiss the Ground reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate. It is positioned to catalyze a movement to accomplish the impossible – to solve humanity’s greatest challenge, to balance the climate and secure our species future.

Stories Aching To Be Told 2 BLOCK 20

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2:30-4:30 PM STORIES ACHING TO BE TOLD #2 [BLOCK 20]

Spirit To Soar (Canada 45:24) Spirit to Soar is a one-hour documentary inspired by Tanya Talaga’s book, Seven Fallen Feathers. The film looks at how the book came to Talaga, when she travelled to Thunder Bay, Canada as a newspaper journalist on a federal election assignment, but discovered instead the story of seven First Nations high school students who had either died or gone missing from 2000 to 2011.

Good Girl Rose (Singapore 12:38) Rose, a Filipino domestic worker helps her boyfriend when he gets into trouble. But, helping comes at a high price.

Shadow Of The Moon (China 19:01) Loli, an ambitious 12-year-old, dwells in a run-down urban village in South China. After losing both her parents, she is forced to live with her dreadful grandma and take care of her two younger siblings. Hoping to leave her troubled family behind and move to the city, she attempts to win over the heart of a kind woman who wants to adopt a child.

Subservient (Iran 11:26) This is a sequentially planned, long-take film, where story structure is of greater importance than dialogue.

Moustafa & Maram (Canada 30:00) “Moustafa & Maram” explores what it means to be Muslim in America.

Stories Aching To Be Told 3 BLOCK 21

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4:40-6:00 STORIES ACHING TO BE TOLD #3 [BLOCK 21]

Peek-A-Boom (Lebanon 5:00) Surrounded by her loving family on her birthday, an event occurs that shapes Mira’s life forever.

The Dolls Game (Iran 24:58) A clown working in an amusement park tries to get his salary from his employer to pay his lawyer, to get his daughter back.

A New York Story (USA 49:00) In the tumultuous summer of 2020, four entwined New Yorkers tell stories of how their lives have been shaped by the protests, the pandemic, and the unforeseen consequences of both.

Awards Ceremony

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Celebrate the festival one last time, as we give out our awards to the best of the best creators at our festival.