Department of Visual & Media Arts
New England Film Festivals
Camden International Film Festival
Sept. 27-30, 2012
The Camden International Film Festival is committed to supporting and generating interest in independent documentary films, showcasing the finest international documentary cinema from the lenses of the world's best nonfiction visual storytellers.
April 26-29, 2012
The Connecticut Film Fest brings the show statewide to tens of thousands of Connecticut’s citizens and tourists. Hosting the festival in multiple markets throughout the state will create an opportunity for a greater number of viewers to attend while also providing an excellent opportunity for the independent and international film industry to showcase to a large and diverse audience during the six-day festival.
Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
June 1-9, 2012
AlteRnaTiveS (as it was originally known) is a presenter of Hartford's biggest Pride month event. The Festival organizers are committed to bringing outstanding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer film to our New England community.
Green Mountain Film Festival
March 30-April 1, 2012
The Green Mountain Film Festival is presented by Focus on Film, a 20-year-old central Vermont organization whose purpose is to provide public film showings of cultural, social, and historic interest; to sponsor discussions of such films; and to provide an opportunity for independent filmmakers to exhibit their works.
Hartford Jewish Film Festival
April 4-15, 2013
The Mandell JCC’s Hartford Jewish Film Festival is a community collaboration that brings together film lovers, volunteers, sponsors, and arts patrons for journeys to faraway places that bring us home to our Jewish roots.
Maine International Film Festival
July 13-22, 2012
The Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) is a 10-day festival showing nearly 100 films that represent the best of American independent and international cinema. It also spotlights some of Maine and New England's most exciting and innovative filmmakers. In addition, MIFF's Fireflies Program offers children's films from around the world as well as workshops and related arts events for children and teens.
Maine Jewish Film Festival
March 17-24, 2012
The mission of the Maine Jewish Film Festival is to provide a forum for the presentation of films to enrich, educate, and entertain a diverse community about the Jewish experience. The annual festival takes place over nine days in mid-March, and each year it tries to bring a rich selection of films that are enhanced by the participation of guest artists—filmmakers, producers, and actors—who attend the festival from all over the world.
Maine Women and Girls Film Festival
The Maine Women and Girls Film Festival seeks to promote the voice and vision of female filmmakers of all ages. It is a priority of the MW&GFF to develop channels of communication between experienced filmmakers and those starting out, while offering audiences unique access to the artists and films screened. Programming includes contemporary films of short and feature length in four categories: narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental.
Nantucket Film Festival
June 20-24, 2012
Nantucket Film Festival screens independent, studio-produced, foreign, documentary, and short films in every genre, including world and U.S. premieres. Films are selected with an eye for great screenwriting and storytelling. For five days, the festival presents a spirited program of independent films, staged readings of unproduced scripts, panel discussions, and an annual Writer's Tribute.
Provincetown Film Festival
June 13-17, 2012
The Festival was first produced in 1999, the same year Provincetown celebrated its 100th anniversary as America's oldest art colony. Today, the renowned Festival remains dedicated to showcasing independent American and international films, nurturing aspiring independent filmmakers, honoring industry luminaries, and preserving and sustaining cinema as an art form through educational forums.
Rhode Island International Film Festival
August 7-12, 2012
The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is ranked as one of the top 12 festivals in the United States. RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Short Film Academy Award through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. It is the only festival in New England with this accolade.
Woods Hole Film Festival
July 28–August 4, 2012
The Woods Hole Film Institute offers year-round programming that supports filmmakers, musicians, screenwriters, and the Woods Hole Film Festival. These programs, such as Dinner & a Movie, Filmmaker in the Schools, the Documentary Workshop, and others help fulfill the mission of the organization and support the film community on Cape Cod and throughout New England.
At Emerson, when there’s a will, there’s a way. Some inventive Visual and Media Arts students have found a new means to raise funds to film and produce their work. It’s something called crowdfunding, through the online platform Kickstarter.com.
Equipment Distribution Center
The Emerson College Equipment Distribution Center (EDC) loans professional, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to faculty and students to fulfill class assignments. Professional staff and student employees are available to provide technical support when needed. It includes the Film Equipment Center and the Video, Audio, New Media Equipment Centers.