2018 AIFF Partners

Arlington Community Media, Inc

The A-Town Teen Video Festival is the Arlington area's only homegrown festival for youth filmmakers. Last year's contestants came from Arlington, Lexington, Cambridge, and Lowell, and we expect even broader participation this year. Come experience the breadth and variety of creative imagination on display from our area youth! http://acmi.tv/atown/

In addition to a $500 prize for Best Overall, cash prizes will also be awarded in the categories of Best Actor and Actress, Best Writing, Best Production Value, and Crowd Favorite.

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Arlington Friends of the Drama

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Arlington Friends of the Drama, now known as AFD Theatre, was founded in 1923 and is one of the ten oldest continually operating community theater groups in the United States. Incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in the early 1930s, Arlington Friends of the Drama, Inc. outbid the Odd Fellows and came in with the highest bid for the St. John's Episcopal Church building, now our theatre.

With pride, we can say that AFD Theatre is among the finest community theaters in Massachusetts for actors, directors, production designers, and audiences to produce and enjoy live theater.

We design and produce a season of four shows every year, usually including comedy, drama, and two musicals.

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Asian Cultural Center in Cambridge MA 

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Established in 1999, the Asian Cultural Center, an affiliated member of the Asian Culture & Media Group is a cultural exchange and communication organization committed to presenting and spreading the traditional Chinese culture, promoting the popularization of the Chinese language and facilitating cultural exchange between China and the United States. ACC is headquartered in Manhattan, New York and has offices in Boston, Washington D.C. and Chicago. Since its establishment, ACC has successfully held cultural and educational exchange programs such as performances, exhibitions, lectures, academic forums and summer camps across Eastern and Central United States with the joint participation of renowned experts, scholars, and artists from China and local arts and cultural organizations. 

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Cambridge Typewriter Co

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Cambridge Typewriter Co., Inc. has been in business since 1973 and is located at 102 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, MA 02474. The owner, Tom Furrier, has been a typewriter repairman for 38 years and specializes in sales and repairs of all typewriters. Over the last fifteen years, we have seen a strong resurgence in typewriters, especially with younger people showing an interest in older vintage manual typewriters. We still repair lots of office typewriters for the many companies that still use typewriters in the metro Boston area. Because we are one of the last typewriter shops left in New England, people from all over the Northeast travel to our shop looking for that perfect vintage typewriter that will help inspire them to write stories, poetry, music, journaling or anything else they can think of.

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Boston Irish Film Festival

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East Somerville Main Streets

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East Somerville Main Streets' mission is to improve the life of our community by building investment, connection, and pride in our main street.  Join us today, become a supporter!

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Fugitive Production in Acton

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“Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.” — Madeleine L’Engle

We are hard-wired, perhaps at a genetic level, to tell and listen to stories. Stories pass a legacy between generations and are a way in which we form relationships in the here and now. While storytelling is entertainment, it is so much more. It is an art form as old as humanity. It is the primary way that we relate to each other to create kinship and community. Storytelling is a way in which we give a bit of ourselves to others and a way in which we feel less alone. Humanity's earliest stories were about survival, hope, loss, love, and courage. Today’s stories echo the same themes.

STORYTELLING IN WEST ACTON, ARLINGTON & FRAMINGHAM

Fugitive Stories presents “Moth-inspired True Stories Told life“ — non-competitive storytelling events in Acton, Arlington, and Framingham. Fugitive Stories was founded by producer David Gerratt and storyteller Rose Saia to bring the craft of true stories told live to suburban audiences. In each location, we bring featured storytellers to tell a true tale alongside people just like you who may never have told a story on a stage but are inspired by one of our themes. Fugitive Stories featured tellers captivate our audiences — they are some of the best in the country. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a short story on our theme to drop their name in our hat — we pull a name or two after intermission.  Each night is unique and they never fail to entertain.

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Mosesian Center for the Arts

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Located in just six miles from Downtown Boston, The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts (formerly the Arsenal Center for the Arts) is a vibrant multi-disciplinary community arts venue located in Watertown, Massachusetts. This 30,000 sq. ft. former US Army arsenal is home to the 380-seat Main Stage Theater, a 100-seat Black Box theater, Exhibition Galleries, 2 Rehearsal Halls, Education Classrooms, and Resident Artist Studios. Offerings include visual and performing arts productions, classes, and workshops for all ages, literary/art discussions, and world-class theatrical and musical performances. The Center is home to the award-winning Watertown Children’s Theatre as well as New Repertory Theatre, Professional Theatre Company in residence. 

The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts is to open doors to excite and inspire diverse audiences and artists to create, appreciate, participate and grow through the arts.

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Morningside Music Studio

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The mission of the Arlington Jazz Festival is to raise awareness and appreciation of jazz through the confluence of top performers, local rising ensembles, and student groups while fostering a sense of community and helping to make Arlington and surrounding towns a cultural destination.

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Robbins Library, Arlington

  • Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network works to ensure a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ youth by providing programming, coordinating with community agencies and advocating in schools.
  • SCATV - Somerville     

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Drift

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Planning a vacation is often frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. Why can’t there be a site that helps you find the “fun” in locations near and far? Even better, the “fun” should be tailored to your specific interests. License to Drift® is designed to help our Drifters plan vacation and leisure experiences that will last a lifetime. https://licensetodrift.com/

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HUAPLUS FILM FESTIVAL

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Established in July 2016, HUAPLUS is the largest overseas Chinese online video platform. It showcases fascinating culture and lives of overseas Chinese, covering a user network of 1.5 billion users. HUAPLUS has released over 200 videos, with an average of 300,000 views per video, and an overall views of 30 million, it is the most influential overseas Chinese online video platform. Headquartered in New York, HUAPLUS has production teams in 12 countries and 22 regions including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Italy. In 2017, HUAPLUS established the HUA International Short Film Festival (HISFF), it is the first and only international short film festival for filmmakers of Chinese descent. HISFF aims to showcase and support short film productions about the global Chinese community. It plays a vital role in identifying emerging overseas Chinese filmmakers and connecting them with audiences worldwide. Through short film productions, HISFF is dedicated to promoting Chinese cultures around the globe.

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ReelAbilities Film Festival Boston

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Join us for the 7th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival Boston March 21-29, 2018! Films, special events, and guest speakers. Screenings of Sanctuary, Unrest, Keep the Change, Off the Rails, and more. ReelAbilities strives for inclusion of all people and is dedicated to promoting the awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities from a variety of communities.

Registration is strongly recommended at http://www.reelboston.org