Tartufo Restaurant - Award winning restaurant serving authentic Abruzzese cuisine
The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is proud to announce its second year of partnership with Tartufo Restaurant. Tartufo sponsored the AIFF’s International Shorts Program that was screened on the Greenway in 2016. This year Tartufo is a supporter of the film awards for best in the category of the 2017 Festival. Award-winning cuisine coupled with award-winning films is indeed a winning combination.
About Tartufo Restaurant
Tartufo Restaurant is a Southern Italian restaurant featuring authentic, unique, Abruzzese cuisine. Located in Newton Centre, they specialize in chef-prepared dishes-homemade to order-with all-natural ingredients, in a bistro with inviting ambiance. Tartufo is the restaurant for a weekly treat or a very special occasion where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy delicious Italian food, as well as a wide selection of premium wines.
Tartufo was created by Owner/Manager Anna Mountzuris and Owner/Executive Chef Dante Bellucci. Chef Dante Bellucci, was born and raised in Pescara, Abruzzi (Italy) and specializes in seafood. He has 34 years’ experience as a chef, 20 of those years in the US. Dante was formerly Head Chef at Marino’s Restaurant in Cambridge. https://tartuforestaurant.com/
The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is honored to announce its partnership with EAST SOMERVILLE MAIN STREETS with the screening of a special program of international shorts presented on the following Fridays at 8:30 PM: July 28th - August 25th - September 29th
Art and Music will start at 7:00 pm &
Movie 8:30 pm
The screenings will take place at East Somerville’s Chuckie Harris Park,
3-17 Cross Street, a lovely inclusive space for a collaboration of summer events that are free and open to the public. These Fridays will include artist, Jorge Enrique Cifuentes-Rojas and musicians, Morningside Music Studio Jazz Combo.
Collaboration is about the process of bringing the best of what people and organizations have to offer and working together to realize mutual goals. Since AIFF’s inception, the organizers have collaborated with organizations, businesses, fellow film festivals and lovers of film in the Greater Boston area to achieve its mission of fostering an appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film.
East Sommerville Main Streets
East Somerville Main Streets mission, to improve the life of their community by creating the connection, investment, and pride in their main streets is a delightful fit with AIFF and we are pleased to bring “Friday Film Night’s” to East Somerville residents. https://www.eastsomervilleguide.com/
Art and Music will start at 7:00 pm &
Movie 8:30 pm
First Film at East Somerville Main Streets
Racing the Rez, Brian Truglio, Director | 59 min | AIFF Jury Award “2012 Best Documentary”
Friday, July 28, 8:30 PM
Broadway and Cross Street East
East Somerville/Chuckie Harris Park
Brian Truglio - a local filmmaker from Somerville, MA, has fused his passion for running with his strong connection to the people and culture of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Racing the Rez is a documentary that tells the story of Navajo and Hopi runners from two rival high school cross country teams in northern Arizona who are fighting for a state championship. hot over two years, it focuses on how the sport impacts the lives of five boys growing up on the reservation and helps them confront the challenges they face on and off the course.
The Arlington International Film Festival is extremely proud to announce RCN as their returning Gold Sponsor of this year’s Festival. Film as a means of communication is an important component of our culture; thus, our partnership with RCN, a dedicated communications provider is especially meaningful.
The 7-year partnership between AIFF and RCN has set the stage for the town of Arlington becoming a destination for viewing some of the best indie films produced locally, nationally and internationally. This year’s festival is scheduled for October 26-29.
RCN Boston serves the communities of Allston, Arlington, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Charlestown, Dedham, Dorchester, Everett, Framingham, Hyde Park, Lexington, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Roslindale, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, West Roxbury, and Woburn.
RCN Telecom Services, LLC (www.rcn.com) provides industry-leading High-Speed Internet, all-Digital TV, and Phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. PC Magazine recently released its annual Readers’ Choice Awards and named RCN one of the winners for best cable broadband ISPs in 2017 – RCN ranks highest for overall satisfaction. RCN’s affordably-priced advanced digital services are delivered through their proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN's primary service areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Boston, and Chicago.
IRVING HOUSE, Sponsor of 2017 Arlington International Film Festival
Irving House has served travelers coming to Cambridge since 1945. In its early years, the house was the annex of The Kirkland Inn and the home of the Misho family who operated the Inn until 1990. The current owners have kept the same warm hospitality that was well known and kindly remembered by the guests.
On their strong foundation, the Owners have been making improvements to the house and the operations in response to the helpful comments of guests ever since. They are continually involved with the care and renovations of the house, updating the rooms, improving technologies and expanding amenities for their guests
Book a room at Irving House Cambridge Bed and Breakfast – in the heart of Cambridge! Enjoy the shops, restaurants, culture & everything Cambridge offers! Whether you are a long-time guest or visiting Irving House for the first time, you will be welcomed and treated to an enjoyable, comfortable and relaxing stay. Irving House…a little gem in the midst of Harvard Square. https://www.irvinghouse.com/
Century 21 Adams… a Company with professionalism & integrity
AIFF and Century 21 Adams have been working together for several years and the support of such an upstanding company has been extremely appreciated.
About Century 21 Adams
In 1989, Century 21 Adams established in Arlington, MA. Over the next twenty plus years, the company has grown in size while maintaining its commitment to provide the highest quality real estate service in the marketplace. Their success is measured not by the number of sales made, but by the manner in which they conduct business on behalf of their clients.
Because of this philosophy, Century 21 Adams joined the top 10 Century 21 offices in New England and became a National Award Winning Company every year since 1992. In 2006, the company received the Centurion designation, determined by the gross closed commission, along with the Quality Service Pinnacle Award, for the highest level of customer satisfaction. Ultimately earning the Presidential Award, and ranking the Arlington office as #1 in New England.
In 2010, Century 21 Adams acquired Century 21 Avon in Cambridge, MA. From the beginning, their commitment to their client’s well-being has fueled their growth since 1989 and continue to do so.
ORGANIC – FAIRTRADE/KOSHER – RESPECT FOR THE QUALITY OF LIFE
Specialty Coffee as a vehicle for positive change!
It is an honor for the Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) to partner this year with the esteemed Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co. We have tremendous respect for their integrity and the work they do to ensure people-centered development all the while caring for the environment.
For over two decades Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co, mission has been clear: To use high-quality specialty coffee as a vehicle for progressive change throughout the coffee lands of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. They do this through activism, ecological responsibility and innovative direct development programs with their cooperative partners.
Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co takes their work very seriously and have been recognized internationally for the quality of their coffee and of their work in the world Some highlights include:
· 2004 SCAA Sustainability Award
· UNFAO Best Practices Recognition
· UN Women’s Community Engagement Award
· Oslo Business for Peace Honoree (the “Nobel Prize for Business”)
· World CSR Congress 50 Top Social Innovators
They continue to work tirelessly to educate consumers and other coffee companies to appreciate and hopefully adopt some of their trade practices. You can participate in that process as an Intern or a Java Trekker. https://deansbeans.com/
The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is proud to announce AVALON DANCE & FITNESS as a new sponsor, supporting the film awards for best in category of the 2017 Festival.
AVALON is a fitting sponsor as AIFF has demonstrated it is more than a film festival; it is a celebration of the arts. The art of dance has been featured in past year’ screenings; i.e. The Maiden Danced to Death by Hungarian filmmaker Endre Hules and Tango Passion by filmmaker Brian Fiore. AIFF has featured dance companies of various genres at their Kick-Offs and Closing Ceremonies.
Director/Owner, Peter Walker of Avalon Dance & Fitness located at 345 Trapelo Road in Belmont is certified as a Fellow in International Ballroom, International Latin, American Ballroom, American Rhythm and Theater Arts with the United States Terpsichore Association (USTA) and is also a Championship Adjudicator. He is currently teaching Pro-Am students, coaching Amateur and Professional couples, and judging competitions across the US. Together with his professional staff, individual and class instruction is offered in dance and fitness.
Peter began dancing at the age of 5 in his native country of England. He trained in International Ballroom, International Latin, Ballet, Tap and Modern dance throughout his childhood and into his early twenties. During this time, Peter made the final of the British Junior, Youth, and Under 21 Latin Final, World Under 21 Latin and Standard Final, won the Italian Open Under 21 Standard, and was the runner up in the Italian Open Under 21 Latin. Peter was also awarded a scholarship to attend the Royal Ballet School in London.
At the age of 22, Peter took a 7-year sabbatical from his dance career, returned to the dance industry in 2003, when he moved to Boston MA, and began to teach. Since that time, Peter has had many successes with his students which include:
2011-2013 World Pro-Am Open Standard Finalist
2010-2012 World Pro-Am Open Smooth Finalist
2012 World Pro-Am Closed Standard Champion
2012 US National Pro-Am Open Standard Champion
2012 US National Pro-Am Closed Standard Champion
2012 US National Pro-Am Open Smooth Finalist
2015 US National Pro-Am Open Smooth Finalist
2016 US National Pro-Am Open Smooth Finalist
2016 US National Pro-Am Closed Smooth Finalist
Conversations with Indie Filmmakers Second Series: Editing
The Arlington International Film Festival… promoting many voices and stories that transform lives!
The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is the sponsor of a bi-monthly television series titled Conversations with AIFF. The series is an extension of its mission to promote the next generation of filmmakers featuring conversations with directors, editors, and those people in industries that support the making of films, providing a closer look at the range of media to complete a production from photography, audio, writing, and research. Conversations provide a behind the scenes understanding of the art of filmmaking as well as its role as a contributor to the arts. The audience is diverse from those interested in making films to those that are just curious about the process.
The second Conversation was dedicated to the art of editing, featuring filmmaker Alice Bouvrie and editor Bernice Schneider, both extremely accomplished in their fields. Having worked on a couple of films together, they have developed a tight working relationship and have shared their experience of creating successful productions.
Editing generally involves sifting through numerous amounts of footage, sometimes great filming but the job is to identify what footage is necessary and the sequence that will unfold a compelling story. This is the art of editing, communicating the intended message of the filmmaker by setting the mood, the pacing, lighting, music…all elements that assist in setting the stage to tell the story.
This process is often best achieved when an intimate relationship is developed between the filmmaker and the editor. The filmmaker begins with an interest in a story and a goal they would like to achieve. The editor is the artist that is able to bring that goal to fruition, communicating the intended message.
There are several techniques that are used by successful editors. It is suggested to prepare a script for shooting, a storyboard or if it is not a scripted production, an overview of your program. This will be the blueprint for your production. A shooting script lists the action shot by shot, along with proposed camera angles and framing.
A storyboard is prepared by sketching or illustrating each scene. It's a great opportunity to see what will work before you shoot it.
An overview should include the chronology of shots as they will appear in the video, approximate timing for each shot, and information about accompanying audio, and graphics and titles for each scene.
Next, prepare a shot sheet. Make sure it includes every shot listed in your script or overview. Get several shots of each item on the list.
Thank you for your interest and stay tuned to the 3rd Conversation in the series!
AIFF and Arlington Community Media, Inc, (ACMi) is the producer of this series and High Output
For more information, visit http://aiffest.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
by donating $25
and enter your name to win
One-night stay at HOMEWOOD SUITES by Hilton
20 feet from Cambridge and near Boston's attractions with complimentary buffet breakfast, complimentary evening social Mon-Thu featuring light dining and non-alcoholic beverages, free covered parking, on three bus lines.
1 Mass Ave, Arlington
$50 gift certificate to Tartufo Ristorante
an award- winning Italian restaurant featuring authentic, unique, Abruzzese cuisine.
22 Union Street, Newton Centre
Drawing will take place on
Opening Night, October 26th
Your donation will help with filmmakers transportation costs, hotel accommodations and awards.
We appreciate your support!
“The imagery of the film reel and flags over a colorfully painted surface lets the viewer know about the art and creativity that happens at this international film show”.
Joshua said he is better at computer art than drawing and leaned on his Photoshop skills to create the final product. Surprised to be named the winner, he thinks producing another poster would be fun.
Joshua Chace, a 24-year-old senior at Massachusetts College of Art and Design was named the winner of the Arlington International Film Festival’s 2017 Poster Competition.
A brief Q&A with Joshua after the announcement and award at the Reception held on April 28th revealed the following….
Q: How did you conceive of the idea behind the process and design of your poster?
Joshua: The process was inspired by image transfer techniques demonstrated in my Experimental Illustration class. The imagery was based on conveying the idea of ‘film’, ‘international’, and ‘festival’. This led me to use the film reel, flags, and an exciting color palette of red, yellow, blue.
Q: As a student in the field of the arts and as an artist, how did your life experience help you with the design?
Joshua: Movies have been a huge inspiration in my making/creating art. I thought that this poster design should look like a movie poster, so I made the composition dynamic and the film reel the main character.
Q: In the process of completing your design how did your ideas become expressed in the colors, shapes, emotion and aesthetics?
Joshua: Making the poster readable and interesting at a distance was a primary focus and when glancing at it, what was most important. I made the film reel huge, red and orange to be the loudest thing that spoke out. The background elements such as the flags that are somewhat faded completely the theme and compliment the focus of the reel.
Q: As one of the guidelines for this project, students were given the AIFF mission statement. At what point if any did this influence your overall design concept?
Joshua: The AIFF mission is conveyed in its celebratory colors and international flags. This event is for everyone and it’s a very happy celebration of various genres of film from around the world.
Q: Final evaluation of your work?
Joshua: This poster was made for an Experimental Illustration class, so the techniques I employed were new to me, and I believe it was a successful piece to use as an example of my new artwork as well as a great portfolio piece. https://www.joshuachace.com/
The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is pleased to announce the 2nd conversation in the series, Conversations with Indie Filmmakers, a collaboration with Arlington Community Media, Inc. (ACMI). Conversations is a bi-monthly series of interviews with Indie Filmmakers, the purpose of this series being to offer insight into the creative world of filmmaking and share the personal journey of a filmmaker in making and producing a film.
These conversations are intended to empower the indie filmmaking community, create a platform for sharing experience and knowledge… the insider’s world of the do’s and don’ts of producing a film about scripting, writing, casting, directing, lighting, etc.
The 2nd conversation will be with the filmmaker, Alice Bouvrie, film editor, Bernice Schneider moderated by Alison Cupples of High Output Boston.
Alice Bouvrie has over 25 years of film and documentary experience. She earned a Master's Degree in Film Production from Boston University and a Master's Degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. In 2005 Bouvrie was selected to participate in the Filmmaker-In-Residence Lab at WGBH for the 2005-06 year. She is an active member of the Director's Guild of America, and an active member and former board member of Women in Film & Video/New England. As a graduate of the DGA Producer's Training Program out of New York, (DGA Trainee) she worked as an Assistant Director on feature films, TV series and specials, commercials and industrials. Alice began producing documentaries as an independent 1993 and has completed four feature-length, award-winning films that have screened at festivals, in theaters, museums, and Universities around the country. Her first film co-produced with Teresa Metcalf, Living Under the Cloud: Chernobyl Today exposes the health and environmental effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Iditarod...A Far Distant Place follows three mushers racing against time and the elements in the long-distance Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska. Her award-winning film, Prison Pups explores prison reform through a dog program where inmates raise and train puppies to be service dogs. Thy Will Be Done: A transsexual woman’s journey through family and faith, profiles Sara Herwig, a Male-to-Female transsexual who is a candidate for ordination in the Presbyterian church and is currently being distributed through New Day Films, a distribution cooperative. A Chance To Dress was recently completed in March 2015 and is currently part of the New Day Films collection. Other films produced include two short works for the educational market, Am I Home Yet?, 5 Au Pairs in Boston, and William Wyman Artist Potter.
Bernice Schneider is an award-winning documentary film editor. She received her Masters of Science in Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab under the direction of Richard Leacock. Bernice has edited numerous films for PBS’s American Experience, Frontline, Nova Science Unit, American Masters, and Independent Lens. She edited the feature-length independent documentary film, Rebel, about the politics of national memory as viewed through the lens of the secret life of a Latina confederate soldier. Another feature, Angkor’s Children, focuses on a grassroots movement to reinvigorate the arts in post-genocide Cambodia. Angkor’s Children has screened nationally and internationally, including within Cambodia at the Bophana Film Center. She edited Alice Bouvrie’s film A Chance to Dress, winner of the Arlington International Film Festival’s Best Short 2015. She also completed A Perfect Crime: the Leopold and Loeb Story for American Experience in 2016. Most recently, she completed editing Laurel Chiten’s documentary, Just One Drop which premiered in London in 2017. Her films have screened at prestigious museums, both nationally and internationally. Bernice also worked in the field with national correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault for PBS’s Newshour in Kenya, South Africa, Haiti, and Somalia, where she edited stories on a political and cultural change in the developing world. She has received honors and awards for her work including a Wallis Annenberg scholarship for women filmmakers, a CINE Golden Eagle, the Biographical Video Award, and an N.E.A. Regional Fellowship. Bernice also teaches editing at Emerson College.
Alison Cupples began her study of photography in high school and from there went on to Emerson College to develop her skills in Photography and Film. She graduated from Emerson College in 2003 and began to freelance. While freelancing, she broadened her skills in all areas of filmmaking as she was producing, shooting, and assisting in the editing process in addition to liaising with clients and developing projects of her own. Looking for a bit more stability, Alison joined the High Output team as an account executive in 2008 and has invested a lot of time researching lighting and lighting technology. She is thrilled to play a part in many of the productions that come through the area and to have relationships with filmmakers from all parts of our local community. Alison is also involved with the Jamaica Plain Arts Council as a board member which most prominently organizes Jamaica Plain Open Studios among other events and educational efforts that take place in the Jamaica Plain community throughout the year. Alison looks forward to a long career continuing with work in the local arts communities and using art and media as an integral part of social justice and change.
High Output Inc. is a premier supplier of production services and equipment for film, television, theater, and events, with offices in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Georgia, and South Carolina. Founded in 1986 with an emphasis on state-of-the-art technology and superior customer service, High Output supports feature film, television, theater, live music, political events, corporate meetings, fundraisers, parties, and much more. The firm also designs and installs technologically advanced permanent lighting, AV, and rigging systems in venues of all kinds, and operates five sound stages for film and television production. For more information, please visit www.highoutput.com.
Filmmaking is more than just rolling a camera and capturing a subject. It embraces many aspects of the arts and can include music, dance, theater, staging/carpentry, storytelling/poetry, the fine arts, photography, drawing/animation and puppetry. Our goal with Conversations is to engage the arts across all spectrums. We hope you tune in to this program, whether you are a seasoned filmmaker, an aspiring filmmaker or an appreciative audience of a creative film!
The Arlington International Film Festival | October 26 - 29, 2017
Capitol Theatre | 204 Mass Ave | East Arlington, MA
Mission Statement: To foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film — to nurture the next generation of filmmakers within our community.
The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) kicks off the season with its seventh annual Poster Competition; the Press Announcement and Reception will be held on Friday, April 28th, 7:00 PM at the Old Schwamb Mill Museum, 14 Mill Lane in Arlington.
This year the offer to participate in the Competition went out exclusively to Robert Maloney’s Experimental Illustration class of 17 students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The Reception will host an exhibition of all poster submissions, live music, storytelling, poetry reading, a special guest speaker and the unveiling of the winning poster for AIFF 2017
It cannot be denied that the arts are an essential component of a vibrant community. AIFF is pleased to be a piece of the cultural arts fabric, contributing to the development of a strong civic profile and defining a unique identity for Arlington. More than a film festival, AIFF is a celebration of the arts! With the founding of AIFF in 2010, the Poster Contest Competition was the first project to spin-off connecting film with the arts. Promoting the next generation of designers was in keeping with the vision and mission of the festival and continues to be a celebratory event.
Old Schwamb Mill Museum
For those interested in industrial history, woodworking, mechanics -- or simply the ambiance of an ancient, working manufactory in its original historic setting -- The Old Schwamb Mill located in Arlington will host the AIFF Poster Contest Reception… a remarkable piece of history in our backyard!
The Mill, one of Arlington's hidden historic gems, is an 1864 picture frame factory and living history museum. It is the country's only manufacturer of hand-turned museum quality oval frames.
Professional story spinner, published writer, performance instructor, and TedX Coach, Brendyn Schneider has been a featured storyteller at Emerson College, Coolidge Corner Theater, Improv Boston and other fine venues across New England. Making frequent appearances with Mass Mouth and the Moth, Brendyn takes his audiences on story-trips of wit through the follies of growing-up and the everyday slog. His Intro to Storytelling class starts Wednesday night, May 3, at Arlington Community Education. For sign up and details, please venture to brendynschneider.com
Carl Romeo, originally from Chile moved to San Francisco, CA in 1978. In 1979 he joined the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Hollywood, CA, now the Musicians Institute. GIT, founded in 1977 revolutionized contemporary music education with the first full-time program to offer hands-on professional training for the electric guitarist. Romeo was hired in 1982 by a Latin promoter that managed famous Latin singers among them Armando Manzanero and Paloma San Basilio. Working as a backup guitar player for the orchestra he also worked in New York City as a lead electric guitar player and rhythm guitar player for big bands and groups as well as a session studio musician.
In 1988 Romeo moved to Boston continuing to work with bands and recording for different groups. In 2003 he began working as a solo singer/guitar player; hired in 2006 by Cultural Constructions Curators Michael McLaughlin and Dennis Warren to experiment with jazz, bluegrass, classical and Latin music. Romeo continues to work as a free-lance musician.
Shirley Gerald Ware is the author of eight books and the publisher of a worldwide magazine that publish teens and adults locally and worldwide. She is widely known for her engaging poems and short stories. Many of her poems were nominated for awards. She was recently named Author of the Month by “Eye on Magazine.”
Her novel “On the Run” is offered by booksellers around the world, and is available in languages, China, Germany, India, Taiwan, Malaysia and others. The author studied English Writing at Northeastern University and Psychology at University of Massachusetts. She gives credit to her mom for the ability to craft entertaining and engaging stories. Her dad is credited for her ability to never give in to criticism.
Sponsors: ACMi – Artscope Magazine – FRESH! Literacy Magazine – Imagine Magazine - Lakota Bakery – Not Your Average Joe’s – Old Schwamb Mill Museum – Original Living - Magazine – Quebrada Bakery – Stop and Shop – Trader Joe’s, Arlington – Watertown Savings Bank - Za Restaurant
2017 interview with Barry Frechette by Bernadette Gardens a reporter | AIFF Volunteer
It has been a little more than 5 months and AIFF is thrilled to have a conversation with Barry Frechette, director of Paper Lanterns. Film that won multiple awards and was part of 2016 Arlington International Film Festival
2017 interview with Richard Kane by Bernadette Gardens a reporter | AIFF Volunteer
It has been a little more than 4 months and AIFF is thrilled to have a conversation with Richard Kane, director of Imber's Left Hand. Film that won multiple awards and was part of 2016 Arlington International Film Festival
Our thanks to Rick Beyer, documentary filmmaker and to John Rule, principle of Rule Camera Boston for the first of a series of Conversations with AIFF.
Arlington Community Media, Inc, (ACMi) is the producer of this series
Interview with Tyler Parker | Bernadette Gardens a reporter | AIFF Volunteer
It has been a little more than 4 months and AIFF is thrilled to have a conversation with Tyler Parker, director of THE FLAG. Film that won multiple awards Best Documentary, Best Direction (Documentary), Best Editing (Documentary), Best Sound Editing (Documentary) Harvard College Film Festival 2016 and was part of 2016 Arlington International Film Festival
In the summer of 2015, a gunman killed nine black parishioners in a Bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, blowing open the doors to conversations of race, rage, and reconciliation across the state.
The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) for the first time ever AIFF introduces Conversations with Indie Filmmakers, a collaboration with Arlington Community Media, Inc. (ACMI). Conversations is a bi-monthly series of interviews with Indie Filmmakers. The purpose of this series is to offer insight into the creative world of filmmaking and share the personal journey of a filmmaker in making and producing a film.
These conversations are intended to empower the indie filmmaking community, create platform for sharing experience and knowledge… the insider’s world of the do’s and don’ts of producing a film about scripting, writing, casting, directing, lighting, etc.
AIFF is pleased to announce the first of these Conversations will be with filmmaker, Rick Beyer hosted by John Rule, of Rule Boston Camera.
Rick Beyer is a New York Times best-selling author, an award-winning documentary producer, and a long-time history enthusiast. His new book Rivals Unto Death: Hamilton and Burr will be published in February 2017 by Hachette books. His independent documentary The Ghost Army, premiered on PBS in 2013, and won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. It tells the story of an extraordinary WWII unit that used creativity and illusion to fool the Germans. He also has co-authored a bestselling book on the unit. Rick has produced numerous other documentaries and is the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told series. of history books. He has curated museum exhibits relating to World War II and the American Revolution. He has also made numerous media appearances, and frequently speaks to audiences on subjects that include innovation, filmmaking, and the quirky tales that make history come alive. He is an adjunct faculty member in the communications department of Lasell College.
John Rule is CEO of Rule Boston Camera. Founded in 1990, Rule Boston Camera provides production companies, broadcast and cable networks, and independent producers with the film, video, and audio equipment and know-how they need for their most critical projects. Their stellar reputation reflects the expertise of its staff; comprehensive service, which extends from equipment-related production planning through installation and tech support; and the quality and capabilities of the professional-grade equipment we rent and sell.
Filmmaking is more than just getting a camera rolling and capturing a subject. It embraces many aspects of the arts and can include music, dance, theater, staging/carpentry, storytelling/poetry, the fine arts, photography, drawing/animation and puppetry. Our goal with Conversations is to engage the arts across all spectrums. We hope you tune-in to this program, whether you are a seasoned filmmaker, an aspiring filmmaker or an appreciative audience of creative film!
Mass College of Art & AIFF…
Illustration… diversity in media design
Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) kicks off its seventh annual Poster Competition with an exclusive invitation to collaborate with an illustration class at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design to create the poster that will become the face of the 2017 International Film Festival.
After five years of high school student competitions, AIFF took a different path last year, inviting Mt. Ida College students in Steven Jurgensmeyer’s graphic design class to participate exclusively in the competition; it was a huge success. In keeping with the vision and mission of promoting the next generation of designers, it was decided this year to offer the opportunity to Massachusetts College of Art and Design and work exclusively with Robert Maloney’s Experimental Illustration class.
Founded in 1873, MassArt is the nation’s first independent public institution of higher education dedicated to the training of artists. It is one of the oldest art schools, the only publicly funded free-standing art school in the United States, and was the first art college in the United States to grant an artistic degree.
Robert Maloney, Assistant Professor of the Illustration Department at Massachusetts College of Art has partnered with the AIFF to bring junior and senior level students from the Illustration Department into the Poster Competition. When Professor Maloney was approached about his students entering a poster competition for the AIFF, the answer was a very quick, “I’m always looking for projects to engage and challenge my students. Not only would this be an excellent opportunity for students to get a glimpse into the industry, but it would offer a chance to create a beautiful portfolio piece that could help them launch their careers.”
Robert Maloney, a Massachusetts native, has a Masters of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art. His recent work focuses on the connections between the temporary materials of our man-made, urban structures and how these fragile forms relate to the erosion of memory. His work has been featured in Creative Quarterly Magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, The Pulse of Mixed Media (North Light Books), Art Revolution (North Light Books) and Artscope Magazine and his work is held in the collection of Wellington Management, Liberty Mutual and private collections. His exhibitions, commissions and publications include the following:
Exhibitions: Gridwork: Copley Society of Art, Boston MA. I...You...We... Space 242, Boston MA. On the Street: Kingston Gallery, Boston MA. On the Grid: The Copley Society of Art, Boston MA. Spin: CVB Space, New York, NY. Contours: Dimensional Art Exhibit: Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA. Solo show Prudential Maxfield, Boston, MA. New Work: Boon Gallery, Salem, MA. Trinity Inspires: Trinity Church, Boston, MA. Big Dig Art Exhibition at the Onyx Hotel, Boston, MA. Maloney & Sons: The Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA. Manifest: The Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA.
Collections/Commission Work: Liberty Mutual, Slone Epidemiology Center, Post Office Square Dental, Acambis Biotech, Wellington Management and Private Collections in US, Germany, and Luxembourg.
Publications: The Artists Pulse: North Light Books, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators: North Light Books.
The illustration program at MassArt emphasizes the importance of drawing from observation, exploring a wide range of media and acquiring the skills in developing a variety of visual narrative concepts. Professor Maloney's Experimental Illustration Techniques course explores a variety of mixed media techniques that push the boundaries of the 2D/3D plane. Using contemporary mixed media artists as a jumping off point, the class investigates the possibilities of alternative image making over the course of the semester.
Poster entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges with expertise in composition, design, public relations, and marketing and evaluated based on visual appeal, content and marketability. The selected poster design will appear locally, nationally and internationally in various forms; i.e. print, TV, and web promotions. The winning artist will be announced in April 2017 at a Press Conference/Reception, open to the public, and awarded a cash prize of $500.
The Arlington International Film Festival
October 26 - 29, 2017
Capitol Theatre | 204 Mass Ave | East Arlington, MA