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Salem Film Fest

March2014

  1. KISS THE WATER: A Dreamlike Ode to Megan Boyd

    Posted March 10th, 2014 by brianlepire in Films, Filmmakers in Attendance, Featured, Interview

    by Sarah Wolfe There is a mythical quality to the story of Megan Boyd. She lived alone in a small cottage in Scotland, overlooking the North Sea, where she had no electricity, running water or telephone. There, she devoted her life to creating intricate and stunning fishing flies – made from feathers, fur and tinsel […]


  2. METAMORPHOSEN WINS 2014 SFF AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARD!

    Posted March 10th, 2014 by brianlepire in Award, Films, News, Featured, Event

    Letter from Stephen Pizzello, Executive Editor of American Cinematographer This year’s contenders for the 2014 SFF American Cinematographer Award for Best Cinematography greatly impressed me. All are extremely well shot, and their images powerfully convey the people, places and narratives documented by the filmmakers. Strong cinematography always supports a story’s themes and can provide very […]


  3. CAPTURING BATTLE OF ART vs. EXPLOITATION: Interview with Damon Vignale, THE EXHIBITION

    Posted March 9th, 2014 by brianlepire in Award, Filmmakers in Attendance, Featured, Interview

    by Sarah Wolfe “In 2006, Pamela Masik, a contemporary artist, sets out to create a large-scale exhibition of paintings focused on women who have gone missing over the previous two decades from the streets of Vancouver. Titled The Forgotten, the series of 69 portraits will be based on a police task force poster of the […]


  4. RICH HILL – A town of hardship and hope: Interview with Directors of RICH HILL

    Posted March 8th, 2014 by brianlepire in Films, Filmmakers in Attendance, Featured, Interview

    by Sarah Wolfe When rural America’s struggling communities are portrayed in film and television, they are often victims of stereotypes. Their populations are depicted as “uneducated” and “simple minded” ‒ people who are “less than.” What we don’t often see on screen is a depth of humanity – something that allows us to feel connected […]


  5. CAPTURING LIFE ON EVERYBODY STREET: Interview with Cheryl Dunn, director of EVERYBODY STREET

    Posted March 8th, 2014 by brianlepire in Films, Filmmakers in Attendance, Interview

    by Christine Labbe EVERYBODY STREET, directed by Cheryl Dunn, showcases some of New York City’s famed street photographers – artists who capture the art of everyday life. EVERYBODY STREET follows several of the world’s most famous street photographers at work, including Bruce Davidson, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Rebecca Lepkoff, Mary Ellen Mark, Jeff Mermelstein, Ricky Powell, Boogie […]


  6. SALEM FILM FEST MERCH HERE! GET YOUR SFF MERCH!

    Posted March 7th, 2014 by brianlepire in News, Featured

    Salem Film Fest 2014 is here! The annual all-documentary film festival has officially begun with over 30 amazing films, over 20 filmmakers in attendance, and countless great events all week long for SFF fans and newcomers. Along with the most amount of films we’ve ever featured in one year and the most amount of filmmakers […]


  7. SAMANTHA GRANT WINS ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS’ AWARD

    Posted March 6th, 2014 by brianlepire in Award, Films, News, Filmmakers in Attendance, Featured, Event

    The Alliance of Women Film Journalists awarded Samantha Grant, director of A FRAGILE TRUST, the EDA AWARD for Best Female-Directed Film at Salem Film Fest 2014 during the all-documentary film festival’s opening celebrations Thursday evening. “I’m completely shocked [by receiving this award] and thankful for this honor,” Grant said. AWFJ Founder & President Jennifer Merin […]


  8. “DISCOVERING DOCUMENTARY” AT SALEM FILM FEST

    Posted March 5th, 2014 by jeffschmidt in Event, Interview

    Documentary film has the power to teach us about the unfamiliar and to help us discover new realities.  A guide can be helpful in this journey – enter Erin Trahan, Editor and Publisher of The Independent.Salem Film Fest audiences might recognize Trahan from the filmmaker forums and Q&A sessions she’s monitored in the past. She’s […]


  9. MORE THAN TWENTY-FIVE FILMMAKERS SLATED TO ATTEND SFF2014!

    Posted March 5th, 2014 by brianlepire in News, Filmmakers in Attendance, Featured

    Salem Film Fest has spent the past seven years to create not only a home for documentaries fans in the North Shore, but also an exciting opportunity for documentary filmmakers to come interact with the SFF community and experience one of the United States’ most captivating cities. Every year, SFF audiences have the chance to […]


  10. POPULAR SALEM SKETCHES RETURN WITH SIXTEEN NEW SHORTS!

    Posted March 5th, 2014 by brianlepire in Films, News, Filmmakers in Attendance, Featured, Event

    They’re the different elements that pull together to create the city we know as Salem. They are the different worlds that revolve around us, unique and personal, each with their own stories about where they’ve come from and where they’re going. They’re individual threads that, combined, make Salem an international destination unlike any other. Sometimes, […]