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Salem Film Fest 2018

THE MASS REALITY CHECK

Event / 90 mins

THE MASS REALITY CHECK

National Park Service Visitor Center
Friday, March 23, 1:00pm Free Admission

Description

National Park Service Visitor Center
2 Liberty St, Salem MA 01970
1-3pm

The Mass Reality Check is a college doc shorts showcase for college and university students and recent graduates working in short documentary and experimental documentary film.  Each student whose film is selected to screen at Salem Film Fest 2018 will receive a festival pass and a jury of our film industry sponsors will award one filmmaker the Mass Reality Check Best Short Award and a software prize provided by Boris FX. In addition, programming staff from Salem Film Fest and representatives from LEF Foundation, Documentary Educational Resources and The Independent, will meet individually with the Mass Reality Check winner after the festival to give advice about filmmaking as a career and provide insights into funding, distribution as well as other professional considerations.

Free Admission.

Scheduled films:

ROBIN’S NEST (10 min.)
Directed by Nicole Gaffney
Fitchburg State University
A look into the life of Worcester firefighter and a single mom of four, Robin Melvin, and how her two worlds unite.

MANOS ABIERTA EN ESTA TIERRA (OPEN HANDS IN THIS LAND) (8 min.)
Directed by Rachel St.Pierre, Rajaiah Jones and Marylys Merida
Raw Art Works, UMass Amherst and Syracuse University
The land between community and family.

ART OF THE MARCH (6 min.)
Directed by Emily Gordon, Ellie LaCourt and Connor Lewis
Northeastern University
An exploration of the Art of the March Living Archive Project and the impact and purpose of protest signs in our democracy.

PROJECT PUFFIN (7 min.)
Directed by Vanessa Kahn
Fitchburg State University
Take a trip off the coast of Maine and visit the country’s only colony of Atlantic Puffins.

DIGNITY AND CONNECTION (15 min.)
Directed by Mel Powsner
Montserrat College of Art
Two men from the River House Homeless Shelter share their stories of becoming homeless.

THE FIELD (10 min.)
Directed by Rachel St.Pierre, Daymian Mejia and Tony Peguero
Raw Art Works, Bunker Hill Community College
Passion, strength and dedication in every field.

THE VENDORS (4 min.)
Directed by Matt Elicone
Fitchburg State University
New England flea market vendors reflect on their role in the subculture.

EASTIE (6 min.)
Directed by Blake Smith
Boston University
A 70 year old establishment, Cucchiello’s Bakery, is forced out of the neighborhood as gentrification hits East Boston.

Sponsored by Boris FX, LEF Foundation, Documentary Educational Resources, & The Independent

Dates & Times

THE MASS REALITY CHECK

National Park Service Visitor Center
Friday, March 23, 1:00pm Free Admission