The Woods Hole Film Festival is a high point of every summer on the Cape. The eight day festival includes screen writing, music, workshops, panel discussions, parties, special events and more. Although artists come from far and wide, work that features New England, or more specifically Cape Cod are highlighted. Opening night features the festival’s filmmaker in-residence, Maya Forbes’ directorial debut “Infinitely Polar Bear” which stars Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. Other highlights promise to be Sally Taylor’s (daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon) presentation of her art installation “Consenses.” Taylor travelled around the world interviewing artists and asking that they critique and review each other’s work. “Consenses” is the revelation of her findings.
One of the most unique elements of the Woods Hole Film Festival is the creative use of venue space. From the old fire station, to iconic restaurants and marine biology buildings, the venues are part of what makes this event so special. This year, two Falmouth venues have been added, Falmouth Academy and Falmouth Cinema Pub making it even easier to attend. A full lineup of events and ticket information can be found here. This year will be the 24th film festival in Woods Hole and surely its best one yet.
The Woods Hole Film Festival is the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the Islands and is celebrating its 24th year this summer. Independent and emerging filmmakers will come together and premier over 100 films and 8 short programs. Programs include workshops, master classes, panel discussions and parties complete with live music. Spotlighting the history and beauty of this region is a goal of the Woods Hole Film Festival and those films that feature or have a connection to the Cape or the surrounding New England geography will be especially highlighted. Another way the festival honors the beauty of the area is through their venue choices. From the Old Woods Hole Fire Station, to iconic restaurants and landmarks, you’ll watch these films and attend accompanying events in some of the most loved buildings in town. This year, in addition to the Woods Hole locations, Falmouth Academy as well as Falmouth Cinema Pub will also be featuring films.
Opening night will feature Maya Forbes‘ (Cambridge, MA native) directorial debut “Infinitely Polar Bear” which features Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. Other highlights are expected to be Richard Ray Perez‘ film “Cesar’s Last Fast,” a documentary chronicling Cesar Chavez’ struggle to secure humane and fair treatment for America’s farmers; and Sally Taylor‘s, (daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon) presentation of her documentary. Preparation for Taylor’s documentary “Consenses” began when she asked 150 artists over the span of two years to interpret each other’s work and share their reactions. The documentary reveals those reactions and evolves into a greater conversation about human reaction and the understanding of art as it pertains to the individual.
There will be multiple events each day, and tickets are available online through Woods Hole Film Fesitval’s website. This is a highly anticipated and extremely well attended event each year and 2015 promises to deliver!
Date night out! We headed down to Woods Hole for the 20th anniversary of the Woods Hole Film Festival and stopped off at Shuckers for a meal of Sea Food Chowda, Crab Cakes, etc. Started off eating on the barge but seeing as I get seasick (apparently with even the slightest motion) Kevin suggested we head into the stationary porch overlooking the barge. (Smart move ) After dinner we headed over to Jimmy’s for some great frozen yogurt – black raspberry with chocolate chips. Then on to see the Woods Hole Film Festival Short Film collage which included:
This year’s festival promises to be another great event. Stay at The Captain’s Manor Inn and venture down to the many events at the Woods Hole Film Festival from 07/30/11 until 08/06/11. We are especially happy to share that Patrimony will be showing on August 3rd, 2011 at 7pm. Many of you may recall that we were privileged to have the stars of the movie – Robert Vaughn and Melissa Errico stay at The Captain’s Manor Inn during the filming of Patrimony back in May of 2010. Congratulations to Don Marcus, director, and his team – the film was awarded an Indie Soul Special Recognition Award at the Boston International Film Festival!
- For more information on the schedule please visit http://www.woodsholefilmfestival.org/2011/
The Captain’s Manor Inn is offering a lodging package for symposium attendees of 3 days, 2 nights, full breakfast Saturday and Sunday ranging from $318 t0 $358 based on guestroom choice.
A very talented fellow innkeeper, Beth Colt, has developed this symposium in partnership with the Woods Hole Film Festival. The symposium will take place April 29th – May 1st.
There will be three distinct sessions led, respectively, by actor Sam Waterston, casting director Carolyn Pickman, and talent manager Beth Colt. The Symposium presents a unique opportunity for actors to enrich their careers through a deeper understanding of the film and television industry provided by experienced professionals.
Applications are currently being accepted through the Woods Hole Film Festival Website. Fee to attend is $250 per actor.