NFS Launches Twitter Flick of the Week
Newbury Film Series (NFS) is a Boston non-profit that is dedicated to spreading the word about independent media and films. In addition to festival screenings in theaters, NFS is hosting a twitter film flick of the week. Media and filmmakers can submit a trailer, clip, or scene on twitter using #nfsflick hashtag. Each Friday, NFS will post the winner on their Twitwall, Youtube Channel, and Facebook page.
"Spreading the word about independent filmmakers is what we do best, and now with social media we can do it better," commented Shantel Hansen, Director of Community Relations.
NFS and the Foresight Project Partner for the 2009 Boston GreenFest
Karen Weber, executive director of Boston GreenFest, announced its partnership with two non-profit organizations, the Newbury Film Series and The Foresight Project, to add a GreenFilm Festival component to the 2009 GreenFest celebration. The three organizations are working together to bring a strong local independent and youth filmmaking presence to GreenFest.
Dr. Webber commented "We are delighted with this addition to the Festival, and with the collaboration that makes it possible. There are many wonderful films available today; the creative arts have always played a major role in creating understanding and a connection to issues of the day. We are very excited about the interest and education that this GreenFilm Festival component will generate."
Shantel Hansen, Director of Community Relations for NFS, and Mary Essary, founder of TFP, echoed this sentiment. Hansen commented "I too am very excited about this new partnership. NFS has worked with youth films and documentaries before and this is something we are passionate about." Essary added, "that Imagining Tomorrow™, a program of TFP, is now in its third year as a video competition for high-school students in Massachusetts; this is a wonderful opportunity to show some of their best work."
Boston GreenFest 2009 is a fully inclusive festival filled with fun learning experiences to address the important changes we need to make in our daily lives and our neighborhoods. It will take place on Boston City Hall Plaza all day long, Friday-Saturday August 21-22, and is an event that will have something for everybody, young and old. For more information, visit http://www.bostongreenfest.org/filmfest.html
NFS is the fiscal agent for "Waste?" documentary webisodes
The series of "Waste?" webisodes profiles people who are redefining waste – architects, retailers, artists, musicians, and recyclers – individuals who derive innovation from excess.
The purpose of "Waste?", aside from education, is to prove interest in the subject and in turn, secure funding for additional production. Audience members are encouraged to spread the word (and the link) on Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, and Twitter.
Says Rizzotto: "When we started this project, we knew it would be interesting – but that’s an understatement. We met people who convert waste water into fuel, people who make musical instruments from scrap metal, and people who build homes out of used tires. There’s a virtual underground of those who are changing the way we use and repurpose our resources."
Visit whatiswaste.com to learn more.