The 2011 Filmshift Festival will be taking place this October 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th at the Somerville Theatre. The Filmshift Festival is a new local film festival created to bring to light local business/green issues, and to show entertaining local films. This year, 20 percent of the festival’s gross ticket sales will be donated to Christopher’s Haven, a local charity that provides low-cost housing to families of children receiving cancer treatment in Boston, and one other charity.
This year’s festival is highlighting films made in New England. A number of local businesses have partnered with Filmshift for sponsoring the festival and prizes for participants. Some of these businesses include Improv Boston (Cambridge), The Longfellow Clubs (Wayland), Inktip, Script Magazine, Script Pipeline, ProductionHub, and Atomic Production Supplies.
Interested filmmakers should note that the early deadline fee is only $15 this year. In March, Filmshift held a sold out film screening fundraiser for their Friday Night Supper Program at the Somerville Theater. All the money raised at the event was donated to FNSP. The event included a screening of the documentary, “Art From The Streets,” which will also be shown at the 2011 Filmshift Festival in October. The Friday Night Supper Program is a charitable food program based in Boston which aims to help feed the hungry.