5th Edition – October 25-26, 2018


Proudly accepting entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submission platform.  For more information about this year’s lab, please visit our Filmmakers Lab page.

Earlier in 2018

American director Derek Cianfrance (m) with actors Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes on set filming of TPBTP in Shenectady, NY.

Derek Cianfrance Returned to Schenectady!   A mixer and screening of his film THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES with Q&A was held benefit the Northeast Filmmakers Lab Saturday, May 5th at Proctors.



What Filmmakers Are Saying About the Northeast Filmmakers Lab and their Break Through Experiences

This is a GREAT destination for filmmaker’s to bring their projects.  The lab setting is so valuable and the connections you’re able to make is not something found at most festivals (since this is a LAB!).  Unique opportunity not to be missed.  A great event run by great people.  – Brad Robinson (GHOSTS OF NEW YORK)

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OUR MISSION   The Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange, Inc. (CCCE), empowers emerging filmmakers to complete and present their projects in a rapidly changing media landscape by leveraging world-class industry expertise through a lab process.

COLLABORATE  Established in 2014, the Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit that also hosts screenings in support of dynamic cross-cultural exchange through film.  Whether the work is a short, documentary, or feature, CCCE understands the challenge of bringing a movie from start to finish.  

OUR GOAL is to provide professional mentoring, educational workshops, cultural exchange, one-on-one consultation, networking and other filmmaking organizations and all forms of support, so that filmmakers can shape their work to reach a wider audience. Through interaction with audiences, industry experts and peers, filmmakers can acquire a greater understanding of the language and best practices needed to navigate the creative and business paths from development to marketing, from financing to completion.   

Special Thanks to All Our Sponsors For the MAY 5th SCREENING of The Place Beyond the Pines.

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