Join us for a raucous, fun night to celebrate upstate film!

Art Fredette of RadioradioX.com and The Xperience Magazine will introduce you to the cast and crew of The Black Sky Under Harper’s Rock, a short film shot entirely in Waterford, New York starring up-and-coming actors Aaron Dalla Villa and Faith Kelly.

Screen an exclusive 2-minute trailer highlighting many familiar area locations and talent, followed by the main event: A screening of the latest indie feature Aaron starred in, IFC Midnight’s critically-acclaimed horror film PLEDGE  about three friends trying to live the college dream by joining an elite fraternity—but first they’ll have to survive the hazing from hell ….

An industry fundraising mixer precedes the screening 5:30pm at CMH and is sponsored in part by

What Filmmakers Are Saying about NEFL              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)

Read more break through experiences on  FilmFreeway.com

Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange (CCCE) is the proud beneficiary of WINE & DINE for the Arts.  Join us in honoring and supporting fellow arts orgs serving the Capital Region. Be sure and tell ’em “Capital Cinema” sent ya!   Tickets on-sale now.  January 17-19th, 2019.

5th Edition – October 25-26, 2018


2018 Special Industry Guest 

This year’s lab fellows will meet privately with actor / mentor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Beyond Glory) on Day 1 of Northeast Filmmakers Lab 5th edition.    Proudly accepting entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submission platform.   Our regular deadline quickly approaching.   For more about  A Conversation with Stephen Lang.

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.



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