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Inaugural Witch City Horror Film Festival in Salem Now Accepting Submissions

The Witch City Horror Film Festival (WCHFF) debuts at Cinema Salem in Salem, MA on Saturday, October 27, 2018, to celebrate local and regional independent horror film and filmmakers, the modern innovation of the horror genre and soon-to-be cult classics. Submissions for horror feature films, documentaries and shorts will be considered from now through Friday, Read More…

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NEMPAC Film Festival Videos

The Second Annual NEMPAC North End Film and Music Festival featured local filmmakers, musicians and plenty of friends and neighbors who enjoyed Valentine’s Day at the Hard Rock Cafe for the event. A portion of the proceeds will go toward visual arts education.

From the NEMPAC website:

“Congratulations to Sal D’Girolamo and all the crew of “Strangers” and thank you to all who participated and we hope to see you again next year!”

PLTV taped this interview with the founder of the NEMPAC festival, Jon Sproul:

Most of the films are available for viewing online, with those available for embedding shown below along with some other PLTV interviews.

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NEMPAC Film Festival To Feature North End/Waterfront Residents

The first annual North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Film & Music Festival will feature a collection of performances from North End/Waterfront residents. The festival will screen a short film entitled “Viva! Saint Agrippina Di Mineo” that documents the Saint Agrippina Feast, owner of the Wild Goose and North End resident, Sal D’Girolamo, plays the lead role in short film The Audition, and North End musicians Jeremy Sazranzo, Gary Fieldman and Sandro Carella will perform in the band, Crosstown.  The event will take place this Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00pm at the Hard Rock Café Boston located on 22-24 Clinton St.

Along with the above performances of North End/Waterfront residents, there will be seven other short films screened at the festival and there will also be two other musical performances from jazz musician, Harvey Diamond, and NEMPAC Instructor, Greg de Bourgknecht. Along with the film screenings and musical performances, the event will include question & answer sessions with the filmmakers, cast and crew and there will be a special guest appearances from local filmmakers, Dave McGlaughlin and Frank Ciotta.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door with cash or credit card for $10 or they can be purchased in advance by calling NEMPAC at (617) 227-2270.   All proceeds from tickets sales will go directly toward supporting NEMPAC’s mission of providing affordable arts-related programming to residents of the North End/Waterfront and the surrounding neighborhoods.  There will also be a cash bar and full food menu available for purchase.  If you would like additional information about the event,  please contact Jonathan Sproul at (617)519 -3106 or via email at