The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Emerging Filmmakers of Western Mass: Screening of six short films at the Academy of Music

WHAT: Emerging Filmmakers of Western Mass: Screening of six short films at the Academy of Music
WHEN: December 22nd, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Academy of Music in Northampton.

Northampton, MA - A free, family-friendly screening of six short films created by local filmmakers is being held on December 22nd, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., at the Academy of Music in Northampton. The event, “Emerging Filmmakers of Western Mass”, will showcase two narrative and four documentary films which include themes such as strengthening community and confronting change.

“Emerging Filmmakers of Western Mass” is organized by Lucas Fappiano and Colin Hodgson, both born and raised in Northampton. The pair recently completed their latest short film, Small Lives, which is a character study of Jim Mias, a well-known local community leader. Instead of a small private screening, Lucas and Colin collaborated with other local filmmakers to curate an evening of screenings — open to the public and free of charge. The key theme of Small Lives is the power and resilience of community. It is the hope of the filmmakers that the “Emerging Filmmakers” event brings residents together for a night of local pride in support of the Pioneer Valley’s vibrant arts community.

The screening is curated by Hodgson and Fappiano’s Blue Heron Productions, a production company with a focus on personalized documentaries, and is sponsored by Elder Care Access and Full Circle Bike Shop. Concessions will be available for purchase. Guests are asked to consider making a donation at the door, with all proceeds going to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. 

Lucas Fappiano
+1 (413) 530-8920

Colin Hodgson
+1 (413) 387-2392

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