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Get your tickets for the International Maritime Film Festival!

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Join Northeast Historic Film and Wooden Boat Publications at the inaugural International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF.) IMFF is a juried contest of documentary films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. Festival weekend is September 30-October 2, 2016 at the Alamo Theatre. Learn more and buy tickets at


Please support NHF's summer appeal

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Dear friends and NHF supporters,

Northeast Historic Film celebrates our 30th anniversary this year. Since 1986, we have amassed a collection of over 10 million feet of film featuring priceless images of the culture, industry, people, and events that make northern New England a great place to live. With your help, we hope to continue collecting, preserving, and sharing these moving images over the next 30 years. I invite you to support NHF and its collection by donating to our summer appeal.


Northeast Historic Film Symposium

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Screening New England: 17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23, 2016
CFP: May 15, 2016

The rich amateur and non-theatrical moving image history of New England will be the focus of the 2016 Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium. Proposals that utilize the NHF collections are particularly welcome, and we also welcome discussions of work “from away” that characterizes New England in the popular imagination.


NHF announces 2016 O'Farrell Fellow

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Northeast Historic Film is pleased to announce the 2016 award of the William O’Farrell Fellowship to Andrea Mariani, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Udine, Italy. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $1,500 to support research at NHF, a regional moving image archive established in 1986.


Call for Papers for the 2016 Symposium

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Screening New England: 100 Years of Regional Moving Image History
17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium
Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23, 2016
CFP: April 19, 2016


Happy holidays and a very happy new year from all of us at NHF!

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We cannot thank you enough for all your good wishes and generous support during this holiday season, and throughout all of 2015. Please consider making a year end gift to NHF today. We haven't quite met our annual fund goal yet and your support is more imporant than ever!


Home Movie Day 2015

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Hello, Northeast Historic Film blog readers! I don’t think we have met yet, so to introduce myself, my name is Amber and I am the Archival Processing Technician at Northeast Historic Film. This means that I spend my time at NHF working with the rest of the archival staff to actively preserve the materials within our collections and to inspect the films that are brought to us to be transferred.


Home Movie Day at the Alamo

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Northeast Historic Film will host Home Movie Day on Saturday, October 10 from 12pm-4pm at the Alamo Theatre. Home Movie Day is an annual celebration of amateur film and video held at many different venues worldwide. Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community on the big screen, if they so choose, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance to discover why these films are important and to learn how best to care for them.


Northeast Historic Film at CIFF

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Don't miss NHF at the Camden International Film Festival. At 10am on Sunday, September 20, David Weiss and Jennifer Neptune will be presenting "The film life of Charles Norman Shay, Penobscot Elder." Mr. Shay will be in attendance to answer questions and talk more about his remarkable life as a Penobscot Elder, a WWII veteran, an international traveler and much more! The cost of the show is $10 or you can buy a Festival Pass for $95.


Two weeks at Northeast Historic Film

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Note: Ryan Shand, Ph.D., is the 2015 O'Farrell Fellow at Northeast Historic Film. He spent the past two weeks with us and sends a brief report! Ryan will be discussing his findings at next summer's film Symposium.

As a researcher at the University of the West of Scotland, most of my time is spent at our campus in Paisley, a large town to the west of Glasgow. However this summer, thanks to Northeast Historic Film, during the second half of August I have had the privilege of spending my time in Bucksport, Maine, endeavoring to find out more about early student filmmaking.

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