A Glimpse at the Upcoming Red Shed Film Fest

 The Red Shed Film Fest features short films across several genres; read on for a glimpse into the selection process for a few of the featured films, with notes from our Programming Coordinator, Henry Cooper.

Autumn Leaves
Part of the mission of the Red Shed Film Festival is to feature short movies that get to the core of visual storytelling and this vignette from an Iranian filmmaker named Saman Hosseinpuor does just that. Short
and sweet, Autumn Leaves is about a little girl’s perspective as she picks a pomegranate, runs home to get her books, and frolics on her way to school.

Green House

Red Shed Film Festival 2017 is fast approaching! Sustainability and clean living are important in our lives, but no more so than for the Coffman family in the satirical short movie Green House from filmmaker William Coughlin. The Coffman’ s are desperate to win their bid for residency in a new, environmentally-friendly condo. Putting their best face forward, they work to convince a jaded government auditor that their lifestyle makes them worthy of acceptance. But when another couple vies for the same home, a battle for environmental superiority begins.


Tickets available for the Red Shed Film Fest!


Purchase your tickets for the upcoming Red Shed Film Fest online or reserve by calling (978) 309-3435.

Proceeds from ticket sales go to support the arts programming of Motif No. 1 Day — and don’t forget the fact that you are supporting independent filmmakers by attending the Red Shed Film Fest! The fest features a juried selection of short films covering a range of themes and produced in a range of styles.

Enjoy a light reception after the screening where the audience choice award winner will be announced.

Special thanks to Brothers’ Brew Coffee Shop for providing the food and to Rockport Music for providing the venue for the film fest!

Over on The Other Cape

Have you checked out The Other Cape?

It’s a new online magazine and resource that highlights all that is awesome about our own Cape Ann. There’s a lot to highlight: the incredible places, food, events and people on Cape Ann mean the stories on The Other Cape will keep coming.

And speaking of incredible people, one of our own, Lila DeLuca of Rockport, is featured in the latest story on The Other Cape about competing on the cooking show MasterChef Junior. Though she’s just in 5th grade, Lila has managed to become a pro at cooking.

MasterChef Junior contestant Lila DeLuca in her Rockport kitchen. (Photograph by Jonathan Kozowyk for The Other Cape)

We were especially thrilled that she cited the Seafood Throwdown at Harvestfest as one of her inspirations. It’s exciting to realize the ways in which Harvestfest and other community events can serve to educate and motivate the Rockport’s next generation.

Check out the story and the rest of the magazine HERE…

We’re looking forward to watching the rest of the season of MasterChef Junior (you can watch episodes HERE ) and to cheering Lila on!



Fresh Food at the Rockport Winter Farmers Market!

Coming up in just a few days: the Rockport Winter Farmers Market at StudioCrepe in Rockport! Support your local food growers and producers during the long New England winter.

Fresh greens, root vegetables, smoked fish and mussels, pork, beef, eggs, sausage, cold brew coffee, jams, pickles, dried fruit, sauerkraut, bread, baked treats — even herbal remedies and dahlia tubers! The March market has a little something for everyone. You can even have a custom crepe made by the good folks at StudioCrepe, using fresh ingredients you pick up at the market.

Join us this Saturday and see your friends and neighbors as they venture outdoors in the light of early spring. See you there, and thanks for supporting local food!

The Details

Saturday, March 11th from 9am to 1pm

StudioCrepe, 17 Railroad Avenue in Rockport

Wheelchair accessible. Plenty of parking.