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!

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.

Motif No. Day poster!


Every year we print two types of Motif No.1 Day posters: the annual commemorative poster featuring work from a local artist and a promotional poster, with details about the festival itself. Here is this year’s promo poster, with a collage by Mary Faino of The Paper Mermaid. We LOVE this poster and are excited about seeing it all over Cape Ann spreading the word about Motif No.1 Day! Feel free to download and share it through your own networks!