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24 Apr 2017 16:55

June 22 – June 29, 2017 The Roxbury International Film Festival takes place over ten days with workshops, panel discussions and film screenings taking place at the Museum of Fine Arts. The Roxbury International Film Festival is a competitive festival. We are a festival that celebrates people of color. You do not have to be […]

Beyond The Butch Mystique

6 Apr 2017 16:34

A Feature Documentary by Debra A Wilson Beyond The Butch Mystique is a feature documentary that revisits the Butch identified black lesbians who appeared in the 2003 award winning short film Butch Mystique. This new film will explore the changes in their lives over the years, with a look back at them from the original […]

2017 KOPKIND / CID Filmmakers Retreat Seminars: Applications Open!

27 Mar 2017 16:22

We are pleased to announce a call to independent documentary filmmakers who would like to participate in a week long seminar and retreat in southern Vermont. The Center for Independent Documentary and the Kopkind Center are sponsoring this week-long retreat limited to nine filmmakers along with special invited guests.

Leap Of Faith

22 Mar 2017 15:45

A Documentary by Eric Stange Donald Trump won because of the “unlikelies” – voters no one thought would support him. But they did. How’s that going to work out for them?   The surprising outcome of the 2016 election touched off spasms of soul-searching among journalists, pundits and politicians. How could so many experts have […]

The American Revolution

16 Mar 2017 15:17

“The Incredible, True Story of How a Radio Station, Politics and Rock and Roll Changed Everything.” Produced by Bill Lichtenstein Visit the Film Website: YOUTUBE TRAILER: “The American Revolution” is a feature-length documentary film for festival, theatrical, and public television release in March 2018 produced by the Peabody Award-winning Lichtenstein Creative Media. “The American Revolution” tells the untold story […]

Before Homosexuals

14 Mar 2017 04:00

The prequel to classic Emmy Award-winning Film; BEFORE STONEWALL. This film will have its world premiere on April 8, 2017 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston at 2pm.

Bioko: The Fight To Eliminate Malaria

25 Jan 2017 15:15

North America, Africa, 2018 A Documentary by Windy Films Malaria has crippled humans for millennia.  It crippled Genghis Khan’s army, contributed to the fall of the Mayans and infected George Washington.  Now the disease kills over 1,500 people every day, over one thousand of whom are children. While bed nets, pesticide and drugs have helped reduce transmission […]

Strangers To Peace

6 Dec 2016 21:16

A documentary by Noah DeBonis official Strangers to Peace extended trailer from Noah DeBonis on Vimeo. Colombia seems on the brink of ending the bloody 52-year war between the government and the jungle-based FARC guerrillas.  As talks between the two sides continue, 10,000 FARC fighters, many who know little but a life of jungle […]

The Center For Independent Documentary

28 Nov 2016 19:38

For 35 years CID Films and CID Filmmakers have been at the forefront of the struggle toward a more just & equitable society and towards a more sustainable future for our children.  With your help we will carry that struggle forward into what may be a critical and potentially turbulent turning point in our nation’s […]


17 Nov 2016 18:48

The Pride of the Ocean Film Festival Cruise is the first LGBT film festival on the high seas. Join us in February 2018 in the Western Carribbean for our unique fusion of exciting films and luxury cruising. Cabins on sale NOW!


6 Oct 2016 16:34

Directed by Thomas Bena Trophy homes threaten the unique character of Martha’s Vineyard. Ten, fifteen, even twenty-thousand-square-foot houses are going up around the Island. Not only do these mansions stand in stark contrast to traditional cottages, most sit empty for ten months a year, yet are heated year round. When he feels he is complicit […]


3 Oct 2016 19:02

A KICKSTARTER campaign is underway for Diamond Diplomacy, an hour-long HD documentary that explores the relationship between the United States and Japan through a shared love of baseball.

The Malaria War

31 Aug 2016 18:27

A Documentary by Kathleen Quillian & Caz Tanner Through intimate character-driven stories, this innovative documentary uncovers the struggle to eliminate one of mankind’s greatest adversaries when there is no vaccine, failing drugs, and a malaria parasite that is evolving faster than we can keep up. Over the past 50-years, we have made huge strides in controlling […]

Crip Camp

18 Aug 2016 15:01

Not Overcoming.  Becoming A Feature-Length Documentary by James LeBrecht & Nicole Newnham In the late 1960s and early 1970s, just down the road from Woodstock, a parallel revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for disabled teenagers. Through reminiscence, rare archival video, and poetic hybrid footage captured through collaboration with disabled actors, Crip Camp explores […]

Pacific Walking Warriors

18 Aug 2016 14:29

A Documentary by Kimberlee Bassford PACIFIC WALKING WARRIORS is a feature documentary that follows the story of two Samoan Americans as they walk across America to raise awareness of obesity and diabetes, particularly among the Pacific Islander American communities they meet along the way. The walking warriors–prize-winning novelist Sia Figiel and artist Mario LeMafa–have both been […]


12 Aug 2016 19:15

Six married, male, long term couples provide a window into the joys and challenges of their relationships.

From Baghdad To The Bay

21 Jul 2016 17:27

A Documentary by Erin Palmquist From Baghdad to The Bay is a documentary that follows the journey of an Iraqi refugee and former translator for the United States military. Wrongfully accused of being a double agent, tortured by the U.S. and ostracized from his family and country, Ghazwan Alsharif struggles to rebuild his life in the […]

2016 Kopkind/CID Film “Campers ” get ready to head to Vermont!

16 Jul 2016 00:42

This years Kopkind/CID filmmakers are making their way up to Vermont! Looking forward to a great week (July 17-24, 2016) workshopping their docs in progress, discussing the great art of filmmaking and sharing in a week of Kopkinds special blend of “radical relaxation”.  We’ll end the week with a FREE screening of James Demo’s new […]


7 Jul 2016 15:43

A Documentary by Ken Whinier This 30-minute documentary geared for educational distribution focuses on the life of David Schaecter.  Born in a small town in Slovakia, his harrowing tale of surviving the Holocaust takes viewers on a poignant journey.  After surviving Auschwitz, David emigrates to the United States, rebuilds his life and gives back to the […]

Imagine Kolle 37

27 Jun 2016 18:20

A Documentary by Michele Meek Official website: At the Abenteurlicher Bauspielplatz Kolle 37, an adventure playground located in Berlin, Germany, children build and climb three-story wooden structures, make fire, and use hammers, saws and axes. Founded in 1990, Kolle 37 invites young people ages six through sixteen, without their parents, to embrace risky play […]

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