10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2018


10 to Watch is our annual list of filmmakers who we think you should keep an eye our for that year. In 2018, we are rolling out a new one every day for 10 days. This year’s list reflects filmmakers, nominated from readers and industry colleagues, who remind us of our common humanity, lift alternative voices, and show us multiple perspectives.


Women in Film Portraits: Alex Cirillo and Dani Faith Leonard


In this installment of Women in Film Portraits, Lauren Sowa profiles Alex Cirillo and Dani Faith Leonard, the producers and founders of Big Vision Empty Wallet. Cirillo and Leonard share their enthusiasm for producing and about interesting projects currently in the works. They also reflect on what it means to be female creative artists and entrepreneurs in the film industry at this time.



Elsie Fisher as Kaylie in the movie Eigth Grade laying on her bed looking at her computer.

Independent Film Festival Boston 2018 Recap


Evan Crean reviews his favorites films from this year’s Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston), which ran from April 29 to May 2, 2018 at the Somerville Theatre, The Brattle Theatre, and The Coolidge Corner Theater.