2017 IFFBoston/UMass Boston Film Series Mass. Works-in-Progress

Graphic says IFFBoston Independent Film Festival Boston & UMass Boston Film Series Works-in-Progress 2017
Event Start Date: April 27, 2017 - 4 p.m.
Event End Date: April 27, 2017 - 9 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: University Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 2310
Event Cost: Free

The University of Massachusetts Boston is a nationally recognized student-centered urban public research university. One of the signature features of the university is our annual partnership with the Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston)

Please visit our oceanfront campus during the 2017 festival, where we will showcase works-in-progress, screen thought-provoking films, engage in filmmaker Q&As, and celebrate during a lively reception, all for free.

The Mass. Works-in-Progress Pitch Session spotlights local filmmakers at various stages in their careers and at different stages of production with their projects. The IFFBoston/UMass Boston Film Series WIP event takes place before a general audience of filmgoers, potential funders, broadcasters, festival programmers, brand partners, and industry insiders. The goal of the event is to create a unique coalition of awareness and support for local filmmakers.

Our feature film is Finding Kukan by director Robin Lung. This screening is followed by an in-person Q&A with the director, moderated by Monika Navarro, ITVS.


4–6 p.m.: Works-in-Progress
6–7 p.m.: Beer/Wine Reception
7–9 p.m.: Finding Kukan by Robin Lung (in-person Q&A)

WIP Films

Bringing It Home — Directed by Ellen Brodsky
Tethys — Directed by Ben Pender-Cudlip
Missing in Brooks County — Directed by Jeff Bemiss and Lisa Molomot
Minor Attraction — Directed by Amelia Evans
Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated — Directed by Denali Tiller
The Fight to Run — Directed by Benjamin Severance
The Mountain and the Magic City – Directed by Bridget Besaw


Monika Navarro — Senior Manager of Content at ITVS
Kavita Pillay — Fulbright Scholar, Filmmaker and PRI Contributor
Christopher Hastings — Executive Producer and Editorial Manager of Content for WORLD Channel
Gina James — Boston StorySLAM Producer for The Moth


Chico Colvard — Filmmaker, Professor of Cinema at MassArt and UMass Boston Film Series Curator

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.