Welcome to filmSHIFT

The 6th Annual Filmshift Festival

The Filmshift Festival presents films from across the nation, produced independently and on the local level.

Our goal is to highlight films of all kinds, support the art of film, and support charity. Ten percent of our gross ticket sales will be donated to Christopher’s Haven.

Learn More »



  • Welcome!
    The 5th Annual Filmshift Festival

    The 6th Annual Filmshift Festival

    The Filmshift Festival presents films from across the nation, produced independently and on the local level.

    Our goal is to highlight films and screenplays of all kinds, support the art of film, and support charity. Ten percent of our gross ticket sales will be donated to Christopher’s Haven.

    Learn More »



  • The Shift
    What Is The Shift All About?

    The 10% Shift…Shift Happens

    Buying locally keeps your community strong and vital, creating new jobs, encouraging innovation, and building a strong, economically sound & culturally diverse nation.

    Shifting just 10% of what you already spend to Local Independents has a huge impact.

    Learn More »



  • Students
    FilmShift for Students

    Student Filmmakers & Screenwriters @ FilmShift

    FilmShift offers Student showcases for both our film festival and screenplay competition. Films and scripts entered are eligible to win prizes along with our Shifty Awards.

    These competitions are for young filmmakers who are serious about the craft and want to grow as filmmakers.

    Learn More »

FilmShift Sponsors

  • The Longfellow Clubs
  • Cambridge Naturals
  • Somerville Local First
  • Mass Movie Mavens
  • Script Pipeline
  • Production Hub

FilmShift Prizes

  • Script Magazine
  • FinalDraft
  • InkTip

FilmShift Venue

  • Somerville Theatre