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Friday, June 28th, 2013

The most up-too-date information about the 4th annual Filmshift Festival can be found on our Facebook page here:  We will update this page periodically, but the fastest way to get news for Filmshift is on Facebook.  Thanks!

Shifty Sounds – Benefit for Filmshift on 6/30/13 in Cambridge, MA!

Friday, June 28th, 2013
TT The Bear’s Place, Houndstooth Radio, and the Filmshift Film Festival present a concert to benefit the 4th annual Filmshift Festival: “Shifty Sounds aka I Know Someone Who Knows Jed Hammel”
Sunday, June 30, 2013 starting at 8 PM
Purchase online at or at the door
TT the Bear’s Place
10 Brookline St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Garvey J (Melodic Blues-pop), Pretendica (featuring members of Boston bands Letters to Cleo and Orbit and former WFNX DJ Mike Gioscia), and Ruby Rose Fox (Emerson Grad, played at Boston’s Rock n’ Roll Rumble) will perform.  Plus, DJ Ryan Brown (Middlesex Lounge, Goodlife, Eastern Standard and DJ David Day (Together, Mmmmavens) will spin throughout. The trailer for the upcoming WFNX documentary, “We Want The Aiwaves” featuring a number of past and current Boston-based DJ’s will also be shown.  The full documentary will be premiered at the 4th annual Filmshift Festival in October.
This is the first in a series of events celebrating the different talented musicians, filmmakers, and artists that are thriving in Boston…Most of them sort of know Jed Hammel.
Jeremy Jed Hammel, director of “A Little Push” featuring Boston boys Michael “Skinny” Cavallo, Slaine, and Jay Giannone  which recently premiered in Hollywood at the world famous Chinese Theater as part of the 16th annual Dances With Films Festival, is putting on the concert.
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.

Filmshift 2013 Call For Entries Now Open!

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Calling all Filmmakers!  Filmshift Festival 2013′s “Call For Entries” is open!  If you or someone you know has a film, we want to see it!

We offer wards from industry leaders such as Final Draft professional screenwriting software, free entry into Script Pipeline’s“pitch fest” and screenplay contest, as well as superlative awards.

Ten percent of the gross ticket sales are donated to Christopher’s Haven, a local charity that finds low-cost or no-cost housing for families staying in Boston for their child’s cancer treatment.  The festival was created by independent filmmaker, Jeremy Jed Hammel, as a way to combine three of his passions: The art of film, bringing people together, and giving back to charity in his local community.

Filmshift is held every year at the Somerville Theater in Somerville, MA.  They present independent films of most genres and have special Showcases for local films, student films, and films that have a connection to Environmental or Sustainable topics.  Some films that

Filmshift has presented in the past include “Earthwork,” starring Academy-Award nominee, John Hawkes (for “Winter’s Bone,”) Comic Con 2010 winner, “Marwencol,” and “The Burning Season,” narrated by Hugh Jackman.  Filmshift is seeking films that tell strong and unique stories.

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Jeremy Jed Hammel
Filmshift Director

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