Hilltown Families


The first of its kind locally, the Sprout Film Festival features films about people with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Scheduled for Sunday, February 28th, the event brings attention to meaningful human experiences and cultivates a local culture of understanding and inclusiveness.

Project Native is hosting an enviromental film festival in Great Barrington, screening films like “Revolution” and “Flight of the Butterflies.” Tweens, teens and older students encouraged to attend…

The Northampton Arts Council will once again present YouthFilm, a day-long festival of film and video created by local youth in February 2014. The festival accepts film and video entries from throughout the region by young people from 5–18 years old, due by January 20, 2014… so get crackin’!

Miyazaki Film Festival Hayao Miyazaki holds a special place in the hearts of lovers of animated films – his hand-drawn animations combine realistic-looking landscapes with expressive imaginary creatures and human characters whose movements have an almost balletic quality to them.  Miyzaki is the creator of classic films such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, and the more recent Ponyo, and his films have become legendary amongst film lovers both Japanese… Read More

Pioneer Valley Transition Towns Film Festival Call for Films Western Massachusetts is home to many towns in which there is an incredibly strong sense of community – it has helped to shape the culture of the area for generations!  The Pioneer Valley Institute and Pioneer Valley Transition Towns are sponsoring a film festival this fall – made up entirely of local films created by community members that address the idea of community… Read More

Ashfield FilmFest Gala Screening September 25th at 7pm in the Ashfield Town Hall It’s that time of year again for the 4th Annual Ashfield FilmFest. Last year all 450 tickets sold out, so be sure to get your tickets early! Details below. Here on Hilltown Families we’ve featured a couple of films entered into the festival, including 2009 First Prize, Adult & Audience Choice Award winner Dancing Queens produced by Nancy Hoff,… Read More