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For more information on Motif No.1 Day and the Red Shed Film Festival see Sarah Kelly’s post from earlier today: Motif NO.1 Day is Gonna Be Amazing

Films are listed in the order of showtimes:

Calling All Chefs, Nubar Alexanian, Walker Creek Media

Vincent in the Present, Henry Ferrini

A Flight of Monarchs, Kim Smith

Hugh Verrier: Portrait of an Artist, Ben Gadberry

Toby MacNutt: Body of Work, Ashley DeLucco & Elizabeth Rossano, Vermont Community Access Media

Candles in Paradise, Rob Azevedo

That Asian, Akiyo Nishiyima

Stillwater, Jon Halverson

Whiskey Boys, Justin Plasse, Sensorium Pictures

Monsura is Waiting, Kevin Newbury & Matthew Principe, Principe Dynamics

Here And Now, Julian Higgins, Innerlight Films and Cinelicious

The Waiting Room, Jaret Sears

Sailing & Art, Christine Schmitthenner

Greenheads, Gordon Baird

Bless It, Michael Kelly, Trust The Vibe

The Granite Stoke, Ryan Scura & Dylan Ladds

Life by Lobster, Iain McCray Martin

This Perfect Place, Paul Van Ness and Kristina Lindborg

The Red Shed Film Festival is part of the Motif No. 1 Day Rockport Arts Festival. Screenings will be held at the Peggy Brenner Room, Rockport Public Library, at 17 School Street.

The Brenner Room is on the second floor; take the main staircase and turn left at the top, take another left at the end of the hall and you’re there.
For the documentary shorts, there will be audience voting for the favorite first, second, and third places.


Rockport’s Motif No.1 Day, Today!

The festival goes on, rain or shine. Motif No.1 Day activities will take place as scheduled, so we will see you downtown!

The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates the arts in Rockport. And all of it centers around the fishing shack-artist’s studio-tourist attraction that started it all: an old building right on one of Rockport’s historic wharves that was painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1 by Lester Hornby, a well know artist and instructor of the period. Film, poetry, dance, music, and art-making activities are all a part of the festival, as well as historical presentations and a 5k and Fun Run, with proceeds to benefit Rockport Public Schools’ wellness initiatives.

Motif No.1 Day takes place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, May 17th in downtown Rockport. The Motif No.1 Day 5k starts at 9am.

For more information, links, and a complete list of activities, visit the Rockport Arts Festivals page here. 

I am delighted to add that my Good Harbor Seal PSA was accepted to the RedShed film Festival. I’ll be there tomorrow afternoon and evening to catch all the short films by local Cape Ann filmmakers. I hope to see you there!




The Red Shed Film Festival is a micro film festival featuring selected short films produced on Cape Ann, by Cape Ann filmmakers, with a focus on Cape Ann. Contributing filmmakers include Henry Ferrini and Kim Smith, along with videos produced by C.B. Fisk and Cape Ann TV.

The films range in subject matter from the creation of a C.B. Fisk pipe organ to local prominent writers and painters. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite film at the end of the evening.

Come for dinner and film screenings–Wally’s Bistro will be on hand from 5pm to 8:30pm offering pulled pork, mac ‘n’ cheese, and much more!

The Red Shed Film Festival takes place at Harvey Park, located in downtown Rockport (between High Street and Broadway) on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 7:00pm. The Film Festival is under the umbrella of Rockport’s annual Motif No.1 Day. The Red Shed Film Festival is produced in conjunction with Granite Visions Video Productions. For more information please got to Rockport Art Festivals or call 978.290.9200

Twin Lights Soda, a staple of summers on Cape Ann and manufactured in Rockport for over one hundred years, will be available during the screenings.