Greenfield Notebook: June 28, 2021

  • The deadline to submit a film to be included in The LAVA Center’s Open Screen Film Festival is Monday, July 5. Staff File Photo/Paul Franz

Published: 6/27/2021 6:00:12 PM
Submissions sought for film festival

GREENFIELD — The deadline to submit a film to be included in The LAVA Center’s Open Screen Film Festival is Monday, July 5.

“This festival will function like an open mic, in that there will be no competitive selection process,” a press release from The LAVA Center explains. “All appropriate films that are submitted will be screened.”

The film festival will be held from July 11 to July 25.

To submit a film, fill out the form at Instructions on how to send a video file will be at the bottom of the form.

Films must be made by current residents of Massachusetts, and must be creative projects in their own right, as opposed to live events or performances filmed for documentation purposes, the release explains. The LAVA Center will accept films and videos of any length, any subject and any style.

Submissions must also be family friendly, the release adds. Filmmakers are asked to rate their submissions using guidelines available at

Summer EATS
program has begun

GREENFIELD — Through the Greenfield Summer EATS program, anyone age 18 or under can get free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches at eight locations in the city.

Multiple days of meals will be given each service day, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, according to a Greenfield School Department press release. Current United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) waivers allow guardians to pick up meals without children present.

Meals will be provided, on a first-come, first-served basis, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the following sites:

■Greenfield High School — Through Aug. 27

■Greenfield Middle School — Through Aug. 20

■Greenfield Gardens Apartments — Through Aug. 20

■Oak Courts — Through Aug. 20

■Leyden Woods — Through Aug. 20

■Newton School — Through Aug. 20

■Foster’s Supermarket — From June 28 through Aug. 20

■Franklin County Fairgrounds — From June 28 through Aug. 20

Visit for program updates.


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