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September 12, 2010

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The Boston Film Festival is not the only autumn attraction for local cinephiles. Here are a few other noteworthy events in the area:

ASBURY SHORTS, BOSTON, Sept. 24 A local version of the long-running New York show, featuring live jazz and award-winning short films from around the world. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. www.asburyshortsnyc.com TELLURIDE BY THE SEA, Sept. 24-26 Six films that made their debuts at this year’s Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. The Music Hall, Portsmouth, N.H. themusichall.org

NEWBURYPORT DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Sept. 24-26 Documentaries from around the world screened in historic downtown Newburyport. Various venues. www.newburyportfmfestival.org

TERRORTHON 2010, Sept. 24-Oct. 2 A blood-drenched program featuring films and filmmakers of the grisly persuasion. With several New England premieres and a zombie-themed party. Somerville Theatre, Somerville. www.jcannibal.com

BOSTON PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL, Oct. 1-10 Four-year-old festival of historic and contemporary films with themes relating to Palestinian culture. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. www.bostonpalestinefilmfest.org

CAPE ANN FILM FESTIVAL,Oct. 1-17 Eclectic lineup features several films of local interest — including a documentary about the 2008 Gloucester teen pregnancy pact — as well as some from farther afield. The Cape Ann Community Cinema, Gloucester; the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. www.capeannfilmfest.org

GLOBAL VOICES, Oct. 8-11 A weekend of international documentary films from the Cannes Film Festival, organized by the United Nations Association of Greater Boston. Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge; Brattle Theatre, Cambridge; Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge. www.bostonfilms.org

NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM FESTIVAL, Oct. 14-17 Independent films, workshops, and events in rustic Portsmouth, N.H., movie houses. Various venues. www.nhfilmfestival.com

BOSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL, Nov. 3-14 Current films with Jewish themes from around the world. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline; Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston. www.bjff.org

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