The Public Humanist

The Public Humanist contributor: Michele Meek

Michele Meek is a writer, filmmaker and the founder of She has taught courses at Boston College, University of Rhode Island, MassArt, and Emerson College. For more information or to contact her, visit

The Cream of the New England Short Film Crop

Technically, the Internet reaches a worldwide audience, but for us at, we try to think a bit more locally. The initial idea for the Online New England Film Festival came from our goal to promote local filmmaking to our local community. has provided casting/crew listings, a production directory, and an online magazine since 1996, so the online festival, which launched in 2009, is a newer part of our site.