MFA invites you to brave the winter chill, assemble your film team, and rise to the challenge for a chance to win cash prizes!

The 2022 MFA Winter Film Challenge is the Maine Film Association’s first-ever weekend-long filmmaking celebration, providing a platform for Maine filmmakers to challenge themselves creatively and showcase their skills and talent. Teams of filmmakers from across the state will have 72 hours to write, shoot, and edit a short film. All events associated with the competition will accommodate in-person (as COVID allows) and virtual attendees through a hybrid format. We hope this will enable interested creatives from Fort Kent to Kittery to participate and make a film in their hometowns.

"We have been fortunate to have made two movies in Maine — The Way We Get By and Beneath The Harvest Sky.” Maine is a very special state in that there are so many options for locations. Given its size, you can travel to northern Maine, southern Maine, all along the coast, and tell a number of different stories in totally unique worlds with each film having very distinctive looks. The abundance of locations combined with the incredible generosity of the people and communities, make filmmaking in Maine a pure joy. We would not be filmmakers today without the support from the people of Maine and we will be forever grateful."

- Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet, The Way We Get By and Beneath the Harvest Sky

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"Hands down, Karen Carberry Warhola in the Maine Film Office was the most supportive person I’ve ever spoken with, with any film project I’ve ever worked on."

- Scotty Crowe, Astraea

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