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Maine Film Festivals

Upcoming Festivals

  • September 15 - 28, 2022

    CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CIFF)

    The 18th edition of the Camden International Film Festival will take place throughout venues in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland, Maine from September 15-18, 2022 and online from September 15-25, 2022. CIFF will announce its full slate of feature and short documentary films the week of August 15th.

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  • October 7 - 9, 2022

    International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF)

    The International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF) is a juried contest of films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. It is the premier event for maritime-themed filmmaking. The IMFF is a joint venture between Main Street Bucksport in Bucksport, Maine and World Ocean Observatory in Sedgwick, Maine with community partners The Island Institute and WoodenBoat Publications.

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Past/TBD Festivals

  • 2022 Festival Dates, TBD

    Maine Jewish Film Festival (MJFF)

    Founded in 1998, the Maine Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) curates a program of films, in venues throughout greater Portland, that explore the Jewish experience through drama, comedy, documentary and short film formats. MJFF has grown to be one of the best-attended, most well-respected, and highly-anticipated cultural events in the state. MJFF attracts a diverse, sophisticated, and deeply loyal audience that loves independent film.

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  • 2023 FESTIVAL DATES, TBD

    Maine International Film Festival (MIFF)

    Now in its 25th year, the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) is a project of the Maine Film Center. During the 10 days of the festival MIFF screens the best of American independent, international, and repertory cinema. Connecting filmmakers with audiences from around the world during the height of the summer season in Maine, each year MIFF also honors members of the independent film industry whose contributions to cinema deserve recognition.

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  • 2023 Festival Dates, TBD

    Maine Mayhem Film Festival

    An annual film festival produced in coordination with senior students in Southern Maine Community College's Communications and New Media department, the festival showcases the work of senior students who have been working on films as capstone projects in a filmmaking class offered through the college’s Communications & New Media program. The films are all written, directed and produced by SMCC students, many of whom go on to work in the filmmaking field after graduation.

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  • 2023 FESTIVAL DATES, TBD

    MAINE STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (MSFVF)

    One of the longest running student film festivals in the country, the MSFVF showcases films made by Maine residents 19 years of age and younger that are currently in grades K-12. Celebrating the future filmmakers of Maine, the finalists and winning movies are screened at the Maine International Film Festival.

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  • 2023 FESTIVAL DATES, TBD

    MidCoast Film Fest

    The MidCoast Film Fest brings original movies-shorts, documentaries, feature-length, that are all based on a true story. From biography to historical fiction it is where history comes to life.

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  • August 11 - 14, 2022

    MAINE OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL (MOFF):

    Join The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, presented by Baxter Brewing, for a two hour program of outdoor adventure and conservation short films, shown outdoors, at Après for night one of the third weekend of MOFF.
    Thursday, 8/11 – The Doubletop Program
    Friday, 8/12 – The Big Moose Program
    Saturday, 8/13 – The White Cap Program
    Sunday, 8/14 – The Bradbury Program

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"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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