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The Pine Tree State on the big screen – Maine in the Movies

“Maine has had a connection with the movies since, well … since there have been movies. More than 80 motion pictures have been set in Maine since the first one all the way back in 1910.

“The Maine Film Center and 19 other arts and education organizations and independent cinemas have joined together to present “Maine in the Movies” from March 5-15, a statewide, 17-city festival of 35 films set in Maine. The festival serves as part of the celebration of the state’s Bicentennial.”

See the entire article – from THE MAINE EDGE – and check out the schedule of screenings below.

Cabin Fever Film Fest

A wee taste of CIFF in the dead of winter… when we need it most.

The Cabin Fever Film Fest returns to the historic Camden Opera House February 28 – March 1, 2020 with another great weekend of documentary film!

7 Films | Storyforms VR Installations | Merch Yardsale | Parties

Maine Film Office Announces Accomplishments and Looks Ahead at 2020

AUGUSTA, Maine – The recently submitted Maine Attraction Film Incentive Plan Annual Report from the Maine Film Office (MFO) illustrates that 2019 was a profitable year for Maine’s film industry and that production companies are drawn to the state in large part due to Maine’s film-friendly reputation.

In 2019, six productions applied for and received a Maine Media Production Certificate through the Maine Attraction Film Incentive Plan. The plan’s credit and reimbursements accounted for $160,229 paid to productions, while the anticipated amount of visual media production expenses generated in Maine will be more than $3,380,000.

“It doesn’t feel real” Hollywood actor from Scarborough in Maine filming movie he wrote

” It’s not often Hollywood comes to Maine to shoot a movie. But it’s happening right now. The film’s crew have been shooting scenes the last few weeks in Portland and Old Orchard Beach. It’s a dream come true for Greg Finley, an actor from Scarborough who wrote the screenplay more than a decade ago.” – NEWS CENTER Maine

MFO first met with Greg in 2014 about filming in Maine and we’re happy to see him make it back home to shoot this film. Congrats to two talented Maine natives, Greg Finley (Scarborough) and Edwin Stevens (Kennebunk). See the entire article – and a video – from NEWS CENTER Maine below:

Apply Now for the IFP Documentary Lab!

Build the foundation for the success of your first feature! Submissions are now being accepted for the IFP Documentary Lab, open to all first time feature documentary directors with films in post-production. The Lab supports first-time feature filmmakers when they need it most: through the completion, marketing, and distribution of their work, ensuring that talented emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to reach audiences.

Deadline is March 4th.

For more detailed info and the application: https://www.ifp.org/apply/labs/filmmaker-home/#.Xjgsh6Z8DIU