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The Maine Film Association and Portland Media Center are proud to present the Maine Filmmaker Showcase, featuring the Maine-made film MAKING CAPE POINT, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Rick Groleau.

A middle-aged bohemian reflects on his adventures as he “paints” a promontory on Maine’s remote Wass Island using an innovative technique he developed.

Friday 1/10/2020 at 7pm at Portland Media Center, 516 Congress Street


Indie film looking for men of all ethnicities to play boxers needs two men with the following description:

Rocco’s men should look physically intimidating and preferably Italian (or at least have darker features than the Irish-looking men Kerrigan is with). Middle-aged work great but a little younger is okay too. The important thing is that they actually look like serious, intimidating men.

For more information, contact Heather Chaffee @


Currently casting local hires for a feature film shooting in Maine in January 2020. A variety of roles within the age range of mid-20s to early-70s. Interested actors please reach out to

Maine Filmmaker Showcase: HOLLY STAR

In the Filmed-in-Maine movie HOLLY STAR, a broke puppeteer returns home for the holidays and gets caught up in a treasure hunt with her paintball-obsessed best friend, her tango-dancing grandmother, and a childhood sweetheart. HOLLY STAR(shot in Biddeford, Saco, and Kennebunk) screens in Portland tomorrow followed by a talkback with filmmakers writer-director-producer Michael Nickles, producer Scott Taylor and actor Pam Chabora.  Brought to you by the Maine Film Association and Portland Media Center.

  • WHEN: Friday, December 13, 7:00 pm (doors at 6:30 pm)
  • WHERE: Portland Media Center, 516 Congress Street, Portland
  • COST: suggested donation of $5

NEH Media Projects Production Grant

National Endowment for the Humanities Media Production Grant Deadline 01-08-2020

The Media Projects: Production Grants program supports the production and distribution of radio, podcast, television, and long-form documentary film projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection. Maximum award amount $1 million