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Bluestocking Film Series submission deadlines: May 1st, May 22nd

Bluestocking Film Series Celebrates 5th Anniversary July 17-18 at SPACE Gallery in Portland

Filmmakers are invited to submit short films that pass the Bechdel Test

What is the Bechdel Test?
The Bechdel Test, sometimes called the Mo Movie Measure or Bechdel Rule, is a simple test that names the following three criteria:

(1) The film has to have at least two women in it, (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man.

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Maine filmmakers receive free submission

Late deadline: May 1st

Extended deadline: May 22nd

Call for Action from:

Call For Action! needs you!

Filmmakers, Photographers, Musicians, People concerned by Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

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Do you have any B-Roll, footage, songs or photographs…old archives?

Would you like to generate income and help us produce content?

Or do you want to participate in our cause in some other way and help people living with dementia?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, contact us!


Website: www.Memory-Lane.Tv

Memory-Lane.Tv is a Video On Demand channel that offers personalized multi-sensory media content, helping people living with dementia and their caregivers through the combination of several therapies: guided imagery, music and auditory integration, chronobiology and olfactory stimulation.

Submissions now open for 2016 Maine Short Film Festival

Rules for submitting your short film to the 2016 Maine Short Film Festival!

1. Must be under 30 minutes

2. Must have been released after January 1, 2013

3. Must be made either by a Maine resident or filmed in Maine

4. Can be fiction or non-fiction – any genre. There may be a preference for non-commercial films, but this decision rests entirely with the jurors and commercial PSAs (public service announcements) may be submitted.

5. You must be a current dues-paying member of the MFVA. Click here to renew (or join)

6. Submission deadline: June 15, 2015

7. Winners will be announced September 15, 2015.


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S(her)lock: Saco Filmmaker’s Kickstarter for New Web Series


Saco filmmaker Kate Tracy launches Kickstarter for S(her)lock, a new web series

S(her)lock: The Web Series is a feminist, LGBTQA-positive, gender-swapped fresh take on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


Living in 1990s Boston, Sherlock Holmes investigates domestic cases with her companion, Dr. Johanna Watson — only the pubic has no idea! ‘Inspector’ Lestrade claims credit for all of her greatest accomplishments. Can Holmes and Watson foil their foe and reclaim credit for their work? Find out in this six-episode web series, launching in 2015!

“It is safe to assume that as the Holmes story moves into its first feminist, queer-positive, gender-swapped, heroin-confronting vision, this detective ain’t gonna be no mouse.” — Portland Phoenix


What are our Objectives?

  • To present a fresh, feminist take on Sherlock Holmes
  • To assemble an inclusive cast and crew of women, members of the LGBTQA community, and people of color
  • To depict the weird and wacky world of Sherlock Holmes while remaining true to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original canon

Kate Tracy – Writer/Director

Kirsten Chapman – Writer/Producer

Benjamin Joseph – Director of Photography

Helena DaviesSherlock Holmes

Lisa BunkerDr. Johanna Watson

Joshua CohenInspector Lestrade

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MFVA Member Meeting: December 3, 2014 Music In Film


December 3, 2014 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Panel to begin at 5:30 sharp

Mid-Maine Technical Center

3 Brooklyn Avenue, Waterville

Music In Film

Join us for a panel discussion exploring the process of finding, scoring, and mixing music for independent film from a variety of perspectives, including those of the director, the musician, the composer, and the sound editor. Learn what has worked and what hasn’t, and build connections for future collaborations.

Panelists: Rush DeNooyer, Michael McInnes, Gintare Forte, Gregory Roscoe, and Tom AcoustiContinue Reading

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