July 2019 MFA e-News

News and updates about all things film in Maine.



JULY 10: MFA Happy Hour and Rooftop Screening: ISLAND ZERO
Maine Film Association has partnered with Bayside Bowl for the July 10 edition of its summertime Rooftop Film Series to bring you ISLAND ZERO, the 2018 horror film by Josh Gerritsen and Mariah Klapatch! Following the screening, we’ll have a Q&A with the filmmakers.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 10, 6:00-10:00 pm
WHERE: Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder Street, Portland
DETAILS: mainefilm.org/island-zero
Free to all and all are welcome! RSVP: via our Facebook event!

JULY 27: Maine Movies on the Prom: STAND BY ME
The Maine Film Association (MFA) and Friends of the Eastern Prom have teamed up to bring a summer series of outdoor film screenings the last Saturday of each month to one of Maine’s most palatial locales: Portland’s Eastern Promenade. Next up, a classic Maine tale: STAND BY ME. Bring your friends, a picnic, and a blanket and join us!

Special thanks to No Umbrella Media for their technical support and to Three Rivers Whitewater for their sponsorship. Rain date: Sunday, July 28.
WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 8:35-10:00 pm
WHERE: Eastern Promenade, Portland
DETAILS: mainefilm.org/stand-by-me

AUGUST 24: Produce It Now: The Essentials to Creative and $ Smart Producing
It’s time to pitch, package, prepare, and budget your project. Go into production. Then, take it all the way to distribution. Are you ready? The MFA Produce It Now Workshop gives you the basic tools to successfully initiate, pitch, budget, shoot, and distribute your commercial, brand content, documentary, and/or short narrative project.
WHEN: Saturday, August 24, 1:00 – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Portland Media Center, 516 Congress Street, Portland
DETAILS: mainefilm.org/produce-now
COST: $20 Students (use discount code MFAstudent); $35
MFA Members; $50 Non-Members. 
REGISTRATION: Register today through Eventbrite!

The MFA has a full slate of educational offerings and social events planned (or in the works) for 2019! Check out the growing calendar at mainefilm.org/events.
Want free or discounted admission to all MFA events and workshops? Become a member today!


Help Us Help You: Send Us Your News, Clips, Stills, Announcements!
The Maine Film Association works to promote Maine filmmakers and filmmaking in Maine, showcasing the great talent that lives and works here. As we grow as an organization, we’re getting more attention and inquiries about our work, our members and their work, and our mission. Help us to promote filmmaking in Maine and your productions by sending us clips and photos from your projects, announcements about your crew/casting calls or screenings, or links to your videos. We’ll post them to our social media channels, website, and e-News and promote your filmmaking. Email us at info@mainefilm.org!


22nd Annual Maine International Film Festival Begins July 12
MIFF kicks off on Friday, July 12, in Waterville, bringing a 100-film program, celebrity guests, forums, and more to Maine. Opening night begins at 6:30 pm, and features the Maine-made film BLOW THE MAN DOWN before screening an array of international films and celebrating the festival with an Opening Night Party. Check out their robust schedule of screenings and events, and get your passes or tickets today at miff.org

MFA Member Spotlight: Friends of the Eastern Promenade
This summer, the Maine Film Association is partnering with the Friends of the Eastern Promenade to bring Maine Movies on the Prom to audiences in Portland the last Saturday of each month. Learn more about this fellow nonprofit organization in our MFA Member Spotlight on Friends of the Eastern Promenade!


July 6: CIFF Summer Preview Party in Rockland
This year, Points North Institute will celebrate 15 editions of the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF), and on July 6, they’re providing a taste of what’s to come this September with the CIFF Summer Preview Party at the Bicknell Building in Rockland. Get your party tickets today and enjoy a cocktail reception, a sneak peek of the 2019 festival films, and CIFF After Dark featuring SINKANE. Details and tickets here.

July 8: WHITE HEAT in Portland
The KinoNoir 16MM Film Series is back at SPACE Gallery in Portland on Monday, July 8, with WHITE HEAT, Raoul Walsh’s action classic starring James Cagney. Learn more and get your tickets at space538.org.

July 10: ISLAND ZERO in Portland
Each summer, Bayside Bowl in Portland provides film buffs with many an opportunity to catch great flicks outside with its Rooftop Film Series. The MFA is proud to partner with Bayside to bring MFA Members Josh Gerritsen and Mariah Klapatch’s 2018 Maine-made horror film ISLAND ZERO to its screen. Maine author Tess Gerritsen wrote the screenplay for this nail-biter: Inhabitants of a fishing island find themselves cut off from the outside world after the ferry suddenly stops coming. When dead bodies turn up along the water’s edge, the survivors must find out who, or what, is killing them. Free to all; more information here.

July 12 – 21: Maine International Film Festival in Waterville
July in Maine means the Maine International Film Festival. The Maine Film Center and its collaborators have prepared another incredible program for the 22nd annual festival that brings films from across the globe to Waterville for 10 days straight. Check out the schedule and get your passes today at miff.org.

July 19 – 24: TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM in Portland
Portland Museum of Art presents five screenings of this 2019 film that “offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist.” More information and tickets here.

July 19 – 25: THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM in Brunswick
“THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.” As part of Frontier Cafe’s documentary offerings, agriculture and film enthusiasts alike can enjoy 10 showings in Brunswick this July. Details and tickets here.


Keep an eye on PBS’ POV For Filmmakers Calendar for many more deadlines, opportunities, and festival submission reminders!


New and Returning MFA Members
Thank you to our members who have joined or renewed their membership since our June e-News:

Robert Cimitile, Josh Gerritsen, Meg Glover, Peter Greeno, Elmer Howard, Mariah Klapatch, James Merkel, and Friends of the Eastern Promenade.

Send Us Your News
Got anything to share? Send us information about your work, articles, events, requests, job openings, or interesting news items to us at info@mainefilm.org, and we’ll be sure to get the word out!