Making It in Maine: Tips, Tricks, Trials, and Tribulations from Maine’s Next-Gen Filmmakers

Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 1-5pm
Portland Media Center, 516 Congress Street, Portland

Join the MFA and some of Maine’s most celebrated Next-Gen filmmakers for a unique opportunity to pick up production tips and advice from professional writers, directors, and producers.

As a filmmaker, you will gain invaluable insights from the first-hand, in-the-field movie-making experience of industry professionals. Working in a variety of genres, including feature film, feature documentary, short film, short documentary and commercials, this dynamic panel of film professionals will share their work along with  lessons learned, best practices, and some of the “do’s and don’t’s” unique to filming in Maine.

The filmmaker panel will be followed by a moderated Q&A and MFA networking opportunity.

Scheduled Filmmakers (subject to change, based on availability):
Feature Film:                 Mariah Klapatch, director/producer, Josh Gerritsen, director, Sean Mewshaw, writer/director
Short Film/Horror:       Corey Norman, writer/director/producer
Short Documentary:      Sam Brosnan, writer/director/editor
Moderated by Eric Mofford, and hosted by Tom Handel, co-chair of the Maine Film Association and executive director of the Portland Media Center

Price: $5 students, $10 MFA Members*, $15 nonmembers
Registration includes two drink tickets (beer/wine/non-alcoholic beverages) during our networking happy hour!
Join the Maine Film Association today for free or discounted admission to all MFA workshops and events, and many additional perks.

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