MAINE FILM NEWS
TV5MONDE & CIFF Launch Maine Heritage Film Grant
On October 5, the Camden International Film Festival, in partnership with TV5 MONDE, announced its new Maine Heritage Film Grant. The new fund will provide a $15,000 grant to support production of a documentary short film that must be filmed in Maine. The grant awardee will premiere their at the 2021 Camden International Film Festival.
The application window opens in November– learn more and get your application ready!
Maine Student Film Crew Provides Monthly Workshops
The Maine Film Center and Mid-Maine Technical Center have launched the Maine Student Film Crew, a series of monthly workshops for students in 7th-12th grades. The monthly workshops bring the core educational offerings of the Maine Student Film and Video Conference to students throughout the year. Learn more about the Crew and join at mainestudentfilm.org.
UPCOMING FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
Oct. 9-10: Maine Student Film Festival (virtual)
The Maine Student Film Festival is dedicated to the celebration and proliferation of student film and cinema. In its third year, it receives thousands of submissions from high school and college students from 50+ countries. This year, it’s virtual! Stream films at mainestudentfilmfestival.org.
Oct. 11: I AM GRETA in Rockport
The penultimate night of the Camden International Film Festival brings I AM GRETA to the Shotwell Drive-In in Rockport. “The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman.” Learn more, and get your tickets (or stream it virtually) here.
Oct. 14: PURPLE MOUNTAINS in Freeport
Maine Beer Company will host an outdoor seated screening of Jeremy Jones’ & Teton Gravity Research’s film PURPLE MOUNTAINS, presented by Protect Our Winters. Learn more and get your tickets here.
Oct. 16: Maine Outdoor Film Festival in Freeport
The Maine Outdoor Film Festival with screen 10 short films outdoors in L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park on Friday, October 16. Celebrate the outdoors and outdoor films in this beautiful venue. The program includes MOFF Best Short “Recycled to Ride” and MOFF Best Short Feature “The Long River Home.” Learn more and get your tickets here.
Oct. 18: IN MY SKIN and “Women in Windows” (virtual)
The Maine Film Center will host another edition of its Cinema in Conversation series, this time to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Stream the two films through Railroad Square Cinema, and then join the virtual discussion with filmmakers Anna-Sophia Richards and Astrid Schäfer (director, producer, IN MY SKIN), and Patrisha McLean (founder/president of Finding Our Voices; producer, “Women in Windows”) on October 18 at 2:00 pm. Learn more and register at railroadsquarecinema.com
Virtual Screenings: Curated Collections
Maine movie houses continue to present virtual screenings of awesome documentaries, indie films, and fan favorites. Be sure to check out the selections curated by local establishments, and get renting today to support these great arts organizations:
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DEADLINES & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES!
- Portland Artist Relief Fund— Applications now open!
- OCTOBER 13: Film Independent Spirit Awards Early Deadline
- JANUARY 31: TV5MONDE Maine Heritage Film Grant
- The International Documentary Association has a robust Grants Directory–get searching! Catapult Film Fund for documentary filmmakers
- The Ford Foundation’s JustFilms for artist-driven film and new media storytelling projects that explore aspects of inequality, as well as the organizations and networks that support these projects.
- Sundance Documentary Fund… for documentary film.
- Check out the NewEnglandFilm.com Classifieds page for job postings!
- 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 September e-News:
Little Zoo Studio, Phil Cormier, David Pierson, and Julie Scala.
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