Outdoor Film: 2022 Winter Film Challenge

2022 Outdoor Film Series
at Urban Farm Fermentory
>> Thursday, July 14
>> Thursday, Aug. 18
>> Thursday, Sept. 22
Aug. & Sept. program details coming soon!

This series made possible
thanks to the generosity of:

The Maine Film Association proudly presents the
2022 MFA Winter Film Challenge: The Summer Chill Edition
on Friday, July 15!
Thanks to the generosity of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival and Urban Farm Fermentory, everyone can join us for this outdoor screening of the complete 2022 Challenge program. Come early to enjoy libations and (re)connect with community members!

WHAT: 2022 MFA Winter Film Challenge: The Summer Chill Edition
WHEN: Friday, July 15, 2022 ∙ 7:30 pm doors ∙ 8:30 pm films
WHERE: Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101

Don’t forget to bring your camp chair and mask!
 By donation – $5 suggested donation // MFA Members are welcome to attend for free!
FOOD/BEVERAGE: BYO snacks/dinner. No outside beverages except water, please. Urban Farm Fermentory will be selling their delicious cider, kombucha, mead, jun, and beer.
PARKING: Plenty of parking on the street, and there is a parking lot immediately after the amphitheater on the left.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Please note that this event will follow the letter and the spirit of prevailing safety guidelines, including crowd limits, physical distancing, and face mask recommendations.

In February 2022, teams of filmmakers from across Maine braved the winter chill to write, shoot, and edit original short films in only 72 hours. Assigned a requisite prop (playing cards), line of dialogue (“It’s not what it looks like”), and genre, the teams tackled this creative challenge to produce 20 unique visual stories.

Films include:

Love Is A Dog
A lonely woman stalks an Instagram influencer, but who really is the object of her desire?
Winner of Best Film, Best Direction, and Best Acting
A brother and sister’s quiet trip quickly turns sinister all because of a simple game.
Winner of Fan Favorite and Best Use of Line of Dialogue
Laurel Ave
In this dreamy tale, a woman questions truth, friendship and fidelity.
Winner of Best Cinematography
High Stakes
A robbery goes horribly wrong for a group of criminals, and now their lives and freedom hang in the balance.
Winner of Best Editing
In a viral video competition, a group of parents battle it out to see whose child will be the next “TalkTok” star.
Winner of Best Writing
Queen of Hearts
Follow one man’s journey to collect a full deck of cards, but on the way he discovers romance as well.
Winner of Best Music and Best Use of Prop
Cinema Absentia
In her latest creative endeavour, an eccentric artist questions why movies need to be heard or even seen to be appreciated.
Rose and Maisie Go On A Hike
Rose and Maisie head into nature in search of a viral moment, and discover new depths in their relationship.
The Seventh Showing
A new-to-the-job realtor prepares for a house showing.
Unpaid Interns and the Goblin’s Curse
Two butting-heads interns must work together to battle goblins and other unnatural forces.
Road Trip
A family learns to connect and communicate with one another while on a ski trip. 
The Queen of Hearts
Set in the 1940s, a young women defies societal expectations by proclaiming her truth and love.
I Love Chicken
Detective Richard Ruff is on the case for a missing chicken, but is this job too delicious to handle?
Telenova Tales
In this classic melodramatic romp, a love triangle turns violent when true love is professed. 
The Fae
A party gets some unexpected guests who seem out of this world.
Foul Play
After a disastrous failure, a hired gun must prove her loyalty with her next mark.
The Snack Club unites to enjoy a sweet caper, but something important is missing…
Four Card Draw
A routine tarot card reading becomes ominous when the customer knows more about the past than she should.
Road to the ERA
In a future time, an estranged mother and adult daughter confront their conflicts as they drive to a rally to celebrate enactment of the ERA in Maine.