Lights, camera, action! The Maine Outdoor Film Festival is set to take place again this year from July 28th until August 14th across multiple Portland locations including the Eastern Promenade, Après, and Gulf of Maine Research Institute!
Dating back to 2012 and originating in The Forks, Maine, The Maine Outdoor Film Festival is an international festival of adventure, conservation and the arts where both filmmakers and attendees can enjoy over 60 films, panel discussions, filmmaker and VIP networking events, Portland’s robust beer and foodie scene, and a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities. Originally a tour throughout 16 towns in nine counties, 2020 was the first year that this multi-day flagship event was held in Portland even despite the pandemic.
This year’s category entries include Feature (40 minutes or more), Short Feature (12 minutes to 40 minutes) and Short (up to 12 minutes), and as per the requirements, all entries must be an outdoor film. According to MOFF founder and director, Nick Callanan, an outdoor film can qualify as, “any project that centers on outdoor adventure, recreation, or conservation.”
Awards will be given out for the Best Maine Film, Best Maine Student Film, Best Film From Away, Emerging Filmmaker, Inspiration Award, Conservation Award, Best Feature, Best Short Feature, and Best Short. Every award comes with a fancy certificate and a prize from one of the sponsors. View the full list of featured 2022 films here.
Tickets and passes are available here. The Gold Pass will include, tickets to all ELEVEN MOFF 2022 Portland screenings in Portland from July 28th to August 14th, over 19 hours of outdoor adventure and conservation films, screenings of several Maine, USA, or World premieres, cost savings on a per-ticket price, and dedicated line for passholders to speed up entry.
Films generally begin at 8PM and last until 10PM. All screening dates are subject to weather and forces beyond control and all screenings will follow the letter and spirit of prevailing safety guidelines.