Bug Light Park, South Portland, Maine,
Saturday August 29, 2015
Outdoor Films, Shown Outdoors at Bug Light Park, South Portland, The Maine Outdoor Film Festival
What could be better than getting outside on a Saturday in late August on the coast of Maine, and snuggling up under a blanket to watch some inspiring, exciting outdoor adventure movies?!
Schedule of Events:
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
- Puppy Pen Petting Area by The Pixel Fund
- Facepainting fun!
- Bike Repairs and Demos by Portland Gear Hub
- Yoga Session on the lawn by Portland Power Yoga—Bring a yoga mat!
- Food Trucks!
- Vending from these Maine Outdoor nonprofits and businesses:
- Oakhurst Dairy
- Teens To Trails
- The L.L.Bean Freeport Store Bootmobile
- Black Point Surf Shop
- Maine Surfers Union
- The Pixel Fund
- Portland Gear Hub
- Portland Power Yoga
- Three Rivers Whitewater Rafting
- Maine Huts & Trails
- Maine Outdoor Film Festival
- Maine Audubon
- Great Maine Outdoor Weekend
- Portland Paddle
At Dark (about 8:30)
Films of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival begin. 90 minutes of Family Friendly Outdoor shorts, including several finalists of the Broke and Stoked Video Contest!
Bring a chair or a blanket, and enjoy the show!
DRIFTING CLOUD – 7 minutes – Yuta Sukegawa – Japan – A lost cloud wanders the sky making new friendships, experiencing heartbreak and soaking in the wonders of life.
A MINUTE OF MAINE PADDLING PUSHNEER POND – 1 minutes – Karl Youngs – Millinocket – Maine’s beauty can be found around every corner. You just have to take a minute to look. This series of one minute films explores the wonder and diversity of Maine. Take a minute and enjoy then do your own exploring!
SNAPSHOT OF A SKATEPARK – 4 minutes – Tim Ouillette – Portland – Snapshot of of a Skatepark is a film that does just that. It captures the essence of community, freedom, and movement that can be found at any skatepark in any town, any state, in any country. Snapshot of a skatepark melds documentary style interviews with cinematic actions shots. If you have ever wondered what the allure of skateboarding is, look no further.
THE HUNT FOR AQUATIC INVADERS – 9 minutes – Stephen Underwood – Maine – Set upon the backdrop of Maine’s mighty Moosehead Lake, “The Hunt for Aquatic Invaders” takes the viewer on a very different kind of outdoor adventure, one that not only speaks to the urgency of the task of preventing the spread of aquatic invaders in Maine, but also provides guidance and inspiration as it explores the vital role that volunteers can play in local and statewide early detection efforts.
MINUTE OF MAINE – THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT – 1 minutes – Karl Youngs – Millinocket – Maine’s beauty can be found around every corner. You just have to take a minute to look. This series of one minute films explores the wonder and diversity of Maine. Take a minute and enjoy then do your own exploring!
CHAOS THEORY: POINT OF DIVERGENCE – 4 minutes – Mike McKay – Ottawa ON – Point of Divergence is part 3 of the 3 part series Chaos Theory: It is a long and reflective journey for the paddler. He takes to the sky, to the streets of the. far off city; the faces around him oblivious to his purpose. The river, a destination at once known and unknown to him, reveals itself and a blank canvas is given life. He closes his eyes (the silence within) and the path out of chaos is clear.
WHITE GOLD FOOTHILLS – 3 minutes – Nathan Woodsum – Auburn
MY 52 WEEKENDS IN CHILE – 5 minutes – Pier Paolo Colonnello / Eugenio Krumenaker – Chile – Pier Paolo is so busy working on his start-up that during 2014 he decides not to have vacations, but to enjoy the 52 weekends of the year as vacations. Traveling all around Chile doing the activities and sport that he likes the most.
NATURE-RX, PART 2 – 2 minutes – Justin Bogardus – Colorado – Nature and humanity have a terrible marketing problem. Polar bears, hurricanes, and ice caps are not waking people up fast enough. It’s too impersonal and too easy to ignore. Here comes PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH, a hilarious, unflinching, timely look at what a person really needs to save themselves, each other, and our planet. Set in the perfect post-modern capsule – a drug commercial, PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH reminds us that those who spend time in Nature are not only statistically more happy, relaxed, free, and joyful, but also importantly more likely to make sound environmental decisions. PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH is a small film with a big message. We believe everyone should see this film – to benefit from Nature and to enjoy the wild outdoors!
TOO HOT, TOO COLD. – 3 minutes – Ross Knowlton – Millinocket
MINUTE OF MAINE: ROCKLAND HARBOR – 1 minutes – Karl Youngs – Millinocket – Maine’s beauty can be found around every corner. You just have to take a minute to look. This series of one minute films explores the wonder and diversity of Maine. Take a minute and enjoy then do your own exploring!
THROUGH THE ARTIST’S EYES – 4 minutes – Charles (Stan) Grunder – Kennebunk –
WINDY OASIS – 3 minutes – Bernardo Negri – Brazil – To find an Oasis, one must cross a desert. With a lot of wind, sand and sun, this movie is about the importance of overcoming challenges for those who want to live their dream.
UNRIDEABLES: ALASKA RANGE – 46 minutes – Derek Westerlund – California – Barely a decade old, speedriding is a high-speed, high stakes mountain sport that fuses elements of skiing and parachute flight. This hybrid approach to the alpine gives its intrepid practitioners access to terrain that would otherwise be inaccessible. In The Unrideables: Alaska Range, one of the foremost experts on human flight, Jon DeVore, sets out with a team of elite aerial athletes to evolve the sport in North America’s most remote and demanding mountain environment.
Also huge thanks to the South Portland Parks and Recreation Department.
Rain date 8/29/15
DOGS ARE WELCOME BUT MUST BE ON LEASH. Thanks!
Please visit the MOFF sponsors’ facebook pages and tell them thanks for helping to put on the show!
Three Rivers Whitewater
No Umbrella Media
Abbie McGilvery Social Media Strategist
Maine Whitewater Championships
Evo Rock and Fitness