August 7, 2021


on the Eastern Promenade, Portland, Maine

Join MOFF and presenting Black Bear Energy for a two hour program of outdoor adventure and conservation short films under the stars on the Eastern Promenade.

Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Watch Virtual: Click Here For Virtual Viewing Link. (or consider the virtual pass)
Doors: 6:30 pm
Show Time: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15 adv / $18 day-of (included in the MOFF Gold Pass)

Location: Outdoors on the Eastern Promenade, on the grass near the tennis courts at the end of Montreal St.
Program Notes: The film program will last about two hours, including a 10-minute intermission. Please bring your own camp chair, blanket and refreshments. There is plenty of free parking on the street. The Eastern Promenade is a popular spot for Food Trucks. Film program is subject to change. This event will adhere to any prevailing state guidelines for public safety in light of COVID-19..
Rain Date: Monday, August 9 or Tuesday, August 10
Unable to make it in person?: This program is also available on MOFF’s Virtual Platform.
After-party: After the screening, join filmmakers, other MOFF attendees and Baxter Brewing at Après for an opportunity to discuss the night’s films, network with filmmakers and enjoy Portland’s friendliest swanky cider + seltzer bar. 10:30 midnight at Après – 148 Anderson St in Portland!


Scheduled Program:
RAISED ON RAINBOWS – 8.9 minutes – by Matt Coddaire – from Gunnison River, Colorado – Having kids and still pursuing a passion for fly fishing can be a challenge. For this Colorado couple though, sharing the sport with their children has brought new depth, patience, and an even stronger desire to preserve the rivers they love for generations to come.

THE PATH LESS PAVED – 9 minutes – by Colin Jones – from Canada – Cyclers frequently grapple with the concept of limits. Road cyclists yearn for greater backcountry freedom beyond the pavement. Mountain bikers love the thrill of the descent, but also ponder how many more mountains they could reach in a single day. Different bikes suit different needs, but what if there was one bike to journey anywhere?

APPROACH – 14.1 minutes – by Eric Merideth – from Massachusetts – Friends of Seneca is a non-profit organization which coordinates trail maintenance projects around the climbing area at Seneca Rocks, WV. This film focuses on the organization while raising awareness about the environmental impact that climbers have on outdoor climbing destinations and how the climbing community pulls together to protect these fragile environments.

SAILING CITA – 8 minutes – by Anna Wilder Burns – from Portland, Maine – SAILING CITA tells the adventurous story of Maine sailors Lauren Topchik and Teagan Tanner as they attempt to sail around the world. This film delves into what it takes (mentally & physically) to prepare for a worldwide sailing voyage.

AGUILUCHO: DANCE OF THE HARPY EAGLE – 21.85 minutes – by Daniel Byers – from United States – In the Darién Gap rainforest, loggers and cattle ranchers pose a threat to indigenous communities’ way of life. When a rare Harpy Eagle nest is discovered, the Emberá tribe of Playa Muerto find an unlikely ally. By protecting the Eagle’s habitat, they can benefit from the ecotourism she attracts and reconnect with their traditional heritage.

SEASONS OF LOVE – 4 minutes – by Steve Underwood – from Maine


THE SEA FARMERS – 9.13 minutes – by Nathan Golon, Emilie Silvestri – from Maine – All Amanda did was give Emily one floating line of rope in the ocean, but that action sparked a livelihood. Amanda’s small gesture of kindness allowed Emily to imagine a life on the water she hadn’t considered before: as an oyster farmer.

MAINE: BLUE HOUR ON THE MIDCOAST – 2.85 minutes – by Bob Krist – from Boothbay Harbor, Maine – A look at the beauty of midcoast Maine in those special moments right before sunrise, and right after sunset.

FREE AS CAN BE – 31 minutes – by Samuel Crossley – from CA – When a young climber infatuated with climbing history meets an old legend, he commits to helping him accomplish his lifelong goal of free climbing El Capitan.

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