PORTLAND, Maine – As part of its summer 2021 festival in Portland, The Maine Outdoor Film Festival (MOFF) announces cash prizes for Maine filmmakers: $500 for Best Maine Film and $500 for Best Maine Student Film.
MOFF has three film categories: short (under 12 minutes), short film (12:00 to 39:59), feature (40 minutes and above). The only requirement is that entries must be an outdoor film.
“What qualifies as an outdoor film?” rhetorically asks MOFF director Nick Callanan. “This allows for pretty broad strokes: any project that centers on outdoor adventure, recreation, or conservation — is certainly in consideration. It could also apply to films created mostly outside, but the further the film deviates from themes related to outdoor sports or the natural world, the harder it is to be considered as… the best!”
Best Maine Student Film – Filmmaker Requirements
Best Maine Film – Filmmaker Requirements
MOFF has awarded over $5,000 to Maine filmmakers since 2017. MOFF’s final submission deadline is June 1. Accepted films will be announced on June 26, 2021. Award winners will be announced during the festival. MOFF 2021 Portland takes place from July 29 – August 8 on the Eastern Promenade and online via MOFF’s virtual platform.
For more info on submitting a film, visit maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com/submit
For more information on the whole festival experience, visit vimeo.com/MOFF
All MOFF events will follow the letter and spirit of all prevailing Maine CDC guidelines.
About the Maine Outdoor Film Festival (MOFF): An international festival of adventure, conservation, and the arts in Portland, Maine from July 29 to August 8, 2021. Over a thousand pass holders, filmmakers, panelists, athletes, brands, and onlookers converge for MOFF’s multi-day film festival in Maine’s most vibrant city.
For More Information About the Festival or Sponsorships
Nick Callanan, Festival Director