Sailing Cita

2021 MOFF Official Selection

About This Project


Anna Wilder Burns

Total Running Time:


Filming Location:

Portland, Maine

Filmmaker Origin:

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.

This film to be screened:

8/7/21 – The Sheepscot Program

Filmmaker Bio:

Anna Wilder Burns is an award winning filmmaker and photographer, focused on impactful stories of athletes, adventurers, and activists. With a background in Journalism and as a Division 1 athlete, Anna combines her passions for the outdoors and athletics to tell stories spanning the conservation, adventure, and sports spaces that inspire change.

Three thoughts from the filmmaker:

This film was a challenge because the majority of it took place on board of Cita, a pretty small boat! Creating interesting angle and shots to keep it visually interesting was a really fun challenge and pushed me as a filmmaker. The best part was being able to enjoy Casco Bay while also making a film!

8/7 Eastern Promenade, Friends and Family Program