July 25, 2024

Maine Filmmaker Showcase

Maine Studio Works

Join The Maine Outdoor Film Festival for a screening of all Maine films from the 2024 MOFF. Many filmmakers will be in attendance and joining for the pre-screening happy hour.

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024
[click here for full MOFF Schedule]
Location: Maine Studio Works, 170 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101
Parking: Free street parking along with the Marginal Way Park & Ride 

5PM: An informal filmmaker networking happy hour will take place from 5 to 6:30, with the bar sponsored by the Maine Film Association. Entry to this is included with the screening ticket
6:15PM: At 6:15 in the breakout room, a panel of 2024 MOFF Filmmakers entitled “HOW’D YOU GET THAT SHOT!?” will ensue. Entry to this is included with the screening ticket.
7:30PM: Film Program begins.

Tickets: $15 adv / $18 day-of (Included In The MOFF Gold Pass)


Other Info:
– Outside water is allowed.
– Re-entry is allowed.
– Thanks to the Maine Film Association for operating the bar. Please bring ID if you would like an alcoholic beverage.
– Following the films there will be a informal Q&A with attending filmmakers.
– email moff@maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com with questions!

Film Program: 

CHASING FREEDOM – 5.78 minutes – by Caitlin Grant – from Maine – Short synopsis: Carol, a woman born with cerebral palsy, decides to take back control of her life by pursuing adventure sports, only to be met with more health challenges, difficult decisions, and opportunities to understand her mental and physical strength.
AN EXTRAORDINARY PLACE – 32.3 minutes – by Tom Bell – from Maine – Short synopsis: For anyone who yearns for a human connection to music, this is the story of a quirky radio station in Maine and its eccentric DJs. The 32-minute documentary showcases the people behind the microphone, taking the audience into the heart of the station and its community-first ethos.
THE COLLECTOR – 15 minutes – by Jim Picariello, Carrie Wachob – from Maine/Washington, MAINE PREMIERE – Short synopsis: Owner of the world’s largest private collection of Oz memorabilia, Willard Carroll is living proof that one story can change the entire trajectory of your life.
SMOOTH FEATHER YOUTH PRESENTS SILENTLY UNITED – 13 minutes – by – from – Short synopsis:
TAKE ME TO THE OCEAN – 16 minutes – by ELENA Mozzhelina – from Maine, NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE – Short synopsis: A story of healing through cold ocean waters of the Maine coast.
BAY OF HERONS – 7 minutes – by Jared James Lank – from Maine – Short synopsis: This short visual essay expresses the pain and complex emotion experienced by Indigenous people witnessing the destruction, theft, and disrespect of their homelands and ecological relatives. It uses Wabanaki mythos, vignettes of Mackworth Island’s wildlife, and an original score to reinterpret the environment through traditional Wabanaki and Western academic knowledge.
COURTS OF BELONGING – 10 minutes – by Santiago Tijerina – from Maine – Short synopsis: East Bayside in Portland, Maine historically has been and continues to be home to many of the city’s new immigrants. Kennedy Park with its futsal (street soccer) court is at the heart of this neighborhood, and “Courts of Belonging” authentically and movingly captures the stories of young immigrant court players.
LONE WOLF ON RAGGED ISLAND – 12.7 minutes – by Josh Povec – from Maine, WORLD PREMIERE – Short synopsis: When a winter storm hits the island on the frontier between the Maine coast and the open ocean there often is just one person on it. Charlie Perakis is on the hunt for stories that are told by animals through their tracks in the fresh blanket of snow.