Join The Maine Outdoor Film Festival at Toad & Co. in East Bayside to celebrate International Women’s Day with a two hour program of women-driven* outdoor adventure and conservation short films. It’s our 2nd Annual WOMEN IN THE WILD.
Date: Friday, March 8 (International Women’s Day)
Venue Name: Toad & Co, East Bayside, Portland, ME
Street Address: 31 Diamond St B, Portland, ME 04101
Time: Doors at 6:00PM, films begin at 7PM, end approximately 9PM
Tickets: $15 Advance / $18 at the Door
Group Sales: Available on Eventbrite
Nonprofit Partner: The Maine chapter of the Pink Boots Society – who aims to assist, inspire and encourage women and nonbinary individuals in the fermented/alcoholic beverage industry to advance their careers through education – will be offering beer samples with any donations going directly toward their mission. Please read about the Pink Boots Society expected behavior at events.
Screening Sponsor and Host: Toad&Co, committed to designing clothes that make you feel good, inside and out. The Toad&Co Portland location features our pre-loved program, ToadAgain as well as a curated selection of vintage apparel, locally made goods, and sustainable clothing from our 2024 spring collection.
Festival Sponsor: The 2023 Maine Outdoor Film Festival is presented by ReVision Energy
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#MOCRAZYSTRONG – 18 minutes – by Jamie MoCrazy, Mark Locki – from Utah – Short synopsis: Professional skier Jamie MoCrazy suffered a serious traumatic brain injury following an accident at World Tour Finals 2015, but following years of rehab, her miraculous recovery helped revolutionize TBI treatment and charted her on a course to help others with TBI challenges. #MoCrazyStrong tells the important story of family involvement, losing and regaining your identity and working through the challenges that traumatic brain injuries present on the path to recovery.
IF THE ISLAND COULD TALK – 29 minutes – by Katie Fisher – from New York – Short synopsis: A mile off the coast of Boston Harbor in Massachusetts lies a tiny island coined Peddocks, home to a tight-knit, working-class community that is a relic of a century-old Portuguese fishing village, maintaining and passing down their humble cottages since the 1800s. Now, the state has claimed the island for parkland, and the current generation is the last to own their beloved summer escape. The film takes a look at the islanders’ efforts to preserve its traditions and ruminate its history.
CHICAS AL AGUA – 17.99 minutes – by Liz McGregor – from Maine – Short synopsis: You can count the number of female paddlers in Futaleufu, Chile on one hand… and they want to change that. After many riverside matés and floating conversations, the idea to create a kayak course for local teenage girls was hatched. Thanks to a committed group of women from around the globe, what started as a dream is now an inspirational contribution to the local community.
ELEVATED – 15 minutes – by Palmer Morse – from California – Short synopsis: Effective communication is a challenge every climber faces. It’s a sport that requires intense focus, dedication, and overcoming fear. For Deaf climber Sonya Wilson, communication and community is of vital importance. Elevated is a non-verbal film sharing Sonya’s experience as a Deaf woman and outdoor advocate working to bridge the gap between the Deaf community and the outdoor industry, one crag at a time.
ADAPTIVE ADVENTURE – 14 minutes – by Meg White – from United Kingdom – Short synopsis: While navigating her way through an arduous journey with lupus, Kate Appleby continually engages and wholeheartedly immerses herself in outdoor adventures. Spreading awareness of hidden illnesses, Kate has become a powerfully inspiring woman among those in the outdoor community. This documentary examines the psychological and physical benefits yielded through thoughtful and respectful engagement with one’s environment and explores the human connection to nature.
WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR GOAT – 5.66 minutes – by Jack Lewis Elder – from Colorado – Short synopsis: Nico is a woman in her late 20s who lives in her sprinter van with 2 goats, 3 chickens and a dog. In this quirky 6 minute film you’ll spend a day with Nico goat-packing a raft up to a high mountain lake. We take a dive into her lifestyle, the goats’ personalities, and Nico’s deeper mission to use her unique lifestyle for sustainability education.
LOVE – 14.68 minutes – by Tara Reynvaan Kerzhner – from Colorado – Short synopsis: After a miscarriage and a historic ascent of the famous sport climb Dreamcatcher, Paige Claassen follows her own path as a professional athlete training through pregnancy, finding new meaning in strength and identity through the early days of motherhood.