Maine Short Film Festival

Maine Short Film Festival


April 7, 2017 - 7:00 pm


April 7, 2017 - 9:00 pm


Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor   View map






The Maine Film & Video Association present the Maine Short Film Festival 2017, to tour twelve Maine theaters through May 2017.

The 90-minute program celebrates Maine, its land, its people, its creative soul highlighting: Maine artists, fisherman, boat builders, Maine guides, transgenders, youth, and original screenplays in all genres: documentary, fiction, experimental, animation, comedy and horror. This third year of the Maine Short Film Festival brought in over 50 submissions from Maine filmmakers. The winning films are:


Guided by Bridget Besaw

Outrunning Parkinsons by Peter Logue

Long Haul by Chloe White

Bird Carver by Madeleine Cohen

Bringing Boats to Life by Steve Stone

Trans Circus by Meghan Vigeant

Occasionally  by Dawn Nye and Katrazyna Randall

Silence by Corey Norman

To The Salton Sea by Art Bell

This Time it’s Shopping by Jim Picariello

The First Kiss by Daniel Kayamba

Oak Street Mural by Alexis Iammarino and Scott Sell

Mud and Run by Daniel Quintanilla

Curiously by Walter Ungerer


For more information on each of the winning films, go to:

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The winning films were chosen by the jurors:

Louise Rosen, lead juror and consulting director of L/A Arts;

Ben Fowlie, founder and director of the Camden International Film Festival; and

Daniel Kany, art and film critic of the Portland Press Herald.


Festival director and chair of the Maine Film & Video Association, Richard Kane, said: “Creativity is alive and well in the Maine filmmaking community as evidenced by this exciting group of new films. Don’t miss it.”


The program will be touring Maine theaters including:


Strand Theatre, Rockland, December 9, 5:30pm

Stearns High School, Millinocket, December 10, 6pm

Space Gallery, Portland, TBA

Reel Pizza, Bar Harbor, January 12

Frontier Café, Brunswick, January 27, 7pm

Emery Arts Center, Farmington, February 2, 7pm

Freeport Community Library, Freeport, February 22, 7:30pm

Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor, April 7, 7pm

River City Cinema, Bangor, May 5, 5:30 and 8pm

The Alamo, Bucksport, May 11, 7pm

Stonington Opera House, May 20, 7pm

Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston, May 21


Sponsors of the event include:

Maine Arts Commission, Lee Auto Malls, Maine Media Workshops, Maine Film & Video Association, University of Southern Maine, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine Film Office, WERU Community Radio, L/A Arts, Northeast Historic Film, VITEC, Rule Boston Camera, Hunt’s Photo & Video, and High Output.


Contact information for the filmmakers and links to each of the films are available.

Please contact:


MFVA Board of Directors

Richard Kane, Chair and Festival Producer






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The mission of Schoodic Arts for All is to coalesce various artists and community members in an arts center providing year-round cultural events and activities that hold value for residents of our community. To integrate various organizations in our community in order to explore and preserve our cultural heritage. To encourage participants of all ages to express themselves creatively and gain a lifelong appreciation for the arts and creative spirit. To celebrate creativity through a wide range of cultural workshops, events and performances.


Hammond Hall
427 Main Street / P.O. Box 174
Winter Harbor, ME 04693
Tel: (207) 963-2569