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The Maine Film Association (MFA) advances the art, craft, and business of filmmaking in Maine. Our vision is to make Maine a great place to live and work as a filmmaker.

We’re a trade organization made up of an active group of production companies, film and video professionals, TV stations, students, actors, musicians, writers, crew members, and others interested in advancing the film industry in Maine. If you envision the same future for the film industry in Maine, join as a member today!

 


UPCOMING MFA EVENTS

Making It in Maine Parts II & III at Emerge Film Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 1-5pm
Rinck Advertising, 113 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME

Join the Maine Film Association at the 2018 Emerge Film Festival to learn from Maine film professionals during two dynamic panel discussions. Filmmakers will share their work along with lessons learned, best practices, and some of the “do’s and don’t’s” unique to filming in Maine.

Making It in Maine, Part II: Tips & Tricks of Low Budget Filmmaking – From Script to Screen
A filmmaker panel exploring the realities of bringing a script into production, including funding options, distribution, and the special challenges of making it happen in Maine.
Moderated by Mariah Klapatch, director/producer, “Island Zero;Reckless Fancies podcast
Featured filmmakers:
Anna Gravel, actor/director
Derek Kimball, Last House Productions
Nicolle Littrell, documentary filmmaker, Woman in the Moon Films
Corey Norman, writer/director/producer
Tonya Shevenell, filmmaker, “The Road Home

Making It in Maine, Part III: Setting Up Shop – Balancing Creativity and Making a Living
A filmmaker panel addressing the challenges of being a creative artist, a film professional, and running a successful small business in Maine.
Moderated by Manette Pottle, Compass Light Productions
Featured filmmakers:
Lindsay Heald, Knack Factory
CJ Lampman, P3 executive producer
Morgan Myer, P3 parter/director/editor
Ben Severance, Timber + Frame founder/director/editor
Jen Smith, The Story Board
Alex Steed, Knack Factory
David Wright, Expedition Camera documentary producer/photographer

Event Agenda:
1 pm: Making It in Maine, Part II: Tips & Tricks of Low Budget Filmmaking – From Script to Screen
2:30 pm: Networking Hour with VFX & Green Screen Demo with Geoff Leighton
3:30 pm: Making It in Maine, Part III: Setting Up Shop – Balancing Creativity and Making a Living

Admission: FREE to MFA Members and those with a valid student ID. All other attendees must possess a pass to the Emerge Film Festival to attend the Making It in Maine panel discussions.
RSVPS for this portion of the Festival are appreciated! Help us plan ahead by letting us know you’ll attend the Making It in Maine panels HERE.

Thank you to our Marquis Business Member for their generous support!

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