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What ? Premiere of the Maine Short Film Festival..AND THE WINNERS ARE…..
Strand Where ? At The Strand Theater, in Rockland, Me !
Eleventh in December Calendar icon on white backgroundWhen ? Friday night, December 11, 2015 at 5:30pm !

(Rockland)  The jurors have selected the winning 14 films for the Maine Short Film Festival 2016.
The 100-minute program includes subjects close to Mainer’s hearts:  art, environment, horror, social justice, comedy, and organic farming, in all genres including fiction, non-fiction, experimental and animation from many well-known and some new-to-the-scene Maine filmmakers.

The Festival will premiere at the Strand Theater in Rockland on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 5:30 and will feature many of the filmmakers and jurors in a Q&A after the program.  The Festival will tour ten Maine theaters throughout the Winter and Spring of 2016.  See below for schedule

Winning Films and Synopsis:

Bonair  (1:34) by Mauricio Handler –
My So-Called Housing Cooperative #2 (10:54) by Craig Saddlemire –
Heart & Hand (4:26) by Sharyn Paul Brusie and Kevin Brusie –
Alison and NuDay Syria (5:00 by Josh Gerritsen –
The Raw Essence of Carlo Pittore (8:36) by Richard Kane –
Clothes Encounter (2:04) by Mike Perlman –
I Just Don’t Get It – It’s My Russian Soul (7:55) by Walter Ungerer –
Scribe of the Soul (3:51) by Alban Maino and Jimmy Leipold –
Fever (17:40) by Marie Chao and Matthew J. Siegel
Maine Heritage Orchard (17:00) by Huey
Tickle (11:57) by Corey Norman –
Gun Shop (2:42) by Alan Magee.
A Nasty Law (3:20) by Alan Magee
Penobscot River (2:30) by Justin Lewis, Michelle Stauffer and Laura Rose Day.

Click here for a brief description and synopsis of the films.

Links to the theatres
The Strand, Rockland,
Frontier Café, Brunswick,
Reel Pizza, Bar Harbor,
Stonington Opera House, Stonington,
The Alamo, Bucksport,
Denmark Arts Center, Denmark,
Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor,
Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville,
Space Gallery, Portland, 

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Indie Filmmaking and Social change – MFVA and MIFF 2015


Maine Film & Video Association and Maine International Film Festival partnered in a Panel Discussion “Indie Filmmaking and Social Change”
The Global Challenge Speakers (from left to right) : Alban Maino from Portland Maine & France presenting Memory-Lane.Tv, a multi sensory solution program for Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, , Nick Brandestini,a Swiss filmmaker whose latest documentary feature Children of the Arctic screens, Craig Saddlemire, Louise Rosen (Moderator and Jewish Film Festival), Hüseyin Karabey,a Turkish filmmaker whose 2014 release Come To My Voice is getting excellent notice and Claus Drexel (French filmmaker with award film “Au Bord du Monde” about Homeless in Paris. Read our Facebook post on the event
The discussion was about the challenges and opportunities independent filmmakers encounter in telling their stories and us Afficher la suite

Check out the prestigious program of the Maine International Film Festival 2015


MFVA Meeting: “4K NOW 1.0,” or, “A Crash Course on 4K: acquisition, workflow and archiving solutions”

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A Crash Course on 4K: acquisition, workflow and archiving solutions. Guest Speaker Matt Siegel, Commercial branded and Documentary Film Producer and MFVA member.
While this invite is aimed toward film professionals in Maine, the Maine Film and Video Association welcomes anyone to attend our events at the Maine Media Workshops, and get involved with our organization. Register here (free for MFVA members)