cropped-MFVA-Square-Logo-Large1.jpgThe Maine Film & Video Association is a trade association made up of an active group of production companies, film and video professionals, TV stations, students, actors, musicians, writers, crew members, and others who are interested in working together to create better business opportunities and educational and networking opportunities for the people working in this industry in Maine.

Thank you for supporting us. Your membership helps support our efforts to maintain this website and produce the meetings that we put on over the course of the year. Your membership entitles you to free admission to most MFVA events or a nominal but reduced fee for special events. Check the website periodically for other special benefits which we negotiate with other vendors from time to time.

Maine Media-Professional Survey

The Maine Film and Video Association, in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Film Office, are undertaking a survey of Maine media professionals. This is being done to better understand the needs and issues of the sector and to inform decisions being made by MFVA, MAC and MFO is service to the field.
This survey is for those working in the Maine media sector; which includes projects related to film, video, television, animation and other moving-image-media arts. In this survey the term 'Media professional' will refer to anyone in this broad sector.

Information in this survey is confidential and will only be shared in an aggregated form to provide an overview of the sector. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

And the winners are…..

The Maine Film & Video Association today announced the premiere of the Maine Short Film Festival 2017 that will tour twelve Maine theaters through May 2017. 

The premiere event will take place at The Strand Theatre in Rockland on Friday night, December 9, 2016 at 5:30pm and will feature many of the filmmakers and their cast and crews in a Q&A. 

The 90-minute program celebrates Maine, its land, its people, and its creative soul, highlighting:  Maine artists, fisherman, boat builders, wilderness guides, transgender people, and youth in all film genres from many well-known and some new-to-the-scene Maine filmmakers. 


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

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

Occasionally   by Dawn Nye Katrazyna Randall

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, Northeast Historic Film, VITEC, Rule Boston Camera, Hunt’s Photo & Video, L/A Arts and High Output.




CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL happened from September 15 – 18, 2016

Founded in 2005, and recognized as one of the top 12 documentary film festivals in the world, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) brings the finest non-fiction cinema to the rugged coast of Maine, showcasing over 80 documentary feature and short films from around the globe each Fall. Explore the 2016 program and register for 2017!



Film Workshop Poster

Award-winning Director of Photography Matthew J. Siegel lead this intermediate level camera and lighting workshop and demonstration. The session focused on tips for lighting and composing Faces & Spaces, and explore camera techniques and settings that help filmmakers capture dynamic and captivating images.

This workshop was free for all MFVA Members. Click here for more information and pics of the event

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MFVA Lightning Master Class : The MVFA/Emerge Festival 2016  Master Class with Lighting Director Pat Grosswendt  Workshop Day Session: The Master Class will delve into the latest in LED lighting technology and techniques.  Using a shooting scenario with camera, monitor and talent, Grosswendt will work backwards to demonstrate five-point, three-point, two point and one-point lighting techniques for a complete understanding of the art of lighting. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

FeverBTS-85The MVFA/SMCC Winter 2016 Cine Master Class with Matt Siegel? 
This One-Hour Film School The Pre Production (Intensive Workshop with Matt Siegel, head of production at Imageworks-LA plus guest agency producer) will be available on our web site as a webinar soon for MFVA Members


At MECA’s Osher Hall the MFVA hosted the MAINE PREMIERE of the primetime episodic drama for National PBS, MERCY STREET. Co-creator and Executive Producer Lisa Quijano Wolfinger of Lone Wolf Media in South Portland, presented and participated in a Q&A after the screening.
mercystrLisa collaborated with co-creator David Zabel, (showrunner/writer for NBC’s ER) and Executive Producers David Zuker (The Good Wife) and Ridley Scott (Gladiator and Thelma & Louise).
It will surely be of interest to hear about Lisa’s collaboration with some of the industry’s very top producers and writers.

Capitalizing on the enormous success of Downton Abbey, MERCY STREET is PBS’ first foray into original drama. Click here for more info on the past event