Emerge Film Festival is a non-profit incorporated in the state of Maine in 2014. The Emerge Film Festival brings a diverse selection of Maine-made, national and international films to the L/A area in the categories of documentary, short and feature length films. Emerge helps promote the motion picture arts to local and regional audiences, offers networking opportunities at the Festival’s various events and attracts visitors to the L/A community and the State of Maine.

Best Director
Best Maine Film
Best Documentary
Best Feature
Best Short
Best Emerging Filmmaker (Student)
Best in Festival

1. Your film must be available to be screened during the festival dates, April 26 - 28, 2018.

2. While we would love to be able to grant waivers for all submissions and completely empathize with the often exorbitant costs of filmmaking and promoting your film on the festival circuit, we are a non-profit institution and have to maintain our financial stability as well. Thus, we are committed to keeping submission costs low and affordable to all filmmakers.

3. Our Emerging Filmmaker program is designed to help the next generation filmmakers by offering education and networking opportunities throughout the festival. For this reason, your attendance is encouraged.

4. All submission fees are non-refundable

Overall Rating
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Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Frictive Pictures

    The Emerge Film Festival is one of our favourites. We have been lucky enough to attend twice now and hope to continue this trend in the future. The organizers do an impeccable job of selecting engaging films and garnering participation from the community. We would highly recommend this festival to filmmakers and film fans alike.

    May 2018
  • Ryan Simmons

    I wasn't able to attend, unfortunately, but the communication was great before and after the film. They really seem to be doing it right at this festival! Excited to share future work with them!

    May 2018
  • Mackenzie Bartlett

    My time at Emerge was absolutely delightful, from acceptance to event. The staff were so communicative and willing to answer all of my questions, and the event itself was so lively and engaging. I'm looking forward to coming back to Emerge, be it as a filmmaker or a an excited attendee. Thanks again, for such a thoroughly positive and inspirational weekend!

    May 2018
  • I wasn't able to attend the event but the communication with the festival was very professional and helpful. Long live the Emerge Film Festival!

    April 2018
  • Giovana Olmos

    Great cultural initiative with a professional team behind it! Keep up the great work!

    April 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!