The Maine Outdoor Film Festival (MOFF) is an international film festival featuring outdoor adventure and conservation films - documentary, narrative, and beyond - which relate to topics and experiences surrounding the beauty, vastness, interactivity and volatility of our planet; and how its power influences human experience.

MOFF’s flagship festival is a multi-day event held in Portland, Maine each summer, featuring a variety of outdoor screenings, indoor screenings, panel discussions, and networking opportunities for the outdoor, and filmmaking communities. Group volunteering events, outdoor gear sales, dance parties, youth-focused programming, group paddles/bikes/runs are examples of other activities occurring during the festival.
After the Portland flagship festival, MOFF produces a late-summer tour (called MOFF Selects) of northeast venues, connecting community and the outdoors through film.

An unwavering focus on top-notch storytelling and its profound potential to strengthen communities and relationships to the natural world.
The opportunity to celebrate and to think, to inspire and be inspired, to educate and to learn, to dance and to be still.
The festival is proud to elevate Maine-made and Maine-themed films, while also connecting our audience with films from across the world. Last year’s festival featured films from 13 countries, 21 states, including 20 from Maine.
MOFF invites and encourages work from new, emerging, and veteran filmmakers working in short and feature length.

The flagship festival takes place in late July in Portland, Maine's cultural and culinary capital. Two hours from Boston and with major air, train, and ground transportation hubs; Portland is also ideally located as a base camp for the outdoor adventurer: as the central city of Maine’s Casco Bay, the area is home to hundreds of miles of walking, running and biking trails; over a dozen state parks are within a 60-minute drive (beaches, mountain biking, birding, hiking); paddling and rock climbing in The White Mountains are less than two hours away, with Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park just a bit further.
The city is also well-known for its wide array of lodging options and world-class food, beer and art.

Best Feature (50 minutes or longer)
Best Short Feature
Best Short
Best Maine Film - $500 prize
Emerging Filmmaker
Conservation Award
Best Maine Student Film

No Umbrella Media LLC (a Portland, Maine video agency) owns Maine Outdoor Film Festival LLC, so the agreement is between you (the filmmaker) and No Umbrella Media LLC.
1. If your film is accepted to the 2024 Maine Outdoor Film Festival, you agree to give No Umbrella Media/MOFF a nonexclusive license to use, publicly perform, publicly display, copy, distribute, and create derivative works of your submission in connection with the “Maine Outdoor Film Festival”. Here is where your film will/could be shown:
1 to 3 times in-person at the Portland Festival 2024 (July 24 to July 28, 2024)
0 to 5 times in-person on the MOFF Selects Tour 2023 (August 15 to December 31, 2024)

2. If preference or previous agreements exist and you wish to opt-out or discuss the arrangement of any of these screenings, please do so in writing/email prior to submitting your film.

3. You agree that no screening fees will be paid to the filmmaker. MOFF does reserve the right to pay filmmakers a stipend. We agree that No Umbrella will give all credits that we practicably can, given case-by-case circumstances.

4. You warrant that all copyrighted material–music, pictures, web content, videos, art, graphic design, etc. (this is not an exhaustive list, rather it is exemplary)—is either owned by you, or that you have express written permission to use any copyrighted material found in your submission. No exceptions.

5. You agree, that in the event that the previous bullet point turns out to be not true (you have infringed someone else’s copyrights), to indemnify and hold harmless No Umbrella Media/MOFF for any claims or threat of claim against the same, and that you will pay for (first), or reimburse (last resort), all costs associated with defending any such claims against No Umbrella Media/MOFF for violation of another’s copyright as a result of your submission.

6. You warrant that you have full consent and permission from all people who appear in any identifiable manner in your submission to use their persona in your submission, their knowing and understanding that their image or likeness may be used commercially.

7. You agree to hereby release, indemnify, and hold harmless No Umbrella Media/MOFF from any and all claims, including, without limitation, claims for damages for libel, infringement of rights of publicity, invasion of privacy, portrayal in a false light, or any other claim from any person based on use of your submission.

Overall Rating
  • We were honored to have our feature documentary film, "Growing Through Covid-19" show in 2023 in MOFF. The crew was great and the panel discussions were helpful. We enjoyed the opening ceremonies and watching the shorts outside in the evenings. It's a great film festival for outdoor, environmental, recreational enthusiasts.

    October 2023
  • Jeshua Soucy

    Really great festival and group. I have loved working with them over the years!

    August 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Jeshua! We love what you do and hope to have you back again next year!

  • Brian Francis

    The Maine Outdoor Film Festival was a great experience! .. the host was welcoming and my film very well received. Thank you to the organizers, well done.

    August 2023
    Response from festival:

    Brian we loved having you and I am so happy to know you enjoyed yourself! You made a fantastic film and I'm looking forward to what comes next for you!

  • Andrew Labens

    Had a good time at MOFF and was thrilled to be able to show our feature since it was the first year for them!

    August 2023
    Response from festival:

    Andrew it was great having you at the festival this year and we are so appreciative of you making the journey! Hopefully we see you again soon!

  • Genevieve Sulway

    Excellent responsive communication from Maine Outdoor Film Festival. Thank you for screening "When Worlds Collide" in 2023. Sadly I could not attend in person but I was kept up to date. Would highly recommend filmmakers submit to this festival.

    August 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the kind words Genevieve! Hopefully you'll be able to make MOFF in the future!