The Maine Outdoor Film Festival is a multi-day film festival held mid-summer in Portland - Maine's cultural and culinary capital. Filmmakers and attendees will enjoy over 60 films at multiple venues; panel discussions; filmmaker and VIP networking events; Portland's robust beer and foodie scene; a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities; and much more.

After the Portland flagship festival, MOFF produces a late-summer tour of northeast venues, connecting community and the outdoors through film.

[important update May 13, 2020]
MOFF 2020 Portland is on!

However, it is going to look a little different than what we envisioned when the planning process began 18 months ago.

We’re saving all the awesome big-crowd stuff (State Theatre, Eastern Prom, AURA, the Bay Mist boat cruise, the interactive panels and the Gear & Beer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute) for 2021.

Instead, this summer, we’re going to hold a series of relaxed, 45-person outdoor screenings at various outdoor locations in the Greater Portland area. Please get in touch if you'd like to host a screening.

We’ll curate multiple blocks of films, with no overlapping content, so attendees can attend multiple events and not see duplicate content. We’ll also be offering an online version of each of the film blocks, for those who aren't able to attend in person.

To see the dates and times of each screening, visit the Tickets page. Films and venues will be announced by July 1.

Note: These screenings will follow the letter and the spirit of prevailing safety guidelines at the time, with plenty of outdoor space for social distancing, and extra face masks on hand (while supplies last).

Attendees must purchase a ticket in advance to gain access to these live events, which will most likely sell out because of the small number of tickets available.

Nick Callanan, Director

Best Maine Film
Best Film From Away
Best Young Filmmaker
Inspiration Award
Conservation Award
Best Feature
Best Short Feature
Best Short
Best Film

Every award comes with a fancy plaque and a prize from one of our sponsors.

By submitting you agree to the terms.
1. No Umbrella Media LLC owns Maine Outdoor Film Festival LLC, so the agreement is between you (the filmmaker) and No Umbrella Media LLC
2. If your film is accepted, you agree to give No Umbrella a perpetual, worldwide, 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” name.
3. You agree that no screening fees will be paid to the filmmaker. MOFF does reserves the right to pay filmmakers a stipend.
4. We agree that No Umbrella will give all credits that we practicably can, given case-by-case circumstances. 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 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 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 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
  • Having discovered my love for the outdoors as a child in Maine, it was a thrill to screen THIS PLACE CALLED NUKA at the Maine Outdoor Film Festival. We attended a screening in Edgecomb, on a beautiful property overlooking the valley. I love that MOFF brings its films to communities around the state. Thank you, Nick, and everyone associated with MOFF for being such great hosts.

    March 2020