IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS FILM FESTIVAL IS FOR NEW ENGLAND FILMMAKERS, LOCATION AND SUBJECT MATTER ONLY.

In our 4th year, we will showcase all the moving imagery that New England has to offer as well as the stories that need to be told.

We will only accept films that are either from New England filmmakers, are set in New England, or whose subject matter is about New England. It can be 1 or all 3!

We will accept both narrative and documentary long and short films.

If your film is accepted into our festival, it will be screened in the legendary Lincoln Theater in beautiful downtown Damariscotta, Maine.

You must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements.

Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted.

Do not submit your film until it is complete.

All films submitted may be used in promotion and marketing prior to and after the festival.

All filmmaker images may be used in promotion, publicity, and marketing prior to and after the film festival.

Once an entry payment has been processed we cannot provide a refund. If a payment is disputed, the account holder may be subject to any fees.

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  • Anita Clearfield

    Great festival with a lot of personal attention. Super talk-back with a thoughtful moderator after our screening.

    September 2022
  • RICKY LEIGHTON

    MCFF and the Lincoln theater put together a great program. It was an honor to take part. The post show Q&A was also a wonderful experience.

    August 2022
  • Jeshua Soucy

    This is a wonderful festival. I viewed a collection of shorts (my film was one of them) and the experience was wonderful. The theater is great and there was a Q&A with the filmmakers that were present afterward.

    August 2022
  • Bob Krist

    This a wonderful, grassroots film festival set in a gorgeous old theater with great projector and screen. They have a lively, engaged audience and the administration is warm, friendly, organized and professional. Highly recommended.

    August 2021
  • I was so please to be a part of MidCoast's inaugural festival! Matt and Andrew were gracious and welcoming and very accessible. There was a good turnout for my film (even though it screened on a beautiful Sunday afternoon) and there was good engagement from the audience during the Q&A (which Andrew moderated). And the Lincoln Theater is beautiful!

    August 2019