The inaugural MidCoast Film Fest brings the audience original movies, long and short, narrative and documentary that are based on a true story or events. From biography to historical fiction it is where history comes to life.

IF YOUR FILM IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY, NO MATTER THE SUBJECT, OUR FESTIVAL IS FOR YOU.

We will be screening the entirety of the festival at the historic Lincoln Theater where movies have been showing since the early 20th century on one of the largest screens in the state. The theater has recently gone through extensive renovations, seats over 200 people and sits smack dab in the middle of beautiful downtown Damariscotta.

Damariscotta is in the heart of MidCoast Maine, one hour from Portland and three hours from Boston. From its world-class oysters and brewpubs to its scenic coastline and with a thriving arts community it will seem like a place born to host a film festival.

In our first year we are keeping submission fees super low to entice filmmakers of all ages from all corners of the country and world to submit.

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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  • This festival is a treasure. The people who run it are organized, nice, responsive and helpful. The people who attended are smart and involved and thoughtful. It's a beautiful town - go especially if you can spend a few days - but even a short visit is a delight. It's a new festivals but it's going to have a long, full life.

    August 2019
  • 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