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.

Overall Rating
  • Liz McGregor

    Our hometown film festival! We were SO thrilled to be a part of it. Thank you for including our film and inviting to join in the post film Q&A. It was a great opportunity to meet other New England based filmmakers and a great event overall.

    January 2024
  • Andrew Lyman-Clarke

    Great experience - the venue was awesome, a historic theater in charming downtown Damariscotta. I was there in person and we had a good turnout. Christine, the festival director, was very kind and everything was well run and free of any glitches! This regional festival is community focused and it felt great to be a part of the Maine local conversation.

    July 2023
  • Pam Maus

    Great little festival. I really appreciate the opportunity to be on stage with other regional filmmakers and to interact the audience.

    July 2023
  • Being a part of the MidCoast Film Fest was such a wonderful experience for us as first-time filmmakers. The highlight for us was definitely the discussion after our screening. The festival director, Christina was an excellent moderator and the audience asked us very thoughtful and engaging questions. Damariscotta is a lovely town with some great restaurants and definitely worth the visit. I highly recommend going to both days of the film festival if you can!

    June 2023
  • Anita Clearfield

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

    September 2022