EVENTS: 26th annual Maine International Film Festival opens submissions

The Maine Film Center has opened submissions for the 26th annual Maine International Film Festival (MIFF). The Festival, scheduled for July 7-16, 2023, will be hosted at the Paul J. Schupf Arts Center, which will be the new home for the Maine Film Center, in downtown Waterville.

For the second year, MIFF will offer Tourmaline Prizes, named for Maine’s state gem, which are juried awards recognizing the best Maine-made films of the festival. On the closing night of MIFF, a $5,000 prize will be awarded to the best feature film, and a $2,500 prize will be awarded to the best short film. Filmmakers interested in submitting work should specify that their film was made in Maine in their submission forms. (Films that tell stories about Maine but were not at all produced in Maine are not eligible for the prize).
Films meeting these qualifications may be submitted for 50 percent off normal submission fees. To receive a discount code, email Please allow up to three business days for a response, particularly when approaching a submission deadline.

This year’s submission deadlines are:

Earlybird Deadline: January 3, 2023

Regular Deadline: February 18, 2023

Late Deadline: March 18, 2023

Extended Deadline: April 4, 2023

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