International Maritime Film Festival accepting submissions

BUCKSPORT — The International Maritime Film Festival is accepting submissions for a juried contest of films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits.

The festival is a joint venture between Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport and WoodenBoat Publications Inc. in Brooklin. Northeast is the technical partner, and brings a constellation of film experts to the organization, while WoodenBoat, with its understanding of the topic, serves as the media and content partner.

Northeast Historic Film’s state-of-the art Alamo Theatre in Bucksport will host an awards event on the weekend of Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2016. In the months after the awards event, a compilation of the winning films will be offered to venues worldwide.

The awards ceremony will take place in Bucksport and Brooklin. It will be a small event centered at the Alamo and will include two days of screenings, short presentations, and parties — one of which will take place on the campus of WoodenBoat Publications in Brooklin.

The festival accepts documentary films on a broad range of maritime subjects. These include, but are not limited to, voyaging, racing, working, leisure, boatbuilding and restoration, historical documentary and environment and science. Judging is not category-specific. All films will be evaluated in relation to each other, in one of two tracks: feature length (40 minutes or more), or shorts (under 40 minutes). All films are to be in English, or to carry English subtitles.

Submissions may be made online at The entry fee is $45.

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