Maine Public Community Films

Thursday Evenings at 10:00 pm (repeats Saturday mornings at 11:00 am)

Maine Public Community Films presents a diverse offering of independently produced films that showcase regional people, places, and topics.

If you are a producer interested in submitting a film for possible broadcast on Maine Public Community Films please download the Film Submission Packet here.

If you are interested in learning more about each film and the filmmakers click the image or the title of the film.

Are you a fan of Maine Public Community Films? We want to hear from you!

We have created the following categories for you to rank each film (1 through 10 rating with 10 being the best): Creativity, Visual Appeal, Storyline and Impact. We also recognize that you may have more to say so please take advantage of the "open comments" lines and send on any thoughts you might have. All comments will be used when evaluating the films.

Send your completed ballot to:

Community Films, Maine Public
1450 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

We will use the ballots to narrow down the potential winners from September 2016 to June 2017 and announce the winning film next year at the Making it in Maine Day at the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) in July, 2017.

By the way, our friends at MIFF are so excited about this award that each month one submitted ballot will be selected to receive a VIP Pass to the Maine International Film Festival in 2017!

Ways to Connect

A winter scene on Vinalhaven
vinalhavensightings.blogspot.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., January 26 at 10:00 pm
Sat., January 28 at 11:00 am

Here is Winter, seen through the lives of those who live it each year on the island of Vinalhaven on Maine's Penobscot Bay.

For more information about this production visit Accompany Films.

The DVD jacket for Imber's Left Hand
mainemasters.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., January 19 at 10:00 pm
Sat., January 21 at 11:00 am

Imber's Left Hand is a love story between two artists faced with one's death and how art and love transform the tragedy into the brightest affirmation of life.

For more viewing options and information about the production visit the film-maker's website.

A still frame from Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty
pilobolusfilm.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., January 12 at 10:30 pm
Sat., January 14 at 11:30 am

At Dartmouth College in the 1970s, four male athletes joined a dance class. Their collaborative work led to the creation of Pilobolus and the transformation of modern dance.

For more viewing options and information about the production visit the film-maker's website.

A still frame from 1000 Feet and Below
vimeo.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., January 12 at 10:00 pm
Sat., January 14 at 11:00 am

Explore the existing small ski areas of Maine. It will discover the history of Maine skiing and the community spirit that is alive and well at these small ski areas.

For more viewing options and information about the production visit the filmmaker's Facebook page.

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., January 5 at 10:00 pm
Sat., January 7 at 11:00 am

15 stories about a moment in time in Concord, NH in 2015. There is the baker making bagels before sun rise, a naturalization ceremony at the Federal Court, a locksmith, a visit to the Morrill Farm in Penacook, and Cruise Night at Arnie's on the Heights.

For more information about this production visit Accompany Films.

IncredibleMAINE logo
incrediblemaine.com

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Sun., December 25 at 4:00 pm

Viewers follow host Phil Taylor through six months of vigorous and challenging Tri-County Fire Fighter training.

Produced by Marilyn Taylor.

A still frame from Acadians of the St. John Valley
youtube.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., December 22 at 10:00 pm
Sat., December 24 at 11:00 am

Explore how the Acadians made their way as refugees from Nova Scotia to the St. John Valley of Northern Maine to start a new life.

For more viewing options and information about the production visit the Crown of Maine Productions website.

Christmas Greetings from Aroostook
Crown of Maine Productions

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Sun., December 18 at 8:30 pm
Sat., December 24 at 10:00 pm
Sun., December 25 11:30 pm

This show features the sights and sounds of old fashioned Christmas traditions in Aroostook. Scenes includes sleigh rides, Caribou Choral Society, making Saint Lucia buns in New Sweden, Presque Isle Light Parade, the Heavenly Harpers of Houlton and making tourtiere in The St John Valley, to name a few.

For more viewing options and information about the production visit the Crown of Maine Productions website.

A poster for The Northeast by Eastern film
rocklandstrand.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., December 15 at 10:00 pm
Sat., December 17 at 11:00 am

An illustration of the rural Northeast in an era unlike any other in American history. Seen through the photography of Eastern Illustrated & Publishing Company.

For more viewing options and information about the production visit Sumner McKane Film & Music.

The DVD jacket from Other Faces: The Origin of the Zati Mask
ebay.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Sat., November 19 at 11:30 am

Maine artist, Susan Merrill, developed the Zati Mask weaving technique based on a gift she was given in a dream.

A still from We Have to Talk About Hunger
sevendaysvt.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Sat., November 19 at 11:00 am

Although Vermont is the healthiest state in the country, one in five children live in hunger. How can that be?

A still from Wayne's Deer
vimeo.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., November 10 at 10:00 pm
Sat., November 12 at 11:00 am

If you want to learn more about deer, Wayne Bruhm can tell you. Wayne's Deer is a portrait of Wayne Bruhm, amateur naturalist and hunter.

Home video cover for The Gift of Acadia
amazon.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., November 5 at 10:00 pm
Sat., November 5 at 11:00 am

This is a visually beautiful video describing the private philanthropy which created Acadia National Park, and the continuing generosity of those who have cared for it throughout its history.

The Wrecking Season DVD jacket
youtube.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., Oct. 27 at 10:00 pm
Sat., Oct. 29 at 11:00 am

The north coast of Cornwall, England is one of the best collection points in the world for long-haul drift. When a southwest gale blows for three days, artifacts and natural objects from across the world — from Labrador down to the Amazon Basin — wash up on these shores.

Food for Change poster
space538.org

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., Oct. 20 at 10:00 pm
Sat., Oct. 22 at 11:00 am

A story of the cooperative movement in the United States from 1930s to present with an emphasis on food co-ops.

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