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

I Dream the Colors video still
spindleworks.org

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., March 30 at 10:00 pm
Sat., April 1 at 11:00 am

The story of talented artists and the town that embraces them. Photographed over two years, this film attempts to show the artists as they are: fully actualized people.

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

Growing Local video still
vimeo.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., March 23 at 10:00 pm
Sat., March 25 at 11:00 am

While "buying local" is on the rise, the stories in Growing Local make clear that small farms and access to locally produced food is not a sure thing.

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

The camp site for the North Pond Hermit, a.k.a Christopher Knight
flickr.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., March 9 at 10:00 pm
Sat., March 18 at 10:00 am

When the news broke that a man had been hiding in the woods of Maine for 27 years, it turned into a media sensation. Overnight, the identity of the legendary "North Pond Hermit" was disclosed and he became the talk of the town.

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

A still from Bayside, Maine
youtube.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., March 2 at 11:30 pm

It could be described as Victorian charm sitting on the side of the bay. The lure of this small Summer community of cottages on Penobscot Bay runs deeper than charm. Bayside was founded in the 1840's as a Methodist camp ground.

A still from Good Vibes and Duct Tape
video.mainepublic.org

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., March 2 at 11:00 pm

An acclaimed comedian, author and New Hampshire celebrity, Cindy Pierce is on a mission to bring the truth about sex and relationships to the forefront through comic storytelling. In tackling these uncomfortable topics, Pierce delivers information, advice and personal stories spiked with her trademark bawdy wit.

The title still for The Millennial Dream
theeastmag.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., February 23 at 10:00 pm
Sat., February 25 at 11:00 am

Over the last decade The American Dream has been called into question. This documentary poses a new paradigm for an economy based on millennial ideals.

For more information about this production visit the film-maker's website.

Fred Harris, Class of 1911, founder of the Dartmouth Outing Club, soars through the air following his jump at the first Winter Carnival, which took place in 1911.
Rauner Special Collections Library

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Sun., February 19 at 2:00 pm

Passion for Snow highlights the role of people from Dartmouth College, Hanover NH and Northern New England in developing all aspects of the modern ski industry since 1910, including initiating early alpine ski racing to leading the 10th Mountain Division in WWII to creating the Olympics, most ski resorts and all aspects of the greater ski industry.

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 Time:
Sun., February 19 at 1:30 pm

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 film-maker's Facebook page.

A still frame from Ice Harvesting Sampler
vimeo.com

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Sun., February 19 at 1:00 pm

This compilation shows newsreel and amateur footage of ice harvesting operations in Maine and includes ice-house interiors with massive ice blocks being maneuvered at high speed, and horse teams delivering ice to brownstones in Boston.

For more information about this production visit the film-maker's website.

Home video jacket for Snowbirds: Mainers who go South in Winter
crownofmaineproductions.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., February 16 at 10:00 pm
Sat., February 18 at 11:00 am

Explore why some Mainers choose to spend the winter in Florida and how their Maine origins influence the way they live their lives in the Sunshine State.

For more information about this production visit the film-maker's website.

A still frame from Hull 111
video.mainepublic.org

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Fri., February 10 at 10:30 pm

A film about a wooden boat, a legendary boat builder and three Bowdoin College students.

The poster for Raising Ali: A Lewiston Story
informedsharing.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., February 9 at 10:30 pm
Sat., February 11 at 11:30 am

On May 25, 1965 — Lewiston, Maine hosted one of the most controversially and famous sporting events of all time — the heavyweight boxing championship between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of The Phantom Punch — Raising Ali, will focus not just on the events surround the fight, but will explore aspects of personal memories, civic and cultural identity, and inevitable changes that come with time.

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

Liz

A still frame from Liz
newenglandfilm.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., February 9 at 10:00 pm
Sat., February 11 at 11:00 am

A troubled and homeless teen from Portland, Maine finds salvation, peace and success when her street fighting leads to amateur boxing.

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

A stone carver at work
lifesworkfilms.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., February 2 at 10:00 pm
Sat., February 4 at 11:00 am

A look inside the creative routines and personal stories of a collection of master craftspeople living on Canada's Eastern Seaboard, whose life experiences have shaped their work in tandem with their own two hands. Each of the six short episodes documents the artistry of such crafts as stone carving, wood turning and carving, sculpting, felting, and metal smithing.

For more information about this production visit Breakwater Studios.

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.

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