Third Annual International Maritime Film Festival

International Maritime Film Festival
Friday, September 28, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018

The International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF) is a juried contest of films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. It is the premier event for maritime-themed filmmaking.

The IMFF is a joint venture between Main Street Bucksport and WoodenBoat Publications Inc., in Brooklin, Maine. Bucksport’s state-of-the-art Alamo Theatre will host a gala awards event on the weekend of September 28-30, 2018. In the months after the awards event, a compilation of winning films will be offered to venues worldwide.

Submissions: IMFF 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. Films may have been made on any date, regardless of previous premiere, but the person submitting the film must be the copyright holder. Judging is not category-specific; rather, 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

The submission deadline is midnight, June 1, 2018. Winners, and the films to be shown at the Festival, will be announced on or before August 15, 2018.

Submissions may be made online only. The entry fee is $45. We will begin accepting submissions on January 15, 2018.

The Grand Prize winner in each track will receive $1,000. A runner up in each track will receive $500. An audience favorite, determined on the festival weekend, will receive $500.

If you require assistance with your submission, please e-mail Brook Ewing Minner at

The Alamo Theatre, 85 Main St., Bucksport, Maine

Brook Ewing Minner info AT maritimefilmfestival DOT com