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Scheduled Program:

ABILITY – 9 minutes – by Anna Wilder Burns – from Portland, Maine – ABILITY shares the story of Team USA Paracyclist Clara Brown, exploring the obstacles she faces in pursuit of athletic greatness as a walking quadriplegic and shifting the narrative around para-athletes.

A JOURNEY UPSTREAM – 12 minutes – by Eric & Andrew Braker – from Brookeville, Maryland – A personal overview and reflection of the Braker brothers’ love for their home watershed— the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It’s a view into how things have changed and how two pivotal species can distinguish the health of this massive ecosystem.

RATTLESNAKE TO WESTWATER – 20 minutes – by Hank Leukart – from California – Two lifelong friends, Hank and Jake, travel to Colorado to attempt backpacking, with packrafts, into the Colorado River on a seldom-used, steep route through Rattlesnake Canyon. On the River, they head into Utah in the tiny boats, hoping to tackle whitewater in the narrowest part of the entire Colorado River: Westwater Canyon.

SCHOOLIES – 4.75 minutes – by Camden Spear – from Maine – Charlie, Kelsey and Hannah are female anglers who also happen to be medical students. In the midst of their busy school schedules, these future physicians root themselves in fly fishing, a male dominated sport, and recharged amidst their beloved striped bass fishery. Schoolies conveys the importance of pushing past barriers and finding one’s inner grit.


HIDDEN WILD – 26 minutes – by Neil Losin, Nathan Dappen – from Florida – Behind the homes and freeways of suburban Palm Beach County, an incredible network of swamps, scrub, and waterways lies waiting to be discovered. Join science educator Alex Freeze as she takes three South Florida students on an expedition to discover the wilderness hidden in their own backyards.

TREE TO BOARD – 16 minutes – by Torsten Brinkema – from Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently residing in Waterville, Maine. – This film follows Filmmaker Torsten Binkema’s journey from tree to board as he shapes a surfboard from sustainably harvested North Atlantic Cedar.

DURGA: FORGING A NEW TRAIL – 20.47 minutes – by Emily Hopcian – from Michigan – 34-year-old Durga Rawal is the only guide of any gender from her village in northern Nepal. In a country where gender roles are well-defined, DURGA is a story of defying cultural, societal and familial expectations to pursue an independent life.

120 minutes of short conservation and outdoor adventure films from the Maine Outdoor Film Festival. Schedule of films to be announced June 24, 2021.

  • Runtime
    120 minutes