About the Maine Student Film Festival

When is the Maine Student Film Festival?

The Maine Student Film Festival 2020 is taking place on Oct. 9-10, 2020, in Portland, ME. As is tradition, the exact venues will be revealed in early March.

Show Hours

MSFF 2020 has revised show hours this year. Please pay attention:

Friday, Oct. 9 – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Awards Show, Oct. 9 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday, Oct. 10 – 9:00am to 3:00pm

Wednesday, Oct. 7 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Thursday, Oct. 8 – 10:00am to 8:00pm

Friday, Oct. 9 – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Awards Show, Oct. 9 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday, Oct. 10 – 9:00am to 3:00pm

Thursday, Oct. 8 – 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Friday, Oct. 9 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Awards Show, Oct. 9 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday, Oct. 10 – 9:00am to 3:00pm

* WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, JUNE 7-8, 2020, THE SHOW IS ONLY OPEN TO FILMMAKERS, VIP, MEDIA, AND SPONSORS. PLEASE NOTE, ATTENDEE BADGE HOLDERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND MSFF ON OCT. 9-10, 2020.

Who Attends?

In 2020, leading filmmakers, film companies, cast, and crew will converge on Portland, ME. MSFF 2020 will welcome experts, visionaries, pioneers, entrepreneurs, and online influencers in the world of student film & video:

Talent Scouts

Animators

Financiers & Investors

The Press

Speakers

Public Relations Firms

DPs

Film Gear Manufacturers

Students

Talent Agencies

Documentarians

Industry Representatives

MSFF is one of the premier events to celebrate the world of student film & cinema. At MSFF, the student film industry’s top talent pack into Portland, ME, connecting some of the best, brightest, and most innovative up-and-comers in the film industry. For a few exciting days, leading-edge companies, local & national media, and the most talented student filmmakers in the world will be showcased.

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Media Center

The home base for all things student film, including press kits, press releases, interview requests, and fun facts about the show. It's all here!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Find out what you need to know and what you can expect at MSFF 2020.

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2019 Film Program

Our list of films played at this past festival. MSFF 2020 Films will be released on our nominations live stream on June 1st, 2020.

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Travel & Lodging

If you're coming in from out of town, we have discounted travel options, hotels, and restaurants for you to enjoy.

Our 2019 Sponsors

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