July 11 – July 17, 2011 Edition Portland Film Festival Calls for Entries

Portland, ME. June 15, 2011 ­–– Announcing its second exciting season, the Portland Maine Film Festival’s call for entries is now open. The PMFF invites international and local filmmakers to submit their films for consideration through August 29, 2011. The Festival, Oct. 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2011, will host four days of diverse film celebrations and screenings of work by independent-minded filmmakers and emerging cinema artists of Maine and across the globe.

Details on how to apply may be found online at and

“Our mission this year is to promote and foster an appreciation of the film arts in our region with special, locally produced film screenings,” says festival founder Tyler Johnston. “We will feature some of today’s cutting-edge international cinema while placing a well-deserved spotlight on the creative filmmaking community here in Portland.”

Joining PMFF this year is Corey Norman, professor in the Communications and New Media Department at Southern Maine Community College. Norman is a video producer and mentor to film students whose work has included nationally broadcast programming for the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and PBS’s Nova among others.

“I’m thrilled to play a big part in this year’s PMFF and delighted to announce a special youth produced screening that will celebrate emerging young talent,” Norman says. “Please join us for our second year and support the motion picture arts in Maine.”

The PMFF is proud to showcase today’s most creative independent films in the categories of cutting-edge Narrative Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Experimental, Animation, and Student & Youth produced films. The festival honors each year’s winners with Audience Awards in categories of Best International Film, Best of the Fest Feature, Best of the Fest Documentary, Best Short Subject Narrative, Best Short Subject Documentary, Best One Minute Cell Phone Video, Best Music Video, Best Animated Film, Best Experimental Film, Best Student Film, Best Made in Maine Filmmaker, and Best Youth Produced Film (18 years of age).


The Portland Maine Film Festival features contemporary, entertaining and informative movies, as well as, panel discussions and networking opportunities for local filmmakers. Thriving with contemporary art and a rich history, Portland, Maine is a creative hub. Featuring excellent food, a diverse and thriving art scene, exotic night life, and all the outdoor activities of Maine, this beautiful coastal city in the heart of Casco Bay is the perfect place to visit and experience a film festival. Announcements on jury members and festival updates to follow. For information and interviews please contact 831.419.1058 and please see