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Maine Outdoor Film Festival in Belgrade Lakes

August 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival for an evening of Adventure Films, Shown Outdoors in Belgrade Lakes.

Show Time: 30 minutes after sunset (around 8 PM)

2019 Admission: $5 with proceeds going to Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons

Hosted by: Lakepoint Real Estate

Sponsored by: Native Notions Ecological Landscapes, Maine Paddling, Summertime in the Belgrades, Day’s Store, Lakeside Cottage Rentals

Event website: http://maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com/2019-belgrade-lakes/

Films scheduled to be played, in no particular order, subject to change!
A MAGIC FLOOD, 3:36, by Arthur Bell. Film origin: Vermont. Synopsis: “When you live in the mountains, in spring, quiet creeks become swollen rivers.
For a few weeks they are beautifully navigable by paddleboards. Skirting around dead limbs, and animals everywhere. But the water is also murky so you never know what’s just below.
Filming the adventure on a paddleboard is tricky. We used to mount a goPro to the front of the board. This day we added the new 360 degree spherical camera that shoots in every direction all the time. The downside is, It creates massive data, the upside you get to decide where to look After you return home.
Filmed on the LaPlatte river, April 2019. Filmed with the new Insta360 ONE X 360 camera.

Broken, 0:07:06, by Simon Perkins. Film origin: Vermont. Synopsis: After losing his leg to cancer as a young adult, Jon Wilson struggled with feeling broken. Challenging himself in the outdoors presented a possible remedy. Today, crutching up and skiing down mountains at night provides a distinct backdrop for Jon to explore, accept, and embrace the idea of “brokenness,” allowing him to find a more sincere, vulnerable and honest connection with life.

Flat Water, 0:06:32, by . Film origin: MIchigan. Synopsis: Even in Michigan, the search for unspoiled waves lures in brave surfers who know how and when to find them. Up here, it’s never about riding the biggest waves in the world, but rather the thrill of the chase and the satisfaction of catching a freshwater wave – even if only for a couple of seconds. Follow local Great Lakes surfer and shaper Loukas Bethea as he shares the local sense of adventure.

Ghost of Steelhead Future, 0:08:49, by RC Cone. Film origin: Montana. Synopsis: We need to learn from the past to avoid the same mistakes in the future. The short film, Ghost of Steelhead Future follows Oregon fishing guide, Jon Hazlett on a journey through the past. Connecting the extinction of the Atlantic salmon in Maine with the ever decreasing runs of Steelhead on the West coast – Jon sees first hand the warning signs and potential solutions to keep his rivers healthy for generations to come. Directors Statement: This is a concept we’ve been scheming on for a few years. It’s a story about the steelhead fishery on the West coast when viewed through the lens of what happened to the Atlantic salmon on the East coast. We wanted it to be funny, fishy but still really sad – let’s not repeat the same mistakes we’ve already made.

Good Morning, 0:04:18, by Maxime Moulin, Antoine Frioux, Richard Permin. Film origin: France. Synopsis: Certain days can be really original: They depend on where you live and what you do! Richard Permin’s everyday life for instance is definitely out of the ordinary. In Good Morning, Richard endlessly repeats his morning routine. Right after getting out of bed, he clicks into his skis and rides down the snow-covered rooftops of Avoriaz.
Lobstering in the Gulf of Maine: Area 3, 6:36, by Kyle Franklin. Film origin: New Hampshire. Synopsis:

The Great Route, 0:10:35, by Maximilian Stolarow. Film origin: Germany. Synopsis: An incredible SUP trip along the west coast of Greenland to show the effects of global warming in the high north. Stand up paddler Michael Walther, photographer Daniell Bohnhof and filmmaker Maximilian Stolarow were on the trail of the inuit ancestors. Following their “THE GREAT ROUTE” from Aasiaat to Ilulissat to find out more about the life on the rough island in the past and in the present. Apart from icebergs, neverending days and minus 15 degrees, they met the inspiring Valdemar Petersen, a 84 y.o hunter and poet. Their trip along “THE GREAT ROUTE” shows, that we have to act, to protect this unique northern region and of course our whole planet!

The Last Thaw, 0:13:28, by Jake Mckenna. Film origin: United Kingdom. Synopsis: This short film follows the story of Simon Grays attempt to set a record time, and become the first person to complete a Mid-winter ‘Frog Graham round’. This consists of 38 miles of running across the Lake District (UK) fells as well as 2.2 miles of open water swimming. We learn where Simons passion for fell running first came apparent and what led him to taking on this challenge in December 2018.

The Living Plant, 2:31, by . Film origin: United States. Synopsis: Every once in awhile, a product comes along that changes everything – a revolutionary product that increases productivity, creativity, health, well-being. THE FUTURE IS HERE. Gorgeous to look at, beautifully and perfectly designed for the work space of the future. NatureRX introduces the game changing, paradigm-shifrting LIVINGPLANT™.

Wallmapu, 0:05:50, by Ben Sturgulweski. Film origin: United States. Synopsis: The Pehuenche people of present-day Chile speak Mapudungun: ‘the language of the land.’ This land, their universe, is known as Wallmapu. Two skiers enter, into a breathtaking creation of ancient Araucaria trees, looming volcanoes, and windblown snow.


August 23, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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