MidCoast Film Fest

2019 Inaugural MidCoast Film Fest Schedue

Starting with an opening night party and screening (catered by our partners at Stone Cove Catering), Lincoln Theater is pleased to launch Maine’s newest film festival.  With original movies, long and short, narrative and documentary, that are all based on true stories or events, there is bound to something to please, entertain, inform and delight everyone.

You can catch one or two with single purchase tickets, take in a full day of screening with a day pass, or hang out for the entire festival.  Several of the screenings will include Q&A sessions afterwards with the filmmaker.

The schedule is below.  You may download a printable copy of the 2019 MCFF program here.   Ticketing information can be found here.

Please join us.


7PM: Opening Night Party and Two Maine Premieres. Following our reception and opening welcome:

8 PM: 

GO, GO, GO (3:22, Filmmaker: Jose Macerola) – MAINE PREMIERE
A film short, kicks off the festival, exploring when your job is your passion and your passion is a thirty strong pack of huskies.


SEA CHANGE (1:15:25, Filmmaker: Dana Schwartz) – MAINE PREMIERE
Is an historic self-shot adventure, follows in which eight GoPro cameras capture the harrowing 6,689-mile journey of Afrikaners, Vasti Geldenhuys and Riaan Manser as they attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean from Morocco to New York in a rowboat.



Saturday’s line-up features six films – four new to Maine and two new to the US.


THE SILENT SOLDIER (1:05:00, Filmmaker: Garland Waller) – MAINE PREMIERE
Shows the harrowing tale of John Waller, one of the last living survivors of the little known sinking of the troopship Leopoldville on Christmas Eve in 1944.  Mr. Waller will be joining us posts-screening for a Q&A session.
Filmmaker Garland Waller will be in attendance for Q & A after screening


JFK: LAST SPEECH (57:46, Filmmaker: Bestor Cram) MAINE PREMIERE
Explores the dramatic relationship between two seminal Americans, President John F. Kennedy and the Robert Frost and the tragic climax of a surprising encounter with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the height of the Cold War.



UNSEEN PHOTOS OF ANFAL  (26:00, Filmmakers:  Hawraz Muhamed and Nabaz Ahmed) – US PREMIERE
Tells the story of the life of a photographer who lived in areas of Iraqi Kurdistan and in areas where there was genocide and thirty years later, they are able to see pictures of their five children.


PESCAMARE  (1:00:00, Filmmaker: Andrea Lodovichetti) – US PREMIERE
Illustrates the life and the soul of fishermen, where the triumph of a lifetime of sacrifices finds its right appreciation in family ties and in the true values we too often tend to ignore or forget they exist.


6 PM:

KANI SPRING  (27:00, Filmmaker: Khesrew Heme Kerim) – MAINE PREMIERE
follows three sisters of one family as they tell their story of being forced into becoming sex slaves and how they set free from ISIS and cleansed themselves once again by the water of (Kani Spi) the white spring in Lalesh.


BRAVE GIRLS  (1:05:00, Filmmakers: Yashaswi Desai and Ellie Walton) – MAINE PREMIERE
Takes place in one of the oldest towns in India, where three young women risk everything for education, love, and a new kind of life.




DEAR WALMART  (1:00:00, Filmmakers: Kiley Kraskouskas and Michael Blain) – NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
Engages Walmart workers who share their stories, stand up, and transform America’s largest private employer.


2 PM:  Local Interest Program
(total run time: 1:13:00)

THE GREY ZONE (16:10 Filmmaker: Brian Gersten)
“The Grey Zone” documents the last land dispute between the US and Canada, which is a 20-acre island in the Gulf of Maine.


VICTIM WITNESS  (9:02, Filmmaker: Emmett Soldati) – MAINE PREMIERE
A criminal justice system that once failed victims in New Hampshire was changed by an attorney with a revolutionary idea: believe victims.


THE MAKER  (8:13, Filmmaker: Joanna Weaver) – MAINE PREMIERE
Ceramic artisan Dan Weaver seeks to share his multi-disciplinary attitudes, skills and workshops with a new generation passionate about making.


MAKING CAPE POINT (31:45, Filmmaker: Rick Groleau) – WORLD PREMIERE
A middle-aged bohemian reflects on his adventures as he uses an innovative technique to “paint” a promontory on Maine’s remote Wass Island.
will be in attendance for Q & A following screening


JACK  (8:00, Filmmaker: Nick Paonessa) – MAINE PREMIERE
Written and starring local Ryan Gaul, Jack is based on a real story about a man who comes to grips with the fate of his sick cat, the only way he knows how.

Filmmaker Rick Groleau (MAKING CAPE POINT) and Actor/Writer Ryan Gaul (JACK) will be in attendance for Q & A following screening




FLYING FUR (36:15 Filmmakers: Alicia Wszelaki and Matthew Nothelfer)
Welcome to the friendly skies of animal rescue. Saving dogs and cats one flight at a time is the mission but changing the fate of these lovable creatures is no easy task. Lives are at stake and failure is not an option.


APEX SURVIVAL  (1:00:00, Filmmakes: Jakes Jordaan and Johnny Beechler) – NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
An inspiring global team of shark experts and conservationists, dominated by strong, smart and independent women, join forces and follow a migratory route of the Great White sharks.

Schedule subject to change.


Tickets for an entire MidCoast Film Fest pass are $75/$60 LT Member, for the Opening Night Party and screening are $30/Free to LT Members with advance reservations, and Saturday and Sunday Day Passes are $25/$20 LT Member. Passes for the entire festival, just the opening night reception/screen, and Saturday and Sunday day passes can be purchased in advance through the Lincoln Theater office at 2 Theater Street in Damariscotta, by emailing or calling 207-563-3424.  Individual screening tickets are $10/$8 LT Member and will be available for purchase 30 minutes prior to the showing.