Last Saturday’s Film Fest for Casco Bay was our most well-attended event of the year. As Executive Director Will Everitt said at the event, “This afternoon is about community.” We were able to share an afternoon with more than 350 Friends watching enlightening films, enjoying local food, and connecting with our mission to protect the health of Casco Bay. We were honored to share the stage with filmmaker Maximilian Armstrong, who joined us as our special guest at the event. Max created Seeds of Change, a film about an organic farmer in Maine who sets out to transform the prison food system. The film was an audience favorite.
Film Fest for Casco Bay was also our biggest fundraiser of the year. We send a special thank you to our Show Sponsors, including 98.9 WCLZ, TD Bank, Ocean Navigator, Custom Float Service, Dufour Tax Group, Martin’s Point Health Care, Portland Yacht Services/Portland Ship Yard, and Woodin & Company Store Fixtures, Inc. We appreciate all of our sponsors—you can see the complete list below.
There are so many people to thank for making this year’s Film Fest a success. Thank you to our volunteers for helping us host the event. Thank you to our raffle prize donors (see below). Thank you to the donors who helped us meet our $1,000 matching challenge at the event. And thank you to all the Friends who attended the event.
The Film Fest was extra delicious this year thanks to our food partners. Alga shared their fresh Casco Bay Seaweed Dip alongside Freeport Oyster Bar as they shucked oysters fresh from the Bay. We appreciate our longtime food and drink donations including: Oakhurst drinks, Cabot cheese, and Hansel’s Orchard Apples.
We are grateful to have Maine Outdoor Film Festival as our curating partner for this event. MOFF selected the 12 incredible films we showed at Film Fest for Casco Bay. If you are interested in seeing more of their films join MOFF for a special one-night only screening of Snow Day Dreams, an independent short film program that explores the dynamic cold weather living of Maine and beyond through 7 different stories at the State Theatre on December 14. This is an all-ages friendly event. Tickets are $10-20. For more information or specifics on the upcoming film programming please visit https://
Thank you to our raffle donors:
A&C Soda Shop ⋅ Black Point Surf Shop ⋅ Browne Trading Company ⋅ Kirsten and Charles Piacentini ⋅ Chase Leavitt Marine ⋅ Deborah Dawson ⋅ Edgecomb Potters ⋅ Eventide Oyster Co. ⋅ Gelato Fiasco ⋅ Go Go Refill ⋅ Hyperlite Mountain Gear ⋅ JoAnn Dowe ⋅ LeRoux Kitchen ⋅ Letterpress Books ⋅ Loyal Citizen Clothing ⋅ Malcolm F. Poole ⋅ Mexicali Blues ⋅ Ocean Navigator ⋅ Old Port Candy Co. ⋅ Portland Schooner Company ⋅ Portland Water District ⋅ Pretty Flours ⋅ Rocky Coast Cheesecake ⋅ Rosie’s ⋅ Sea Bags ⋅ Sebastian Milardo ⋅ Sherman’s Books ⋅ Skillin’s Greenhouses ⋅ The Cheese Shop of Portland ⋅ Thompson’s Point / Northern Hospitality ⋅ Toad&Co ⋅ Wildwood
Thank you to our sponsors: