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Main Street Bucksport and World Ocean Observatory are pleased to announce the return of the International Maritime Film Festival. The 2023 festival, in its 7th year, is an annual juried contest of films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. It is the premier event for maritime-themed filmmaking.

The 2023 festival will take place in September, 2023. Date TBD. An online festival will follow the in-person event. During scheduled intermissions of the in-person event, festival-goers will have opportunities to explore downtown Bucksport and its eateries, shops and scenic waterfront overlooking Penobscot Bay, with views of Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.

The On-Demand Festival will take place on Vimeo. A one-month pass will cost $10 and films we be made available for whatever time or how often viewers wish to watch during the month. Learn more by visiting last year's festival page at


The 2022 International Maritime Film Festival was sponsored by:



2023 sponsorship opportunities may be explored by contacting Derek Cole, Executive Director of Main Street Bucksport:

It is the premier event for maritime-themed filmmaking.

On-sale date for 2023
IMFF tickets TBD

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IMFF is a project of



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