Maine Film Center and Mid-Maine Technical Center continue Maine Student Film Crew


Second workshop on film lighting on November 12

The Maine Film Center (MFC) and the Mid-Maine Technical Center (MMTC) announce the second workshop of the Maine Student Film Crew, a new educational membership program for Maine students in grades 7-12. Participants will have access to free monthly workshops led by a filmmaker or production professional and will have the opportunity to create their own work and win prizes.

The second workshop will be “Light It Up!”, led by Maine Emmy-winning filmmaker Brian Bechard, on Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. To register for the event, visit Students can use any type of equipment they have at home to experiment with lighting techniques – lamps, flashlights, candles, etc. Students who participate will be entered to win prizes and materials. Future workshops will cover a range of production skills, including sound and editing.

The partnership between MFC and MMTC aims to bring the core educational offerings of the Maine Student Film and Video Conference (which was postponed earlier this year due to COVID-19) to students across the state in a virtual format. “While we have postponed the in-person conference that brings together 250 students and educators in Waterville for an impactful day of hands-on learning,” said MFC CEO Mike Perreault, “we are thrilled to be able to connect expert filmmakers with students from across Maine in a series, helping them develop their filmmaking skills and toolkits. As a free membership program, we hope even more students will take advantage of these opportunities and join the ‘crew.

About Maine Film Center – The Maine Film Center (MFC) brings world-class independent films to central Maine through the Railroad Square Cinema, Maine’s only Sundance Art House Project theater and the Maine International Film Festival, a 10-day celebration that attracts filmmakers and cinephiles from around the world and features impactful and accessible film exhibitions and educational programs. MFC firmly believes that arts and culture have the power to enrich lives, strengthen community ties and serve as an economic engine. MFC is a division of Waterville Creates! For more information, visit

About Mid-Maine Technical Center — Mid-Maine Technical Center is a regional technical and vocational center located on the campus of Waterville High School. The Mid-Maine Technical Center offers twenty-five technical and vocational courses to area high school students, which have been approved for high school graduation. Each technical program at Mid-Maine Technical Center has achieved national program certification or uses state licensing standards, which provides our students with the opportunity to earn more than 42 industry-recognized certifications. For more information, visit


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