The Alamo Theatre in Bucksport is the site of the new International Maritime Film Festival, sponsored by Northeast Historic Films and WoodenBoat Magazine. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

International Maritime Film Festival announces lineup



BUCKSPORT — The International Maritime Film Festival has announced the films selected for showing at the upcoming three-day event.

Sponsored jointly by WoodenBoat magazine and Northeast Historic Film, the inaugural festival is scheduled for Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at the Alamo Theatre in downtown Bucksport.

Winner of the grand prize in the short films category – films of less than 40 minutes – was “The Long Haul” from the United Kingdom. The film follows one woman as she heads to sea on a fishing boat.

Grand prize winner in the feature film category is “The Weekend Sailor” from Mexico.

Two films also won awards as part of the “Spotlight” series: “Vanishing Sail,” documenting the preservation of the dying art of wooden boatbuilding on the Caribbean island of Carriacou; and “The Restorer’s Journey,” a cinematic portrait of Jon Wilson, founder of WoodenBoat, who, the film says, “inspired generations of boat builders, boat owners and boat dreamers.”

For information about the festival schedule and tickets, see maritimefilmfestival.com.

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