July 30 Saturday
8:00 pm—10:00 pm

Event Location:
Behind the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine

Contact Info:
Maine Outdoor Film Festival


Cost: $15 advance and $18 day of.

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A Watershed Moment at the Maine Outdoor Film Festival

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The Maine Outdoor Film Festival (MOFF) is coming to Portland for three nights this summer.

On Saturday, July 30, the festival screening at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland will feature “A Watershed Moment,” a short film produced by Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. The film tells the inspiring story of a diverse group of partners coming together over multiple years to restore fish passage throughout the entire Bagaduce River Watershed.

Three coastal Maine communities, numerous nonprofits, engineering and construction companies, and state and federal management agencies found a way to restore historic fish passages and do the necessary community science to reinstate and become stewards of the alewife runs in their backyards.

Rooted in collaboration, this story can act as a beacon of hope for other communities involved in fish passage restoration and community-driven stewardship.

A Watershed Moment” is about people, fish, and the water that connects them—and what it takes to keep that connection alive and strong.


  • This event, presented by MOFF, takes place outdoors. Bring a blanket or camp chair and dress for the weather.
  • Doors open at 7:00 pm. Films begin at 8:00 pm.
  • Beer and wine is available for purchase with ID
  • You may bring your own snacks and water
  • No pets allowed


Visit maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com to purchase advance tickets.

Rain Policy

In the event of rain, the screenings will take place on Monday, August 1, same time, same location.

Visit the MOFF web site for more information.

View the trailer of “A Watershed Moment.”