Final list of nominees announced

An Emerge Film Festival Sneak Peek event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 29,  at Lyceum Gallery, 49 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Admission is free and attendees will have the opportunity to view trailers for award-nominated films. Special Emerge martinis will be available for purchase from Fuel. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase $10 general viewing passes (discounted from $15) as well as have the opportunity to win festival passes at the event.

“We are so excited about all of the momentum with Emerge,” said board President Laura Davis. “We have such a great line-up of films, an extraordinary amount of passionate filmmakers planning to be in attendance, a wonderful response from the community in terms of ticket sales and an absolutely incredible line-up of sponsors who are making it all happen. To think that this festival was ‘born’ just two months ago and has turned into all this — it’s just remarkable and a real testament to the passion for arts within our community.”

The Festival board of directors has released the final film schedule, which includes more than 40 short, documentary and feature films from Maine, the U.S. and the world. Details for the two-day Lewiston/Auburn event are outlined on the newly developed website:

The weekend kicks off on Friday, June 13, with “Beer & Fear” night presented by Baxter Brewing Co., and continues on Saturday with a wide variety of films including the World Premiere of “Leaving Circadia,” (USA/NY, Directed by Evan Mathew Weinstein). The festivities wrap up on Saturdaynight with the World Premiere of the first cut of  “Richard3” (USA/ME, Directed by Michael Miclon). Many of the films will be followed by a Q & A session with the filmmaker(s).

Award nominations
Additionally, the festival awards committee has selected award nominees in the categories of Best Feature, Best Short, Best Documentary, Best Director, Best in Festival and Verizon’s People’s Choice Awards. 

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Award nomInees

Best feature

“Bridge and Tunnel “(USA/CA)
“Ink & Steel” (USA/NY)Ward-Perkins; producer, co-writer Jason Radspinner
“Koan of Spring” (France/Vietnam/Korea)
The Hanover House” (USA/ME)
“Leaving Circadia” (USA/NY)

Best shorts 
“Possum: (USA/NJ) 
“Natal” (USA/ME)
“Hotline” (USA/CA)
“The Begnning and the End” (USA/NY)
“Detour” (USA/ME)

Best documentary

“Music City: (USA/AZ)
“A Place of Truth” (USA/OR)
“The Hungry Heart” (USA/VT)
“American Road” (USA/IL)
“Fighting For the Futaleufu” (USA/CT)

Best director

“Music City” director, producer, writer Chris McDaniel
“Possum”  director, writer Eleanor Wilson
“Leaving Circadia” director, writer Evan Mathew Weinstein
“Ink & Steel” co-directors, writers: Jonathan Ehlers and Patrick Ward-Perkins
“Bridge and Tunnel”  director, writer, producer: Jason Michael Brescia

Best in festival
Leaving Circadia” 
“Bridge and Tunnel”
“Ink and Steel”

Verizon’s People’s Choice award
“How to Kill a Zombie,”  (USA/ME)
“Leave Keys in Car,” (USA/CA)
“The Magic Bracelet,”  (USA/CA)
“A Place of Truth” (USA/OR)
“Possum”  (USA/NJ)
“Ink & Steel,” (USA/NY)
“Bridge and Tunnel,”  (USA/CA)
“Leaving Circadia,” (USA/NY)
“The Beginning and The End,” (USA/NY)
“The Water in the Bay) (USA/ME

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