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Showcasing stories of sustainability, stewardship, and the environment.

The Schoharie River Center presents the first annual Mayfly Film Festival, which seeks to curate an inspiring program of diverse films that are focused on the environment, and our relationship with it. We welcome documentaries, short films, narratives, animations, experimental films, etc. As long as there is a focus on the environment, we want to see it.

Issues may include, but are not limited to:
-Climate Change
-Water Quality
-Greener Living
-Traditional Crafts, blacksmithing, timber framing, fiber arts, etc.
-Science and Research
-Green Space/Forestry
-and much more (contact us if you are unsure if your film fits)

The Mayfly is an insect that is very susceptible to pollutants. When researching water quality, the presence of Mayflies can indicate that the water is clean or getting better. They have existed since before the dinosaurs, and we hope that our actions will lead to seeing them around well into the future.

We believe that this sensitive and ancient species is a perfect mascot for our delicate environment and all the issues surrounding it’s survival.


**All submissions must have an environmental, sustainable, and/or stewardship focus**
-Films must be made after January 2018
-We accept all genres and mediums, music videos, documentary, experimental, narrative, etc.
-Submissions open to all nationalities and regions.
-If film is in a non-English language, please supply an English subtitled version

Films can be submitted into these categories ("film" includes narratives and non-fiction):
-Short Film
-Youth Short Film
-Feature Film
-Youth Feature Film

Follow the link below to submit your film through Filmfreeway.

If submitting by email, please include the following:


-Please include "Film Submission" in the subject

-Link to view film

-Film Title

-Directors Name

-Films running time

-Age of submitter, if under 18


Regular Deadline: August 28th

Late Deadline: September 19th

Screenings to be held at the Schoharie River Center Cultural Hall on Saturday, September 24th - Schedule TBA