The Maine Outdoor Film Festival and Sugarloaf  ski area are partnering to launch the first-ever Winter Broke and Stoked contest. The contest is open to any Maine resident, professional filmmaker or amateur.

Submission guidelines are as follows: entract must be Maine resident(s); the film should run four minutes or less; all music and footage must be cleared and credited; and content must be related to winter outdoor sports.

Submissions opened on the winter solstice and will close on the spring equinox — i.e., March 20. For complete details, visit

The 10 finalist films will premiere April 1 at the Avery Ballroom at Sugarloaf Inn, then put online the next day. Voting online will happen for two weeks and then the winner will be announced at the East Coast Pond Skimming Championships on April 15.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or