Document Type

Grant Application

Project/Presentation Title

Francos in Film


Tanya Sheehan

Luc Levasseur

Normand Rodrigue


Spring 2017

Project Period

FY 2016-2017

Event Location

Franco-American Centre

Event Sponsor

The University of Maine Franco-American Center

Project Abstract/ Summary

We are requesting funds to support a Franco-American Film Festival, "Francos in Flim." We will hold this festival at the Franco-American Centre. We intend to screen at least three films, each about a different Franco community in Maine. Two of the filmmakers are from Maine; one is from Montreal. We will reach out to Maine Studies, The Canadian American Center, and the English department to connect with students and faculty interested in Maine, migration, and documentary filmmaking. We also will schedule this film festival during our annual writers and artists gathering that we normally hold in Walpole but this year will be held in Orono.

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