The Maine International Film Festival begins this Friday, July 7, at it’s new home, the Paul J. Schupf Art Center in downtown Waterville.
The festival runs through July 16 and includes feature-length films, documentaries, short films. Nearly 100 movies in all will be featured.
Among the films to be shown this year are a documentary on the work of Maine’s own Stephen King, and more than 20 films made in Maine.
Founded in 1998, the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) is a project of the Maine Film Center. Most years, the 10 days of the festival showcase nearly 100 films, representing the best of American independent and international cinema, and spotlight some of Maine and New England’s most exciting and innovative filmmakers.
MIFF’s special guests have included Achievement Award honorees Debra Winger (2022), Hilary Brougher (2019), Dominique Sanda (2018), Lauren Hutton (2017), Robert Benton (2016), Gabriel Byrne (2016), Michael Murphy (2015), Glenn Close (2014), Keith Carradine (2013), Thelma Schoonmaker (2012), Malcolm McDowell (2011), Jay Cocks (2010), Arthur Penn (2009), John Turturro (2008), Bud Cort (2007), Walter Hill (2006), Lili Taylor (2005), Ed Harris (2004), Peter Fonda (2003), Jonathan Demme (2002), Sissy Spacek (2001), Terrence Malick (2000), and Jos Stelling (1999).
Partners also include the Waterville Opera House and the Colby College Museum of Art and Ticonic Gallery + Studios.