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MIFF Presents the 2nd Annual World Filmmakers Forum

Bringing together filmmakers from three continents, the Maine International Film Festival will – for the second year in a row – offer audiences a glimpse inside the creative process of acclaimed international filmmakers. Throughout the 19th annual film festival, filmmakers from Uruguay, Brazil, South Africa, and Mexico will show their work and discuss their creative…

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MIFF to present Mid-Life Achievement Award to actor Gabriel Byrne

The Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) will present its annual Mid-Life Achievement Award to actor Gabriel Byrne at a special ceremony held at the Waterville Opera House on the evening of July 15. Most recently, Byrne was nominated for a 2016 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in the Broadway production of Long Day’s Journey…

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Robert Benton, Oscar-Winning Director/Screenwriter, to be honored with MIFF Lifetime Achievement Award

The Maine International Film Festival will present Robert Benton, Oscar-Winning Director/Screenwriter, with a Lifetime Achievement Award on July 10 at the Waterville Opera House. Benton, best known for films including Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Nobody’s Fool (1994), is a three-time Academy Award winning director and screenwriter who has directed eight…

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MIFF 2015 Audience Favorite Awards

94% of all eligible films received votes in the MIFF 2015 Audience Favorite Award voting. Congratulations to the following winners: 1st place tie: Astraea and Come to My Voice 2nd place tie: Samba and Learning to Drive 3rd place: Au Bord du Monde

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MIFF 2015 presents the World Filmmaker’s Forum

From our very first year, MIFF has emphasized and been committed to international filmmakers, and been graced by visits from many of them from all over the world. This year, we take that commitment further with our World Filmmakers’ Forum, bringing together four filmmakers from four continents for extended showings and discussions of their work,…

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MIFF 2015 to Host a Work-in-Progress Screening of The Congressman

Shot on Monhegan Island and with the State House in Augusta doubling for the U.S. Capitol building, The Congressman will screen as a work in progress in the “centerpiece” slot of the 18th annual Maine International Film Festival on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House. The Congressman stars Treat Williams…

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MIFF to honor actor Michael Murphy with the Mid-Life Achievement Award

The Maine International Film Festival is thrilled to announce actor Michael Murphy as our MIFF 2015 Mid-Life Achievement Award  honoree. MIFF will present Murphy with his award on Thursday, July 16 at the Waterville Opera House after the U.S. premiere of Fall, his most recent film, in which he gives a magnificent lead performance as…

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MIFF 2015 to open with Tumbledown

The Maine International Film Festival in Waterville will kick off its 18th year with the Maine premiere of Tumbledown, a feature length film set in western Maine. Portland-based filmmakers Desi Van Til and Sean Mewshaw debuted their film at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and now look forward to presenting it to a Maine…

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MIFF to welcome Claus Drexel as part of World Filmmakers’ Forum

Claus Drexel, was born in Germany and has lived in France since the age of three. He studied film in Grenoble and Paris. His short-films C4 (1996), Max au Bloc (1998) and The Divine Inspiration (2000 – with lead actor Keir Dullea) have appeared in more than one hundred festivals worldwide and have won several…

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MIFF 2015 Rediscovery selections

Each year, the Maine International Film Festival offers a spectacular array of cinematic classics, including archival 35mm and newly restored digital prints, and this year is no exception. Our 2015 Rediscovery section will include: The Epic of Everest A Fistful of Dollars Forbidden Games Imitation of Life Sayat Nova (The Color of Pomegranates) The Tales…

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