MIFF Celebrates its 21st Year July 13– 22 in Waterville, Maine

MIFF Celebrates its 21st Year July 13– 22 in Waterville, Maine

During the 10 days of the Festival, MIFF Features Nearly 100 Films, Representing the Best of American and International Independent Cinema and Spotlights Some of Maine and New England’s Most Innovative Filmmakers

Waterville, Maine —The Maine International Film Festival (MIFF), Maine’s oldest, largest, and most-beloved film festival, is celebrating its 21st anniversary July 13 – 22, 2018 in Waterville, Maine. MIFF, known for its unpretentious and laid-back atmosphere, features the best of American independent, international, and Maine-made films. This 21st annual event promises to be the most exciting yet as organizers are planning to host a number of special guests (actors, directors, producers, executives and more) from around the world.

Each year for twenty years, the historic Waterville Opera House and Maine’s premier art-house cinema, Railroad Square Cinema, open their doors for ten days of incredible film. In addition to screening some of the best films on the planet, this MIFF will feature exciting live performances, public art exhibitions, special VIP parties, free and open educational workshops, and other ticketed events. MIFF will also host the 41st annual Maine Student Film and Video Festival, a celebration of student filmmaking that provides the public an opportunity to see what Maine’s youngest cineastes have created at a special film screening and award presentation.

“This could be our most daring MIFF yet,” said programming director Ken Eisen. “Following up on our 20th anniversary last year will be daunting, but we’re up to the challenge, in fact we’re planning a number of surprises, special guest appearances and returning favorites that will really excite MIFF lovers  – but we’ll still have that relaxed vibe that draws celebrities, filmmakers and film lovers to Waterville.”

Festival passes are now on sale on the MIFF website at http://www.miff.org/. As the Festival draws near, the featured films and special guests and events will be announced and tickets will be made available for purchase online.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Media outlets interested in covering the Maine International Film Festival can request credentials for the 10-day event, including select VIP events, which runs from July 13- 22 in Waterville, Maine. To make arrangements for credentials, please contact Nathan Towne at media@watervillecreates.org or (207) 232-6005. Please submit requests prior to the festival opening. 

About the Maine International Film Festival: The 21st annual Maine International Film Festival will be held in Waterville, Maine from July 13-22 at Railroad Square Cinema and the Waterville Opera House. During the 10 days of the festival, MIFF features nearly 100 films, representing the best of American and International independent cinema and spotlighting some of Maine and New England’s most innovative filmmakers. The full MIFF schedule will be available on the festival’s website, http://www.miff.org/ in June. The Maine International Film Festival is a project of the Maine Film Center, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enrich, educate and entertain the community through film and art.