We have already covered many of the film festivals happening in the Massachusetts area, but for those of you that are in northern New England and have a hard time traveling to Boston, be sure to check out the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF).
Taking place in Waterville, Maine July 9 through 18th, MIFF The Maine screens over 100 films from around the world that are usually hard to find in theaters. The festival provides the opportunity for audiences to meet and talk to directors, producers, writers, and musicians who had a hand in making some of the featured films. Viewers can also expect panel discussions and informal Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers and honored guests.
Through the festival’s partnership with the American Film Institute’s Project 20/20, an initiative to bridge cultural boundaries through cinema, MIFF’s program will also include the acclaimed Sita Sings the Blues, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo and Room and a Half.
Shannon Haines, the festival director, says that “for ten days this summer, the spotlight will once again shine on Waterville as we bring the best of American independent, international and Maine-made cinema to the big screen.”
Festival passes are now available for $85, while individual tickets for $9 will be on sale closer to the date of the festival.
For those interested in learning more about how a film festival operates or want the opportunity to watch movies for free, sign up to be a volunteer. And as always, for more information on MIFF, check out their website.