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MIFF Launches New Website

Waterville, Maine —The Maine International Film Festival (MIFF), Maine’s oldest, largest, and most-beloved film festival, is pleased to launch its new website (www.MIFF.org) in advance of this year’s 21st annual event. The new MIFF website includes a mobile-first, smartphone-friendly platform, allowing Festival attendees to take full advantage of the free downtown Waterville WIFI to access…

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MIFF to Honor Actress Dominique Sanda

Acclaimed French Actress dubbed “La Sanda” to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award WATERVILLE, June 7 2018 — The Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to renowned French actress Dominique Sanda (known as “La Sanda”) at a special ceremony held at the Waterville Opera House during the 10-day MIFF Festival. Best known…

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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 –…

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MIFF Honoree Roger Deakins Nominated for 14th Academy Award

In Honor of his impressive four-decade spanning career, the Maine Film Center is releasing a six-part video interview series filmed during MIFF 2017 WATERVILLE, January 25, 2018— Roger Deakins, the inaugural recipient of the Maine International Film Festival’s (MIFF) Karl Struss Legacy Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cinematography, received his fourteenth Academy Award nomination on…

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MIFF to honor legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins

Award presentation event: Monday, July 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House with the screening of Prisoners MIFF is honored to present Roger Deakins with the inaugural Karl Struss Legacy Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cinematography, named for and dedicated to the great, pioneering, Maine-connected Hollywood cinematographer and winner of the first Oscar for cinematography…

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MIFF to honor actress Lauren Hutton with Mid-Life Achievement Award

MIFF will present its annual Mid-Life Achievement Award to actress and supermodel Lauren Hutton at a special ceremony held at the Waterville Opera House on the evening of July 20. Best known for heating up the screen in American Gigolo, Hutton’s acting skills were featured in extraordinary films from extraordinary directors, made in the flush…

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Maine-shot The Sounding to open MIFF 2017!

The 20th annual Maine International Film Festival is bringing the Maine to MIFF right out of the gate by presenting The Sounding, a film shot on location on Monhegan Island, as its Opening Night film. The Sounding will feature a post-screening Q&A from the director, co-writer and star of the film, Catherine Eaton, and will…

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MIFF 2017 dedicated to Jonathan Demme

With immense sadness in his loss but great joy in his life, we mourn Jonathan Demme, who passed on April 26.  Many of you had the memorable chance to meet Jonathan during his visits to MIFF. He was our Midlife Achievement Winner in 2002, and a featured guest in 2013—and was intending to join us…

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MIFF to Host World Premiere of 35mm Restoration of Peyton Place

A never-before-seen 35mm restoration print of Peyton Place will premiere at the Maine International Film Festival on July 13 at 6:00 PM. A new short film, On Location in Peyton Place, will screen with the feature, which will be followed by a special Q&A session with industry executives. The evening will conclude with a party…

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