MIFF Honoree Roger Deakins Nominated for 14th Academy Award

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 January 23rd for his role as Director of Photography for BLADE RUNNER 2049. To honor Deakins, arguably the world’s greatest living cinematographer, the Maine Film Center is releasing a new six-part interview series filmed with Deakins in Waterville, Maine during the 20th Maine International Film Festival last July. The first, “Roger Deakins: On Cinematography,” can be viewed on the Maine International Film Festival’s official YouTube channel at youtube.com/watch?v=Q5fmLe6kRnE.

Deakins’ unforgettable images, created over his four-decade career, have graced memorable films from the Coen brothers, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, John Sayles, David Mamet, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve. In 2017, Deakins accepted the Karl Struss Award, named for the pioneering and first Oscar-winning cinematographer of SUNRISE (1927), at a screening of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007).

Film submissions for the 21st annual Festival, which will be held July 13-22, 2018, are being accepted through May 15, 2018; for more information, see www.miff.org.

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.