Maine International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Maine International Film Festival
SINCE: 1998
WHERE: Waterville, Maine
WEBSITE: www.miff.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Founded in 1998, the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) is a project of the Maine Film Center.

Its a Tie. ASTRAEA and COME TO MY VOICE Win 18th Maine International Film Festival Audience Award

Its a Tie. ASTRAEA and COME TO MY VOICE Win 18th Maine International Film Festival Audience Award

The 18th Maine International Film Festival closed on Sunday and unveiled the winner of its audience favorite award, with Astraea and Come To My Voice tied as the MIFF audience’s favorite. “We’re thrilled that MIFF audiences once again were adventurous and enthusiastic about exploring and discussing films from around the world,” said Festival Director Shannon Haines. “We had a fabulous slate of guests and an incredible array of films for MIFF audiences to enjoy. We look forward […]

2015 Maine International Film Festival Kicks off with TUMBLEDOWN

2015 Maine International Film Festival Kicks off with TUMBLEDOWN

More than 850 people attended the 2015 Maine International Film Festival in Waterville as it kicked off its 18th year with a nearly sold out showing of the Maine premiere of Tumbledown, a feature length film set in western Maine from Portland-based filmmakers Desi Van Til and Sean Mewshaw. In Tumbledown, a young widow (Rebecca Hall), falls for a brash New York writer (Jason Sudeikis) who barrels into her rural Maine town investigating the death […]

THE CONGRESSMAN Starring Treat Williams to Screen at 2015 Maine International Film Festival

THE CONGRESSMAN Starring Treat Williams to Screen at 2015 Maine International Film Festival

The Congressman starring Treat Williams (Hair, Prince of the City) as Maine Congressman Charlie Winship, who’s having a bad day, will screen as a work in progress in the “centerpiece” slot of the 2015 Maine International Film Festival. After being caught on video failing to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance, Maine Congressman Charlie Winship knocks out another House member, confronts his angry ex-wife, and faces denunciation by the media for attacking one of […]

Keith Carradine Honored at Maine International Film Festival with Mid-Life Achievement Award

Keith Carradine Honored at Maine International Film Festival with Mid-Life Achievement Award

David Carradine

Award-winning actor, songwriter, and producer Keith Carradine was honored at this year’s Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) with the 2013 Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) Mid-Life Achievement Award.  Carradine was presented with his award at the Monday, July 15 screening of Nashville.  Carradine’s song for the film, “I’m Easy,” garnered both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. Carradine can currently be seen, starring in AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS, which received the award for best cinematography at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and is featured at MIFF this year.  “AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS” will be released on August 16, 2013.

Jonathan Demme’s ENZO AVITABILE MUSIC LIFE to Kick Off 2013 Maine International Film Festival

Jonathan Demme’s ENZO AVITABILE MUSIC LIFE to Kick Off 2013 Maine International Film Festival

ENZO AVITABILE MUSIC LIFE

ENZO AVITABILE MUSIC LIFE directed by Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (Silence Of The Lambs, Philadelphia, Stop Making Sense) will kick off the Opening Night of the 16th Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) on Friday, July 12 at the Waterville Opera House. Jonathan Demme, the MIFF 2002 Midlife Achievement Honoree, will introduce his new film, which centers on Enzo Avitabile, the Neapolitan musician who’s blazing a world music trail in his collaborations with other musicians from around the Mediterranean and around the world, including Buena Vista Social Club’s Eliades Ochoa.