For 10 days in July, watch the premieres of 100 independent and international films at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville. Get glimpses of how some of these films were made at talks from directors, producers, writers, and musicians. Also attend art exhibitions, community workshops, and live performances.
The 2019 festival runs July 21-21. The films cover a wide range of genres, so there’s something for everyone.
The films and other events are scheduled in these venues throughout Waterville. Check the full film schedule for the film and event locations.
- Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
- Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square
- MIFFONEDGE, 1 Post Office Square
- OPA, 139 Main Street
- Me Lon Togo, 220 Main Street
- Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse, 1 Post Office Square
Festival passes are no longer available. Tickets for each event can be purchased online up to four hours in advance, and tickets are always available at the Festival Box Office at the Railroad Square Cinema. To buy tickets online, select the film or event you want to attend from the schedule and click or tap the Buy Tickets button.
The MIFFONEDGE exhibition is held in conjunction with the Maine International Film Festival at 1 Post Office Square. MIFFONEDGE “explores the intersection of film and art and pushes the boundaries of commonly accepted notions of cinema,” according to the description the exhibition’s page.
At this year’s MIFFONEDGE exhibition, many filmmakers incorporated found objects into their work. Examples include family diaries, audiotapes, dishes and textiles, and images clipped from old magazines.
The Maine International Film Festival was founded in 1998 as a project of the Maine Film Center. The festival represents some of the best American independent and international cinema, along with Maine and New England’s most exciting and innovative filmmakers.
For more information about the festival, go to miff.org.
Waterville is 74 miles north of Portland, Maine, and 185 miles north of Boston.