Passes on sale for the 25th anniversary of the Maine International Film Festival, from July 8 to 17

WATERVILLE – The Maine Film Center announces dates for the 25th Maine International Film Festival, to be held July 8-17 in Waterville at the Railroad Square Cinema and Waterville Opera House, in Skowhegan at the Skowhegan Drive-In Theater and in line . Festival passes and packages are now available for pre-order on the Festival website,

For 10 days in July, Festival attendees will have the opportunity to view a unique slate of approximately 100 films, including premieres, Maine-made features, classic revivals and shorts from around the world.

This year will not only be MIFF’s 25th anniversary, but also the final year at the Railroad Square Cinema before the Maine Film Center moves to the new Paul J. Schupf Art Center in downtown Waterville.

“We couldn’t be more proud to return to a life-size festival for our 25and anniversary,” says Mike Perreault, general manager of the Maine Film Center. “This celebration of cinema brings art and storytelling to Maine that otherwise would not be enjoyed by audiences here. And our new Tourmaline Award will provide additional support for independent filmmakers by celebrating the best films made in Maine.

The complete Festival program and the sale of individual tickets will be available in mid-June. MIFF is currently accepting film submissions through April 22 via

Presenting MIFF sponsors are Waterville Creates, the Lawry Family Foundation and Colby College. Festival branding, honoring the location and legacy of the Railroad Square Cinema, was produced by All Over It.

The Maine Film Center brings world-class independent films to central Maine through the Railroad Square Cinema, the only Sundance Art House Project theater in Maine; the annual Maine International Film Festival, a 10-day celebration that attracts filmmakers and moviegoers from around the world; and providing impactful and accessible film exhibitions and educational programs. MFC believes that art and culture have the power to enrich lives, strengthen community ties and serve as an economic engine. MFC is a division of Waterville Creates. For more information, visit

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