Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Maine International Film Festival

The Maine International Film Festival (July 10-19) is just around the corner. If you are not aware of this event you should check it out at their website http://www.miff.org/. If you do know about it, you know how great it is. The Maine Arts Commission is supporting the event this year by being a day sponsor for Making it in Maine Day, Saturday July 18. This day will include the Maine Student Film and Video Festival in the morning, the Maine Shorts film presentation in the afternoon, and in the evening there will be the showing of Language of America, Directed and Produced by Maine artist Ben Levine, and the showing of Dead Buffalo, by Maine resident Georg Koszulinski. At 9:15pm Railroad Square will present The Kings, a film about Waterville by Alec Helm, a young Waterville filmmaker.

On July 19 Georg Koszulinski will be giving a No-Budget Film making Workshop in the morning.

July 18 is also the day of the 40th Annual Waterville Intown Arts Festival 9am-4pm (Rain date: Sunday, July 19).

The Maine Arts Commission is also supporting the July 12 Celebration of Public Art event. The event starts at 5pm with “Things, Goods and Other Public Transactions" Art talk by Patricia Phillips, art critic, editor, curator and Chair of the Art Department at Cornell University. Followed by a cocktail party reception and then a 6:30 screening of Automorphosis at Railroad Square.

Following the film, Harrod Blank (Automorphosis director) , Ester Partegas (Skowhegan School of Art instructor) and Patricia Phillips, will have a panel discussion moderated by Kerstin Gilg, of the Maine Arts Commission, on the various forms and impacts of public art.


Anonymous said...

MIFF is a huge cultural asset to Maine, it is great to see the Commission supporting it. I love the idea of a Making it in Maine day.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this information, I had been waiting to see what was on offer this year.

Anonymous said...

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