The Maine Avant-Garde Independent Classic, or MAGIC Festival, will take place Oct. 29 to Nov. 4 at the Eveningstar Cinema at the Tontine Mall in Brunswick.

This film festival will explore the idea of film as an art form and a fresh new medium for self-expression.

The festival will showcase diverse films from across the United States and Canada. Many of the filmmakers will be on hand to introduce their films and to discuss their work with the audience. Jury Awards for the films will be offered.

The MAGIC festival is presented and directed by Sam Colson of Feed the Dog Productions, recent winner of the Sundance Channel’s short film contest.

“I chose Brunswick, Maine for the festival because I grew up here,” said Colson.

“You always hear stories about people wanting to get out of their hometowns, but I consider myself quite lucky to have grown up in such an interesting place. It is my intention to make the MAGIC Festival an annual event.”

“Telling a story in any form, but especially in film, gives us an opportunity to explore ideas we might otherwise never consider,” said Colson.

“Many of the filmmakers are planning on attending the festival and I hope people will take the chance to view new work unlike anything they have experienced before and to talk to the artists who created it.”

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