WATERVILLE — The 21st annual Maine International Film Festival kicked off Friday night with a screening of “The Bookshop” before a packed audience at the Opera House.

The 10-day festival, which tends to bring over 10,000 people to the city for a variety of film screenings and demonstrations, shifts back and forth between the Opera House and Railroad Square Cinema. In addition to the screenings and demonstrations, festival attendees also have the chance to have discussions and dialogue with producers, actors, directors and others in the film industry.

The festival is a project of the Maine Film Center. Presenting sponsors are Colby College and Waterville Creates!

For more information about MIFF, call 207-861-8138. To purchase tickets and passes by phone, call 1-866-811-4111.

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