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Maine International Film Fest  10 days, 100 films, 50 filmmakers. Currently accepting submissions for the 21st Annual MIFF: July 13-22, 2018!

“How do you “know” the rain? Is it a hand stretched out to feel the first drops? Or holding an umbrella? The way the rain turns the pavement into a mirror, the splash when a car goes past or a downpipe overflowing? ...Ivens uses images shot from almost every imaginable angle and position to explore the sense of a city passing from sun to rain and back to a clear sky with the birds returning to their perches on the railings. These early films had been made using the resources of the family photographic business, often shooting at weekends. Further experimentation followed, notwithstanding the extremely positive reception of both The Bridge and Rain in avant-garde and cultural circles at the time. One uncompleted experiment attempted to see if a completely subjective film could be made. “The camera has to be completely subjective, not just moving freely in space observing action as a third person. …The lens becomes the human eye… The experiment was finally stopped when we realized that it would be too expensive to do it properly.” Peter Hourigan, Joris Ivens: Witness to the 20th Century, sensesofcinema.com//Joris Ivens: "Regen" - 14 min. (1929)
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Don’t miss the Maine Film Center’s Spring Members’ Night tonight @railroadsquarecinema! 7pm reception followed by a program in two acts (including Buster Keaton comedies and a selection of early art films) with live original music performed by Mark Tipton & Les Sorciers Perdus at 8pm. Free for MFC members, non-members $15.

Filmmakers! Submissions for #MIFF21 are open til May 15. Enter your short and feature films via @filmfreeway or #Withoutabox!

Heading into daylight saving time like

Congrats to @rogerdeakins on his long-overdue Oscar win! We had the honor of speaking with him last summer at #MIFF20 while he was in town to receive the Karl Struss Legacy Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cinematography. In the third installment of our six-part interview with legendary cinematographer and lovely human being Roger Deakins, he discusses his use of lighting to set the tone of a scene. See link in bio for the complete video, produced by the incredible folks at @media.loma ❤️

“A big part of me was saying please, please no,” Deakins chuckled backstage, describing his moment in his humble way. “I think it’s great because I’ve worked with a lot of the same people on my crew for years and years and I feel like it’s recognition for their work. They are also watching in London and New York and Budapest. I’d like to have mentioned every one of them. Because I think it’s just as great for them.” @hollywoodreporter

Congratulations to cinematographer and #MIFF20 honoree @rogerdeakins on his (long-overdue) Oscar win!

Submissions are open for the 21st annual Maine International Film Festival! Submit your film via @filmfreeway or Withoutabox. Link in bio.

The second installment of our six-part interview with Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins explores the roots of his passion for the image in his early documentary work. See link in bio for the complete video, produced by the incredible folks at @media.loma! 🌅🛥🌊

In honor of Roger Deakins’ 14th (!) Oscar nomination this week, we’re throwing it back to #MIFF20. Deakins was awarded the inaugural Karl Struss Legacy Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cinematography, and we got the chance to talk shop! Thanks to the incredible folks at @media.loma, who produced this video (and who ALWAYS make camera operating look cool). See link in bio for the complete video 🙌🏼🎥✨

Counting down the days to #MIFF21. Here’s a #tb to when Wes and Festival Director Mike Perreault found some important signage. 170 to go. #thisismiff #getmiffed #digdamiff #repost @media.loma

Attention filmmakers! Submissions are now open for #MIFF21 (July 13-22, 2018). Submit your film on #withoutabox or @filmfreeway! Learn more at bit.ly/MIFF21

#tbt to the closing day of #MIFF20! What one word would you use to describe the festival?

Save the dates for #MIFF21, July 13-22, 2018. Submissions open this November on Withoutabox and @filmfreeway!

The time to act is now. #Repost and share your support. An Inconvenient Sequel opens Friday at @railroadsquarecinema. #BeInconvenient

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