Maine International Film Festival Opens 

Film fans from all over New England and beyond will descend on the city over the next 10 days as Waterville hosts the 11th annual Maine International Film Festival.

The event kicks off on Saturday with shows at the Waterville Opera House, Railroad Square Cinema and Colby College.

The festival screens dozens of independent films from all over the world.

Many movie makers will be there to interact with the audience as well.

&quot:The tag line this year is &quot:100 films 10 days: 50 filmmakers.&quot: Festival staff member Shannon Haines told TV5 Thursday. &quot:MIFF is an opportunity for people to see films that would never otherwise be shown in the state of Maine and to talk to filmmakers about the art of filmmaking.&quot:

On Thursday, July 16th, the Maine International Film Festival will present the 2008 mid-life achievement award to one of independent cinema’s finest actors and directors: John Turturro.

Tickets are available at the door, or online at there’s also a full schedule on the website.