“Five Nights in Maine” is one of the films to be screened in the upcoming Maine International Film Festival by-the-Sea. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIS CURRAN

MIFF returns for 8th year

BAR HARBOR — The eighth Maine International Film Festival by-the-Sea will open Friday, Sept. 16, and run through Monday, Sept. 19, at Reel Pizza Cinerama.

Opportunities for 15 minutes of discussion will be included before the end of the screening for some of the films, part of a strong slate of offerings this year.

Individual tickets cost $8. A six-punch partial pass (limit of two punches per screening) costs $45, a 10-punch partial pass (limit of two punches per screening) costs $70, and a full festival pass good for one admission to every event costs $90. It is possible to see every film in the program.

A Big Ticket cannot be used for admission to film festival screenings.

The weekend opens with a reception for filmmakers and other honored guests on Friday from 4-6 p.m. The reception, catered by Milk and Honey, is open to the public for the price of $15.

Flyers with the list of films and times are available at the box office. The schedule can be downloaded from www.reelpizza.com.

Atlantic Brewing Company is a major sponsor of the film festival.

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