2014 Annual Appeal

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

DonatebuttonDecember 2014

Season’s greetings! While 2014 is rapidly drawing to a close, it is not too late to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Maine Film Center in support of our mission to enrich, educate and entertain the community through film and art.

We have been hard at work developing and securing funding for exciting new programs that will expand the reach and diversity of our film and education offerings both in the Waterville area and beyond, including:

  • Digital Filmmaking Workshop for Teens – a four-day workshop to be presented in the spring of 2015 in partnership with the Mid-Maine Technical Center with support from the Oak Grove School Foundation;
  • Science on Screen – a series of classic, cult, and documentary film screenings with lively presentations by notable science and technology experts, made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation; and
  • World Filmmakers Forum at the 18th Annual Maine International Film Festival (July 10-19, 2015) – a program that will bring filmmakers from around the world to the festival to present their work and participate in panel discussions and workshops, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

While we are thrilled with the grant support that we have received to expand our programming, we continue to rely on the community to help cover the operational costs of running a year-round art house cinema and world class film festival. With the support of our community behind us, we will continue to offer even more exciting, diverse, year-round film programming. Thank you for considering a gift to the Maine Film Center, and we hope to see you at the movies!

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October 2014

imagesDear friend,

Can you imagine Maine without the Maine International Film Festival or Railroad Square Cinema? The Maine Film Center is working hard to ensure a vibrant future for these amazing cultural assets, but we need your help.

Over the past two years, we upgraded the projection equipment at the cinema and made much-needed improvements to the facility. Like most art house theaters across the country, we rely on support from the community. Box office revenues make up less than half the income needed to sustain a community-based, mission-driven film resource. The rest comes from grants, sponsorships, and charitable contributions. Your tax deductible contribution makes the best independent film programming in the state possible.

Many people are amazed that our community can sustain both a year-round, first-run art house theater and a world class film festival in central Maine. We know that with your help, the Maine Film Center will not only survive; it will continue to grow and thrive.

Follow this link to make your tax deductible contribution online. Thank you for your support!

From top down:
Theater Manager Alan Sanborn introduces a packed screening at
Railroad Square Cinema; Glenn Close with the MIFF 2014
Mid-Life Achievement Award; Students engrossed in a Maine
Film Center claymation class; an appreciative audience at MIFF 2014