WATERVILLE — The 16th annual Maine International Film Festival is drawing to a close after showing nearly 100 independent, international and Maine-made films.

The Waterville festival kicked off July 12 and ends on Sunday.

Besides showing scores of films, the event year also provides movie buffs opportunities to meet and talk with directors, writers, producers and others working behind the scenes.

The festival awarded its annual Mid-Life Achievement Award this year to actor, songwriter and producer Keith Carradine, well-known for his roles in films that include “McCabe & Mrs. Miller,” ”Thieves Like Us” and “Nashville.”

Past winners have included Thelma Schoonmaker, Arthur Penn, Malcolm McDowell, John Turturro, Ed Harris, Peter Fonda and Sissy Spacek.

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