Everything You Need to Know: 2015 Sanford International Film Festival

May 22, 2015

The Sanford International Film Festival is back from May 27th to the 31th!  There is an incredible line-up this year: the cast of North Woods Law will be at the Family venue and Gunnar Hansen, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is appearing at the Horror venue. There will be over 130 films shown during the festival and there is even a screen dedicated completely to French language films!  Family-friendly activities, a Farmers Market and Craft Fair with live music, a downtown Art Walk, a gala Awards Ceremony and a Glow n Bowl after-party will round out the festivities – it’s all happening in Sanford, Maine!

Below we have collected links to everything you want to know about the films, the venues and the schedule of events. This will be a weekend you don't want to miss.

Festival Events by Day

Wednesday, May 27th:  Student Film Festival

Venue: Sanford High School Library—52 Sanford High School Boulevard

When:  4:30pm – 9:30pm

View Detailed Film Schedule Here

Thursday, May 28th: A Night of Sanford Films

Venue: Sanford Springvale Historical Society - 505 Main Street, Springvale

6:00pm – 9:00pm   In the event that the first showing reaches capacity, an encore showing will be available at 9:15pm

View Detailed Film Schedule Here

Friday, May 29th: Horror Friday

Venue: Smitty’s Cinema—1364 Main Street, Sanford

When: 12:00pm to 12:00am

View Detailed Film Schedule Here

Saturday, May 30th: Film Showings, the Tommy Awards Reception, and Bowl-A-Rama after Party

Central Park, Downtown Sanford Events:

Sanford Art Walk                 10:00am – 2:00pm

Farmers Market                    8:00am – 12:00pm

Film Venues:

Family Friendly Films at the City Hall Auditorium

French films (w/ English Subtitles) at the Nasson Little Theater

Mixed Genre Films at the Sanford High School

Evening Events:

Awards Ceremony at the Town Club

Evening after party at the Sanford Bowl-A-Rama

View Detailed Film Schedule Here

Sunday, May 31st: Award Winning films

Venue: Nasson Little Theatre

When: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

 Buy Your Tickets Online

Bracelets are $15 each and allow festival-goers into any film throughout the festival, as well as access to deals at two dozen participating businesses during the film fest and throughout the month of June. Pre-order your tickets online or at the Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce any time during regular business hours, and until 2 pm on Saturday the 30th.  They will also be on sale at the farmers’ market on Saturday the 23rd and the 30th.


Useful Links:

Film Screening Venue Addresses and Shuttle Bus Schedule

Film Trailers

See Local Discounts for Film Festival Bracelet Holders Here

Sanford Farmers Market Website

Sanford Art Walk Locations

Film Festival Website

Newsroom :

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