Interview with Festival Director James Harmon (Sanford International Film Festival)

Festival Reviews

James Harmon is a high school communications teacher, film club advisor, independent filmmaker, and new dad. Three years ago he started The Sanford International Film Festival in response to the breakdown of another Maine festival, and it has grown in popularity and reputation since. This is the third year of Sanford IFF, which runs five days from May 25-29th across Sanford and Springvale Maine.

Matthew Toffolo: What is your Film Festival succeeding at doing for filmmakers?

James Harmon: We’re putting together an amazing showcase of some of the best independent films in the world. We’re presenting our city as a great place to make films, and building a community of passionate, creative, fun people. Filmmakers who make it to their screenings can expect great picture and sound, an attentive and appreciative audience, and respect from film festival staff. We appreciate the sacrifices our filmmakers have had to make to…

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