Central Michigan International Film Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Central Michigan International Film Festival (CMIFF) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The festival began on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and lasts through Sunday, Feb. 19.

CMIFF features independent, international, and Michigan-made films. The films will play at various theaters including the Opperman Auditorium in the Park Library, the Broadway Theater, and Celebration Cinema.

“There’s something for everyone,” said CMIFF advisor Dr. Patty Williamson. “We have family-friendly films, art house films, and even some Oscar nominees.”

The festival also includes short films made by CMU students and faculty. The CMU student and faculty short films spotlight will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. in Opperman Auditorium.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, CMIFF will screen three films released in 2003, the year the festival was founded. The films include: “Love Actually,” “Finding Nemo” and “School of Rock.”

Tickets for CMIFF are $5 and can be bought at the door or online at cmfilmfest.com.