MIFF Audience Favorites

MIFF in this instance refers to the Maine International Film Festival. Wikipedia states that "[MIFF] does not give awards to individual films and performances, though an audience favorite is determined each year by a balloting process." Listed here are the first-place winners, as shown in the link below (some light research was required for one or two titles).

http://www.miff.org/past_festivals
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1.
Port Djema (1997)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Eric Heumann
 
2.
My Mother's Early Lovers (1998)
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A young woman, while helping her father clean out his house, discovers her dead mother's intimate diary. As she transcribes the contents in order to make copies for her siblings, she discovers a shocking secret which transforms her life. (105 mins.)
Director: Nora Jacobson
 
3.
Himalaya (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An aging chief's last stand, lessons for the new, and the education of a young chief-to-be played against harsh Nature in Nepal's Dolpo... (108 mins.)
“ aka Caravan ” - Jumping_Elephant
 
4.
George Washington (2000)
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A group of children, in a depressed small town, band together to cover up a tragic mistake one summer. (89 mins.)
 
5.
Red Satin (2002)
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After the death of her husband, Lilia's life revolves solely around her teenage daughter, Salma. Whilst looking for Salma late one night... (100 mins.)
Director: Raja Amari
“ aka Satin Rouge ” - Jumping_Elephant
 
6.
Postmen in the Mountains (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A father, a retiring mailman, walks his son over his job in the mountainous regions of Hunan province. (93 mins.)
Director: Jianqi Huo
 
7.
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A homeless musician finds meaning to his life when he starts a friendship with dozens of parrots. (83 mins.)
Director: Judy Irving
 
8.
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two youths sent for a Maoist "re-education" in the mountains fall in love with the village tailor's granddaughter. (110 mins.)
Director: Sijie Dai
 
9.
Wondrous Oblivion (2003)
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Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is mad about cricket but no good at it. He has the entire kit but none of the skill... (106 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrison
 
10.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
C.R.A.Z.Y. Extraordinary lives of ordinary people in search of love and happiness - that's the premise of "C.R.A.Z.Y", a family drama unlike any other. (127 mins.)
 
11.
Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a troubled young girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher. (96 mins.)
Director: Daniel Barnz
 
12.
The Necessities of Life (2008)
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In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City... (102 mins.)
Director: Benoît Pilon
 
13.
Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese... (117 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
14.
Stella (2008)
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Paris, 1977. Eleven year old Stella knows poker better than grammar when she starts the year at a prestigious new school. There, she discovers the possibilities of a whole new world outside her parents' bar. (103 mins.)
Director: Sylvie Verheyde
 
15.
The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1930s southern France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper. (107 mins.)
Director: Daniel Auteuil