WATERVILLE – The Central Maine Growth Council and KV Connect are pleased to present Mike Perreault, executive director of the Maine Film Center with the 2022 Emerging Leader of the Year award. The award was presented at the Central Maine Growth Council’s annual conference, sponsored by Central Maine Motors, Kennebec Savings Bank, MaineGeneral Health, and Huhtamaki.
Perreault continued to empower filmmakers across the country under his leadership, curating the Maine Film Center’s Maine International Film Festival, a ten-day festival that showcases Maine and New England filmmakers. the latest film productions and producers. Featuring nearly 100 films, filmmakers and members of their own film industry participate in panel discussions and Q&A sessions, providing insight into the company and shows the different types of movies presented during the festival.
“Mike is driven and able to represent Waterville’s growing professional network; his dedication to showcasing the latest and most exciting films from the Maine Film Center and the Maine International Film Festival has put Maine Central is on the map for fine arts and entertainment,” said Sabrina Jandreau, vice president of the KV Connect steering committee and development coordinator. Central Maine Growth Council. “Maine Theater, under Mike’s leadership, continues to inspire and contribute to the revitalization of Waterville, and future collaborative efforts will continue to celebrate the values of creativity, art, and inspire the next generation of artists and artists.”
Recently, the creation of the Tourmaline Award, which is a juried award that recognizes the best Maine film of the festival, awarded a $5,000 prize for the best film and a $2,500 prize for the film the best. Celebrating 25 years of producers, directors, and filmmakers, the Maine International Film Festival will continue to captivate audiences from its new home at the Paul J. Schupf Arts Center, $18 million city center for performing arts, arts education and theater for consumers. of all years. The new home of Waterville Creates, the Waterville Opera House, the Maine Film Center, and the Colby College Museum of Art will have a transformative impact on families, businesses, and the local economy, reflecting Waterville’s commitment to the arts.
“I am grateful to the Central Maine Growth Council and KV Connect for this recognition; Through our collaborative work at the Maine Film Center, I am passionate about showcasing independent and international films, developing the state’s film and educational programs for all ages, and expanding opportunities for those who Maine Film,” Perrault said. “The arts have a huge economic impact on our region, and our venues serve as sites where people interact and participate. and discovery. At the new Maine Theater at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, I am eager to further its reputation as a premier art gallery and anchor for theater and cultural experiences. in our state, as well as expanding major events like the Maine International Film Festival and the Maine Student Film Conference.”
The Central Maine Growth Council thanks Mike for his valuable contributions to the community and region and looks forward to future initiatives as the 2022 Emerging Leader of the Year.
The Central Maine Growth Council, located in Waterville, is a regional public-private economic development partnership of community members and businesses who share a common vision for economic growth for our region. CMGC is committed to promoting a strong regional economy. Our belief is that the standard of living and the quality of life of our citizens are best served by a healthy and healthy economy. This is done by a successful business community.