The 18th annual River’s Edge International Film Festival (REIFF), one of the longest-running film festivals in Kentucky, returns to Paducah this week to spotlight around 25 independent films from filmmakers in western Kentucky, across the nation and around the world.

The four-day festival kicks off Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at Maiden Alley Cinema (MAC) with a Regional Showcase spotlighting four films created in western Kentucky and southern Illinois. REIFF concludes on Nov. 13 at MAC at 4 p.m. with a screening of whichever film wins the “Best of the Fest” award.

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