The Emerge Film Festival has begun in the Lewiston and Auburn area, where the event will showcase dozens of movies.

The event began on Thursday and runs through Sunday. Emerge is screening 40 films, some of which recently screened at Cannes Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.

The festival will include a Friday night screening of a Maine documentary about the Lewiston High School soccer team and the city's growing population of immigrants. The movie is called "One Team: the Story of the Lewiston High School Blue Devils."

The film festival is taking place at venues throughout Lewiston and Auburn. (AP)