Organizers say the film schedule includes entries from seven counties besides the U.S. They are Australia, Switzerland, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, China and Ecuador.
The festival is held at the historic Maiden Alley Cinema. It begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.
Organizers announced a juror for this year's festival is David Wilson, the director of Bradford UNESCO City of Film. Bradford is located in West Yorkshire, England, and is UNESCO's first city of film.
Paducah has been named a UNESCO Creative City for its thriving arts community.