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The 10th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival will be here in just a few short months. Festival Passes will be available on April 1 along with Opening Night Tickets. Detailed planning is well underway to make this gathering an entirely exciting and memorable event. So be sure to mark your calendars for August 21-25, 2024 and join us for MNFF10 in beautiful Middlebury, Vermont!

Great Stories, Well Told

Monthly Movie Screenings at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury
October 2023 – May 2024

Film Archive

View trailers, photos and info from all the beautiful films of MNFF 1-9.

Awards & Honorees

Explore our VTeddy Award and Prize winners, and MNFF’s esteemed Honorees.

Fest Photos

Enjoy galleries of our filmmakers, guests, events, and audiences.

For Filmmakers

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is solely dedicated to showcasing the fine work of 1st and 2nd time filmmakers. This has been our core mission since Day One.

MNFF supports, promotes and exhibits the dynamic and imaginative work of new filmmakers. We provide a platform for new voices in independent filmmaking – delighting audiences and giving the emerging filmmaking community opportunities to be discovered.

Submit Your Film

The submission window for MNFF10 will open on January 2, 2024.

Apply for a Grant

MNFF Alumni: Submit your feature narrative script to the MNFF Franklin Film Development Fund Beginning October 1, 2023.

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For Individual & Families

Donate to MNFF

You can contribute at any level that works for you. Our new filmmakers truly appreciate all of your tax-deductible contributions.

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