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

The 9th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival has wrapped. Thanks to everyone for making MNFF9 a record-setting event in so many ways. Please be sure to join us for our 10th Anniversary Festival August 21-25, 2024 in beautiful Middlebury, Vermont!

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

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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