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August 21-25, 2024
Middlebury, Vermont

Festival Passes & Opening Night Tickets On Sale Now!

Mark your calendar! Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival celebrates its milestone 10th Anniversary in style with 120+ films, dozens of filmmakers from around the world, many special guests and great parties over five joyous days. 

Passes, Tickets & Info

Film Archive

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

Film Archive

Awards & Honorees

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

Winners & Honorees

Fest Photos

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

Fest Photos

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 has now closed! A record 583 submissions were received, a 15% jump from our previous record set in 2023. Thank you to all the submitting filmmakers who have shown their interest in being considered for our 10th Anniversary Festival. We appreciate your support! The MNFF11 submission window will open on Thursday, January 2, 2025.


Apply for a Grant

MNFF Alumni: Submit your feature narrative script to the MNFF Franklin Film Development Fund Beginning October 1, 2024.


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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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