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The 8th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival has wrapped! We truly appreciate all the filmmakers who came to Middlebury for this joyful five day event.

And to the more than 2,800 people who sat down to watch one of our 138 films during the Fest, thank you for your wonderful support and encouragement. We will be back with the 9th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, August 23-27, 2023, and look forward to seeing you right here in beautiful Middlebury, Vermont! Mark your calendars!

MNFF8 Films

Browse the feature and short films that screened at MNFF8.

MNFF8 Awards & Honorees

Explore our VTeddy Award winners, special prize winners and esteemed guests.

Fest Info

Revisit our special guests, venues, and other MNFF8 details.

Film Archive

View trailers, photos and info from the films of MNFF years 1-7.

Fest Photos

Enjoy galleries of our filmmakers, guests 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

Submit Your Film

The submission window for MNFF9 opens January 3, 2023!

Apply for a Grant

MNFF Alumni: Submit your feature narrative script to the MNFF Franklin Film Development Fund Through January 31, 2023.

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