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August 23-27, 2023

The 9th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival rolls out this summer in beautiful Middlebury, Vermont. Planning is well underway. Excellent films are coming in, special guests are committing and great events are being arranged. Festival Passes go on sale May 1. Opening Night Tickets are available June 1. Click below for much more information and mark your calendars!!

Film Archive

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

Awards & Honorees

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

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 MNFF9 is now closed. We will re-open for MNFF10 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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