Celebrating dynamic 1st and 2nd time filmmakers from around the world.

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August 24-28, 2022

Passes and Opening Night Tickets go on sale June 1! The 8th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is rounding into shape!

Coming August 2-6!

Passes and Tickets go on sale June 15!

Five Nights of Meryl! Five Nights of Great Films!

MNFF Winners

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

Film Archive

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

Fest Photos

Enjoy galleries of our filmmakers, guests and audiences in scenic Middlebury VT.

For Filmmakers

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is all about 1st and 2nd time filmmakers.

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 MNFF8 is open!

Apply for a Grant

MNFF Alumni: Submit your feature narrative script to the MNFF Franklin Film Development Fund.

Jay Craven: In Focus

Follow MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven for film industry news and more.

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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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