The six winning features, docs, narratives and features from the 2016 MNFF have been touring the New England region since February, and have been garnering quite a bit of buzz in the process.
We’ve compiled some of the press garnered over the past few months – and with more to come!
Concord, NH – March 8
“Red River Theatres is excited to host the first stop of the New England tour of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival,” said Katie Mosher, Red River Theater’s events manager. “We have partnered with Jay Craven on a number of screenings in the past, and we are looking forward to another great collaboration. This is our first film festival in the Simchik Cinema and we think it is going to really showcase the space as an intimate and glamorous venue.”
The New England tour is a unique feature of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. Komesar explained that with new filmmakers, getting wider exposure is particularly important.
“The tour is a distinctive part of our commitment to new filmmakers,” he said.
As a director, Nesser said he appreciated the attention new filmmakers get at the festival.
“They give us, as first-time filmmakers, the same respect as veterans,” Nesser said. The tour, which pays to screen the films, is an added bonus.
“They are way ahead of their game there,” Nesser said.
Providence, RI – March 22
Sunday is the day for film lovers as The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) pulls into Providence. Aimed at promoting the creations of up and coming filmmakers, MNFF will showcase six films throughout the day at Avon Cinema including The Guys Next Door and Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith. Who knows-the next Spielberg could be right around the corner.
Bethel, CT – March 30
A major event for Connecticut film buffs is set for one night only, Wednesday, April 5. The place: Bethel Cinema. The happening: The second annual Best of the Fest New England Tour by the Middlebury (Vt.) New Filmmakers Festival.
“At the core of our mission is to support and promote first- and second-time filmmakers,” said Komesar, a retired film distribution executive. “We are passionate about introducing indie filmmakers to new audiences.”