MNFF NEWS

MNFF Franklin Film Development Fund Completes Successful First Year of Grant Making

We are very pleased to announce that the MNFF Franklin Film Development Fund has completed a successful inaugural year of grant making. Begun in August 2019, the Fund was created…

CREATIVE CURRENTS AT MNFF6: A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 

We’re halfway through the 6th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and, even though we’re online, we’re getting a sense of the buzz on the (virtual) street.  Yesterday’s New York Times considers…

MNFF6: ONLINE ANNOUNCES RECIPIENT OF INAUGURAL THADDEUS STEVENS AWARD

The Middlebury New Filmmakers is pleased to announce that Sisters Rising, a documentary feature from directors Willow O’Feral and Brad Heck, is the recipient of the inaugural Thaddeus Stevens Award for Social…

MNFF6: ONLINE ANNOUNCES THIS YEAR’S AWARD-WINNING FILMS

We are thrilled to announce the Award Winners for MNFF6: ONLINE, the 6th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:  Finding Yingying, directed by Jiayan “Jenny” Shi BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE:  Murmur,…

PASSES & TICKETS ON SALE NOW

We are thrilled to announce that tickets and passes to the 6th annual MNFF are now available! Navigate to our homepage here to see the film program, peruse short film…

SHORT OF THE WEEK: ETERNAL HARVEST

We’re thrilled to announce our Short of the Week: ETERNAL HARVEST by David Wayne Reed. You can see the film for this week only here. Using drones, dance, farm implements,…

SHORT OF THE WEEK: SUMMER IN THE CITY

We’re proud to present our Short of the Week: SUMMER IN THE CITY, by Mojo Lorwin! See it here on our Vimeo page for this week only. This short film…

MNFF6: ONLINE Announces Special Festival Honoree, Acclaimed Director Ken Loach

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is pleased to announce that legendary British filmmaker Ken Loach has been named its 2020 Honoree for Sustained Excellence in Narrative Feature Filmmaking, celebrating Mr….

SHORT OF THE WEEK: IRON HANDS

We’re proud to present our Short of the Week! IRON HANDS tells the story of a 12-year-old girl as she prepares for her final test trying out for the traditionally…

PERSONAL STATEMENT AND MNFF: SEE IT FOR YOURSELF

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a fantastic conversation with the cast and crew of the inspirational and timely documentary PERSONAL STATEMENT. You can find the full recording of…

CRAVEN CONVERSATIONS: PERSONAL STATEMENT

On Tuesday, July 7, MNFF welcomes back the principals of the outstanding Emmy-nominated documentary Personal Statement, the acclaimed Opening Night film at the 4th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. Join…

SHORT OF THE WEEK: LA GUERRA

We are proud to present LA GUERRA, a short documentary about Angelica Guerra, a young, Mexican American woman from Southern California who has taken on a much greater role in…

SHORT OF THE WEEK: NOTHING TO MY NAME

A short documentary discovering the past of the filmmaker’s grandfather. Born and raised in China, filmmaker Qian Li is a bilingual storyteller with a B.A. in Film and English from…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: MICHAEL MURPHY IN CRAVEN CONVERSATIONS

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a fantastic conversation with the wildly talented and seasoned actor Michael Murphy. We recorded the conversation for those who couldn’t join us for…

SHORT OF THE WEEK: CANUSA STREET

We are proud to present this week’s Short: CANUSA STREET, by Perry Walker. This beautiful film offers a brief oral history of how the Canada-USA border came to run right…

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