MNFF NEWS

FILMMAKER FORUM: ALEX SHEBANOW, FAIL STATE

Let’s say you’re walking in a yellow wood, probably in Ripton, and you hit two divergent trails. If you continue down the trail on the left, you will find a…

FILMMAKER FORUM: JULIAN DALRYMPLE, I WAS HERE

We caught up with Julian Dalrymple, director of I Was Here, a beautiful character-driven documentary short that won the 2018 Best Documentary Short at the 4th annual Middlebury New Filmmakers…

FILMMAKER FORUM: CAROLINE GUO

In this week’s installment of Filmmaker Forum, we called Caroline Guo, director of The Test which won the Audience Award for Best Short at the 2018 MNFF. Her directorial debut, The Test examines the…

FILMMAKER FORUM: MARGARET METZGER

Welcome to another installment of Filmmaker Forum, in which we catch up with MNFF alumni filmmakers and special guests. This week we sat down with Margaret Metzger, whose short film…

CLOSING NIGHT FILM: THE SENTENCE

We are thrilled to announce that The Sentence, the intimate portrait of a family grappling with the enduring effects of incarceration, directed by Rudy Valdez, will be the 2018 MNFF…

FILMMAKER FORUM: GIANMARCO D’AGOSTINO

Gianmarco D’Agostino is an Italian filmmaker whose documentaries underscore the restorative power of art and human kindness.  At MNFF 2017 he screened his film “Camminando Sull’acqua / Walking on Water”…

FILMMAKER FORUM: ROBIN STARBUCK

At MNFF 2017, Robin Starbuck’s “The Stag’s Mirror” took home the VSO Excellence in Music Composed for Film Award. As a part of the award, Starbuck is working on a…

AWESOME ACTIVITIES AT KIDS & FAMILY DAY

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is excited to launch its very first Kids & Family Day August 22, just before Opening Night kicks off on Thursday, August 23. Join us…

FILMMAKER FORUM: JESSE KREITZER

“Black Canaries” won the 2016 Vermont Symphony Orchestra “VSO” Award for Best Integration of Music into Film, which is granted to one MNFF film each year. As part of the…

PERSONAL STATEMENT ANNOUNCED AS OPENING NIGHT FILM

We are thrilled to announce that Personal Statement, the phenomenal feature documentary from director Juliane Dressner and co-director Edwin Martinez will be the 2018 MNFF Opening Night Film. You can check…

MNFF TO HOST SCREENING IN BRANDON, VT

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is pleased to announce the screening of Coming Through The Rye at the Brandon Town Hall on July 22 at 7pm. Director James Sadwith of…

FILMMAKER FORUM: CANDICE CARELLA

At MNFF 2016, Candice Carella’s “Pony” took home the Audience Award for a Short Film. MNFF sat down with Candice Carella to discuss her current project “Three Days in the…

OSCAR-WINNING PRODUCTION DESIGNERS HEAD TO MIDDLEBURY

We are thrilled to announce that the Academy Award winning Production Design duo David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, with Oscars in hand for La La Land, will attend the 4th…

FILMMAKER FORUM: MARI MANTELA

Mari Mantela’s “An Autobiography” won the MNFF 2017 Audience Award for a Short Film. MNFF sat down with Finnish filmmaker Mari to check in. We discussed the sci-fi western film…

MNFF HONORS MO NAQVI

  To recognize his continued dedication to documenting stories in the face of grave danger, MNFF is delighted to present Mohammad Ali Naqvi [Mo Naqvi] with the “Courage in Filmmaking…

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