MNFF NEWS

MNFF SHORT OF THE WEEK: MARIA

We are thrilled to announce our short of the week! Shiri Paamony Eshel came to #MNFF5 last summer to present MARIA, a documentary short centered on an 18 year old poet…

Craven Conversations: Jesse Nesser

MNFF is delighted to announce that Jesse Nesser, director of Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith, our Opening Night film at #MNFF2, will be joining Artistic Director Jay…

In case you missed it: Craven Conversations ft Jenifer McShane

For our very first Craven Conversations, we spoke with Jenifer McShane, the dynamic director of Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a terrific…

Short of the Week: Mrs Cho

​We are proud to present the second installment in our Short of the Week series: Mrs. Cho, a powerful short film by Anna Sang Park (the second film from Park…

You’re Invited to the Craven Conversations!

MNFF continues to bring our audiences fresh programming with the kickoff of The Craven Conversations.  Join MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven for a series of exciting conversations with talented MNFF…

Short of the Week: Échappé

Welcome to the first installment of MNFF’s Short of the Week series! Allison Mattox’s short film, Échappé, has screened at festivals including Traverse City, Newport Beach, and Dance on Camera and won…

Introducing Short of the Week

MNFF is pleased to offer a curated weekly series of great shorts from MNFF5 over the next several months.

MNFF6 STATUS UPDATE

Greetings to our family of friends, supporters and filmmakers from around the world! As we walk through these exceedingly challenging times collectively, we wanted to send you our current thoughts…

MNFF SELECTS MINI-FEST POSTPONED

Please note that the last three films of our Biography Series will be rescheduled. They will all be screened on a date to be announced as part of an MNFF…

FILMMAKER FORUM: CHARLOTTE JUERGENS, SUNKEN ROADS

How did you spend your 20th birthday? Vermonters may recall a favorite swimming hole or ski slope. Perhaps a special meal? Charlotte Juergens, director of the MNFF5 doc Sunken Roads:…

VT PBS PICKS UP 4 MNFF SHORTS

MNFF is delighted to announce our continued partnership with Vermont PBS, this year culminating in a public broadcast of four shorts from the 2019 Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. PBS has…

FIRST DISTRIBUTION DEAL MADE THROUGH MNFF!

We are beyond excited to announce the first distribution deal made through the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival! Following its screening at MNFF5, First Run Features took on all North American rights…

VSO SHOWCASE GOING ON TOUR!

Missed our annual VSO Presentation at MNFF5? Here’s another chance to catch this amazing intersection of chamber music, original composition, and film! The VSO’s “Made in Vermont” chamber orchestra tour…

FILMMAKER FORUM: KYLE ARMSTRONG, UNTIL FIRST LIGHT

An existential farming movie. That is how Kyle Armstrong describes his debut feature, Until First Light (2017), winner of Best Narrative Feature at MNFF4.  Until First Light tells the story…

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE MNFF FRANKLIN FILM DEVELOPMENT FUND

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is pleased to announce the MNFF Franklin Film Development Fund to stimulate production of feature length dramas and comedies. The Fund will award $10,000 grants…

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