MNFF NEWS

PROMINENT VERMONT POLITICAL FIGURES AT MNFF5!

We are excited to announce special appearances from prominent Vermont political figures Attorney General T.J. Donovan and Representative Jill Krowinski. Attorney General Donovan will join in discussion following the closing…

NEW! LATE NIGHT @ THE MARQUIS!

New to the Fest this year, MNFF will present “Late Night at The Marquis”, a special screening on Friday, August 23 at 11pm at the Marquis Theatre in Middlebury. Modeled…

MNFF ANNOUNCES RETURNING HONOREE RICKI STERN AT MNFF5

Multiple Emmy-nominated director, writer and producer Ricki Stern returns to the Fest with her newest documentary, Reversing Roe, co-directed with filmmaking partner Anne Sundberg.  Reversing Roe provides a deep historical…

SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT WITH THE VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

THE GREATEST NIGHT by JEREMY LEE MACKENZIEORIGINAL SCORE by MATTHEW EVAN TAYLORPERFORMED by THE VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA For the third consecutive year, MNFF, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the…

FILMMAKER FORUM: RYAN KILLACKEY, YASUNI MAN

Vermont’s a great place. We are home (probably) to the highest number of environmentalists per capita. We are an environmental oasis, a place where we are all pretty much on…

ANNOUNCING SPECIAL GUEST BRUCE GREENWOOD

The Fest will present Bruce Greenwood with the “Sustained Excellence in Acting Award,” a new honor at this year’s Fest. Greenwood’s august acting portfolio deserves high commendation. A two-time Screen…

FOOD TRUCKS AT MNFF5!

New this year, MNFF is thrilled to bring the Evolution Kitchen Food Truck to MNFF5! The Food Truck will live outside Town Hall Theater for the whole Fest and will…

FEMALE BIOPIC BLOCK, AUGUST 25

The Fest will present a special Female Biopic Block on Sunday, August 25 at Dana Auditorium on the Middlebury College campus. The series will include What She Said: The Art…

MNFF WELCOMES PAUL SCHRADER TO 5TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

Originally a film critic, Paul Schrader burst onto the filmmaking scene in 1972, turning to writing in a moment of existential drift. In two weeks, he completed a script about…

AGNES VARDA TRIBUTE AT MNFF5

Discussion of innovation in narrative filmmaking would not be complete without mention of Agnes Varda, leader of the French New Wave film movement and pioneer for female filmmakers. An Honorary…

MNFF2 DOC NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY!

Congratulations to the MNFF2 film God Knows Where I Am on the Emmy Nomination! A well deserved nod in the category of “Lighting Direction and Scenic Design.” The documentary played…

EXPLORE KIDS & FAMILY DAY 2019

Wednesday, August 21 @ The Marquis Theatre MNFF announces our second annual Kids and Family Day! Once again it will be on Wednesday, the day before MNFF5 officially begins. We…

FILMMAKER FORUM: ELIZABETH BEECH, LOTTE THAT SILHOUETTE GIRL

Quick! What was the first feature animated film ever made?  If you cheated via Google, then you saw that the top search result is Snow White (1937), otherwise known as…

MNFF4 CLOSING NIGHT FILM NOMINATED FOR EMMY!

Congratulations to the MNFF4 Closing Night Film, The Sentence, on the Emmy Nomination! A well deserved nod in the category of “Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.” We cannot wait to see…

MNFF5 KICKS OFF WITH VT FILM SHOWCASE

Thursday, August 22 MNFF5 will kick off with a Vermont Film Showcase on Thursday, August 22. The Vermont Showcase will present four feature films directed, acted and produced by Vermont…

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