MNFF NEWS

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…

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…

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