By Travis Weedon, Seven Days
It’s not often these days that gatherings expand rather than shrink. The seventh annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is an exception. The festival will have more days, more venues, more screens and, most importantly, more films than in years past.
The five-day celebration of first- and second-time filmmakers will fan out across Middlebury from Wednesday, August 25, through Sunday, August 29. In addition to holding screenings at Town Hall Theater, the Marquis Theatre (two screens) and Middlebury College’s Mahaney Arts Center, the festival has added an outdoor projection tent at the Swift House Inn to accommodate its abundant slate of 123 films.