One February Weekend / Eight Vermont Locations
MNFF presents remarkable films from our festival across Vermont, broadening our commitment to the emerging voices of independent filmmaking.
2020 Vermont Tour
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival rolled out the third edition of our successful statewide Vermont Tour on February 7-9, 2020. Expanding from seven to eight vibrant cities and towns last year, the Tour featured three top documentaries and one outstanding narrative drama from MNFF5. The award-winning films we took out on tour The Dog Doc, from director Cindy Meehl, MNFF5’s Opening Night Film; Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops, from director Jenifer McShane, MNFF5’s Closing Night Film; Don’t Be Nice, from director Max Powers, MNFF5’s winner of the Best Documentary Feature award; and, and The Return of Richard III on the 9:24am Train, from director Eric Bu, MNFF5’s winner of the Best Narrative Feature award.
Appearing on Tour last February was Jenifer McShane, Director of Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops, Nikhil Melnechuk, Producer of Don’t Be Nice and Dr. Jacqueline Ruskin, lead veterinarian in The Dog Doc.
The MNFF Vermont Tour will play another diverse array of venues around the state in February, 2021. Check back for details after MNFF7 wraps up. We look forward to renewing our connections with appreciative audiences throughout Vermont.
Thank You, 2020 Sponsors!
We thank our great filmmakers for participating. Heartfelt thanks also to our excellent participating Tour venues and our outstanding sponsors – VPR, VPBS, Milne Travel, Shelburne Vineyard and Lake Morey Resort – for supporting the Tour. In particular, we wish to acknowledge and thank the Vermont International Film Festival for co-producing and presenting our high profile Burlington tour stop.