NEW FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL
Middlebury, Vermont - USA
August 24 to 27, 2017
In the Spotlight today is the 3rd Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF), celebrating the dynamic work of talented first and second time filmmakers. Taking place in beautiful Middlebury, Vermont, the Festival entertains appreciative audiences with the great work of emerging new voices in film. Whether a feature or a short, all genres are welcome: Narrative, Documentary, Animation and Experimental.
Set in the true heart of the magnificent Champlain Valley, MNFF is a wonderful late summer stop on the festival circuit. As one alum wrote, "In just two years, this festival is showcasing an impressive array of extremely high-caliber films, and attracting major talent as guest speakers as well. The staff is so friendly and down-to-earth, and you just can't beat the scenery. I can't wait to see where MNFF is headed in the future."
What further distinguishes the MNFF is the New England Tour, MNFF's effort to provide its top filmmakers with valuable additional exposure. All winning films, as selected by MNFF's judges, are showcased together at venues in each of the six New England states in the spring months following the Festival. Featured filmmakers are compensated for these screenings and are encouraged to attend and present their work to knowledgeable regional audiences.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival was formed to support, promote and exhibit the work of outstanding new filmmakers. The emphasis at the MNFF is entirely on filmmakers who have created within the past 24 months either their first or second feature film or first or second short film.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Accepted filmmakers at Middlebury will enjoy exceptional small town hospitality, including complimentary transportation to and from Burlington International Airport, complimentary lodging in beautiful area homes, Festival passes, cool swag bags, invitations to the Opening Night Film/After Party, a filmmakers only Champagne Reception, and Filmmakers Networking Lounge. MNFF also offers great happy hours and evening parties, filmmaker-focused panels and interactions with film industry representatives.
Join the MNFF filmmaker focused community today and submit your film!