MNFF Selects monthly screenings begin this week

This year’s series, with a “Larger Than Life” theme, will feature seven films about individuals whose lives and presence have genuinely impacted our culture.

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 8 is a wrap

MNFF, which ran Aug. 24-28, screened 138 films at five venues on six screens over its run.

Two winners announced for 2nd annual AICEF Prize for Cross Cultural Filmmaking

The AICEF Prize is presented to a pair of first- or second-time feature filmmakers whose work robustly embraces cross-cultural themes either in the narrative or documentary genre.

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is back for the 8th year

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) has announced details of its expansive 2022 film program, five-day film schedule, acclaimed honorees and special guests for its 8th annual fest, set for Aug. 24-28.

What’s under the tent? Swift House increases its cultural footprint

The Swift House in conjunction with the Middlebury New Film Festival and Town Hall Theater will host a series of live events outside “Under the Tent” from Aug. 2 to 28.

Record number of films entered for Midd film festival

While MNFF8 officials remain vigilant about the impacts of COVID-19 — a pandemic that forced the 2020 MNFF to go fully virtual — they are optimistic that the festival will return to its most “normal” programming since 2019.

MNFF Selects concludes film series with ‘The Rider’

MNFF Selects, the monthly screening series presented by the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, will wrap up its season with the acclaimed drama “The Rider,” from Oscar winning director Chloé Zhao, on Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., at Town Hall Theater in M … (read more)

MNFF Selects presents ‘Grizzly Man’ at Town Hall Theater

This stunning and unforgettable film, directed by the legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog, is a heart rending docudrama that centers on amateur grizzly bear expert Timothy Treadwell who periodically journeyed to Alaska to study and live with the bear … (read more)

Sundance-winning documentary ‘Buck’ screens in Middlebury

‘Buck’ is a revealing and moving exploration of the life of heralded “horse whisperer” Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

MNFF series revives ‘Duma,’ a classic family adventure

MNFF Selects, the monthly screening series presented by the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, is pleased to announce the revival of the stirring family adventure drama “Duma” on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m., at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

Midd New Filmmakers Fest goes on tour Feb. 3-6

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) will resume its statewide Vermont tour, following a two year hiatus.

UPDATE: MNFF Selects brings marine wildlife rescue doc to THT

CORRECTION: An outdated version of this press release was published in the Jan. 13, 2022, edition of Arts+Leisure with incorrect information about Town Hall Theater’s COVID protocols. Please see the updated COVID vaccination requirements highlighted below … (read more)

‘Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog’ screens in Middlebury

This special family-friendly holiday film, from award winning director Lynn Roth, sensitively portrays the timeless and unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog as it is put to the ultimate test in late 1930’s Nazi Germany.

‘Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street’ premieres in Middlebury

The film invites viewers to go inside the hearts and minds of the Sesame Street creators, artists, and educators who established one of the most influential and enduring children’s series in television history.

‘It gives us hope’: Alaskan Nets

In its premiere showing at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival last April, “Alaskan Nets” won the Audience Choice Award, the festival’s top overall prize. Here in Middlebury, it won the Best Documentary Feature Award — the best among the 36 feat … (read more)