Film festival’s varied lineup brings cinematic spark to Middlebury

The 9th Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival will host a record number of movie makers Aug. 23-27, with 82 visiting filmmakers from as far away as Indonesia, including a Mount Abe grad.

Five diverse, Vermont-made films to screen at MNFF9

See these Vermont films at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival next week.

MNFF to show two films with live orchestra accompaniment

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s chamber ensemble, conducted by Matt LaRocca, returns Aug. 25, with its pioneering collaboration with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival.

Editorial: 118 films in your backyard

Next week for five days, Aug. 23-27, Middlebury is home to the growing film festival that features 118 films from more than 50 countries.

Curtain to rise on MNFF8; film festival to offer thrills, stars & more

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 8 will screen more than 140 films on six screens in MIddlebury next week.

Orchestra to accompany films at MNFF screening event

Live music will accompany a slate of films screened at Middlebury College during next week’s Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival.

MNFF film inspires hope for journalism

A 64-year-old man from a small town in rural Iowa may represent the best hope for community journalism in America. Art Cullen has more than four decades of newspapering behind him but he is developing a concept that could save news outfits like his, the S … (read more)

MNFF partners with Bali Film Festival on new prize

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is right around the corner, Aug. 25-29. And new at this year’s festival is the AICEF Prize for Cross Cultural Filmmaking — an exciting new partnership with Indonesia’s highly regarded Bali International Film Festival … (read more)

‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ kicks off Sunset Series at Swift House Inn

MIDDLEBURY — Last Thursday night, July 8, the Middlebury New Filmmaker’s Festival (MNFF) began the “Sunset Series at Swift House Inn / Summer of Scorsese” with the 1974 comedy-drama “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.”MNFF producer Lloyd Komesar explained w … (read more)

Big local film festival to offer plenty online

The first-ever online version of Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) is taking shape. Organizers of the sixth annual event — usually a spotlight happening that sends hundreds of people buzzing around downtown Middlebury just before Labor Day — have … (read more)

MNFF6:ONLINE top picks

Middlebury New Film Festival leaders have released a list of films that will highlight the lineup at the sixth annual gala. Among the best are: • “Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President,” a documentary that charts the mostly forgotten story of how former P … (read more)

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival hits Year 5

This year marks the fifth edition of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (Aug. 22-25).  In film festival years, that makes us a teenager.  Since our ambitious first round in 2015, we’ve played more than 500 short and feature-length films and we’ve host … (read more)