In 2015, we produced 63 films and events Islandwide, in 5 towns at 9 locations—including 2 outdoor venues. We brought you 76 guests, including world-renowned scholars, filmmakers, activists, and Hollywood stars. We offered free filmmaking workshops for kids and taught an investigative documentary class at the high school. In 2016, we’re producing our first-ever Cinema Circus Filmmaking Camp where kids learn storytelling, performance, and production!

$50,000 for Children's Programs
In 2016, we will once again make Cinema Circus a weekly event and produce our first-ever Cinema Circus filmmaking camp! We will continue to offer free workshops for kids, taught by industry professionals—like last summer's with Amy Brenneman and Brad Silberling. The kids will gain hands-on experience helping to create our events, and learn storytelling, performance, and production. Help us foster the next generation of filmmakers and engaged media consumers.


$35,000 for Guest Travel
In 2015, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shared personal stories and spoke about racial inequality, Jake Gyllenhaal let us in on his creative process,
Sister Simone Campbell brought us to our feet, Louie Psihoyos stood on Menemsha beach and answered questions about saving our planet, and Seymour Bernstein taught us how to pursue a more fulfilling life and led a piano masterclass. Another 71 filmmakers, activists, and scholars made us laugh, cry, and everything in between. To bring such high-caliber guests to the MVFF again in 2016, we need your help.


Each year we strive to reach more people, decrease our administrative costs, and increase earned income. We are thrilled to say that in the last 5 years we've seen a 200% increase in ticket sales.


Or send donations to:
P.O. Box 592, 
Chilmark, MA 02535

The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization.

There are lots of ways to help! If you're interested in volunteering, housing an MVFF guest, or sponsoring a film, email for more info.