News & Updates Continued

20 Best Under-the-Radar Film Festivals of 2016

"The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is as much a community event as it is a film festival. It screens independent and lesser-known documentaries, narratives, and short films on subjects that resonate with its audiences, including the environment, family dynamics, politics, subcultures, the arts, alternative lifestyles, and special individuals that have made a difference in society...The movies are only a part of the festival offerings – the movie buffs can meet celebrated movie industry personalities and enjoy the debates and discussions on the movies they have seen and on the topics depicted in them." Read full article.

50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee

"Sick of hustling your film day in, day out? Grab a break at MVFF, where moviemakers get beach walks, yoga classes, reflexology appointments, and even daycare." Read the full article.

- MovieMaker Magazine, Alexandra Eide and Kelly Leow


Movie Nights on the Vineyard

"The 2014 festival, which ran from March 13 through 16 and drew more than 1,000 people to the Island, screened 20 feature films and several short films by local filmmakers...The films are the main course of the festival, but much of its pleasure comes from the distinctly Vineyard ambiance." Read the full article.

- BU Today, Taylor Toole

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That's a Wrap: Film Festival Finishes, Delights

"A Haitian voodoo priest, a notorious gangster, a motherless Cambodian child, a teenage sailor, and an eccentric beekeeper were just a few of the characters presented this weekend at the 14th annual Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival." Read the full article.

- The Vineyard Gazette, journalist Alison Mead

Fox 25 Boston Visits MVFF

Boston Fox News reporters visited the 14th Annual Martha's Vineyard Film Festival to chat with directors Brian Ditchfield and Thomas Bena, meet "Fading Gigolo" producer Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte, and explore our free kids' events!
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Vineyard Festival Expands Winter Offerings

"Twenty films, three new venues, and free children's programming are all hallmarks this winter of an ever-expanding lineup for the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, now in its 14th year." Read the full article.

- Cape Cod Online, journalist Kathi Driscoll

Programming Refinements and Expanded Venues Punctuate Martha's Vineyard Film Festival

"Those attending the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) this month...will find that the four-day event has been enhanced and expanded...with the overall aim of creating a connected atmosphere..."
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- The Martha's Vineyard Times, journalist Rich Saltzberg

Film Festival Special

"Screenings of more than 20 films, post-screening talks, live music, food, and children’s activities..." Read the full article.

- Boston.Com, correspondent Paul E. Kandarian

Film Festival Embraces Complex Heroes and Stories 

"During the weekend 20 films will be screened, including documentaries and features. There will also be free films for kids, and on Saturday a documentary filmmaking workshop for children." Read the full article.

- The Vineyard Gazette, journalist Remy Tumin

Film Festival Preview: Whitey Bulger's Attorney on Government Corruption

"In the days leading up to his speaking engagement at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Hank Brennan, a key participant in Bulger’s defense, talked with the MV Times...Some of the following information has never before been made public by Mr. Brennan." Read the full article.

- The Martha's Vineyard Times, journalist Rich Saltzberg