The MNFF was formed to support, promote and exhibit the dynamic and imaginative efforts of new filmmakers. The emphasis at MNFF is entirely on filmmakers who have completed within the 24 months prior to the Festival either their first or second feature film or first or second short film. All genres are welcome including narrative, documentary, animation, experimental and virtual reality.
Our commitment at MNFF is to offer a level playing field to new and emerging voices in independent filmmaking, to give our audiences an opportunity to discover fresh and engaging talent and to give filmmakers a chance to be discovered in a setting that is all about their work, from start to finish.
This year's Festival will take place on your mobile phone, your tablet, your laptop and your big screen television from August 27-September 3. It will be available to you 24/7 during those eight days. Whether you want to catch a film in the morning as a sunrise treat, in the early afternoon as a lunch companion, in the late afternoon as a dinner appetizer or in the evening as a tasty way to end your day, we will be here for you. With two dozen feature films and six collections of short films to choose from, MNFF6: ONLINE provides you with a mix of outstanding documentaries and dramas that will entertain and, in many cases, change the conversation about the subjects our courageous and talented filmmakers tackle. We hope you enjoy this innovative version of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival!