19th Annual

The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival

March 21, 2019 to March 24, 2019

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PO BOX 592
9 State Road
Chilmark MA 02535
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Phone: 5086459599
hilary@tmvff.org
http://tmvff.org

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Feature - Documentary
The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival focuses much of its programming on documentary features. Submissions must be over 30 minutes in length.
Feature - Narrative
The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival focuses plays a select number of comedic and dramatic narrative features. Submissions must be over 30 minutes in length.
Short - Kids
We program multiple programs of short films for kids. To qualify, your film must be under 30 minutes in length, and appropriate for all ages, ideally for ages 2 to 10.
Short - Adventure
We program a collection of adventure shorts at each festival. These films often focus on adventure/action sports or people doing courageous acts. To qualify, your film must be under 30 minutes in length.
Short - Documentary
We program a collection of documentary shorts at each festival. To qualify, your film must be under 30 minutes in length.
Short - Narrative
We program a collection of international narrative shorts at each festival. To qualify, your film must be under 30 minutes in length.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

OUR MISSION IS TO PRODUCE COMMUNITY EVENTS, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, AND FILMS THAT SPARK DISCUSSION, DEBATE, AND ACTION.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

In the middle of the winter of 2001, with the two island theaters showing mediocre blockbuster material, and having rented nearly every VHS and DVD at the local video store, Thomas Bena and a group of friends were desperate for good movies. Although Thomas had never even been to a film festival, he asked his friends to help him create an alternative movie experience—one that would feature fantastic films, exotic food, art, and music.

He rented the Grange Hall in West Tisbury, and found several independent filmmakers who were willing to let him present their work. With one small article in The Martha's Vineyard Times and a heap of phone calls, four out of the five programs played to a full house. The projection booth doubled as a kitchen where curries were prepared just a few feet from the technical equipment. A series of interviews with islanders played on television screens strategically placed in the bathrooms. Strangers talked, friends were made, people had a great time.

The MVFF was born.

ORGANIZERS

Hilary Dreyer (Festival Registrar); Hilary Dreyer (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

If we don’t have great films, we don’t have a great festival…so thanks for inquiring. Feel free to submit for our 19th annual Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, March 21-24, 2019.

Feature filmmakers will be provided with a screening fee, as well as guest transportation and accommodations. We invite and encourage all participating filmmakers to attend.

All submissions MUST include:
- A short synopsis of your film (80-100 words)
- Your contact information
**PLEASE NOTE:
- we do NOT accept screenplays or other forms of performance-based art—only films.
- please also be aware that we accept submissions on various platforms and also solicit films. We receive more submissions than we have space to show.

If your film is accepted, you will be contacted and asked to send your highest-quality HD Cam, Blu-Ray, DigiBeta, or DVD copy of your film.