The 9th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival


5 Days of Screenings – More than 120 films scheduled.

Wednesday, August 23 – Sunday, August 27

Day PASS –Your Pass admits one person to all screenings on the day specified on the pass


Wednesday & Sunday $40

Thursday, Friday & Saturday $45

5 Days | 6 Screens | 120+ Films | Panels, Parties & Special Guests

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival has a sole focus – to showcase the feature films and short films of outstanding first- and second-time filmmakers from around the world. We anticipate showing 120+ films on 6 screens at MNFF9, a diverse array of features and shorts across all genres, as selected by MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven, with screenings at Town Hall Theater, the Marquis Theatre, the beautifully refurbished Dana Auditorium and Twilight Hall [both on the campus of Middlebury College] and outdoors under the tent at Swift House Inn.

Film selections will be announced on August 1, 2023 and the entire program with all MNFF9 events will be available at

Opening Night Film & After Party
August 23 at 7pm at THT with After Party at Swift House Inn – Separate Ticket required for this event.  Your Fest Pass will not gain you entry. Price: $60


Closing Night Ceremony
Closing Night Awards [VTeddies] at 6:30pm at THT, Closing Night Film at 7:30pm. Open to the public.

Festival Passes
Your Fest Pass will allow you entry to any venue for any film for the entire week, priority seating.  You need a separate ticket for Opening Night Film.


Student Fest Passes & Day Passes
Student Fest Passes and Day Passes can be purchased in person at Town Hall Theater with a valid student ID. Prices vary.

Individual Screenings
You may purchase single tickets for individual films at the time of the screening.  Price: $14.00

Screening Venues

Town Hall Theater
Marquis Theatre [two screens]
Dana Auditorium, located on Middlebury College campus
Twilight Hall, located on Middlebury College campus
Swift House Inn (Under the Tent)

Health and Safety
Given current developments and advances in the treatment of COVID, MNFF9 will NOT be requiring attendees to show proof of vaccination. Regarding the wearing of masks at film screenings, we will be complying with the policies at our venues, which currently have mask wearing as an optional choice. However, MNFF continues to encourage the wearing of masks to promote a safer environment at our indoor screening venues.


For more details on the  MNFF9 schedule and films – VISIT THE MNFF Website.


Town Hall Theater

68 S Pleasant Street

Middlebury, VT 05753

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to performances.


Bring ticket to pick up

official FEST PASS and

DAY PASS lanyard at

Town Hall Theater starting

August 21

Day Pass $40-45

Includes applicable fees

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