The 8th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival


5 Days of Screenings – More than 120 films scheduled.

Wednesday, August 24 – Sunday, August 28

SPECIAL OPENING NIGHT SCREENING 8/24 at 7 PM (doors 6 pm) at THT with After-Party at Swift House Inn – Separate ticket required. – This event is sold out

FESTIVAL PASS – Your pass admits one to all screenings and events – except Opening Night Film & AfterParty

DAY PASS – Your pass admits one to all screenings and events on one day – except Opening Night Film & AfterParty

INDIVIDUAL ADVANCE TICKET – Available through MNFF website beginning August 10

STUDENT PASS – Student Fest Passes and Day Passes can be purchased in person at Town Hall Theater with a valid student ID

WALK-UP TICKET – You may purchase a walk-up ticket from any venue on any day



through July 31; $110

beginning August 1

through August 22




Plus applicable fees.

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 talented first- and second-time filmmakers from around the world. We anticipate screening more than 120 films on 6 screens at MNFF8, 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]. Additionally, MNFF8 will offer nightly screenings outdoors under the tent at Swift House Inn, a well received innovation that was introduced last summer.  And this year will see the return of our Friday Late Night feature film screening at the Marquis Theatre.

Film selections will be announced on August 1, 2022 and the entire program with all MNFF8 events will be available at


Opening & Closing Nights

Opening Night: Wednesday, August 24 – Opening Night film at 7pm at Town Hall Theater with the After Party to follow under the tent outdoors at Swift House Inn. Opening Night tickets required, not included in Passes.

Closing Night: Sunday, August 28 – Closing Night Awards [VTeddies] at 630pm at Town Hall Theater, Closing Night Film at 730pm. Open to the public.

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
The 8th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival will require that all attendees show proof of COVID vaccination when they pick up their passes at Town Hall Theater or show up at films with an advance purchase ticket or buy one at the door.  At that time, attendees will be given a customized MNFF wristband that can be worn throughout the Festival, and subsequently avoid any further need to display vaccination proof.  Vaccination proof will at a minimum be evidence of two prior vaccine shots. All MNFF venues have announced a Mask Optional policy as of this time, but MNFF encourages the wearing of masks to promote a safer environment.

For more details on the  MNFF8 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 22

Opening Night $60

Festival Pass $100

Student Fest Pass $50

Day Pass $45

Student Day Pass $25

Individual Advance $17

Walk-up $13

Plus applicable fees

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