Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival

Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival
PO Box 4423
Vineyard Haven, United States

Tel: 508-696-9369

2020, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Wed 15th Jul 20
Tue 1st Sep to Sun 6th Sep

Festival Overview

Combining the laidback beach style of the island of Martha's Vineyard with the buzz and excitement of festival celebrating films from across the globe - The Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival is an amazing experience not to be missed.

Four days filled with the best 50 feature and short films from over 20+ countries of the world (with a few undiscovered gems thrown in!, great evening events, provocative forums and live world music - all within the 'Walking Festival District'. And don't forget - Martha's Vineyard has some of the most beautiful beaches in America.

The recurring theme of the annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival is "Other Places"; the festival's purpose is to encourage attendees to think broadly (about how huge the world of film is) and deeply (about the universal concerns and desires that unite all people). About 90% of all film selections are non-US productions, helping to fulfill the festival mission of promoting cross-cultural understanding through film.

The International Film Festival is produced by the Martha's Vineyard Film Society, a 501 c3 non-profit corporation. Our festival is completely run by volunteers and greatly appreciates your support.


In 2016: Short Film Jury Prize was awarded to TOBY FELL-HOLDEN for his film BALCONY.

In 2015: Short Film Jury Prize was awarded to Alexis Michalik for her film GROUNDED.

In 2014: Short Film Jury Prize was awarded to Kate Tsang’s SO YOU’VE GROWN ATTACHED

In 2013: Short Film Jury Prize was awarded to Matthew Vandyke for his film NOT ANYMORE (Syrian Revolution Film)

In 2012: Short Film Jury Prize was awarded to Ana Lazarevic (writer/director) for her film THE RUNNER

In 2011: Short Film Jury Prize was awarded to Saba Riazi for her film The Wind is Blowing on My Street.

In 2010: Short Film Jury Prize was awarded to Luke Matheny's GOD OF LOVE - which eventually went on to win the 2010 Oscar for Live-Action short film.

In 2010: Actor Matthew Modine was awarded our Global Citizenship Award for his environmental work.


Animation Art-house Asian Children Comedy Documentary Drama Fantasy Foreign Language Independent Romance Short Thriller Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Richard Paradise
Founder and Executive Director


Open to the public


Currently the festival's feature film selections are curated - however you may still email us for information on submitting your feature film for consideration - no fees involved.

Short Film Competition - see details on film festival web page




$20 per short film entry. Some waivers are given to students.

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