The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival was founded over 18 years ago to gather people in the off-season to celebrate film, food, music, and art. Since that time, it has grown into one of Martha’s Vineyard’s premiere cultural institutions.

This year we produced 62 events and sold over 11,000 tickets. Over the past few seasons, Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Schumer, Spike Lee, Katie Couric, Henry Louis Gates Jr., former Secretary of State John Kerry, and Noam Chomsky have all attended with films. Conversations with guests like these and many other inspiring people, help us realize or mission to spark discussion, debate, and action.

If we don’t have great films, we don’t have a great festival…so thanks for inquiring. Feel free to submit to our upcoming 20th annual Martha's Vineyard Film Festival—March 26-29, 2020.

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

- 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 DCP, Blu-Ray, or digital version of your film.

Overall Rating
  • Ciara Lacy

    Really grateful to MVFF for the opportunity to screen with such a thoughtful crowd and for the care they took with out showing. Would love to be able to show future films with them!

    March 2018