The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival was founded 23 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, which builds community through meaningful and inclusive experiences related to film and the arts: Year-round, all-Island.

Over the past few seasons, Bill Murray, Amy Schumer, Spike Lee, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ken Burns, Henry Louis Gates Jr., former Secretary of State John Kerry, and Noam Chomsky have all attended with films.

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 24th annual Martha's Vineyard Film Festival—March 20-24, 2024.

Feature filmmakers will be provided with 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
  • Jason Blevins

    Was a great festival experience. Low-key, which gave a lot of opportunities to talk to the audience and befriend fellow filmmakers. Would highly recommend.

    April 2023
  • James LaMonte

    Incredible Festival! First class. A once in a lifetime experience to be selected for this amazing festival. Professional in every way. The organizers of this festival provide a personalized experience that you will not experience anywhere else. In my opinion, the best-kept secret of all possible festivals. If this is not on your submission list, add it. Thank you TMVFF, outstanding!

    April 2023
  • Javid Farahani

    It was an honor for me and thank you for your professional team⚘

    May 2022
  • 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