The Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival 2011
As Richard Paradise winds up another successful season of summer films at the Oak Bluffs’ Union Chapel, he is already deep into finalizing plans for September’s premier event the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, now in its 6th year.
Mr. Paradise has been the moving force behind both the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and the Festival since their inception. Both entities bring to Martha’s Vineyard the best foreign, independent and documentary films from around the world throughout the year.
Using the recurring theme "Other Places” the Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival focuses both on
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the wide world of film and filmmakers and the broader philosophy of ’mankind-as-one’ by exploring the experiences that bind us as the human family. About 90% of all film selections, both feature and documentary, come to the Festival from across the globe, fostering its stated mission of promoting cross-cultural understanding through film.
Rounding out the Festival experience are special events featuring the filmmakers themselves, industry commentators and great nighttime parties! As plans for the Festival progress, be sure to take note of films introduced by the filmmaker or under discussion with the experts. Come nightfall, the beautiful Saltwater Restaurant, Filmmakers Lounge and the Vineyard Haven Marina will offer live music, passed appetizers, late night snacks, beer, wine and cocktails over the Festivals 4-night span. Always a special occasion, at Reel Food MV at Saltwater you’ll mingle with festival filmmakers and notables, enjoy a local MV raw bar and a three-course dinner with dessert.
And surely there is no better place to appreciate the Festival’s fun, diversity and films than on Martha’s Vineyard with its laidback style and international appeal. If you love film, like to party or just want to participate in an amazing cinematic experience you won’t want to miss four days filled with the best feature and short films, (some as yet undiscovered and some from from top-notch festivals such as Sundance, Berlin and Cannes), great evening events, provocative forums and live world music - all within the ‘Walking Festival District.’
If you’ve attended any one of the preceding five Festivals, you’ll need no encouragement to come again. But if this September will be your first Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival experience, be assured you’ll be attending the best of a Festival that just keeps getting better year after year.
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