Founded in the summer of 1999, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, Inc. (MVFS) is a member-funded 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to screening the best in independent films, movie classics, documentaries, and world cinema for diverse audiences of all ages throughout the calendar year.
In September of 2012, the MVFS proudly completed the construction of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, which houses the Marilyn Meyerhoff Theatre, a state of the art digital cinema and stage with 177 stadia configured seats. The Film Center has been named the “Best of the Vineyard” six years running.
In 2015, the MVFS collaborated with the MV Theater Foundation to re-open the historic Capawock and Strand Movie Theaters in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs. The Film Society now operates both theaters from May to January each year.
Although offering an enriched film program is the primary reason the MVFS exists, the Society also presents film-related speakers, educational and youth programs, and special live performing arts events to enhance this main mission all while increasing the public’s appreciation of fine cinema in all of its forms.
Since opening in 1999, the MVFS has presented over 1500 feature and short films and welcomes over 50,000 patrons annually at its three film venues. The Film Society also produces the annual Spectrum (LGBTQ) Film Festival in April, the MV Environmental Film Festival in May, the FILMUSIC Festival in June, the MV DOC Week in August, and the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival in September.
I hope you will join us often for a movie or event.