Founded in February 2002 by Richard Paradise, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, Inc. 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 2013, the society presented over 200 feature films to over 25,000 patrons at various screening venues around the island.
In 2012 the Film Society established the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center at the Tisbury Marketplace (Vineyard Haven), consisting of the Marilyn Meyerhoff Theatre, a 177 stadium seat digital cinema and stage, educational and workshop room, and offices to carry out its mission.
Although offering an enriched film program is the primary reason we exist, the Film Society also presents film-related speakers, educational programs, and special events to enhance this main mission and increase the public’s appreciation of fine cinema in all its forms. The film society produces the annual Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival in September and the Film + Music Festival in June.