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.
The Film Society runs the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center at the Tisbury Marketplace (Vineyard Haven), consisting of the Marilyn Meyerhoff Theatre, a 177 stadium seat configured DCI cinema and stage, the Feldman Family Artspace , and offices to carry out its mission. It also produces the annual Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival and the FILMusic Festival. Since opening the Film Center in 2012 , the Film Society has presented over 300 feature and short films to over 50,000 patrons.
In 2015, partnering with the MV Theater Foundation, the Capawock and Strand Movie Theaters were re-opened and operated by the Film Society showing commercial movies and welcoming back patrons to these downtown historic cinemas.
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.