Mission

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 180 stadium seat configured DCI cinema and stage, educational and workshop room, and offices to carry out its mission. It also produces the annual Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival and the Film+Music Festival. In 2013, the film society presented over 100 feature films and hundreds of shorts to over 25,500 patrons at its film center.

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.