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 also offers an enriched film program that includes film-related speakers and filmmakers, educational programs for both youth and adults, and special events to enhance its mission and increase the public’s appreciation of fine cinema in all its forms.

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 programming mission.

In 2015, partnering with the MV Theater Foundation, the Capawock and Strand Movie Theaters were re-opened and are operated by the Film Society showing commercial movies and welcoming back patrons to these two downtown historic cinemas.

The Film Society produces the annual Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, the MV Environmental Film FestivalFILMUSIC Festival, and MV DOC WEEK.  New in 2017 — SPECTRUM Film Festival focused on LBGT+ issues.

In 2016, the Film Society presented over 200 feature and short films to over 55,000 patrons at its three venues.