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World Oceans Day: PLANET OCEAN

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Yann-Arthus Bertrand and Michael Pitiot

PLANET OCEAN, a global view of compelling, splendorous ocean life filmed across the world in both stunning underwater and aerial footage. Documenting the extent of ocean damages, the film equally if not primarily presents ocean miracles: from plankton to whales to sea vegetable farming, and the necessity of our more carefully stewarding our…

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World Oceans Day: HOT TUNA

| 2012 | 53 mins. | |

HOT TUNA’s second cameraman Eric Savetsky of Nantucket, [Executive Director of the Nantucket Land Bank] and pilot/aerial photographer Wayne Davis will speak and answer questions after the film. Hot Tuna, a film by marine biologist/filmmaker Rick Rosenthal, plumbing the secrets of the legendary bluefin tuna, on a quest for the last refuge…

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2013 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

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On Opening Night of the Festival, we will be holding a reception beginning at 5:30 PM on the beautiful Water front lawn adjacent to Saltwater, just off Beach Road in Vineyard Haven.  We’ll be serving libations and appetizers while Jeremy Berlin, Eric Johnson, and Sheleigh Hackett play live jazz and pop tunes…

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Animation Showcase with Bill Plympton and Friends

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Animation showcase – A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. Complete program of shorts available soon. Curated by twice Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton and Noelle Melody & Joy Vaccese

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Juried Competition – International Shorts

| 2013 | 113 mins | |

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A festival selection committee whittled 300+ entries down to 9 finalists. We will screen each finalist film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program.  Our finalists are: HEAD OVER HEELS – Timothy Reckart – UK – 2012 – 10:21 – Nominated for Best Animated Short at…

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2013 Manhattan Short Film Festival
hosted by the MV Film Society

| 2013 | 105 mins, , , ,

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MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ONE WORLD – ONE WEEK – ONE FESTIVAL The World’s First Global Film Festival FINALISTS ANNOUNCED 520 ENTRIES – FROM 49 COUNTRIES – 10 FINALISTS Film Lovers in Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in over 250 cities across 6 Continents during…

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THE FRUIT HUNTERS in collaboration with Polly Hill Arboretum

| 2013 | 92 min. | |
Directed by Yung Chang

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Join us for a discussion afterwards with Tom Clark, Polly Hill curator and Ian Jochems, Polly Hill arborist. You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. They are fruit hunters, the subjects of the dizzying new film from acclaimed…

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OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2013 | 102 min. | |
Multiple Filmmakers

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 86th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 2! “Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle And the winners are … Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud…

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OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION

| 2013 | 108 mins | |

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 86th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 2! “Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle And the winners are … Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud…

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OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: Documentary

| 2013 | 184 mins | |

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    Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 86th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 2! “Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle And the winners are … Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society…

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Across Sound Connections: World Oceans Day

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Rob Stewart

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June 8 ~ Across Sound Connections celebrates oceans screening ocean films @ 7:30 pm SAVING THE OCEAN with Carl Safina  ~ written, produced and directed by John Angier two – 30 min. films with hopeful news on conservation efforts to restore oceans in peril. Cod Comeback ~ Carl Safina goes fishing to…

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SOLD OUT – MVIFF: Juried Competition — International Shorts — SOLD OUT

| 2014 | 113 mins | |
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A festival selection committee whittled 450+ entries down to 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film on Friday, September 5th and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program. Our jury participants are: Diana Barrett, The Fledgling Fund;  Tim Miller – Cape Cod TImes, Matthew VanDyke (Not…

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MVIFF: Animation Showcase with Bill Plympton

| 2014 | 80 mins | |
Bill Plympton

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The animation showcase will encompass extraordinary animated films curated by Bill from the past year, including his new short film.  Twice Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton’s showcase reveals a collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. Bill Plympton, a renowned American animator, cartoonist, director, screenwriter…

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2014 Manhattan Short Film Festival hosted by the MV Film Society

| 2014 | 130 mins | |

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MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
ONE WORLD – ONE WEEK – ONE FESTIVAL
The World’s First Global Film Festival Announces Finalists for its 17th Annual Film Festival to Take Place Across Six Continents Sept 26-Oct 5, 2014 Film Lovers in Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in over 250 cities…

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OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE-ACTION of 2014

| 2014 | 118 mins | |

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22! “Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud…

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OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY of 2014

| 2014 | 160 mins | |

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22! “Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud…

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2014 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2014 | 82 mins | | ,

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received Academy…

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TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

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Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

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For the first time, Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard, to create a universal story about working-class people living on the edges of society. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company…

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2015 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL ALL-ACCESS PASS

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All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival. You get to select your tickets by email and we’ll reserve them for you for pick up at the Box Office. ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL…

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2015 All-Access International Film Festival Pass

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All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, Closing Night film and festival wrap party, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival. It also includes access to any special filmmaker receptions and pre-festval events.  There are other benefits…

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SOLD OUT – Juried Competition — International Shorts — WINNING FILM: GROUNDED

| 2015 | 108 mins | |

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A festival selection committee whittled 2000+ entries down to 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program.  Program notes to be added very very soon. Our jury participants are: Diana Barrett, The Fledgling Fund;  Tim Miller – Cape Cod…

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2015 Manhattan Short Film Festival hosted by MV Film Society

| 2015 | 130 mins | | ,

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Film Lovers in Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in over 250 cities across 6 Continents during this week, when the 17th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous…

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2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY

| 2015 | 163 minutes | | ,

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 88th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 28, 2016! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received…

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2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2015 | 86 minutes | | ,

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 88th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 28, 2016! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received…

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2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION (LAST SHOWING!)

| 2015 | 107 minutes | |

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 88th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 28, 2016! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received…

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2016 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY

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Celebrate the 88th Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Chris Rock, among friends and other film lovers at the the MV Film Center. Enjoy light food, desserts, and beverages during the red carpet arrivals beginning at 7PM, get your photo taken with a real Oscar, and fill out your Oscar predictions ballot before the…

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Nature as Inspiration: SONIC SEA

| 2016 | 56 mins | | , , ,
Daniel Hinerfeld, Michelle Dougherty

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Opening Reception to Festival in MV Film Center lobby begins at 6:30 PM Post screening Q&A with: Laela Sayigh (WHOI), Patrick Ramage (IFAW), Joel Reynolds (NRDC) A documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film explores the critical role of sound in…

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NATURE AS INSPIRATION: ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 ALL ACCESS PASS

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Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29, 2016 For four days, we combine environmental films, discussions, and an art exhibit by MVRHS students that will adorn the walls of the Feldman Family Art Space in the Film Center. A Q&A follows each film with experts, community members, and special guests. All-Access pass…

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Nature as Inspiration: ICE AND THE SKY

| 2015 | 89 minutes | | , ,
Luc Jacquet

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An inspiring story about the life of 82 year old glaciologist, Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking discoveries sounded the alarm for global warming. In 1955, scientist Claude set off with two fellow travelers for a one-year wintering journey in the Antarctic, with no possible return or support. On such unexplored lands, the young…

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Nature as Inspiration: HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD

| 2016 | 125 minutes | | ,
Directed by Josh Fox

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Director JOSH FOX joins us after the screening via Skype for an exciting Q&A from the road on while tour. In HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD, Oscar nominated director, Josh Fox, maker of the film, GASLAND, continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our…

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Nature as Inspiration: SEASONS

| 2016 | 97 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud

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Post Screening Q&A with DAVID FOSTER, Ph.D. of Harvard Forest From French co-directors,Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, the Oscar®-nominated creators of Winged Migration and Oceans, comesA poetic chronicle of Europe over the past 15,000 years, filmed through the eyes of animals. A history of Europe is told through the paws, claws, and…

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Nature as Inspiration: BIKES vs CARS

| 2015 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Fredrik Gertten

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POST SCREENING Q&A GUESTS: Fredrik Gertten – Director  Ed Begley, Jr – Environmentalist/Actor Dave Whitmon – MV Joint Transportation Committee The bicycle is an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a…

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Nature as Inspiration: MERCHANTS OF DOUBT

| 2015 | 96 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Robert Kenner

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Post Screening Q&A Guest: Philip B. Duffy, Ph.D. President and Executive Director of Woods Hole Research Center  The director of the acclaimed FOOD, INC brings us this provocative film, inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.  MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride…

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Nature as Inspiration: LOVE THY NATURE

| 2016 | 76 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Sylvie Rokab

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Director, SYLVIE ROKAB will join us via Skype for our post screening Q&A An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy…

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FILMUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 ALL-ACCESS PASS

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FILMUSIC FESTIVAL  Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, June 26, 2016 The MV Film Society presents a weekend of feature films that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film with engaging films, receptions and live-music events. Music and film flow naturally together. Our third annual Filmusic Festival will bring you closer to the music…

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2016 Doc Week: THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE — SOLD OUT

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Directed by MORGAN NEVILLE

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Morgan Neville, Academy Award Winner (2015 Best Documentary) will join us for a Q&A afterwards. From the director of the Oscar – winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, the new film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble tells the extraordinary…

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2016 ALL-ACCESS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PASS

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Thursday September 08, 2016 Friday September 09, 2016 Saturday September 10, 2016 Sunday September 11, 2016 BUY TICKETS

ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS Click here for festival information and details $225 per person $185 per person, discounted for film society members First Choice Admission to any film during festival (however pass holder must pre-select movie tickets at box office, and arrive 10 minutes before start time to guarantee a seat for themselves)…

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2016 MVIFF – MADLY

| 2016 | 105 mins | | ,
Gael García Bernal, Sion Sono, Sebastián Silva, Mia Wasikowska, Anurag Kashyap, and Natasha Khan

Tuesday September 06, 2016, 7:30PM
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A global anthology film featuring innovative love stories from the some of the world’s most visionary directors. The film takes a passionate trip around the world exploring modern love in all of its dizzying, sweet complications, culminating into one iconoclastic, feature-length anthology of six 15-minute vignettes.           TO…

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2016 MVIFF — International Short Films Juried Competition

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Saturday September 10, 2016, 6:30PM
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      From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program.  Program notes to be added very very soon.   TO PURCHASE AN ALL-ACCESS  MVIFF PASS CLICK HERE