Presented in collaboration with MVTV and Featherstone Center for the Arts
August 7-11, 2017 — Hours are 1-5 PM daily — camp meets at Featherstone campus, kids get their big screen premiere at the Film Center on August 14th.
Campers will learn various video techniques such as video camera use, interviewing skills, musical video, creating public service announcements, and editing of video content.  The camp will meet each day at Featherstone’s campus and will mainly use its outdoor spaces each day to create content, except for one day spent at MVTV to learn editing skills. Afternoon snacks will be provided to campers. Program leader is Michele Vivian, Executive Director of MVTV.

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Very honored to be collaborating with the MV Savings Bank with the sponsoring of the nationally recognized youth initiative LIGHTS! CAMERA! SAVE! scholarship contest.

More info. on contest click link below. Thanks.


Six-session course, titled “THE ILLUSION OF TRUTH” offered Free of charge to MVFS members in May 2017

In a complement to its current screen offerings, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is adding a series of free film analysis classes for society members to its weekly schedule. The  course, titled THE ILLUSION OF TRUTH, will begin on Monday, May 1 and is designed to be a humorous, engaging, and interactive course examining the world of storytelling through film. 

From plot analysis to character psychology to why sitting in a theatre for two hours can make us laugh, cry, fall in love and even change our perspective on life, MV Film Society manager Robert Dutton will lead an exploration of the many layers that go into telling a well-crafted tale, guiding Film Society members on a journey of insight into the movie-going experience. 

Using short films as well as clips from classic films like IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE WIZARD OF OZ, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, JAWS, PSYCHO, UP, THE MIRACLE WORKER, MARY POPPINS as well as TV programs like THE TWILIGHT ZONE, MR. BEAN and THE SIMPSONS, these five lessons will strive to make participants consider movies in a whole new way.

CLASS 1:  Monday, May 1 @ 6:30pm. The 6 Ingredients That Make a Story.  

CLASS 2:  Monday, May 8 @ 6:30pm. The Rollercoaster of Plot Structure.

CLASS 3:  Monday, May 15 @ 6:30pm. Conflict is Good (and Interesting).

CLASS 4:  Tuesday, May 16 @ 6:30pm. Student Analysis of Short Films.

CLASS 5:  Monday, May 22 @ 6:30pm. Putting It All Together.

CLASS 5:  Tuesday, May 23 @ 6:30pm. Student Analysis of Short Films 2.


Host Robert Dutton has a degree in Directing for the Theatre from Emerson College, was a professional actor for five years and, for thirteen years, was an English and Drama teacher in Orlando (where he was named “Best Teacher in Central Florida” by Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine in 2011). He started the Island Entertainment video store in Vineyard Haven and is currently the Theatre Manager for the MV Film Society. This course is an off-shoot of Mr. Dutton’s teaching career and the subject of a book he is writing. It covers much of the same information in last year’s course, “We Are All George Bailey.”

MVFS members are asked to reserve space in advance by e-mailing or by stopping by the Film Center during regular hours.