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2014 Manhattan Short Film Festival hosted by the MV Film Society

| 2014 | 120 mins | |

Friday September 26, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday September 27, 2014 7:30pm
Sunday September 28, 2014, 7:30pm

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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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CLOSING NIGHT FILM: A FIVE STAR LIFE and Closing Reception

| 2013 | 85 minutes | |
Maria Sole Tognazzi

Sunday September 07, 2014, 4:30 PM

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Our closing night reception will begin immediately following the film and is to be held in the Film Center lobby and porch area – food and libations and live music.  A Five Star Life is the sophisticated and delightful story of one woman’s quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some…

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MVIFF: MAY IN THE SUMMER

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Cherien Dabis

Sunday September 07, 2014, 10:00 AM

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To all appearances, May Brennan (Cherien Dabis) has it all — intelligent, gorgeous, the recipient of raves for her recently published book and set to marry her loving fiancé Ziad (Alexander Siddig), a distinguished New York scholar. But immediately upon returning to her familiar hometown of Amman, Jordan for the wedding, the…

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MVIFF: KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER

, | 2013 | 105 minutes | |
David Zellner

Sunday September 07, 2014, 12pm

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A lonely Japanese woman becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried and lost in a fictional film, is in fact, real. With a crudely drawn treasure map and limited preparation, she escapes her structured life in Tokyo and embarks on a foolhardy quest across the frozen tundra of Minnesota in search…

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MVIFF: HUNTING ELEPHANTS

| 2013 | 107 minutes | | ,
Reshef Levi

Sunday September 07, 2014, 2pm

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Three elderly men and grandson Yonatan find themselves stuck together in a Jerusalem nursing home. The kid is a genius, but stammers and is bullied at school. Yonatan’s grandfather, Eliahu, whom he had never met, is a former member of the Lehi (pre-State Jewish underground), and a cold person. Eliahu’s best friend…

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MVIFF: BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

| 2013 | 104 minutes | | ,
Nicolas Vanier

Saturday September 06, 2014, 10:00 AM

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Set in a small village in the snowy Alps during WWII, an orphan named Sebastian befriends Belle, a wild dog wandering the French Alps, in the midst of a great disruption by German soldiers wishing to dismantle a network of smugglers into Switzerland. Filmmaker Nicolas Vanier transforms the 1960’s hit television show…

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MVIFF: Animation Showcase with Bill Plympton

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Bill Plympton

Saturday September 06, 2014, 4:00 pm

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The animation showcase will encompass extraordinary animated films curated by Bill from the past year, including his new short film.  Program forthcoming. 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,…

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MVIFF: ILO ILO

| 2013 | 99 minutes | |
Anthony Chen

Saturday September 06, 2014, 1:00 PM

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Set in Singapore, ILO ILO chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their newly arrived Filipino maid, Teresa, who has come like many other Filipino women in search of a better life. The entire family needs to adapt to the presence of this stranger, which further threatens their already strained…

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MVIFF: Attila Marcel

| 2013 | 106 minutes | |
Saturday September 06, 2014, 7:00 pm

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French writer-director Sylvain Chomet creates a whimsical story about a piano prodigy, Paul, who lives a completely sheltered existence, cut off from the outside world, due to his domineering, aristocratic aunts. His life consists solely of constant piano practice, until he meets his eccentric neighbor Madame Proust and his entire world is…

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MVIFF: LE CHEF

| 2012 | 85 minutes | |
Daniel Cohen

Friday September 05, 2014, 1:00 PM

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Self-taught aspiring chef Jacky (Michaël Youn) has the talent, but not the luck. Star chef Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) is in danger of losing his reputation, along with his beloved restaurant. Fate brings the two together and helps them along a journey through the intoxicating world of French haute-cuisine.   A legend…

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MVIFF: CHILD’S POSE

| 2013 | 112 minutes | |
Calin Peter Netzer

Friday September 05, 2014, 4:00 PM

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A sharply crafted family thriller, CHILD’S POSE pivots on a riveting performance by Gheorghiu (4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, BEYOND THE HILLS) as a steely, upper-class Bucharest architect determined to keep her 30-something deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash. How far…

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MVIFF: METRO MANILA

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Sean Ellis

Friday September 05, 2014, 9:15 PM

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Ellis, whose previous films include the award-winning CASHBACK and THE BROKEN, travels to the Philippines to tell the story of Oscar Ramirez, a down-on-his-luck farmer who flees the countryside with his family to look for a brighter future in the bustling, overwhelming metropolis of Manila. Oscar believes he has caught a break…

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MVIFF: Juried Competition — International Shorts

| 2014 | 113 mins | |
Various

Friday September 05, 2014, 7:00 PM

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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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Festival Gala: Tented Reception and the film THE TRIP TO ITALY

| 2014 | 108 mins | |
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Thursday September 04, 2014, 5:30pm

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Our annual Festival Gala event, held under a tent, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful water-front lawn adjacent to Saltwater, just off Beach Road.  We’ll be serving wines, beer (Stella Artois) and appetizers (provided by Saltwater Restaurant) with live jazz and pop tunes under the tent.  After the reception, guests will be invited to…

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MVIFF: LAND HO! — Icelandic hospitality at the Port Hunter Restaurant in Edgartown afterwards beginning at 9:30

2014 | 95 minutes | | ,
Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens

Wednesday September 03, 2014, 7:30 PM

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A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship. It was screened at several Film…

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MARTHA’S VINEYARD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL



Tuesday September 02, 2014
Wednesday September 03, 2014
Thursday September 04, 2014
Friday September 05, 2014
Saturday September 06, 2014
Sunday September 07, 2014

  Our Mission Combining the laid back beach style of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, a passionate audience of film and culture enthusiasts with the buzz and excitement of a festival celebrating films from across the globe – The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is an amazing experience not to be missed….