Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts / September 4-9, 2018 / mvfilmsociety.com
In between sun-drenched sailboat trips and hike-and-bike expeditions to the beaches and farmers markets of its glistening island locale, you might also squeeze in some time for a film festival. Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival knows that that’s only a half-joke, so they’ve made sure that all attendees’ can’t-be-skipped sightseeing is covered by the fest—in turn, strengthening its valued moviemaker-to-moviemaker networking experience. Of course, MVIFF still has much with which to engage visiting talent on its own, including a diverse set of jurors and guests from academia and politics as well as the usual industry suspects, a Global Citizens Award that honors recipients’ (like last year’s Danny Glover and Joslyn Barnes) charitable contributions, and a focus on world cinema-centric programming.