Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival - September 6–9

The island becomes a film buff’s paradise during the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival. Presented by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, the festival features four days of parties, cocktail receptions, live music, and, of course, films from around the world. Be sure to check out Think Globally, Shoot Locally, a showcase of works from area filmmakers.

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Think Globally, Shoot Locally” highlights the works of local filmmakers. Dan Martino, owner of Martha’s Vineyard Productions shares his thoughts about the event, which is held on Sunday, September 9.

What is the purpose of the “Think Globally, Shoot Locally” portion of the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival?

The ultimate goal of “Think Globally, Shoot Locally” is to bring together filmmakers from Martha’s Vineyard. One may be from New York and summer on Martha’s Vineyard, while others live here year round, but one way or another they all call Martha’s Vineyard home.

How would you describe this event in comparison to other events at the festival?

“Think Globally, Shoot Locally” is a casual, laid-back event. Filmmakers show their short film, trailer, or work in progress, and then talk about it with the audience. When everyone has shown their work, the real show begins and filmmakers have an opportunity to network with each other, meet producers, and talk more to audience members.

What kinds of films will be shown at “Think Globally, Shoot Locally”?

We have a variety of films, from documentaries that are in the process of being produced to short narrative films. This event is open to filmmakers of all degrees. We have a great caliber of people here.

Bike and explore the Vineyard on the Beach Road Trail, a six-mile trail that runs between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. You’ll pass charming Gingerbread houses and scenic views. More avid bikers can do the circle-the-island tour that takes you through all six of the Vineyard’s towns.

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