Multicultural Film Festival (MMFF), first held in 1993,
is an annual event that takes place in the Spring.
and curated by Professor
Catherine Portuges, Director of the Interdepartmental
Program in Film Studies at UMass, the Festival features
new groundbreaking works by both emerging and established
The festival addresses a different theme
each year, highlighting topical issues in politics and art—"New
Faces of Documentary" (2005), "Film
and the Arts" (2003), "Human Rights and the Millennium" (2000).
Film scholars and the filmmakers themselves introduce the
films and take questions from the audience after screenings.
attracts a large and diverse audience including Five-College
students and faculty, as well as residents
of the Pioneer Valley.
Screenings are free and open to the public.
See the MMFF
web site for a complete list of the films featured
in the latest festival. For more information
on cinema-related study and activities, please refer to
the Film Studies web
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