MASSACHUSETTS MULTICULTURAL FILM FESTIVAL
Presenting the best of new fiction, documentary and experimental filmmaking by international filmmakers, the MMFF seeks to cultivate an appreciation of film and the moving image, to inspire audiences to a deeper understanding of the world's cultures through film, and to celebrate past, present and future achievements of international filmmaking within a university setting. Our culturally diverse films are screened for the benefit of students, faculty, and the interested public, with critical introductions by scholars and filmmakers. See the current festival and our archive of past festivals.
The 23rd Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival features films about filmmakers, both documentary and fictional; films about the power of the cinema to ignite change, both political and personal; films about stories crucial to tell, relying on the moving image. “Films about Film.” Presented by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies, the 2016 season of the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, our 23rd year, brings together a unique collection of internationally produced feature films, documentaries, experimental and short subjects that reflect upon the medium of cinema itself. Hosting filmmakers throughout the season and featuring both promising and established talents, this season explores cinematic possibilities, honors great personalities in film history, presents a special anniversary screening, and offers a constellation of themes that haunt filmmakers from around the world today. Together, this season’s program showcases the power, the magic, and the urgent necessity of the cinema as a source of inspiration, reflection, and creative interaction. All films are accompanied by critical introductions by scholars and filmmakers. All events are free and open to the public.
Presented by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Shawn Shimpach, Curator; Cathy Portuges, Co-Curator; Assistant Curators: Daniel Pope, and Barry Spence. Brochure and web design: Daniel Pope. S445 Integrative Learning Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 650 North Pleasant Street, MA 01003-1100, tel. (413) 545-3659, email: email@example.com.
Festival screenings at UMass Amherst are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all screenings are held in the Isenberg School of Management Flavin Family Auditorium (137 SOM) at 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings. For full listings and up-to-date changes please consult our MMFF website.
A one-credit colloquium (COMM 296F) is available to undergraduate students. UMass Amherst students may enroll through SPIRE. For information or Five College enrollment, please contact colloquium faculty supervisor Prof. Anne Ciecko, Communication, UMass Amherst, tel. (413) 545-6348, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The festival is made possible by the generous support of many departments, programs, colleges, and individuals at UMass Amherst, the Five Colleges, and beyond.