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 24rd Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival The 24th Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival is pleased to present its spring season, “Endings/Beginnings.” Whether art or entertainment, documentary or fiction, movies experiment with—and at times manipulate—our sense of reality. It is often through the process of entering into a film and emerging from it that the shock of a cultural experience is most apparent. The films of this season’s festival explore themes of the end of life and rebirth, memory and loss, revolution, tradition, and personal discovery. Embracing a range of genres, styles and techniques, our screenings interrogate endings and beginning, in life and in the movies, proposing that openness to cinema’s surprising moments may lead us to unexpected places. In so doing, the festival suggests the power of cinema to engage and mobilize in times of crisis. All events are free and open to the public.
Presented by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Catherine Portuges and Shawn Shimpach Co-Curators; 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.