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 22nd Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival “Dislocations,” puts a spotlight on people who find themselves relocated, pushed aside, and otherwise threatened with invisibility by the forces of geo-politics and global economics. Hosting filmmakers, producers, archivists, and musicians this year, our festival program traverses the globe and the history of cinema to explore the ethical, ideological, moral, personal, and spatial issues that arise from an increasingly unjust distribution of wealth. The wide-ranging, eclectic body of international cinema in this year's program represents the impact of dislocation as people, livelihoods, and perception itself are subject to movement, transformation, and displacement. 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; 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
The festival is made possible by the generous support of many departments, programs, colleges, and individuals at UMass Amherst, the Five Colleges, and beyond.