The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival


MMFF 2021: "Alliances"

What is possible when we align ourselves with others?  How can we join hands across seemingly cavernous divides?  What personal and collective transformations emerge when we rise above our own concerns and strive to see the world through others’ eyes? The 28th annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival explores the power and promise of Alliances, presenting an international program of films that offer compelling visions of connection with people, ecologies, and ideas beyond private aspirations and individual interests. The films this season address themes of community, solidarity, and partnerships for social justice, environmental advocacy, and other endeavors to achieve a common good or confront a prevailing ill. Join us this spring in a celebration of films that spark empathy, bridge difference, and inspire dedication to dreams held in common. 

The 2021 “virtual” festival will be entirely online.  Weekly screenings are on Wednesday evenings beginning in February and continuing into April, and are accompanied by critical, contextualizing introductions by scholars and filmmakers.  All events— screenings, introductions, audience Q&As and conversations with filmmakers and guests—are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, events begin at 7:30pm. 

Daniel Pope, Fesitval Director
Nefeli Forni Zervoudaki, Assistant Curator 

A note on COVID-19 preparedness:

The Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival is closely monitoring the developments of the novel coronavirus and is following University procedures. The festival will be entirely online this year. See the UMass Amherst coronavirus information page for updates.