The University of Massachusetts Amherst

About the Festival

Presenting the best of new fiction, documentary and experimental filmmaking by international filmmakers, the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival 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.  The MMFF was founded by Prof. Catherine Portuges, who curated and directed 25 seasons. Prof. Shawn Shimpach has directed three seasons since 2017.

We are happy to announce that Prof. Daniel Pope, co-curator of the last three editions of the MMFF, will be the Interim Director during this challenging Covid times.

Festival screenings at UMass Amherst are free and open to the public. 
All screenings will be held virtually.

View the program for the 2021 festival.

See the sponsors for the 2021 festival.

one-credit colloquium (FILM 296F) is available to undergraduate students. UMass Amherst students may enroll through SPIRE.
For information or Five College enrollment, please contact Prof. Barbara Zecchi 

Presented by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Prof. Barbara Zecchi, Program Director.