Dear MFF Filmgoers and Friends,
Thank you for your patience while we have been figuring out our options for this year’s festival. Everyone’s health and safety during these uncertain and challenging times have been paramount in our planning.
We are pleased to announce that MFF2020 will be a virtual (online) festival COMBINED with outdoor, socially-distanced screenings. Our outdoor, evening film screenings will include at least one drive-in AND a large screen on the grand lawn of the Salamander Resort in Middleburg. Both our virtual and outdoor screenings will feature the carefully curated slate that our filmgoers have come to expect — including “Oscar buzz” films, international features, independent gems and fascinating documentaries.
We will be hosting numerous exclusive conversations and tributes with both legendary and “breakthrough” actors, leading filmmakers, and special guests from all over the world. Other highlights include our signature concert honoring a renowned film composer, virtual and in-person wine tastings at Greenhill and Boxwood Wineries, post-screening live Q & A’s, and a virtual festival lounge where you can meet and compare notes about films. Stay tuned for more details and sneak peaks of the program coming soon!
Advance ticket packages (including a variety of pass options and group discounts) will go on sale on September 8 from our website middleburgfilm.org. Individual tickets will go on sale when the schedule is announced at the beginning of October. Please check the MFF website, mobile app and social media @MiddleburgFilm for updates.
Lastly, we want to thank you for all your support during these difficult times. We’ve heard from many of you who care deeply about the festival and are very much looking forward to attending, either virtually or in-person. We know you’ll enjoy this year’s films, conversations, and special events — and we think you’ll also be excited with some of our new plans.
We look forward to seeing you at the movies— either online or in Middleburg, safely socially-distanced.
Sheila Johnson (MFF Founder & Board Chair)
Susan Koch (MFF Executive Director)