October 15 – 18, 2020 Press

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2019 Press Coverage


"This year Noah Baumbach presented the opening night film, “Marriage Story,” Sterling K. Brown brought the star power for “Waves,” Anthony McCarten was a fixture for “The Two Popes” and Rodrigo Prieto represented “The Irishman.” And if you’re an awards contender that hasn’t hit the D.C. Metro area yet you were likely there. “Jojo Rabbit,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “Knives Out,” “Invisible Life,” “Atlantics,” “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Honey Boy,” “The Aeronauts,” “Clemency,” “Harriet,” “A Hidden Life,” “Les Miserables,” “Motherless Brooklyn,” “The Traitor” and “Parasite,” among others, all screened. If you were a voting member in the DC area you could catch up on a slew of contenders in the context of just one-weekend. Think of it as Telluride for the Politico set.”   -- Greg Ellwood, THE PLAYLIST

 

"It’s time my friends for the Middleburg Film Festival.  For readers of the site, you’ll know this is my favorite festival, and this is my fourth year covering it for Awards Daily.”                                                                                                   --  Jazz Tangcay AWARDS DAILY  

 


"This past weekend the 2019 Middleburg Film Festival wrapped up, marking its seventh year of incredible film titles, and putting a laser and insightful focus on filmmakers and diversity."       -- Clayton Davis, AWARDS CIRCUIT

 

 

“A brilliant gathering with all the right films…comforting, stimulating and exciting at every turn.”    --  Jeffrey Wells   HOLLYWOOD ELSEWHERE


       

                         

VARIETY:  "MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVALS BRINGS HOLLYWOOD TO VIRGINIA"

https://variety.com/2019/film/features/middleburg-film-festival-brings-hollywood-to-virginia-1203374508/

 

Awards Daily / Jazz Tangcay

 

Oct. 22 "A Beautiful Day for a Chat and Waves"

http://www.awardsdaily.com/2019/10/20/middleburg-film-festival-a-beautiful-day-for-a-chat-and-waves/

 

Oct. 18   Day One:  "Middleburg Film Festival Recap

https://www.awardsdaily.com/2019/10/18/day-one-middleburg-film-festival-recap/

 

Nov. 3   Noah Baumbach Breaks Down Marriage Story

http://www.awardsdaily.com/2019/11/03/interview-noah-baumbach-breaks-down-marriage-story/

 

October 31: Interview with Anthony McCarten

http://www.awardsdaily.com/2019/11/03/interview-anthony-mccarten-on-how-a-vacation-to-rome-inspired-the-two-popes/

 

October 1: Waves, The Irishman, Marriage Story, Parasite All Heading to Middleburg Film Festival  http://www.awardsdaily.com/2019/10/01/waves-the-irishman-marriage-story-parasite-all-heading-to-middleburg-film-festival/

 

Greg Ellwood  THE PLAYLIST "Middle Festival Season Of The Awards Circuit Is In Full Effect"  https://theplaylist.net/awards-season-festival-season-20191021/

Awards Circuit / Clayton Davis

October 23: "Awards:  Middleburg Film Festival Cements Best Film Year This Century" 

https://www.awardscircuit.com/2019/10/23/awards-middleburg-film-festival-cements-best-film-year-this-century/

Oct. 21: "The Two Popes Takes Audience Award at Middleburg Film Festival, Willie Gets Documentary Prize 

https://www.awardscircuit.com/2019/10/21/the-two-popes-takes-the-audience-award-at-middleburg-film-festival-willie-gets-documentary-prize/

THE FILM EXPERIENCE  Nathaniel Rogers "The Two Popes Rising..."

http://thefilmexperience.net/blog/2019/10/22/the-two-popes-rising.html

Oct. 22 GOLD DERBY Charles Bright "Two Poples wins Audience Award at Middleburg Film Festival; Could a Best Picture Oscar nomination be next?www.goldderby.com/article/2019/two-popes-audience-award-middleburg-film festival/

THE WASHINGTON POST:  “Willie O’Ree documentary debuts at Middleburg Film  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/10/20/willie-oree-documentary-debuts-middleburg-film-festival/

 

2018 Press Coverage

 

October 22, 2018

Gold Derby

“‘Green Book’ wins Audience Award at Middleburg Film Festival, and the Best Picture Oscar could be next”

By Charles Bright

https://www.goldderby.com/article/2018/green-book-wins-audience-award-middleburg-oscar-best-picture-next/

 

AWARDS DAILY - OCTOBER 24: Interview with Yalitza Aparicio out of MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL
http://www.awardsdaily.com/2018/10/24/middleburg-film-festival-interview-romas-yalitza-aparicio-on-auditioning-for-cuaron-we-thought-it-could-be-human-trafficking/

AWARDS DAILY - OCTOBER 24: Interview with Diane Warren out of MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL
http://www.awardsdaily.com/2018/10/24/middleburg-film-festival-diane-warren-on-writing-a-trilogy-of-social-issue-anthems/

AWARDS DAILY - OCTOBER 25: Interview with Peter Farrelly and Viggo Mortensen out of MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL
http://www.awardsdaily.com/2018/10/24/middleburg-film-festival-interview-peter-farrelly-and-viggo-mortensen-on-green-books-casting-nick-had-talked-about-getting-an-italian-guy-to-play-it-we-talked-about-travolta/

THE FILM EXPERIENCE - OCTOBER 25: 
Coverage of the Audience Award winners at MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL
http://thefilmexperience.net/blog/2018/10/24/believe-the-hype-green-book-is-a-true-crowd-pleaser.html

AWARDS CIRCUIT - OCTOBER 20: Review of CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? out of MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL 
http://www.awardscircuit.com/2018/10/20/middleburg-film-review-can-you-ever-forgive-me/

AWARDS DAILY - OCTOBER 21: Coverage of STAN & OLLIE and WIDOWS out of MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL
http://www.awardsdaily.com/2018/10/21/middleburg-film-festival-stan-ollie-and-round-two-of-widows/

THE FILM EXPERIENCE - OCTOBER 21: Review of STAN & OLLIE out of MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL
http://thefilmexperience.net/blog/2018/10/21/middleburg-sneak-stan-ollies-gentle-charms.html

THE FILM EXPERIENCE - OCTOBER 21: Coverage of the closing day of MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL
http://thefilmexperience.net/blog/2018/10/21/the-plane-the-plane-the-link-the-link.html

 

2017 Press Coverage

THE WASHINGTON POST | Ann Hornaday

“... a festival that in four swift years, has managed to garner cachet, enthusiasm, and loyalty that other festivals spend decades developing.”

“A festival that is less about red-carpet fussiness than friendliness and unpretentious warmth.”

PUNCH DRUNK CRITICS | Travis Hopson

“In only it’s fifth year, the Middleburg Film Festival has established itself as the best festival in the DC/VA/MD area, and one of the most important stops during the awards season.”

THE CINEMAHOLIC | “Top 10 Film Festivals That You Should Plan to Attend One Day!”

“Nestled amongst the mountains of Shenandoah, Middleburg might lay a strong claim over the most beautiful film festival location out there. It has got a laidback atmosphere perfect for movie lovers who want

to avoid the crowds and enjoy movies in more serene and peaceful surroundings. Despite the fact that it is the newest film festival on this list, it still manages to have a great lineup of films – from the awards contenders to the classics.”

AWARDSCIRCUIT.COM | Clayton Davis

“It’s virtually unheard-of for a festival to be this young, and nab this crop of awards contenders and talent.

@middleburgfilm is magic!”

ROGEREBERT.COM | Susan Wioszcyna

“Word is definitely spreading that Middleburg is the place to be during Oscar season."

“Even the special events... exhibit great care, exquisite taste and the savviness of a Hollywood insider.”

AWARDSDAILY.COM | Jazz Tangcay

“Middleburg, Virginia has established itself on the map as a sensational place for film lovers to gather. Thank you, Middleburg. See you in 2017.”

THE CREDITS | Bryan Adams

“One could argue that Middleburg Film Festival, held this past weekend in this beautiful Virginia town, is better positioned to become a player in the festival circuit then both Telluride and Sundance were when they began.”

“To bring in three-time Academy Award winning costume designer Colleen Atwood and film composer extraordinaire Marco Beltrami shows not only taste but an appreciation for the craft that can get lost in the glitzed out hype of larger festivals. You will likely not see someone like Atwood or Beltrami getting feted at Cannes, let alone in the style and substance that Johnson’s Middleburg team pulled off this year.”

INDIEWIRE | Zainab Akande

“Its charm and success—marked by ticket sales that surpassed the first year’s—has solidified Middleburg’s status as a film festival that’s kicked off the kids boots and is fully equipped to compete with big boys for years to come.”