Franklin Film Development Fund

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE are expected at Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival screenings this Thursday through Sunday, as well as after-show talks, like this one last year with director Anna Lueck. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell
MIDDLEBURY — For four years, the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) has showcased many outstanding movies from folks just breaking into the industry. Now instead of simply giving aspiring filmmakers applause for their great work, the MNFF will be able to give a hand up to young moviemakers seeking to take their scripts from paper to the silver screen. With MNFF5 kicking off with opening night festivities on Thursday, festival founder and Producer Lloyd Komesar this week confirmed creation of the “MNFF Franklin Film Development Fund.” The fund is designed to stimulate the making of...

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