What to Know about the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

People in a theater waiting to watch a screening that's part of the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival.

Despite its smaller size, Martha’s Vineyard is home to an endless amount of fun, including countless events and festivals. From delicious food-focused gatherings to magical holiday events, there’s something going on no matter the time of year. These events are the perfect thing to time your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites around. For anyone planning a visit in August, consider having your stay coincide with the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. Keep reading to learn more about this popular event.

When and Where Is the Festival?

The Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, also known as the MVAAFF, takes place at the beginning of August. Lasting nine days, screenings are held at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center next to the high school in Oak Bluffs.

How Can You Attend?

There are several ticket options available for online purchase. This includes a nine-day all-access pass, single-day passes, and entrance to the Summer White parties. We recommend purchasing tickets are soon as possible to ensure they don’t sell out on you. 

The festival itinerary is still in the works. Check the MVAAF website for updates as the schedule becomes more finalized as the summer progresses.

Reserve Your Room at Our Edgartown Hotel

The exterior of an Edgartown hotel to stay at when visiting the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival.

Given the popularity of the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, don’t wait to reserve your accommodations. Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites is only a short bus ride away, which means it won’t take you long to get to and from the festival. However, our Edgartown hotel is far enough away from the action to provide you with a tranquil place to unwind. 

When booking your stay, you have your choice of lodging options, including one-bedroom suites and well-appointed guest rooms. All of our rooms feature spa-like bathrooms and lavish bedding. Be sure to stop by our concierge desk to see how we can help make reservations for things to do between screenings. To learn more about our hotel in Martha’s Vineyard or special offers, call 508-627-4711.

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