Headed To The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival? 5 Travel Tips Before You Go
Every March on the Vineyard, the stage is set for a film frenzy as we travel to the Wild West (that would be Chilmark) for the annual Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. Our cinematic celebration is a triple threat: independent movies from around the world, fresh local fare, and engaging workshops for ages 2 to 92. Before you call “lights, camera, action” on your island getaway, take our five tips to give yourself an award-winning festival experience.
5 Travel Tips Before Heading To The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
1. Peek At The Lineup And Pick Your Faves
The festival’s full schedule of events may seem intimidating at a glance, but within that plethora of pictures, you’re bound to find some that are tailor-made for the film appreciator you are. From romantic comedies to animated short features to action-inspiring pieces on frontlining social issues, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival brings it all to the island big screen.
After considering your choice of genres, think about which festival pass you’ll pick. You can go for a General Admission Pass or a Festival Couch Pass — choose the latter if you’d prefer to be front-and-center for Q&A with the filmmakers (or if you really like couches). Don’t forget: before you grab a pass, you’ll first need to enroll as a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival member.
2. Pack Your Pens, Pads, And Thinking Caps
Whether you’re a bonafide movie buff or you’re intent on tackling more complex matters, come to the island contemplative! These artists bring an eclectic collection of experiences to learn from. In 2017, the festival began holding facilitated fireside chats after select screenings to allow festival goers and movie makers alike to dig deeper, talk about taking action, and of course — sit by the fire and get to know one another after a long day of film festivities.
3. If You Have Or Know Any Kids, Bring Them
Come one, come all — this festival o’ ours is for film fans big and small! Sure, some of the weekend’s flicks are fit for a more mature crowd, but don’t consider that a takeaway from the full-on family-friendliness of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. In fact, the weekend is filled to the brim with lessons for the littlest movie makers, including workshops on stop motion videos and the mysterious green screen.
Bigger kids, remember waking up to the theme songs of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons? Our festival evokes that familiar feeling on Saturday morning with imaginative animated shorts, along with other weekend screenings specifically for the young (and the young-at-heart).
4. Don’t Come On A Full Stomach
Yes, we’re aware that this is a film festival, but there’s a taste of food fest in there, too. You’ll get to enjoy some of the island’s best culinary delights with filmmakers and community members throughout the weekend. Past festivals have served up everything from farm-to-table meals fresh off Morning Glory Farm to baked goods from Pie Chicks — a perfect pairing with a good cup ‘o joe from Chilmark Coffee Company.
And of course, what’s a good movie without a big bag of buttered popcorn? With the help of Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt, savoring the full film fest experience is a cinch (or a crunch).
5. Nab A Nook Fit For A Movie Star
Naturally, you’ll need somewhere to crash after all the credits roll on the final flick, and that’s where we come in. Not only will public transportation to Chilmark be right by your doorstep, but our rooms and suites will have you feeling like you should be strutting your stuff on the red carpet yourself — Hollywood has nothing on us.
There are a few ways you can make it through each adventure-filled day during your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. One is a mid-day nap in your cozy guestroom, and another is with a pick-me-up from a local coffee shop. Sometimes the answer is a delicious meal, and there are plenty of options […]
Everywhere you look, there is something new to discover on Martha’s Vineyard. Whether staying at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites for a week or weekend, there is no shortage of things to keep you entertained. While you can set off on self-guided tours, there is something enjoyable about letting experienced guides show you around. Let […]
When choosing where to stay on your Martha’s Vineyard getaway, you want a hotel that’s centrally located while also providing a tranquil space to call home. You get exactly that at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Our boutique hotel is ideal for anyone looking to escape everyday life for a while, including couples planning a […]
Located in the heart of Edgartown rests Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. This charming boutique hotel is surrounded by quaint shops, incredible dining options, and so much more. However, Edgartown is only one of six towns that make up Martha’s Vineyard. On your next stay with us, consider planning a day trip to check out […]
If Memorial Day is the kick-start of summer, then the Fourth of July is the height of the season. This holiday is marked by parades, colorful fireworks, and endless laughter. If you’re looking for a way to up the fun this year, plan a getaway to Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Our Edgartown hotel is […]
While summer is the perfect season for visiting Edgartown, any time of year is a great time to book your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Spring in New England, also known as shoulder season or off-season, is an excellent time of year to visit Martha’s Vineyard. For anyone looking to live like a […]
Picking the perfect vacation destination can involve a lot of pro and con list making. Two of the most popular New England spots both reside off the southern coast of Cape Cod. Both Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard have been attracting countless vacationers for years, and for good reason. However, there are differences between these two […]
No matter where you turn, there is always something to discover on Martha’s Vineyard. From memorable activities to recognizable landmarks, the possibilities are endless. Be close to it all while having a tranquil place to call home by booking your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Our Edgartown hotel is close to everything you […]