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Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival

People in a theater for a Martha's Vineyard film festival.

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than curling up and watching a movie. Take this pastime to the next level by planning your visit to a Martha’s Vineyard film festival. Each festival is unique, but they all have something in common. They showcase incredible talent both in front of and behind the camera.

Anyone planning to visit one of these events needs a relaxing place to call home. Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites provides you with precisely that. Located in the heart of downtown Edgartown, our boutique hotel puts you close to all the action. Keep reading to learn more about three film festivals any movie enthusiast will love.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

The first event of the year is the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. The annual event takes place over four days in mid-March. Produced by Circuit Arts, the gathering shows independent films that spark discussion, action, and debate.

Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival

One of the year’s most anticipated events is the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival, also known as MVAAFF. This nine-day August event is an Oscar Qualifying Festival in the Short Film category. Showings take place at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs. Given its popularity, we highly recommend reserving your accommodations as early as possible.

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

A third popular option is the International Film Festival in September. For over 15 years, this event has celebrated worldwide cinematic magic. The best films from dozens of countries are shown at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center.

Reserve Your Martha’s Vineyard Accommodation Today

The living  space of an Edgartown hotel that's close to the site of a Martha's Vineyard film festival.

If you plan on attending a Martha’s Vineyard film festival, it’s important to start your stay planning as soon as possible. This includes booking your room at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites and figuring out how to get to the island. Reservations for ferries and hotels can fill up quickly, so don’t wait too long.

Our boutique hotel is the perfect place to escape the festival crowds and rest for another day of watching exceptional films. Enjoy a bite to eat at Chesca’s Restaurant, found on hotel property, before retiring to the comfort of your well-appointed room. All of our accommodations come with luxurious en-suite bathrooms, sumptuous bedding, and more. Call 508-627-4711 to speak with a reservation specialist about booking your stay or ways to save.

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