Film Festival Honored

Those living on or visiting Martha’s Vineyard have long recognized the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival as a particular gem. Each year Richard Paradise, the director and founder, programs numerous series of movies all year round, culminating in the four-day festival each fall. The films are always ones you can’t see anywhere else; foreign films being a particular specialty of the festival.

Recently, the festival received a prestigious grant by the National Endowment for the Arts in the amount of $10,000. The grant was part of a new fast track program which supports projects from primarily small and mid-sized arts organization that extend the reach of the arts to underserved audiences. Yes, that would be the Vineyard in winter.

“Being recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts for our filmfestival is a high honor,” said Mr. Paradise.