The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival has received a three-year grant to create a filmmaking department. Brian Ditchfield will supervise this department while continuing to oversee the programming for the festival in March and the summer film series.

As part of its grant, the organization will be hiring a full-time filmmaker who will fulfill the many requests, from MVFF patrons and collaborating organizations, to create video content.

The organization has also named Brian Ditchfield as the artistic director and Hilary Dreyer the managing director. Ben Durrell, who was hired on an interim basis, will continue on as the director of children’s programs.

In addition to a filmmaker, the MVFF will be hiring festival and marketing coordinators, and production and development managers. For more information, visit