Ella Fitzgerald, Gordon Lightfoot, the Dover Quartet and siblings Ben and Sally Taylor are among the documentary subjects in this week’s FILMusic festival, presented online by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society from June 25 through July 1.

“That’s one of our usual highlights of the year,” said film society executive director Richard Paradise, who programs live concerts as well as movies for the June festival at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven.

This year, with Massachusetts movie theatres closed by law until July 6 at the earliest, Mr. Paradise is forging ahead online with a slate of six diverse music documentaries and one narrative film — a restored 1924 silent picture with a new score by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra.

This virtual festival includes the New England premiere of Born Into the Gig, a documentary about the musical children of famous performers directed by Island filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner and produced by Tamara Weiss, the former owner of Midnight Farm in Vineyard Haven. The film looks at the lives, families and careers of the Taylor siblings, whose parents are Carly Simon and James Taylor, as well as Stephen Stills’s son Chris, Bill Withers’s daughter Kori and Bob Marley’s grandson Skip.

Recorded interviews with Ms. Weiss, Ms. Taylor, Ms. Davis and the younger Mr. Stills will also be available for viewing, Mr. Paradise said.

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things follows the singing star through her long career, with previously unreleased material. Interviews with fellow musicians including Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson and Cleo Laine, as well as Ms. Fitzgerald’s son Ray Brown, Jr., round out the documentary’s portrait of the woman behind the voice.

The subject of Strings Attached is the acclaimed Dover Quartet, four young chamber musicians who rocketed to international fame after winning every prize in the 2013 Banff Competition.

“What’s unique about them is that they’ve seen enormous success, from a touring and concert standpoint, at a very young age,” Mr. Paradise said. “Usually, when you think of chamber musicians and symphonic musicians, you think of people who are older.”

Hosted by trumpeter Terence Blanchard, Up From the Streets—New Orleans: The City of Music traces the evolution of a culture in which music is part of the fabric of life. Moving north to Nashville, Bluebird takes audiences into the beating heart of Music City, the Bluebird Café, where country superstars like Vince Gill and Garth Brooks—and later, pop giantess Taylor Swift—launched their careers. All three are among those interviewed for the film.

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind pays tribute to the Canadian singer-songwriter, following his career from the 1950s to the present day, in which he speaks his mind to the filmmakers. They also interview fellow musicians and fans as diverse as Randy Bachman, Alec Baldwin and members of Rush.

Once Were Brothers: Robby Robertson and the Band takes viewers from the group’s earliest, barnstorming adventures as a Canadian backup band through their famously productive Big Pink sojourn in Woodstock, N.Y., forming a bookend of sorts to the Martin Scorsese-directed Last Waltz concert film from 1978.

Carmine Street Guitars is a portrait, with performances, of a cult luthier’s shop in Greenwich Village that makes instruments with reclaimed wood from local buildings and has a following among high-profile musicians such as Bob Dylan and Patti Smith.

The festival’s one narrative film is The Last Laugh, a 1924 silent movie by German Expressionist master F.W. Murnau of Nosferatu fame. It stars Emil Jannings, perhaps best known for his role opposite—or more aptly, under the thumb of—Marlene Dietrich in 1930’s The Blue Angel.

The restored print of the film is accompanied by a new score written and performed by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, made up of students in the college’s undergraduate film scoring program taught by composer Sheldon Mirowitz.

The students’ composition for The Last Laugh so pleased the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation, which curates the director’s work, that they made it the official score for the Blu-Ray release of the restored film, Mr. Paradise said.

He chose the film, Mr. Paradise added, because the orchestra traditionally performs at the film center to open the festival each June.

Martha’s Vineyard musicians will also be part of the virtual festival, Mr. Paradise said, with Siren Mayhew, Sean McMahon, Rob Lytle, Lucy Mayhew, Andy Herr and Ben Hughes producing video recordings of songs by artists featured in the documentaries.

Individual films are $12 to view, with a 48-hour viewing window once they are unlocked. A festival pass is $70 and allows the holder seven days to watch all seven films, again with a 48-hour window once each is unlocked. Ticket information is posted at mvfilmsociety.com.

Looking ahead to July, Mr. Paradise said that while the state has not yet issued guidelines for movie theatres to reopen, he has been making preparations for socially distanced viewing at the film center with two screenings a day.

Tisbury Marketplace, the cinema’s landlord, has granted permission for 4 p.m. screenings this summer, he said, as long as patrons do not park in the main lot. An agreement with the owners of the neighboring former Ace Hardware property will allow for parking there, Mr. Paradise said.

“We are planning to do some outdoor film screenings, too, at Featherstone [Center for the Arts, in Oak Bluffs],” Mr. Paradise said. “Hopefully, in July we’ll start that series up and I’ll be announcing dates and films very soon. It will be under the stars.”

The Capawock in Vineyard Haven and the Strand in Oak Bluffs, which are also managed by the film society, remain closed for the summer.