Recently named “Up and Coming Film Fest” by New Hampshire Magazine’s “Best of New Hampshire” issue, the Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF) showcases high quality independent cinema every April in the beautiful Monadnock Region. April 24-26, 2020 will mark the eighth year this annual festival will be held in Keene and Peterborough, NH.
MONIFF features award-winning films on the festival circuit, both domestic and foreign, along with premieres of regionally produced films by local filmmakers. Our mission is to celebrate independent films by offering audiences compelling stories from here at home and around the world, exposing them to diverse cultures and points of view. We screen both narrative and documentary feature films as well as short films in the historic 880-seat Colonial Theatre in downtown Keene and in the Putnam Theatre at Keene State College.
The highlight of our festival on Saturday night is the Jonathan Daniels awards ceremony, honoring Keene’s Civil Rights hero and given to a filmmaker who has made a film that fuses artistic excellence with awareness of social justice issues. At the Saturday night ceremony, we also give Audience Choice awards to Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Short Film.