Who We Are


Our mission is to celebrate the diversity of our world through independent films that educate, enrich and engage audiences. We achieve this by being a year-round cultural resource for the Monadnock Region through our annual film festival and partnerships with local organizations to provide free community screenings that showcase high-quality, independent cinema.


Our vision is to bring the community together and highlight the local, regional and international films and filmmakers that inspire, engage and expand our worldview.

Named “Up and Coming Film Fest” by New Hampshire Magazine, the Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF) showcases high-quality, independent cinema every year in the beautiful Monadnock Region, known for its vibrant arts culture and Mt. Monadnock, one of the world’s most climbed mountains. MONIFF features award-winning films on the festival circuit, domestic and foreign, along with premieres of regionally produced films by New Hampshire and New England filmmakers. The festival’s highlight every year is the presentation of the Jonathan Daniels Award, given to a filmmaker whose work fuses social and/or political awareness with artistic excellence and encompasses Jonathan Daniels courage by telling stories of hope, redemption, and triumph of the human spirit.

Board members

Deirdre Fitzgerald, Chair

W.S. Badger Company

Steven Lipofsky

Lipofsky Photography

Caitlen Brown

Brewbakers Café


Kathy Reilly

Vice Chair, Park Place Veterinary Hospital

Ruzzel Zullo

Connected Families NH

Anna Schierioth

HKS Associates, Inc.

Paulee Mekdeci

Vice President, Keene Pride

Pamela Murphy


Christopher David

Christopher David Studios

Pelagia Vincent

Secretary, Hospitality Consultant

Jeff Murphy

Brewbakers Cafe

Sue Silver