About

Mission: To celebrate independent films that will engage, enlighten and educate audiences with compelling stories from around the world and here at home.


Vision: To offer a year-round cultural resource for our community through monthly screenings, discussions, and events that will enrich the quality of social life, support youth education, and contribute to the vibrant art culture in the Monadnock Region.

The Monadnock International Film Festival is a three-day event held every April that showcases high quality independent cinema from filmmakers here at home and around the world. MONIFF offers feature length narrative and documentary films as well as shorts, and gives audiences the opportunity to interface with filmmakers and industry experts through post screening Q&A’s and lively panel discussions.

The highlight of the festival 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 the triumph of the human spirit.