For the first time, MONIFF will bring the film festival to Peterborough’s Community Theatre on Sunday, April 23rd, with the Best of Fest. At the Saturday night awards presentation on April 22nd, the Audience Choice Awards will be announced for Best Documentary Short, Best Narrative Short, and Best Documentary Feature. These three films, along with the Jonathan Daniels award-winning film, What Tomorrow Brings, will be screened on Sunday afternoon.
What Tomorrow Brings is a film about a girls school in a remote village in Afghanistan. Massachusetts filmmaker, Beth Murphy, followed the first class of girls for seven years, up to their high school graduation. “The film is beautiful, powerful, inspiring,” said MONIFF executive director, Dianna Costello. We are proud to award Beth Murphy the Jonathan Daniels award, for telling this story and showing how and why valuing girls from a very young age, has positive effects throughout society.”
Passes for the Best of Fest in Peterborough are available here online or at the door beginning at 1pm day of show. The 95-seat theatre will sell out quickly. The first show will be at 2:00pm, with others screened directly after. Buy the Sunday One-Day Pass for only $25 for all four films.