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“... a festival that in four swift years, has managed to garner cachet, enthusiasm, and loyalty that other festivals spend decades developing.”
“A festival that is less about red-carpet fussiness than friendliness and unpretentious warmth.”
“In only it’s fifth year, the Middleburg Film Festival has established itself as the best festival in the DC/VA/MD area, and one of the most important stops during the awards season.”
“Nestled amongst the mountains of Shenandoah, Middleburg might lay a strong claim over the most beautiful film festival location out there. It has got a laidback atmosphere perfect for movie lovers who want
to avoid the crowds and enjoy movies in more serene and peaceful surroundings. Despite the fact that it is the newest film festival on this list, it still manages to have a great lineup of films – from the awards contenders to the classics.”
“It’s virtually unheard-of for a festival to be this young, and nab this crop of awards contenders and talent.
@middleburgfilm is magic!”
“Word is definitely spreading that Middleburg is the place to be during Oscar season."
“Even the special events... exhibit great care, exquisite taste and the savviness of a Hollywood insider.”
“Middleburg, Virginia has established itself on the map as a sensational place for film lovers to gather. Thank you, Middleburg. See you in 2017.”
“One could argue that Middleburg Film Festival, held this past weekend in this beautiful Virginia town, is better positioned to become a player in the festival circuit then both Telluride and Sundance were when they began.”
“To bring in three-time Academy Award winning costume designer Colleen Atwood and film composer extraordinaire Marco Beltrami shows not only taste but an appreciation for the craft that can get lost in the glitzed out hype of larger festivals. You will likely not see someone like Atwood or Beltrami getting feted at Cannes, let alone in the style and substance that Johnson’s Middleburg team pulled off this year.”
“Its charm and success—marked by ticket sales that surpassed the first year’s—has solidified Middleburg’s status as a film festival that’s kicked off the kids boots and is fully equipped to compete with big boys for years to come.”