FAMILY FILMS & WORKSHOPS

March 17 | 9:30AM

CHARLIE CHAPLIN DRESS-UP PARTY

This year our first screening will be a FREE FAMILY EVENT on March 17th at the SAVOY THEATER starting at 9:30AM.  We invite everyone of all ages to dress up as their best Charlie Chaplin.

At 10AM we will be screening Charlie Chaplin’s IT'S A DOG'S LIFE.

Families can get their Chaplin-family pictures taken together, with or without a dog that we will supply for the photo ops.

There will be prizes for everyone who dresses up and participates. Let’s get this party started right! 

Sponsored by the Quirky Pet!

March 17 | 11:00AM

SECRET OF KELLS

Directed by Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey (co-director)
75mins, French, Belgium, Irish, in Celtic and English, 2009

In the remote Irish woods, Cellach prepares a fortress for an impending attack by a Viking war party. Unbeknown to Cellach, his young nephew Brendan -- who has no taste for battle -- works secretly as an apprentice in the scriptorium of the local monastery, learning the ancient art of calligraphy. As the Vikings approach, revered illuminator Aidan arrives at the monastery and recruits Brendan who with the help of his cat and the mysterious Iona, will complete a series of exciting, magical tasks. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a family animation favorite, featuring Celtic music and exquisitely rendered Celtic cultural iconography.

Sponsored by Woodbury Toys. 

This event will immediately follow the FREE Charlie Chaplin family dress up party!

March 17 | 1:00 - 4:00PM

Sequential Storytelling Through Drawing Workshop

Want to create a graphic novel, or hand-drawn animation, or pursue a career as a lm storyboard artist? This workshop is for students interested in drawn animation, cartooning, and graphic novels and movie storyboards. Students will develop ideas for their stories and learn some key drawing techniques the rst class, then return the following weekend to refine their ideas.

Taught by Robby Gilbert, Animator.

Robby has worked extensively as an animator, illustrator, and art director for clients such as The National Wildlife Federation’s RANGER RICK MAGAZINE, Disney Interactive, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street and Paramount Interactive. Robby’s children’s book, IT’S RAINING, IT’S POURING, written by Kin Eagle, has sold over a quarter million copies worldwide. In 2007 he was awarded a “TOONIE” by Cartoonists Northwest for “Best Print Comic” for “The Adventures of Ranger Rick”. He is Assistant Professor of Visual Arts and Animation at Northern Vermont University. 

March 18 | 10:00AM

ZOO

Directed by Colin McIvor
97mins, Ireland/UK in English

When Tom's father, as veterinarian for the Belfast Zoo, is called away to war, Tom feels it is his duty to ensure the well-being of the animals, including the zoo's newest edition, a baby elephant named Buster. But the impending German air raids and short-sighted decisions of the Zoo staff threaten to endanger the animals, and Tom must act quickly in this inspired-by-true-life tale of family, friendship, and empathy.

March 18 | 12:30PM

WINDOW HORSES

Directed by Ann Marie Fleming
89mins, Drama, Canada, in English and Persian with English subtitles

WINDOW HORSES is a feature animation about love—love of family, poetry, history, and culture. Rosie Ming, a 20-year-old, Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d rather go to Paris. Once in Iran, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians who tell her stories that force her to confront her past and to find her own voice through the magic of poetry.  Sandra Oh voices Rosie. In Window Horses the poems come to life through multiple beautiful animation styles by over a dozen creative animators.  Prepare to be transported. While young children may admire the skillful and colorful animation, this coming of age story is crafted to appeal to poets and adventurers of any age.

March 18 | 1:00PM

FAMILY ANIMATION WORKSHOP

Geared towards families with children of all ages, this hands-on workshop will explore clay and character animation and each family will work together as a creative team to shoot their own animated short. Both adults and children will collaborate in the creation of stories that tell funny, personal and fantastic histories, using these unique. The family that clays together, stays together.

Robby Gilbert, Animator 
Robby has worked extensively as an animator, illustrator, and art director for clients such as The National Wildlife Federation’s RANGER RICK MAGAZINE, Disney Interactive, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street and Paramount Interactive. Robby’s children’s book, IT’S RAINING, IT’S POURING, written by Kin Eagle, has sold over a quarter million copies worldwide. In 2007 he was awarded a “TOONIE” by Cartoonists Northwest for “Best Print Comic” for “The Adventures of Ranger Rick”. He is Assistant Professor of Visual Arts and Animation at Northern Vermont University.

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Thank you for a successful festival. See you in 2020!

GREEN MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2019

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