Free while they still last - check this out

Free while they still last - check this out

We have have strived to keep the ticket pricing at an affordable cost at $10-$12 each, but we realize this may still be out of reach for some members of our community. We have programmed a few free offerings for you and invite you to participate. Here they are in schedule order:

Wednesday 3/13

Youth Film & Media Panel, 1 PM, Montpelier High School

We've partnered with Montpelier High School, Vermont Youth Documentary Lab, Conversations from the Open Road, Central Vermont Career Center, and the U-32 Pilot program to bring this lively discussion to you about how our local youth are engaging in the medium. Advance RSVP required, per school protocols.

Thursday 3/14

Farming While Black (virtual viewing)

Sponsored by All Brains Belong. In addition to the two screenings at the Savoy, this documentary will be available for screening in the privacy of your own home, on your own time. Tickets to this free screening are limited, so please pre-order them here. This movie is co-sponsored by Vermont Releaf Collective and Zenbarn.

Opening Night Party, 5 PM, City Hall Arts Center (and live stream!)

Sponsored by North Country Federal Credit Union. Additional support provided by the Vermont Humanities Council and the Stetson-Yovu Charitable Fund. This party is currently "sold out" because we have to adhere to the City's occupancy limits, but feel free to stop by the door and see if we have room. We expect folks to come and go during this event. Partying at home? The livestream is here and provided by ORCA Media.

Friday 3/15

Book Signing with Rick Winston, 1 PM, Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Rick's newest book details the history of the Savoy and includes a couple chapters on the Green Mountain Film Festival. Previous festival-goers may want to come to reminisce. Seating is first come.

Apolis – Attention as Participation, 5 PM, The Crumb Factory

This satellite location has a slate of shows, exhibits, and talks throughout the festival. It's independently curated and well worth the drive. Entry to the gallery is free, with sliding scale for music events. Come support this new addition to Montpelier's arts scene. Times and events vary.

Saturday 3/16

GMFF Film Slam and Youth Media Showcase, 12:30 PM, Capitol #3

This year's Film Slam took place this past weekend. Come see the resulting work and some films from our local young filmmakers. We expect this show to "sell out." RSVP required.

Mothership Monthly Film Festival Selects, 2 PM, Capitol #3

Members of the Mothership will be presenting a curated selection of films from their monthly competitions. RSVP required.

Farming While Black: A Vermont Conversation, 2:30 PM, Savoy (and live stream!)

Following the film screening, journalist Elizabeth Hewitt will lead a panel discussion with four of Vermont's Black farmers and members of the Vermont Releaf Collective. Seating is first come. Live stream is here and provided by ORCA Media. This panel is supported by Rural Vermont and the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.

Filmmakers Roundtable Conversation, 3 PM, Rabble Rouser

Open to all filmmakers and media professionals. Join filmmakers for a moderated conversation about the importance of making films in your local community. Presented by the Vermont Production Collective. Seating is first come.

The Festival Hub, your gathering place

And of course, we will be stationed at Rabble Rouser, our Festival Hub. Please come stop by between films--it's a great place to meet up with friends before moving on to the next item on your schedule. The cafe will be open until 6 PM during the festival. See you at the movies!