image from Wednesday's Youth Film + Media event

Phew! Pictures will come later. For now, we want to say a hearty thanks for everyone who came by the hub--we got to meet so many new and returning folks and talk with you all about your hopes and dreams for this event. Festival volunteers also were the best--you brought us so much enthusiasm and warmth to the festival. We really couldn't have enjoyed this first day of the festival without you.

Not only do we strive to offer programming that has something for everyone, but we aim to give you and experience to remember for a long time to come: for the friends who traveled from Bangor, ME, for the gentlemen who clutched their hearts as they recounted their viewing of Leila's Brothers. We are happy to be the mid-point meetup for friends from Boston and Montreal. And of course, the local community and die-hard festival-goers, It was great to see you all.

Thank you to our storytelling sponsors

We are blessed to be in a community that supports varied, innovative work. From legacy organizations like National Life Group to those working the emergent fields of cannabis and solar, we say thanks! In addition to those listed above, we'd suggest you get to know these businesses better, too: ZenBarn, Grass Queen, Vermont Humanities Council, Catamount Solar, Good Girl Production, and Wilschek Irrapino Law Office, PLLC. If you work with any of these folks, do let them know how much you appreciate their support of the festival.

Friday, March 15 Schedule

If there's a movie you've got your eye on, keep watch on the ticketing site because what we've learned so far is that plans change last minute and some seats end up being available that were previously sold out. Volunteers at the Festival Hub can always help you with ticket exchanges. The Hub is open 9-6 at Rabble Rouser.

10:30 AM: Robot Dreams | Savoy This screening was made possible by the Union Elementary School Caregivers Alliance

1 PM: Farming While Black | Savoy This screening was made possible by the Montpelier High School Boosters

1 PM: Book signing and talk with Rick Winston | Kellogg-Hubbard Library (unticketed)

1:30 PM: Mambar Pierrette | Capitol 3 Film Sponsor: Central Vermont Economic Development Corp

3 PM: Author readings presented by Whiskey Tit| Rabble Rouser This is a new offering (unticketed)

Readings feature: Tina Satter, Joey Truman, Gina Tron

3:30 PM: Arnold is a Model Student | Savoy

4 PM: Motherland | Capitol 3

5 PM: Apolis - Attention as Participation | Crumb Factory (unticketed)

6 PM: Love and Lack in America | Capitol 3

6:30 PM: Reality | Savoy Q&A with director Tina Satter follows the screening. Film Sponsor: Whiskey Tit

8 PM: Apolis Gallery Launch Party & Music | Crumb Factory (unticketed)

9 PM: Mahjong | Savoy

We suggest arriving 15 minutes early to give yourself enough time to get settled and purchase concessions. Please have your tickets ready to scan. Unticketed events are not staffed by the festival, please be mindful of their policies.

We'll see you at the movies! 😎