VERMONT FILMMAKERS'SUMMIT

A Full-day of Vermont Films

Sunday, March 25, 9AM - 6:30PM

Savoy Theater

FULL-DAY PASS for all Films and Discussions: $25

SINGLE-FILM tickets $10 each

9:00AM

CONVERSATIONS FROM THE OPEN ROAD

March 25, 2018

 Innovative youth-oriented citizen journalism program screens some of their best projects from students in 2017. 

10:00AM

Vermont Shorts Program: Q&A to Follow with Filmmakers

March 25, 2018

Total Running Time: 60mins

GATHERING TIME, by Corey Hendrickson, 8:03

Meghan Stotko and Andy Paonessa tap 1200 trees by hand, producing wood fired Maple Syrup to support their farmstead in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. With little dialogue and no narration, this observational documentary reveals the labor and landscape of this time honored tradition.


2.5 MILLION, Directed by Tyler Wilkinson­ Ray, 22:00

Two and a half years ago, Aaron Rice decided he was going to try and ski 2.5 million human-powered vertical feet in one calendar year. 2.5 MILLION follows Aaron from Utah, to Colorado, to South America and beyond as he tries to ski as much as humanly possible.

THIS IS THE BATHROOM, Directed by Lukas Armstrong­Laird, 7:29

A film of short, seemingly mundane glimpses into a young man's apartment bathroom. Together, these snapshots weave a funny, yet moving tale about how some of life's biggest moments take place in the bathroom.

DORMANCY, Directed by Luke Becker­Lowe and Nick Callais, 13:30

Set in 1932 Northern Vermont, DORMANCY follows a young woman and her new husband as they are visited by field workers who give them false information about reproductive health risks. They agree to undergo “new procedures” to promote sterilization and, lured into a rural clinic, they are subjected to the sadistic goals of the doctors and eugenics field workers.

11:00-11:40AM

RESILIENCE: HOW TO LIVE 100 RUSSIAN YEARS

March 25, 2018

Directed by Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson is a photographer, writer, and publisher. Since 1990, his company, RiS Publishing, has released over 50 titles on Russia. Paul headed one of the first Soviet-Western joint ventures in Moscow, is the author of three novels, a book on running, and has edited two national award-winning translations. His photography has been published in VERMONT LIFE, HAUTE LIVING, FORBES, SEVEN DAYS, CALIFORNIA HOME DESIGN, ROBB REPORT, HIDDEN EUROPE, LA DAILY NEWS, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE and the VERMONT LIFE Calendars.

Sponsored by Russian Life Books. Q&A and book signing to follow with the filmmaker. 

11:45-1:00PM

7 WRITERS

March 25, 2018

Directed by Rob and Char Gardner

Q&A with filmmakers to follow.

1:15-2:50PM

BEYOND EMPIRE

March 25, 2018

Directed by JD Thomason, 55 mins.

Discussion with filmmaker and panelists on the VT 2nd Republic Movement to follow.

3:00-4:45PM

BREAK THE SILENCE

March 25, 2018

Directed by Willow O'Feral, 68 mins.

BREAK THE SILENCE features raw, powerful, intimate interviews with 18 Southern Vermont women about their personal sexual & reproductive health histories. Vermont women from diverse backgrounds candidly recount their histories of sex ed, early sexual experiences, abortion, birth control, relationships, gender transition, menstruation, STIs, gynecological exams, sexual assault, pregnancy, pleasure, and much more. Break the Silence challenges social taboo with unflinching candor, courageous vulnerability, and often great humor. 

Discussion with filmmaker and panelists to follow.

5:00-6:30PM

WILD AND PRECIOUS

March 25, 2018

Directed by Steven Cadwell, 60mins

Q&A with filmmaker to follow.

Please reload

COMING SOON!

GREEN MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2020

GREEN MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL  PO BOX 901  MONTPELIER  VT  05601-0901                         

  • White Instagram Icon