Category Archives: Filmmaking

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Honors CCM Students

Filmmaking and Broadcast Media Production students have earned high honors at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) New England Chapter. The chapter announced Student Production Awards for Excellence in the categories of Fiction Short Form, Nonfiction Long Form and in Community Service Public Affairs. Several students earned honorable mentions. This is the […]

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Vermont PBS Airs Student Work

Work from Champlain College students from the Broadcast and Filmmaking programs were showcased by Vermont PBS on March 22 for the Made Here segment. The work ranged from short film narratives, artist profiles, local community events and two short documentaries on urban skiing and the environmental impact of salt on the roads in the winter. […]

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U.S. Premiere of Glossary of Broken Dreams

The Division of Communication and Creative Media’s  Filmmaking and Creative Media programs presents the U.S. premiere of “Glossary of Broken Dreams” by award-winning Austrian artist, filmmaker, writer, actor, curator, theatre director, and lecturer Johannes Grenzfurthner.  The public screening of “Glossary of Broken Dreams” will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A on Wed. April 11, at […]

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At The Box Office: Black Panther Movie Review

Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift has been reviewing movies weekly for mychamplainvalley.com. On Feb. 16 Swift reviewed the new Marvel movie, Black Panther. Though she disagreed with calling the film “groundbreaking,” Swift acknowledged the importance of a superhero movie which celebrates African culture and heritage. She called it “an important piece of cinematic history.” The […]

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Champlain Alumnus Wins BEA Award

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) award for short form video documentary was awarded to Tyler Bradley, a 2017 Broadcast Media Production graduate of Champlain College. His video, titled Safe Harbor, Welcome Home, won first place in its category. The documentary will be screened on April 9 at the BEA’s annual convention and Festival of Media Arts […]

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Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities PBS Premiere

The documentary, “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” airs on Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. on the PBS series, Independent Lens. Champlain College Associate Professor Van Dora Williams was the archival researcher for the film. She serves as the Program Director for Broadcast Media Production, Filmmaking and Sonic Arts in the Communication and Creative Media Division.

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Champlain Professor Julia Swift Reviews A Florida Project

My Champlain Valley, powered by Local 22 and Local 44, presents weekly movie reviews by Champlain College professor of filmmaking Julia Swift. Swift has been reviewing movies for months on the station’s segment, “At the Box Office.” On Nov. 24, she reviewed what she called her “favorite movie in the past two years.” A Florida […]

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Champlain Alumnus Wins VTIFF Award

Jeremy Lee Mackenzie, Champlain College alumnus, received the James Goldstone Award at this year’s Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF). His film, Hidden Blueprints: The Story of Mikey is described as “A hybrid film that details the history and creation of a collection of wood-scrollwork that was designed and hidden in prison. It tells the story […]

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The 2017 Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) released its lineup, and recent creative media graduate, Jeremy Lee MacKenzie, made the cut. His featured piece, “Hidden Blueprints,” is a hybrid documentary. The film will be screened on Friday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in the Main Street Landing Black Box in Burlington. It tells the history of his wood scrollwork collection that he designed and hid while he was in prison, and the powerful transformation it created in his life.

VTIFF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the community through film. The entire festival takes place from Friday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 29. For more information about “Hidden Blueprints” or this year’s programming, please visit the festival’s website.

(This photo appeared in a 2015 article from the Seven Days by Rachel Elizabeth Jones).

Julia Woodward – ’18

Students Rally Through Rain to Cover Art Hop

  On Sept. 8, a group of 25 Broadcast Media Production students from Champlain College set up four cameras for a live broadcast of the annual South End Art Hop, interviewing organizers, artists, and spectators as well as getting hands-on experience in set-up, camera operation, directing, producing, reporting, and break-down. The group set up on Pine […]

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