Filmmaking Seniors Participate in 40-hour Filmmaking Competition


A team of six Champlain Filmmaking Seniors, under the mentorship of Assistant Professor Julia Swift and Adjunct Faculty Michael Fisher, will take part in “Sleepless in Burlington,” a 40-hour filmmaking competition held during the Vermont International Film Festival

Four teams of film students from area colleges will create short works over the course of a weekend. Returning to the festival as part of VTIFF’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, the competition provides an excellent showcase for the talent and passion of tomorrow’s filmmakers. In addition to Champlain College, participating teams include Burlington College, Middlebury College, and University of Vermont.

Team Champlain members are: Jacqueline Carroll, Emilio Fornatora, Sean Goodwin, Alec Kozlowski, Curran McKee, and Joseph Palumbo.

The competition is adjudicated by a jury of industry professionals headed by acclaimed director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed; Jurassic World) and including Eva Solberger and Mark Covino. Awards for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Audience Choice will be presented and a reception will be held in the Film House Lobby following the event.

The completed films will be screened on the final day of the festival, Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 PM, Main Street Landing Film House, Burlington VT.