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The 34th annual Vermont International Film Festival (VITFF) ran Oct.16-27 in downtown Burlington and featured films produced by Champlain faculty and alumni. The festival featured almost 70 independent films shown at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington City Arts, and Echo Lakeside Hall.  Continue reading

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

Van Dora Williams, Associate Professor and Program Director in the Division of Communication and Creative Media, served as a researcher for the archival footage featured in the documentary, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, directed by Stanley Nelson. The film premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and will air on PBS in Fall 2017.
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Julia Swift’s feature-length script, “Falling For Sandy Claus,” was a Gold Remi Winner at The 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival held April 8 -17, 2016. The festival contacted Julia before the awards to let her know that she was a finalist, but it wasn’t until she was called up on stage at […]

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