Tag Archives: Film

Julia Swift Attends LA Premiere for “The Irishman”

Julia Swift, Assistant Professor of Filmmaking in the Division of Communication and Creative Media, spent Oct. 24 in Los Angeles, where she attended Netflix’s premiere of “The Irishman.” As a member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Swift was flown out by Netflix in order to attend the event. Continue reading


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

Swift Recaps Oscar Surprises

Champlain College Filmmaking Assistant Professor Julia Swift and film critic shares her thoughts on the winners of the 89th Academy Awards. She also discusses the end of the night’s Best Picture blunder and Jimmy Kimmel’s performance as Host. Swift appears weekly as a movie reviewer on The Box Office segment, a production of Fox TV-WFFF’s Local 44 Morning Brew. See the review here: Oscars Review

“Welcome to Vermont” Premieres on VT-PBS

Mira Niagolova’s award-winning film “Welcome to Vermont: four stories of resettled identity” premieres on VT-PBS   Niagolova, an adjunct professor in the Filmmaking program, debuts her documentary that offers a nuanced view of lives of forcibly displaced people once they have achieved their ultimate desire to resettle in the US and “live the American dream.” […]

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CCM Students Win at Freedom & Unity Youth Film Festival

Broadcast Media Production and Filmmaking students competed in the 2016 Freedom & Unity TV Youth Film Competition, wining in several categories including first and second place in the Personal Stories category, and taking home cash awards. The statewide competition culminated with the First Annual Freedom & Unity TV Youth Film Festival held at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier on May 7. […]

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Filmmaking Faculty Receives Top Award

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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First Juried Student Exhibition

Champlain College hosts first-ever campus-wide juried student art exhibition and selects an Audience Choice award, a President’s Choice award, and a Dean’s Choice award. There were 30 Jury selections from 330 submissions by 97 artists, all majors from the CCM Division. Artwork submitted included: videos, 3D models, digital painting, photography, illustration, painting, and prints. The CCM Division would like to congratulate […]

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“DREAMers Among US” Screening and Q&A

On Tuesday, April 5 the Division of Communication and Creative Media, the Core Division, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Institutional Advancement present DREAMers Among US, a documentary about what it’s like to be an undocumented student in the United States. This 20-minute award-winning documentary follows four New York Hudson Valley youth who share their […]

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“The Plastic Vagabond” Screening and Discussion

Noé Sardet, adjunct faculty at Champlain’s Montreal campus, will screen The Plastic Vagabond, a short film he produced through funding from the Conservation Media Group and shot aboard the Tara Expeditions. The Plastic Vagabond takes viewers deep into the planktonic food web, acts as a vehicle for transporting invasive species, and winds its way into […]

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CCM Faculty Writes Non-Fiction Book on Girl Rising

CCM faculty and renowned author Tanya Lee Stone is currently working on a book centered on Girl Rising, a film that seeks to answer the question: why are 62 million girls around the world not being educated? Girl Rising profiles nine girls in nine countries who were all given the opportunity to conquer the obstacle to education […]

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