PBS Online Film Festival
Jul
16
to Jul 27

PBS Online Film Festival

Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films member stations, producers and public media partners. Viewers can watch, vote and share their favorites. This year's festival includes collaborations with a wide variety of public television producers. The PBS Online Film Festival has attracted more than 4 million video streams over the first five years. Official Website

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National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellowship
Jun
28
2:00 PM14:00

National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellowship

NAS supports individuals, organizations, and the field to help realize the full potential of creatives in a time when that potential is most needed as a means of self-expression, to promote equity, inclusion and help support a more civil society. NAS’ Creative Community Fellowship brings cultural trailblazers across New England together for five months, to be part of something bigger, to learn life-changing skills and to see dreams become reality. Kreitzer was selected as a 2018 National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow. Official Website

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The 64th Flaherty Film Seminar: The Necessary Image
Jun
16
to Jun 22

The 64th Flaherty Film Seminar: The Necessary Image

The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar is the longest continuously running film event in North America. Named after Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North, Man of Aran, Louisiana Story) who is considered by many to be the father of documentary film, The Seminar began in 1955 when Flaherty’s widow, Frances, convened a group of filmmakers, critics, curators, musicians, and other film enthusiasts at the Flaherty farm in Vermont. For more than fifty years the Flaherty Seminar has been firmly established as a one-of-a-kind institution that seeks to encourage filmmakers and other artists to explore the potential of the moving image.  Kreitzer was selected as a 2018 LEF Foundation/Flaherty Fellow.  Official Website

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Vermont PBS
Jun
1
to Jun 27

Vermont PBS

Vermont PBS celebrates 50 years of educating Vermonters and building stronger communities. As a more-than-statewide broadcaster, reaching all of Vermont, upstate New York, western New Hampshire and the Montreal Metro region, we are committed to connecting the citizens in our region to each other through shared stories and experiences. Kreitzer’s Black Canaries is featured on PBS’ Made Here, a platform for local filmmakers to share their stories with a statewide audience via broadcast, and the rest of the world via Vermont PBS online streaming platforms. Official Website

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Directors Notes
May
16
to May 31

Directors Notes

Since 2006 Directors Notes has scoured the globe for the very best that independent cinema has to offer, whilst sharing the inspiration and production stories behind the filmmaking of some of the world’s most talented directors. Eclectic in its tastes, Directors Notes is where you can find the most cutting edge films regardless of genre, length or technique. With the role of filmmaker more prevalent now than at any other point in history, Directors Notes remains dedicated to revealing the What, How and Why of the greatest independent cinema being made today. Official Website

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Film Fest Petaluma
May
4
to May 6

Film Fest Petaluma

Founded in 2008, Film Fest Petaluma is an annual showcase of the best new short films from around the world with filmmakers in conversation. Located in the heart of wine country, just 30 miles north of Golden Gate Bridge, Petaluma has one of the most well preserved historic city centers in all of California. Official Website

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Booooooom TV
Apr
19
2:30 PM14:30

Booooooom TV

A global arts & culture platform, Booooooom is an authoritative voice in the new contemporary arts scene, highlighting emerging talents from around the world.  Black Canaries was selected and promoted as part of their curated website, Vimeo channel and social media platforms.  Official Website

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Crossroads Film Festival
Apr
12
to Apr 15

Crossroads Film Festival

The Crossroads Film Society celebrates the art of filmmaking in all of its diversity and depth. The Crossroads Film Society facilitates and promotes a broader spectrum of film and video for the community, presents and honors films and videos related to Mississippi and the South, and provides educational opportunities and facilitates general discussions for film lovers and aspiring filmmakers. Official Website

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Oxford Film Festival
Feb
7
to Feb 11

Oxford Film Festival

Home to the University of Mississippi, past haunts of William Faulkner, Larry Brown, Barry Hannah and John Grisham, current home of Ace Atkins, Jack Pendarvis, and listed as one of John Vilani's "100 best small arts towns in America", Oxford offers a unique blend of literary and artistic appreciation within the setting of a vibrant college town.  In it's 4th year of being named a Top 50 Film Festival worth the entry fee from MovieMaker magazine, the 15th Oxford Film Festival is a five-day event celebrating the art of independent film. Official Website

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Vermont International Film Foundation's VAMP Launch
Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

Vermont International Film Foundation's VAMP Launch

VTIFF and Vermont PBS proudly present the launch of a joint effort – the Vermont Archive Movie Project (VAMP) online database – a searchable website to discover, protect and make accessible Vermont’s motion picture legacy. The program includes Vermont films remastered and digitized by VTIFF and by VT PBS as well as a short film about the ephemeral nature of film by Jesse Kreitzer.  Official Website

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Tacoma Film Festival
Oct
5
to Oct 11

Tacoma Film Festival

Established in 2006, the annual Tacoma Film Festival presents a lively week of films, workshops, events, and discussions. TFF programming is a unique blend of audience and industry programming that empowers all who attend to connect with creators.   TFF is the only festival in the world to host Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film. These internationally recognized, up-and-coming filmmakers screen their work, share their experiences, and build new creative relationships, resulting in exciting new work.  Official Website

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Vermont Symphony Orchestra's "Made in Vermont Statewide Tour"
Sep
20
to Sep 26

Vermont Symphony Orchestra's "Made in Vermont Statewide Tour"

Music Director Jaime Laredo leads the VSO in a program offering a first-look at Jesse Kreitzer's latest film Caregivers.  Featuring live accompaniment and an original score by composer Paul Dedell, attendees will get to peek behind the curtain at the collaborative and conceptual evolution of the film. Performances in Randolph, Woodstock, Brattleboro, Middlebury, Derby Line and Castleton, VT.  Official Website I Flyer 1 I Flyer 2

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CAREGIVERS "FIRST LOOK" - Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
Aug
27
1:00 PM13:00

CAREGIVERS "FIRST LOOK" - Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF), Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO), and Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts are proud to present an exclusive first-look at Jesse Kreitzer's latest film Caregivers, a documentary hybrid about eldercare in the hills of rural Vermont.  Told over the course of four seasons and featuring live accompaniment by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the film is a visual meditation on acts of compassion, grief, and the quest for closure.  Official Website I Official Flyer 1  I Official Flyer 2

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Summer Cinema Slam
Aug
5
4:30 PM16:30

Summer Cinema Slam

The Northern Routes Film Collaborative (NRFC) and Brattleboro Film Festival (BFF) are bringing back the ‘Summer Cinema Slam’ for a third year with a diverse lineup of Vermont-made films and filmmakers at an indoor/outdoor mixer featuring live music, food trucks and libations.  Official Flyer

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Ashland Independent Film Festival
Apr
6
to Apr 10

Ashland Independent Film Festival

The Ashland Independent Film Festival celebrates the diversity of human experience through the art of independent film—enriching, educating and inspiring audiences of all ages.  The Washington Post called AIFF "a dream you'll never want to leave".  Over 7,000 film lovers gather at the art-deco Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to watch over 90 documentary, feature, and short films in five days.  Official Website

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Green Mountain Film Festival
Mar
17
to Mar 25

Green Mountain Film Festival

The Green Mountain Film Festival is presented by Focus on Film, a 33-year-old central Vermont organization whose purpose is to provide public film showings of cultural, social, and historic interest.  The festival enters its 20th year with continued dedication to bringing the best films from around the world to central Vermont. Official Website

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Vermont International Film Festival
Oct
21
to Oct 23

Vermont International Film Festival

The Vermont International Film Festival and Foundation serves to provide a platform for the appreciation of film as an art form in its own right, to foster an appreciation of theatrical exhibition as a way for the community to gather, enjoy, and exchange ideas and to enhance respect for a sophisticated understanding of world cultures and concerns. Official Website

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Film Streams Local Filmmaker Showcase
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Film Streams Local Filmmaker Showcase

Film Streams is a nonprofit arts organization in Omaha, Nebraska that specializes in offering screenings and education on film.  The 7th Annual Local Filmmakers Showcase celebrates and screens extraordinary films created in the Midwest region.  After the opening night reception, the showcase runs for a full week at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater.  Official Website

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Woodstock Film Festival
Oct
13
to Oct 16

Woodstock Film Festival

The Woodstock Film Festival has established itself as one of the best independent film events in the country by premiering exceptional films by established and emerging filmmakers. The fest also presents A-list concerts, parties, panels, and creates innovative and stimulating programming including Focus on Music, Exposure and the Youth Initiative. Official Website

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Oldenburg International Film Festival
Sep
14
to Sep 18

Oldenburg International Film Festival

Labelled ‘the German Sundance’ by Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Screen International, Oldenburg has preserved its intimate atmosphere and founding purpose: to celebrate and support the diverse voices and visions of independent filmmakers, to honor the creativity of the artists upon which the Festival depends, and to create a unique experience for filmmakers, audiences, and media professionals. Official Website

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LA Shorts Fest
Sep
1
to Sep 8

LA Shorts Fest

Celebrating 20 years, the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest) is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The festival boasts a past record of 44 Academy Award-nominated films, including 14 Oscar winners and annually attracts more than 7,000 moviegoers, filmmakers and entertainment professionals.  Official Website

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HollyShorts Film Festival
Aug
11
to Aug 21

HollyShorts Film Festival

HollyShorts is a devoted to showcasing the best short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, panel and forums.  Founded in 2005, the yearly festival features an eclectic mix of short films of various genres from around the world.  Official Website

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Huesca International Film Festival
Jun
17
to Jun 25

Huesca International Film Festival

Since 1973, the Huesca International Film Festival in Huesca, Spain has focused on solely on short-form filmmmaking. The Hollywood Academy supports Huesca International Film Festival by recognizing it as shortlisting for the Oscar Awards within Best Short Fiction Film category, and the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes it for the Goya Awards. Official Website

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