Beyond the Hills – the Vermont Connection

7 Days – Ethan de Seife - June 24, 2014 Beyond the Hills Nestles in the Green Mountains One of the biggest surprises in recent international cinema has been the critical and commercial success of the Romanian New Wave. The cinematic history of the small, mountainous country is not particularly rich, largely due to the fact that so much […]

Interview: Ioana Uricaru on Beyond The Hills

-By Barry Snyder Ever since the great pulse of youthful rebelliousness and cinematic innovation emerging in France in the late 1950’s was tagged La Nouvelle Vague, journalists have  been irresistibly drawn to the figure of waves to mark whatever new surge of cinematic activity is perceived to be rising in some unexpected place around the […]


The Vermont International Film Festival is proud to celebrate Vermont filmmaking with our annual Vermont Filmmakers’ Showcase, the oldest and largest juried presentation of Vermont films in the state. Submission Deadline: JULY 28th, 2014 We accept all genres, styles and lengths. There is no fee for Vermont films or videos submitted. Selected films will be screened at The Vermont International […]

One Alcoholic to Another Airs on MPBN

One Alcoholic to Another, a film by Vermont filmmakers Eleanor Lanahan and Orly Yadin, airs on Maine Public Broadcast Network Thursday June 12, 2014 at 10pm and Saturday June 14 at 11am. The film premiered at the Vermont Filmmakers’ Showcase 2012.  Read the interview with the filmmakers here: MPBN-One Alcoholic To Another  

Genevieve Jacobs on Maidentrip

Genevieve Jacobs on Maidentrip, the timeless aspects of voyaging, and the lived and unlived lives of parents and children An interview by Barry Snyder, Burlington Film Society Founder See the film Maidentrip Thursday, May 22nd at 7pm, at The Main Street Landing Film House. More info and tickets here Genevieve Jacobs is in a unique […]

Short Takes on Film

7 Days – Margot Harrison – Short Takes on Film – May 7, 2014 Global Roots, ‘Maidentrip,’ ‘The Shooting Party’… The Vermont International Film Foundation relaunches its Global Roots film series this Sunday with a screening of Belvedere accompanied by a discussion with Bianka LeGrand, a Burlington city councilor and Vermont’s first Bosnian-born elected official [ ...] Director Jillian […]

I am in here Wins Two Awards

November 14, 2013:  Williston Observer, staff reporter: “A film co-directed and edited by Williston resident Jim Heltz won two awards at the 2013 Vermont International Film Festival…”. Read whole article

VPR – All Things Considered Interview

VPR Neil Charnoff, All Things Considered, Feb 27, 2014 “Film fans in the Burlington area heard some welcome news last week. The Burlington Film Society has partnered with the Vermont International Film Foundation, in the hopes of cultivating Vermont’s film culture …” L>R: Barry Snyder, Orly Yadin, Eric Ford. Photo by Sareet Rosenstein  

Burlington Film Society Joins Forces With Vermont International Film Foundation

Seven Days, Ethan de Seife, Feb 21, 2014 At last evening’s Burlington Film Society screening of The Punk Singer at Main Street Landing, the society’s organizers made an announcement that may have long-term ramifications for film culture in Burlington, and in Vermont as a whole. Effective immediately, the BFS will operate under the aegis of the Vermont International Film Foundation (VTIFF), […]