News & Notes

13 August

SpreadWildfire – Volunteering Opportunities

We have some exciting news to share. We’re one of the 20 organizations that has signed up to the new statewide volunteer site created by ArtsRiot​. If you’ve volunteered for VTIFF in the past, or are thinking of doing so (we’re always on the look out for more), we urge you to sign up – […]

26 June

Local film found at Library of Congress

Local film found at Library of Congress

After years of poking around, Hanover film archivist John Tariot tracked down Where Are Your Husbands?, a 20-minute silent film that Van made under his Georges Mills film company in 1919. The film was among a stack of unidentified reels that been sitting in Library of Congress vault in Virginia. A print of the Billy […]

26 January

VTIFF Board of Directors for 2017

VTIFF is pleased to announce its officers and board members for 2017 and congratulates Paula Willoquet-Maricondi on being elected as President.  For a full list click HERE. For high res picture of Paula Willoquet-Maricondi click HERE Paula Willoquet-Maricondi is Dean of the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College. She has a Ph.D. […]

6 January

Message from Eric Ford, co-founder of the Burlington Film Society

We have some news on the future of the Burlington Film Society to share. After much contemplation, we have decided to discontinue the Burlington Film Society as a program of the Vermont International Film Foundation. Four years of continuous monthly screenings have been very successful and core to the mission that the Film Society was set […]

18 October

Julia’s Festival Picks

Julia’s Festival Picks

Sonita My favorite film at the festival — gave me a whole new perspective on the reality of living in Iran and Afghanistan today.  Starring a teen girl rapper who refuses to be submissive, so much so that she ends up dragging the filmmaker into the story.  She is a force that cannot be silenced […]

18 October

Luke’s Festival Suggestions

Luke’s Festival Suggestions

Nakom I’ve always had a soft spot for movies about conflicted men returning to their hometown, such as Some Came Running or Five Easy Pieces. In Nakom, this familiar narrative device is used to great effect to explore generational differences and the conflict between tradition and modernity in Ghanaian culture. Gorgeous cinematography and solid performances […]

16 October

Orly’s Picks for VTIFF 2016

Orly’s Picks for VTIFF 2016

A Syrian Love Story Rarely does a film convey in such complexity and humanity the multi-layer challenges facing a family torn between the desire to fight for human rights in their country and provide a safe and warm place for their kids and themselves. One of the most honest films I’ve seen. Sonita The appeal […]

13 October

Eric’s Festival Picks

Eric’s Festival Picks

Under The Shadow What can I say? An incredibly scary, political, social gut punch of a film. And, the UK’s submission to the Oscars this year! So much more than a ghost story – takes place during the Iran/Iraq war in the 80s in Tehran. My favorite film of 2016 so far. Best and Most […]

11 October

Paula’s Festival Recommendations

Paula’s Festival Recommendations

Agents of Change What a timely and important documentary. A must see if you care at all about racial conditions on college campuses, then and now. The Interrogation Incredibly acted and masterfully paced. Kept me at the edge of my seat. Powerfully intense in a restrained kind of way, which made it all the more […]

11 October

‘Seth Suggests’ at the Fest

‘Seth Suggests’ at the Fest

Contemporary Color David Byrne & Co. get their collaborative ya-yas on in this exuberant performance film, featuring St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Ira Glass, Ad-Rock, and more. Smells like team spirit in the best possible way. Sixty Six Artist Lewis Klahr’s stop-motion collage is a one-of-a-kind offering, as aurally fascinating as it is visually, merging high art […]