News & Notes

26 October

Vermont International Film Festival Brings Shock Docs, Illicit Disney Drama and More

Seven Days Margot Harrison, October 09, 2013 The official themes of the Vermont International Film Festival, which starts this Friday, are Identity, Artists in Action, Sport & Film, Food & Film and Water

26 October

A Movie Not To Miss

Seven Days Margot Harrison, October 15, 2013 about THE ACT OF KILLING When people commit mass murder, they get locked up. Or maybe they evade prosecution, in which case they keep a low profile for the rest of their lives. When reporters come around with cameras and ask them about the massacre, they say, “I […]

26 October
1 November

ARTS: Collegians lose sleep, gain filmmaking experience

Williston Observer November 1, 2012 Observer Staff Twenty haggard and bleary-eyed collegiate filmmakers gathered Sunday at Main Street Landing on the Burlington waterfront for the screening of movies conceived and shot in a 24-hour burst of creative collaboration…

31 October

Report From the VT International Film Festival

Seven Days October 31, 2012 MARGOT HARRISON Appropriately for spook season, one of the biggest sensations of last week’s Vermont International Film Festival was death — A Band Called Death, that is. Directed by locals Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett, the music doc played to a packed house at the Essex Cinemas and netted the fest’s Audience Award…

23 October

Burlington Mayor's Press Conference

Vermont International Film Festival Tribute to George Stoney, Father of Public-Access Television Mayor Miro Weinberger promotes a tribute by the Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) to George Stoney, documentary filmmaker, educator, and father of public-access television. Weinberger is joined at the event by Orly Yadin, filmmaker and executive director of the VTIFF, Lauren-Glenn Davitian, executive […]

19 October

Gorging at the Vermont International Film Festival

Seven Days October 21, 2012 by Alice Levitt Last year, for the first time, the Vermont International Film Festival was organized thematically — and one of those themes was food. It was intended to be a one-time special, but, says executive director Orly Yadin with a laugh, “I can’t keep away from food. It was really successful and we […]

29 August

Short Takes on Film

Seven Days August 29, 2012 MARGOT HARRISON Want a preview of the Vermont International Film Festival (October 19 to 28)? Next Wednesday, head to the top of Burlington’s Church Street to watch trailers of films to be screened at VTIFF, plus a 40-minute movie called Green. It’s a narration-less documentary about an orangutan falling victim to deforestation […]