Green Mountain Film Festival
The Green Mountain Film Festival (GMFF) is presented by Focus on Film a 30 year-old Central Vermont organization whose purpose is: to provide public film showings of cultural, social and historic interest; to sponsor discussions of such films; and to provide an opportunity for independent filmmakers to exhibit their works. Showings may be in collaboration with schools, other educational institutions and other film and theater societies.
The GMMF has presented many film series and special events over the years that use the film medium to educate and stimulate dialogue while also bringing the community together. Whenever possible, we try to highlight the work of Vermont filmmakers. March 2012 sees the presentation of the 15th Green Mountain Film Festival, rated one of the TOP TEN WINTER EVENTS IN VERMONT and with more films and special events that ever. In 2011 we inaugurated two film -making competitions: the Margot George Short Film Competition and the Green Mountain 48-Hr Film Slam. Both of these events are envisaged as annual events designed to promote the film arts in Vermont.
The main festival runs March 16-25, 2012 in Montpelier and is followed by THREE EXTRA DAYS in St. Johnsbury, courtesy of our partners Catamount Film and Arts March 30 to April 1. The 2012 festival is the biggest and most ambitious program to date. One hundred and fifty seven events across four venues, with a list of distinguished guests in attendance from the film world. Whether you’re a film buff, or simply an occasional movie-goer, there’s something for everyone. The GMFF has feature films, documentaries, shorts and award-winning animation from all over the world – including several films that are not otherwise available in this country. There are several ACADEMY AWARD nominated films this years, some classics chosen by our film guests and the return of the hugely popular Green Mountain 48 Hour Film Slam. Many events are followed by discussions or Q and A sessions. Plus interviews, public discussions and much much more.