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The first Green Mountain Film Festival took place in Montpelier, Vermont in 1997. In March 1999, a second festival was held and it has been an annual March event ever since. In 2010 the festival was extended to include a series of satellite screenings in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. In 2018 the festival will also host screenings in Essex Junction, VT at the Essex Cinema. The program focuses on new work from around the world together with a few classic films. Around half the films shown are documentaries. There are also screenings of shorts and student films. Screenings are often followed by informal discussions often involving the filmmakers themselves. The festival also features special appearances by established film critics and filmmakers. Past guests have included critics Kenneth Turan, Molly Haskell, Phillip Lopate, David Thomson, Gerald Peary, and Matthew Hays. Filmmakers have included the screenwriter and director, Robin Swicord, actor/director Giancarlo Esposito, actor Michael Murphy, producer Christine Vachon,and documentary makers Albert Maysles, Les Blank and Ralph Arlyck. The critic Stuart Klawans, writing in The Nation, described the 2003 Green Mountain Film Festival as "a cinephile's utopia: a festival organized and supported by an entire community of local moviegoers."[1] Matthew Hays, the Montreal-based film critic, called the 2006 festival "incredible ... a mind-bendingly fascinating diet of movies." Every year hundreds of volunteers help run the festival and host special events at numerous venues across Montpelier, Vermont. The Festival's Executive Director is Karen Dillon. The 21st Green Mountain Film Festival will be held March 16-25th, 2018 and feature 155 films, hands-on workshops, a "coming of age" film short course, and the first Vermont Filmmakers Summit.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Films in Earlier Festivals (2006) 1.2 10th Festival 2007 1.3 11th Festival 2008 1.4 12th Festival 2009 1.5 13th Festival 2010 1.6 14th Festival 2011

2 References 3 External links

History[edit] Films in Earlier Festivals (2006)[edit]

After Innocence After the Fog Ballets Russes The Boys of Baraka Campfire Commune Duma The Education of Shelby Knox Elevator to the Gallows Le Grand Voyage Hawaii, Oslo Homeland I Like Killing Flies Intimate Stories Isn't This a Time! Live and Become Living the Autism Maze The Lizard, or Marmoulak "Music and the Movies" with Lloyd Schwartz Midnight Movies Mind Games Paradise Now The Real Dirt on Farmer John The Red Wagon A Sidewalk Astronomer The Singers Sir! No Sir! The Syrian Bride Tony Takitani Touch the Sound The Warrior Winterwalk The World Outside

10th Festival 2007[edit] The 10th Green Mountain Film Festival ran from 16 to 25 March 2007. Guests included Albert Maysles, Ralph Arlyck, Rob Mermin and Kenneth Turan. The films shown were:

Avenue Montaigne Beauty in Trouble Been Rich All My Life Black Gold El Carro The Cave of the Yellow Dog Climates C.R.A.Z.Y. Family Law Flock of Dodos Following Sean Gimme Shelter Gobi Women's Song Grey Gardens Gypsy Caravan Holding Our Own The Host Into Great Silence Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple Land Mines: A Love Story The Light Ahead Living on the Fault Line Men at Work Meredith Holch: Homegrown Animation Molly's Way Our Daily Bread El Perro The Refugee All-Stars The Ritchie Boys The Rules of the Game Salesman Shakespeare behind Bars Sisters in Law Suite Habana Ten Canoes Today's Man Wondrous Oblivion

11th Festival 2008[edit] The 11th Green Mountain Film Festival was held from 21 to 30 March 2008. Notable films shown were:

Blame it on Fidel China Blue Daratt Day for Night The Dhamma Brothers The Edge of Heaven Everything's Cool For the Bible Tells Me So Fraulein Honeydripper I'm Not There It's a Free World... Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten King Corn Leonard Bernstein on Omnibus Mother of Mine Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies Protagonist The Seventh Seal The Visitor

12th Festival 2009[edit] World Premiere - The Brother Who Sent His Sister to the Electric Chair (2009) World Premiere - Numen: The Nature of Plants 13th Festival 2010[edit] The festival added a new venue at the Pavilion Auditorium, and also a three-day series of satellite screenings in Vermont's North East Kingdom. World Premiere - The Summer of Walter Hacks (2010) 14th Festival 2011[edit] The festival inaugurated the Green Mountain 48-Hr Film Slam, a film-making competition, and announced the Margot George Short Film Competition, both initiatives aimed at fostering emerging film-making talent. The 14th festival Guests included Phillip Lopate, David Amram, Roy Prendergast and Jonathan Katz. References[edit]

^ The Nation, March 29, 2004

External links[edit]

Green Mountain Film Festival Official Site [1] A Conversation w/ Donald Rae nthWORD Magazine Shorts, July 2010 Planning a trip to the Green Mountain Film Festival Independent Film Festivals and Indie Films Savoy Theater Official Site Killer Films

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