An interview with Vermont dairy farmers. | This semester-long documentary project was developed by VFC Media Instructor Scott Miller in collaboration with Hanover High School educators Margaret Caldwell and Andrea Alsup. Scott visited their 11th grade class “Contemporary America: History and Culture” to give weekly workshops on how to make community-based documentaries. During this unit, forty-one students learned about the history of documentary film, the ethics of filmmaking, and then made their own ten-minute documentaries on topics they chose. The students were responsible for all the research, interviews, storyboarding, shooting, and editing of their films. They were required to include at least one original interview, and their own voice. The semester ended with a public screening in the school auditorium.
The Vermont International Film Festival is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the community and bring the world to Vermont through film.
Launched in 2014 by a group of filmmakers, archivists and concerned members of the public who wished to ensure the survival of artists’ films in Vermont, VAMP officially became a program of VTIFF in May 2015. The VAMP committee has broadened the initial concept to include all types of films and videos made by VT filmmakers or shot in Vermont.
The VAMP Database
The Vermont Archive Movie Project (VAMP) online database is a searchable website of Vermont films past & present, and locally produced programs. The VAMP database is generously sponsored by Vermont PBS.