"Memories and nostalgia aren't just about the past, they're also about how the past enriches and informs the present. What do we save, what do we let go, who are we? That's what memories are really about." Take a stroll back in time to the days when the general store was the town meeting-place, country fairs were the highlight of the season, one-room schoolhouses dotted the countryside and elegant steamboats sailed Lake Champlain. Archival footage from the 1800s-1930s and lively interviews portray Vermont as our grandparents remember it. Highlights include early skiing and the wild days of Prohibition.
Production funding provided in part by The Freeman Foundation
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.