We are recruiting volunteers and ramping up for a 14-day festival from Friday, November 1 to Thursday November 14, 2013 at the Latchis Theater, with films from the U.S. and around the world that inform, challenge, entertain and inspire, emphasizing viewpoints and characters often unseen in mainstream media that may sometimes reflect the spirit of Brattleboro itself.
More than 20 films will appeal to a wide audience over the two week period offering free daytime screenings for area schools and others, filmmaking workshops, events with visiting filmmakers and our closing audience-chosen “Best in Fest” award and screening Thursday November 14. Our opening reception will take place during Gallery Walk on Friday, November 1. A gala to celebrate the festival and the Southern Vermont festival premier of the locally produced, long-awaited, six-part “The Vermont Movie” will happen on Sunday, November 10 with lots of special friends and guests.
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BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT: The first annual Brattleboro Film Festival (the Brattleboro Film Festival) launch was a real success. About 1,000 people turned out for 12 films and various special events from November 2nd to 4th, and 8th, 2012 at the historic Latchis Theater in downtown Brattleboro. Plans for a 14-day festival November 1 to 14, 2013 are already underway.
Some shows sold out, including the repeat showing of ‘Best in Fest’ winner ‘Chasing Ice’ which, along with another the Brattleboro Film Festival selection ‘Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry,’ was on the short list for Academy Award nominations for best documentary.
“The positive response to this initial festival is testimony to the hunger for more cutting-edge films in our region,” said Merry Elder, President of the Brattleboro Film Festival, who worked for 21 years on film selection for Brattleboro’s Women’s Film Festival. Elder said the Brattleboro Film Festival’s 150% profit means: “We have the seed money to secure commitments for the 2013 festival and the ability to start fulfilling the Brattleboro Film Festival’s mission to share profits with others doing important work in the community.”
A Wordle from our comment cards....Thanks for supporting the Brattleboro film Festival!
Thank you all for helping to make this Festival a success! We could not do this without you Town of Brattleboro, Latchis Theater, Tree Free, Marlboro College Graduate School, The Commons, Reformer, VPR, Vermont Skateboards, all of the film makers, our group of Advisors, Volunteers and on and on... This community rocks!
More to come....