The Vermont Film Festival aims to unite the local Vermont and global filmmaking community through the unique storytelling medium of film. Celebrating both the collaborative art of filmmaking and the natural beauty of Vermont our festival is equal parts networking and vacation. A part of our festival also focuses on the unique medium of Action Sports Filmmaking through our partnership with First Stop Board Barn. A festival created for filmmakers by filmmakers that know how to throw a great party!

Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Performance, Best Documentary, Best Action Sports

1. Films must have completed post production in the last 24 months to be eligible.
2. Submissions are limited to 1 short film and 1 feature film per individual entrant.

The individual or corporation submitting the film warrants that he/she is authorized to commit the film to screening at any time during the 2024 Vermont Film Festival.

Every possible care will be taken with entries while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or additional charges incurred en route, or due to normal wear and tear, or due to equipment failure. Do NOT send original prints or master copies. Additionally, Vermont Film Festival and all partners including but not limited to Pentangle Arts, are held harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity or screening of any film.

Overall Rating
  • Brantley Palmer

    Had a wonderful experience showing my documentary at the Vermont Film Festival in its first year in 2023. Bridgewater is a beautiful town and the Town Hall Theatre was a great venue for the festival. Great hospitality and lots of opportunities to connect with others in the festival.

    October 2023
  • Robbie Robertson

    We were so happy with our experience at The Vermont Film festival and so happy that Common as Red Hair was selected. Our executive producer loved the experience and the reception she received. I would definitely recommend this new festival as one to watch!

    September 2023

    So much fun, great collection of films, great location! Can't wait for next year!

    September 2023
  • Nikki MacCallum

    This festival was fantastic. Not only was I completely blown away by the high caliber of the programming, but there were so many cool events to help connect film makers and help them network. There were mixers at bars as well as outdoor events! Super cool it almost felt like being at a film summer camp for 5 days! I made some awesome connections, and the maple butter popcorn at the main theatre was a huge plus. Highly recommend!

    September 2023
  • Great festival! The team is incredible and really cares about the entire process.

    September 2023