Join our Film, Writing and Music Festival!

We showcase exciting:
* Feature films
* Short films
* Feature screenplays
* Short screenplays
* Teleplays
* Stage plays
* Soundtracks
* Lyrics
* and Poetry from around the globe.

Unlike other film festivals, we will be taking our films on the road! You can submit your short, documentary, experimental and narrative film and/or screenplay.

* Founded by JoDa Hodge, celebrity cinematographer and winner of the 2011 Rhode Island International Screenplay Competition and the 2011 American International Screenplay Competition.

JoDa launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for Departed Harvest with the actor Luis Guzman (Anger Management, Boogie Nights).

* Our Artistic Director, Pamela Preston, served as Line Producer and Production Accountant for the Oscar-nominated, Sundance-winning feature film, Frozen River.

+ Use Coupon Code VTFilm10 to save 10% on your entry!

Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-winning and Screenplay Competition-winning Judges.

Winning scripts will be read by producers for a possible film/TV production deal.*

Grand Prize:

1) Winner will receive a full scholarship to our 2017 Vermont Film School ($2500 Value)

2) Various surprise prizes from our sponsors ($2400 Value)

3) Winning scripts read by producers.

* Disclaimer: Producers/festival staff/employess/assigns/heirs are not obligated to produce or critique any screenplays/teleplays submitted to the Vermont Film School Film Festival.

Screenplay(s)/Teleplay(s) © Copyright(s) remain(s) 100% property of its writer(s).

Vermont Film School Film Festival—Summer Edition: June 11, 2016

All submitted films and/or screenplays/music/treatments must comply with the Submissions Guidelines including deadlines, exhibition format, entry material, etc.

Please upload a secure online screener and/or screenplay/music/treatments. The film and/or screenplay must be uploaded by the submission deadline in order to be considered. Your submission application will not be processed otherwise. If you are accepted into the festival, a DVD or Blu-ray screener must be submitted.

More than one entry may be submitted. However, each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.

We will email you when we receive your submission. If you do not receive an email, we did not receive your submission.

The Vermont Film School Film Festival is not accepting works-in-progress.

Films and/or screenplays submitted must be available in English or in the original language with English subtitles.

Entry fees are payable by PayPal to Vermont Film School LLC.

Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances and permits necessary to present their work. The Vermont Film School Film Festival Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits or royalty infringement related to the work.

If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide either a print or digital press kit which includes: headshot and brief bio of director, color and/or B&W stills from the film, screeners for press, and a video trailer (cleared for use on the Festival website).

The date, time and location of the screenings of films are solely at the discretion of The Vermont Film School Film Festival.

The Festival will award up to six additional screenings to the top three features and top three short films. These screenings will take place throughout New York and New England. The Festival requires that the filmmaker allow these additional screenings of his/her work.

All film and screenplay entries selected for the festival grant the The Vermont Film School Film Festival the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.

All filmmakers will be notified via email regarding their acceptance into the Festival.

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:) Joe Hodge, VTFSFF Director

Overall Rating
  • Corey Wright

    Never really heard anything from them after attempts at reaching out.

    February 2017
  • This was a great festival and looking forward to entering next year.

    September 2016
  • Victoria Michaels

    I'm not sure this is a real festival. Was supposed to be notified in June. Then the date was changed to July. In early August I noticed in Film Freeway that my script was a "finalist". It's now September and I've never heard a word from the festival and their Web site hasn't changed in months. It's cheap enough but you get nothing in return so I'm not sure how valuable it is, even considering their very low free. I suspect the few people leaving reviews saying they enjoyed the festival are part of the organization since, apparently, no one else has even heard they have an actual festival. This organization has bad reviews on multiple sites.

    September 2016
  • Matthew Baltar

    This festival provided me with a great opportunity to share my work as well as discover other talented filmmakers. I plan on submitting my next endeavor to the Vermont Film School Festival.

    Thanks to the organizers of the festival!

    July 2016
  • Mark Williams

    We were thrilled our thriller was accepted for screening in the Vermont Film School Film Festival! The selection created immediate cachet for us as filmmakers. What a boost!

    July 2016