JUNE 2 - 4, 2023 | STOWE, VERMONT

Our mission is to bring films and live music representing diverse voices, new and rising artists, and critically acclaimed and established artists to rural and central Vermont, where audiences can revel in the art, meet the artists, and through the experience enrich their lives.

Film schedule: https://stowestorylabs.org/vfmf-film-schedule-2023
Music schedule: https://stowestorylabs.org/vfmf-music-schedule-2023


Curated in partnership with Sidewalk Film Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, and NYX Horror Collective, our lineup includes documentaries, narrative features, shorts, and Stowe Story Labs’ alumni and mentor films. Artist discussion panels and Q&A sessions will encourage audiences to engage with working, established artists top in their field.

Film schedule: https://stowestorylabs.org/vfmf-film-schedule-2023


After the opening night screening of OUR FATHER, THE DEVIL, American soul/blues band Dwight & Nicole will kick off a weekend of music at Stowe Cider.

“There are good voices, and then there are GREAT voices; Nicole Nelson is definitely the latter” - Christina Aguilera

“A retro soul band, contemporary blues act, roots rock duo and R&B dynamo all at once…simple, hypnotic…” - The Boston Herald


Maple Run Band | 12PM - 1PM
“It can take groups many years and albums to find the cohesive sound and natural chemistry that this four-piece Americana band from northern Vermont has achieved in two records.” - Seven Days Vermont

Eames Brothers Band | 1:30 - 2:30PM
“You'd be hard-pressed to find a harder working act than Vermont's Eames Brothers Band. The Eames' music is rooted in tradition, from sparse delta blues to stinging electric shuffles." - Seven Days Vermont

Ali McGuirk | 3 - 4PM
“A soul singer who evokes comparisons to Amy Winehouse but rocks even harder.” - The Boston Globe

Kat Wright Trio | 4:30 - 5:30PM
“There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock n’ roll with a serpentine seduction.” - NPR Live Sessions

Tristen | 6 - 7PM
“The performances are as sharp as the writing. Tristen approaches each tune with the mindset of a character actor, changing her voice and inflection to bring out nuances of mood.” - Rolling Stone

Samantha Crain | 7:30 - 8:30PM
"The richness of Crain’s voice and the striking imagery of her lyrics finds beauty and pathos in the details of downtrodden lives." - The Guardian

Dwight & Nicole Full Band | 9 - 10:30PM