Many thanks to all the 2018 participating filmmakers!

You can view the 2018 award winning films here!


Inspired by the Vermont Movie ProjectFreedom & Unity Youth Film Contest invites young Vermonters to create films exploring the life and culture of the Green Mountain State. Through film, young people explore the issues that they find meaningful, make connections between the past and the present, and share their personal stories. They build filmmaking and communication skills while learning more about themselves and the state they call home. 

One remarkable result of this project is the weaving together of many perspectives and stories. At the screening and awards ceremony, filmmakers gather together to meet each other, and learn from one another. This year, our screening and awards ceremony will take place during the annual WRIF Film Festival June 1 – 3, 2018 in White River Junction, Vermont! More Information about the event and media workshops to come!

Want to donate? Checks can be made out to “The Vermont Movie/Contest 2017”.  We welcome any size contributions and all gifts are tax deductible. Mail checks to: Upper Valley Arts, PO Box 322, Norwich, VT  05055. Or donate electronically via PayPal. We invite all Vermonters to join us! Please make a film, mentor the filmmakers and/or help us by supporting the contest with gifts of cash or prizes. If you’d like to volunteer or sponsor a contest prize, send us an email at info@freedomandunitytv.org!

Terrific feature in the winter edition of Upper Valley’s own Kid Stuff Magazine!
Check it out on pages 27-29!

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The Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest is a project of White River Indie Films

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Website/Blog production and graphic designs for 2016-2018 competition by S. Perreault. Artwork and photographs provided by Louise Michaels and Michael Kay-Louis.