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Congratulations to our 2021 Winners – CHeck out their great films!



Exploring the life and culture of the Green Mountain and Granite states, the 2021 WRIF FREEDOM & UNITY YOUNG FILMMAKER CONTEST is open to middle and high school age filmmakers who reside in Vermont or New Hampshire. NOTE: For VT and NH filmmakers ages 18 to 30, check out WRIF’s new EMERGING FILMMAKER CONTEST via FilmFreeway!
“Participating in the Freedom & Unity Film Festival supported my young filmmaking dreams. The kind and creative atmosphere of collaboration which Freedom & Unity offers, that passion inspires just as much as it pushes you to get your voice heard!”

SOPHIE WHITTEMORE, 2020 FREEDOM & UNITY WINNER

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Inspired by the Vermont Movie ProjectFREEDOM & UNITY YOUNG FILMMAKER CONTEST invites young Vermont and New Hampshire residents to create films exploring the life and culture of the Green Mountain and Granite States. 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 states they call home.  At the screening and awards ceremony, young filmmakers gather to meet and learn from each other. One remarkable result of this project is the weaving together of many perspectives and storieslinners receive cash prizes made possible by the Stettenheim Foundation and the Jamie Kanzler Award.

In 2018 WRIF (White River Indie Films) became the parent organization for the Freedom & Unity Young Filmmaker Contest and is a proud supporter of youth filmmaking in the states of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Want to support Freedom & Unity?  Donate here!  All contributions are tax-deductible.   If you’d like to volunteermentor a young filmmaker, or sponsor a prize, email us at:  info@freedomandunitytv.org. We invite all Vermonters and Granite Staters to join in!


STAY TUNED!

2022 Contest Dates coming sooN!

VT PBS “MADE HERE” Freedom 7 Unity Showcase

april 8, 2021 at 8pm


CONGRATULATIONS 2020 FREEDOM & UNITY WINNERS!

Samara Ashooh, Farren E. Stainton, Ezra McGinley-Smith, Xiuyuan Chen, Jahirah Thurber, Lachlan McCann, Sasha Miller, Maia Vota, Dylan Moody A’ness, Theo Ellis Novotny, Isaac Stcyr, Anna King, Palmer Okai, Sophie Whittemore, Jacob D’Amour, Danielle Hazelton, Ian Carpenter, Travis Washington, Griffin Paul-Moran


Check out PREVIOUS YEARS’ FREEDOM & UNITY FILMS!


FREEDOM & UNITY IN THE NEWS….

The FREEDOM & UNITY YOUNG FILMMAKER CONTEST is a project of White River Indie Films

made possible through grants from the Stettenheim Foundation & the Jamie Kanzler Award



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