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MANY THANKS to all who contributed to the 2018 Contest!

Including: Back Forty Fund, The Bay and Paul Foundations,
Jamie Kanzler Fund, Jill Michaels, Upper Valley Arts, Vermont Film Institute, Vermont PBS, & Nat Winthrop

When we attended the awards ceremony, we had the opportunity to see the winning films and to hear the filmmakers speak about their creations. We saw that in that space, a community was created, in which youth who had been making films in isolation discovered that there were peers throughout the state, that they were part of a larger community of people with shared passions—including some of Vermont’s leading filmmakers. That, I think, beyond the acclaim or prizes, is the real benefit of the competition. – Evie Lovett, parent of a contestant

The Freedom & Unity Contest offered something new and exciting for my students; it offered them the chance to make something that was honest, homegrown, and true to their own lives. They created art for art itself, and in a curriculum bogged down by state requirements and college preparation, it became one of our favorite projects and for many students was the highlight of the year. – Matthew Binginot, Digital Arts teacher, Barre, VT

We invite all Vermonters to join us!

Please consider supporting the contest by making a financial donation.

Checks can be made out to “The Vermont Movie/Contest 2018”.
We welcome any size contributions and all gifts are tax deductible.

Mail checks to:
Freedom & Unity
c/o White River Indie Festival
58 North Main Street, Suite 107
White River Junction, VT  05001
Or donate electronically via PayPal:


If you’d like to volunteer or sponsor a contest prize, send us an email at !