Vermont International Film Festival
Sade Bolger is an 18-year-old musician from Vermont. Recently having come out as non-binary, this documentary highlights Sade in relation to their passion for music, their unapologetic authenticity, and their place in Vermont in a genuine endeavor to influence the future, both online and in-person.
Looking back at Me highlights Sade as they represent and give voice to the trans and nonbinary people in the world who constantly combat stigma and erasure. By telling their story, Sade displays the intersectionality between identities, passions, and the places you call home.
Young Sally anticipates the many changes associated with becoming a woman. Nurse Jenkins calmly provides information and advice about the biological and social aspects of menstruation. Parents and educators alike will appreciate this educational film for its frank and sympathetic portrayal of the proper attitudes about the transition into womanhood.
Writers/producers – Angie Albeck & Marianne DiMascio
Director – Kevin Christopher
Photographer/editor – Jess Wilson
Costumer/hair designer – Catherine Alston
Graphic designer – Alec Julien
Nurse Jenkins – “Sweet Cheeks” Caswell
Sally – “Doll Face” DiMascio
Announcer – Seth Jarvis
Two friends, Jenny and Sophie, meet up for coffee in the park. When Jenny complains about a guy she’d been seeing, Sophie illustrates how much worse she could have it.
A group of college friends set out for a relaxing week at the lake. When they encounter an abandoned car on the back roads of Vermont a search ensues and what they discover that night will change their lives forever.
11 Paper Place is a love story about two 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper that magically transform into paper people as they are spit out of a malfunctioning printer into a recycling bin.
Shape of Things to Come gives viewers an exhilarating and heartwarming glimpse into the life of Nick Zammuto, professional recording artist as he balances his passion for music with his devotion to his growing family. The first part of the documentary focuses on life at the Zammuto homestead in rural Vermont as he and his wife expect their third child. It resumes six months later as Zammuto’s new band prepares for its first show at Mass MoCa.
In this short documentary, a Vermont fiber and dance artist demonstrates how self-expression and personal adversities are inextricably bound. What do her two forms have in common? Her self-described “New England work ethic” has something to do with it.
Mongolia is at the cusp of incredible growth, as its enormous mineral wealth is suddenly discovered and exploited by the western world. It has been called the Kuwait of East Asia. Billions of dollars are pouring into this land of less than three million people, whose population until recently was largely nomad. Can this traditional rural civilization, with a love for the land, withstand the muscle of the mining industry, as it tears up the countryside in a helter-skelter effort to maximize its sales, largely to China? Is Mongolia selling its birthright and future to the Chinese market? Greed, graft and corruption are lurking dangers — and yet, no one can deny that, if properly managed, Mongolia’s future has much to gain.