2015 Film Festival
Friday, October 30th through Sunday, November 8th
2014 Best in Fest
4th Annual Brattleboro Film Festival
Oct. 30 - Nov. 8 to Feature Southern Vermont Premieres of Best in Current Global Cinema and Other Special Events
Visiting Filmmakers, Workshops, Youth Showcase and ‘Night in Havana’ Party Featured
The Brattleboro Film Festival, a 10-day event that draws moviegoers from four New England states and beyond to the historic art-deco, newly renovated Latchis Theatre in downtown Brattleboro, kicks-off its fourth film festival October 30th with a slate of regional premieres that include the best in global independent feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and films for children.
In a special salute to a new era in U.S. relations with Cuba, this year’s Brattleboro Film Festival will also feature Cuban films, speakers and ‘A Night in Havana’-themed fundraising party--featuring a Cuban bandleader William Rodrigues, mojitos, a raffle and giveaways, planned for Saturday, November 7th at the new performance space in town,118 Elliot.
In addition to screening more than 25 films, the 2015 Festival will feature visiting filmmakers and actors, filmmaking workshops and special events that bring the excitement and appeal of the international moviemaking industry to Brattleboro. The Festival concludes Sunday, November 8th, with four audience-chosen “Best in Fest” films, with the top-voted favorite winning the coveted overall “Best in Fest” designation and capping off the festival.
The excitement begins Friday, October 30th with a 5 p.m. opening night reception free to the public at the Latchis Hotel (which adjoins the theatre), at 50 Main Street in downtown Brattleboro. The party features live entertainment performed by local musicians, localvore refreshments as well as previews of Festival films.
For the second year in a row, BFF will screen a series of notable and award-winning films created and produced by youth at BFF’s Youth Showcase. And thanks to a grant from the Vermont-based John M. Bissell Foundation, the Festival will continue its policy of screening films for young people in their schools and providing free tickets to all high school and middle school students.
Free filmmaking workshops continue with veteran screenwriter Tim Metcalfe reprising his standing-room-only screenwriting series and Michel Moyse of the Center for Digital Art will offer a free electronic art workshop, among others workshop events.
The all-volunteer, non-profit Brattleboro Film Festival, now in its fourth year, is sponsored by The John M. Bissell Foundation, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, New Chapter, the Marlboro College Graduate Center, The Commons, Latchis Arts, C&S Wholesale Grocers and other local businesses and individual donors.
More information about the festival, its workshops and events can be found at www.brattleborofilmfestival.org.