Deb Ellis, President of the Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) Board of Directors , has announced the winners of the festival’s 2012 Vermont Filmmakers’ Showcase. The Showcase is the largest juried selection of Vermont-made films and has been an audience favorite of the 27-year-old festival.
This year’s winners include:
Winner of the Ben & Jerry’s Award—Mira Niagolova, “Welcome to Vermont”
Winner of the James Goldstone Award—Matt Day, “Shape of Things to Come”
Winner of the Footage Farm Award—Alison Segar, “We Have to Talk About Hunger”
Winner, Best Cinematography—Michael Fisher, “Stations”
Winner, Best Screenlay—John Milton Oliver, “Steel Rendezvous”
Winner, Best Acting—Dan Butler, “Steel Rendezvous”
All of the winning films will be screened on Sunday, Oct. 28, the final day of the festival. The award for the Audience Favorite will also be announced at the end of the festival after the results of the ballots are tallied.
“We are so thrilled to present these awards to these talented Vermont filmmakers,” said Deb Ellis. “The festival has been committed to supporting filmmaking in Vermont and we are proud to acknowledge their efforts.”
VTIFF is Vermont’s longest-running film festival and this year marks its 27th year. The 2012 Vermont International Film Festival will run through Sunday, Oct. 28, in Essex and at multiple venues in downtown Burlington.
—Observer staff report