Do you love film enough to travel for it? If so, one event to check out is the Vermont International Film Festival. At this annual event you will have the chance to explore beautiful Burlington, Vermont and at the same time experience some of the best independent films from around the world. 2011 will mark the 26th annual festival in Burlington, Vermont
. Each year films are screened that have a social or artistic relevance. If you're interested in this type of film, or want to see what Vermont filmmakers have up their sleeves, be sure to check out the Vermont International Film Festival.
The 2011 Festival
The 2011 Vermont International Film Festival is taking place Oct. 21 - 30
. There are several things to expect at this festival, including the best independent films from around the globe, a showcase of films made by Vermont filmmakers, a showcase of "filmmakers of tomorrow," as well as appearances by directors, actors, producers, and critics. Like any good festival, this film festival takes the subject matter one step beyond just seeing the movies. You will also have the chance to get behind the scenes and learn about how they are made. Another factor that draws people to this festival is the large number of international films. If you want to see what filmmakers in Japan, Romania, or Sweden are up to, you will find out at this festival.
If you're interested in attending the festival, you are going to want to research tickets. Tickets are available right from the official festival website. You have two options for purchasing tickets. You can either buy tickets for individual films or you can look into purchasing an all-access pass. The festival website advises people who are interested in this type of ticket to contact the festival director over email for specific details. If you want more information before purchasing tickets, sign up to receive email newsletters for the latest news.
What to Expect
The best way to figure out what a festival will be like is to check out the line-up from previous years. The official festival website has details about film screenings from previous festivals. It is possible to glance over the list from the 2010 festival, for example, and see films in a variety of categories from narrative feature and narrative short to documentary feature and documentary short. Other categories of films at the festival include comedy, animated feature, animated short, and experimental short. By taking a look at this list, you will discover that many international films are screened here as well, including films from Australia, Canada, Cuba, Germany, France, and many more.
If you're planning a trip to Burlington, Vermont for the film festival, you might want to make a vacation out of it. The best way to see Burlington is to choose a Burlington vacation rental
. When you have the space and privacy of a rental at your fingertips, you can relax and really soak in your surroundings. Skip crowded hotel rooms in favor of a "home away from home." Just picture this: you and your friends and family after a film screening, returning to your vacation rental for a glass of wine in your private living room. This way, you can discuss all the provocative films you've seen all the comfort of your own home.
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