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2016 CineSLAM Vermont LGBT Short Film Festival

Vermont’s 11th Annual Gay Film Festival Closes June Pride Month

Opening Night at Brattleboro’s Latchis Theater @ 7:00pm, Friday June 24, 2016

Click here to reserve your seat

Above is just a sampling of the films that will be screening at this year’s Vermont LGBT Short Film Festival. Those films and others will be screened on June 24th with a pride cake and sparkling cider intermission.

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The following day, on Saturday, June 25, 2016, don’t forget to head over to the Vermont Performance Lab’s 10th Anniversary Party Under the Stars at 8pm in Guilford, VT. Click on the link below to learn more.

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Please Note: 

All attendees of the CineSLAM Film Festival must be 18 years of age or older. Be advised that while CineSLAM does not accept pornographic films, some of our submissions may contain adult situations and nudity, so please do not bring minors.  Thank you for your patience and understanding in following these guidelines.

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Attention Filmmakers: 2017 Open Call for CID/CineSLAM Film Festival & Workshop Applications

Call for short film Submission and Application to CineSLAM, Vermont’s Short Film Festival (Vermont, June 2017) and CineSLAM Film Slam Workshops (takes place on Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas®, Fort Lauderdale to Eastern Caribbean, March 4-12, 2017).

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(left to right) LETTER TO ANITA Producer Kelly Watson, Subject Ronni Sanlo, Film Director Andrea Meyerson, and Festival Director John Scagliotti at the Pride of the Ocean Film Festival

Application deadline is October 15, 2016

To be accepted to the CineSLAM workshop a short film must be submitted and accepted by the CineSLAM Film Festival (click here for details)

This will be our 10th CineSLAM Workshop for emerging filmmakers of LGBT films that takes place during Pride of the Ocean’s LGBT Film festival on the High Seas (March 4-12, 2017).

We accept 8 filmmakers who are awarded a merit scholarship, which covers cabin and board on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas® and partial travel grant to embarkation city, Fort Lauderdale.

For full application details and submission of a film for the CineSLAM Workshops on board the Norwegian Epicand Film Festival in Vermont, visit www.cineslam.com
for more information about Pride of the Ocean Film Festival on the High Seas visit www.prideoftheocean.com.

The CineSLAM Workshops are facilitated and sponsored by the Kopkind Colony (www.kopkind.org)and the Center for Independent Documentary (www.documentaries.org)
Our Programmer is John Scagliotti, Administrator of the Kopkind Colony, and Facilitator Susi Walsh, Executive Director of the  Center for Independent Documentary.

Merit scholarships are provided in part by a grant from the Center for Independent Documentary and the Chessie Foundation.

Application Fee for Workshop which also includes submission fee for Film Festival is  $25

While there is a desire for diversity for our program there is no requirement that the filmmaker be LGBT.

Short films are eclectic and can be documentary, narrative, animation or web series. A short film for submission needs to be 15 minutes or less.  (Feature length or television documentaries in production or even finished can submit a short version of 10 minutes or less).  We prefer workshop material for our Film Slams to be material in production, but finished material may also be accepted.

We look forward to reviewing your submissions,
John Scagliotti
Program Director
CineSLAM Film Festival

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Attention Filmmakers: 2016 Open Call for CID/CineSLAM Film Festival & Workshop Applications

Call for short film Submission and Application to CineSLAM, Vermont’s Short Film Festival (Vermont, June 2016) and CineSLAM Film Slam Workshops (takes place on Norwegian Epic, Barcelona to Western Mediterranean, June 5-12, 2016).

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Cheryl Furjanic, Director of BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS, speaking at the Pride of the Ocean Film Festival

Application deadline is December 15, 2015

To be accepted to the CineSLAM workshop a short film must be submitted and accepted by the CineSLAM Film Festival (click here for details)

This will be our 9th CineSLAM Workshop for emerging filmmakers of LGBT films that takes place during Pride of the Ocean’s LGBT Film festival on the High Seas(June 5-12, 2016).

We accept 8 filmmakers who are awarded a merit scholarship, which covers cabin and board on the Norwegian Epic and partial travel grant to embarkation city, Barcelona.

For full application details and submission of a film for the CineSLAM Workshops on board the Norwegian Epicand Film Festival in Vermont, visit www.cineslam.com
for more information about Pride of the Ocean Film Festival on the High Seas visit www.prideoftheocean.com.

The CineSLAM Workshops are facilitated and sponsored by the Kopkind Colony (www.kopkind.org)and the Center for Independent Documentary (www.documentaries.org)
Our Programmer is John Scagliotti, Administrator of the Kopkind Colony, and Facilitator Susi Walsh, Executive Director of the  Center for Independent Documentary.

Merit scholarships are provided in part by a grant from the Center for Independent Documentary and the Chessie Foundation.

Application Fee for Workshop which also includes submission fee for Film Festival is  $25

While there is a desire for diversity for our program there is no requirement that the filmmaker be LGBT.

Short films are eclectic and can be documentary, narrative, animation or web series. A short film for submission needs to be 15 minutes or less.  (Feature length or television documentaries in production or even finished can submit a short version of 10 minutes or less).  We prefer workshop material for our Film Slams to be material in production, but finished material may also be accepted.

We look forward to reviewing your submissions,
John Scagliotti
Program Director
CineSLAM Film Festival

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It’s easy to make your reservation for CineSLAM 2015, June 19th and 20th

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Be part of the Pride Action taking place in Southern Vermont.  You can reserve and buy your CineSLAM Tickets  here, or click on Reserve Your Seat

Friday, June 19th, CineSLAM Short films start at 7pm with a “Pride Cake” Intermission at the Latchis Theater on Main Street in Brattleboro.

Following the films will be The Brattleboro Pride Experience. https://www.facebook.com/brattleboroprideexperience

Saturday, June 20th.. off to the Organ Barn in Guilford (2pm)  for more great films and live performace by Carmelita Tropicana and a Italian Picnic is included.  Co-sponsor Vermont Performance Lab.    If you need directions to the Organ Barn in Guilford, email John Scagliotti  stonewal@sover.net

 

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Partnership Around Pride

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VPL, Green Mountain Crossroads and CineSLAM
join forces to produce a celebration of queerness, diversity, creativity and social justice 
June 19-21, 2015

Brattleboro & Guilford, VT – Vermont Performance Lab (VPL) has announced that it will be teaming up with two local LGBTQ organizations to produce a full weekend of activities and events as part of the annual Pride Weekend, June 19-21 in Southern Vermont. In partnership with Green Mountain Crossroads and CineSLAM – Vermont’s LGBT Film Festival, VPL will bring performance art icon Carmelita Tropicana and filmmaker Ela Troyano to Vermont to be one of the highlights of Pride Weekend in Vermont. During the festivities, CineSLAM will screen Troyano’s film “Your Kunst is Your Waffen” (“Your Art is Your Weapon”) as part of the 7th Annual CineSLAM Film Festival. On Saturday and Sunday the artists will participate in an afternoon artist talk and Italian–style picnic at the Tree Frog farm in Guilford, and offer a “Writing and Performing Autobiography” workshop to teens and adults.

In making this announcement Sara Coffey of Vermont Performance Lab remarked, “Our partners help ground VPL artists and projects in our community. The partnership with CineSLAM and Green Mountain Crossroads is very special as it is a wonderful example of how three organizations can come together to create a series of events that celebrate diversity and foster dialogue and tolerance in our community around LGBTQ and social justice issues.”

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CineSLAM 2015 Tickets Now Available!

CineSLAM screenings takes place on  Friday, June 19, 2015 7:00pm at The Latchis Theater, 50 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont.

LatchisCineSLAM-HDROpening Night CineSLAM,Vermont’s LGBTQ Film Festival screening of short films (list of films at www.cineslam.com) at the Latchis Theater in downtown Brattleboro  including Ela Troyano’s film featuring Carmelita Tropicana “Your Kunst is your Waffen.”

Intermission includes Pride Cake and Sparkling Cider!

Reserve your tickets here, or click on Reserve Your Seat in the menu above.

Below is a partial listing of featured films.

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Arnaud Lalanne, a native of France, in his film “La Princesse de Lamour Damour” asks, “Can a princess fall in love with a prince and a princess?”PrincessHeathDaniels_175x175flag-usa-XLA man summons men from around the world in, “International Male” from Heath Daniels.HeathDaniels_InternationalMale_640x360

Leading off the program is a delightful short film where a surprise visit, a bumbling bestie, and many years of tight-lipped deception cause EVERYONE’S ish to hit the fan. The chaos caused in this comedy of errors is full of sexy Continue reading

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Boy Meets Girl Brattleboro Premiere with Eric Shaefer

CineSLAM, Vermont’s LGBT Festival of Shorts, is sponsoring a post-film reception and Q&A with the film’s director, Eric Schaeffer, following the 7pm Brattleboro Opening Night screening of Boy Meets Girl on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Latchis Theater in downtown Brattleboro.

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The film’s director was a Brattleboro Union High School student over 40 years ago, and his family still resides in the area. Viewers will recognize many of the film’s Vermont locations and actors, Eric Schaeffer having brought the production to his hometown for filming in the summer of 2013. Among the participating businesses was Brattleboro Union High School, Jamaica Coffee Shop, Bromley View InnD&K Country Store, and downtown Brattleboro’s own Salon Jacque.

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Continuing its partnership with the Latchis Theater, CineSLAM will present its 2015 LGBT Short Film Festival during Gay Pride Month on Friday, June 19, 2015 at the Latchis Theater in downtown Brattleboro. Registration for the festival begins on March 1, 2015.

CineSLAM also conducts workshops with CineSLAM’s film directors on Pride of the Ocean’s LGBT Film Festival at Sea, taking place this year in Alaska on board the Celebrity Solstice for 7 days and 7 nights, cruising Alaska’s famous Inside Passage from  August 7-14, 2015 with ports of call in SeattleKetchikanTracy Arm FjordJuneauSkagway, and Victoria.

The public is invited to attend the Vermont festival in June and the Alaskan cruise on the Celebrity Solstice in August. Click here or on the button below for more details about Pride of the Ocean.

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Deadline for Application for March CineSLAM workshops Dec 15th.

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We have extended the deadline for applications for our March  CID/CineSLAM workshops The new deadline for submission is December 15th, 2014… The workshops take place on the Celebrity Reflection sailing out of Miami on March 14th to March 21st 2015

Any questions:  please contact John Scagliotti at admin@prideoftheocean.com

Application can be filled out on this website.  Click above to 2015 CID/CineSLAM Application…

 

 

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2014 Chessie Award Goes To…A Last Farewell

Following the sold out CineSLAM Film Festival at The Hooker Dunham Theater on Saturday June 21, 2014 in Brattleboro Vermont, the winner of the prestigious Chessie Award was selected by a juried panel of film academics, and was awarded to “A Last Farewell”, directed by Casper Andreas.

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The first Swedish language film by Mr. Andreas tells the story of an aging author who is haunted by visions of his late husband and who is in conflict with his pregnant daughter. He must find a way to accept the loss that has devastated his life, and make peace with the family he feels has betrayed him.

Our congratulations to director Casper Andreas and producer David Färdmar!

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