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An Inaugural Event

An Inaugural Event

Posted: August 20, 2015

Almost a hundred movies will be shown next weekend at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival; fifteen will be world premieres. This new-to-Vermont festival is for first or second time filmmakers and is the brainchild of Lloyd Komesar. For Lloyd, this kind of festival creates a level playing field. As he explained, “This is for new filmmakers who really need a break—who really need a breakthrough. No huge budgets, no big stars. This is the opportunity for them to be nurtured, discovered, and talked about without the distraction of competing with filmmakers presenting their third, fourth, or fifth film.” He makes no claim the concept is new. “There are other festivals like this, but not in this neck of the woods.” Read More