Joint project provides online database of Vermont films, Vermont PBS archive for community use

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Joint project provides online database of Vermont films, Vermont PBS archive for community use

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:54am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont PBS and the Vermont International Film Foundation (VTIFF) today announced the launch of a joint online database of Vermont films and TV programs past and present, the Vermont Archive Movie Project (VAMP) database. This searchable resource will allow students, historians, filmmakers and the public at large to tap into the state’s rich history on film. The VAMP database will increase understanding about the films and filmmakers here in the state.

“As Vermont's only statewide educational television service we have a visual record of Vermont history and culture spanning the last 50 years," said Holly Groschner, President and CEO of Vermont PBS. “We have begun stewardship of this historic resource, and want to ensure that the index is available to researchers, students, and historians. We are delighted to work with VTIFF, which has shown leadership in developing this project for Vermont.”

“The VAMP online database is the result of two years of work by the VAMP Steering Committee,” said Orly Yadin, Executive Director of VTIFF. “The Database is an important component of the VAMP Program whose purpose is to collect, document, digitize and make available to the public Vermont films from the past and ongoing. The Vermont Archive Movie Project was established in 2015 as part of VTIFF’s greater mission to enrich the community through film.”

To access the VAMP database, please visit https://www.vermontpbs.org/fromthearchives/ or vtiff.org/VAMP.

The VAMP database will be launched at the Vermont International Film Festival on October 20 at 4:30 pm at Main Street Landing’s Black Box Theater in Burlington, VT. A reception will follow the viewing of several short films, including films recently digitized by VAMP and by Vermont

PBS. Detailed information about the festival event can be found at http://vtiff.org/events/vamp-launch.

Vermont PBS is Vermont’s statewide public media provider and visual storyteller, with a commitment to cultural enrichment and civic engagement. More information is available at vermontpbs.org.

The Vermont International Film Festival is a cultural non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the community and bring the world to Vermont through film. VTIFF operates year-round with monthly screenings on the last Thursday of each month, two Global Roots Film Festivals in

the winter months as well as supporting Vermont filmmakers. It’s 32 year-old annual 10-day international film festival takes place each October in Burlington. More information is available at VTIFF.ORG

Source: Colchester, VT – October 17, 2017 – Vermont PBS