Imagine: you, your film or work-in-progress, and a week in a bucolic setting with other filmmakers.

Yes, this is all about YOU! At a time when you feel overwhelmed by everything it takes to make your film, this is the week to finally take the time to assess what filmmaking is to you and what it will take to make you succeed on your terms. Recharge your creative battery with a special brand of radical relaxation: great films, great food and deep discussions on the art, politics and the plain fun of filmmaking.

Eight filmmakers will be chosen to spend a week at Treefrog Farm in Guilford, VT where they will have the opportunity to come together, share work, and support one another. Plan on bringing 30 minutes of your work to share – either a work-in-progress or one that you’ve recently completed – for brainstorming, problem solving, and deep discussion.

How to Apply

Applying for the retreat week is easy. Write to Susi ( and Mira (mira@documentaries) and tell us something about you and what you might want to “workshop” that week (plan to screen 20-30 minutes of either a work-in-progress or completed piece.) We expect to have more applicants than spaces so please reach out as soon as possible. Deadline for all applications is June 10th.

Cost and Amenities

The costs for filmmakers participating for the week is $425 per person. This includes: a single cabin room for 7 nights (shared bathroom facilities), clean linens and towels, continental breakfasts, lunches, and sit-down family style dinners.. Wireless internet is available. Participants are asked to bring 30-minutes of their media for evening film screenings and discussions on the deck in the morning. Participants will be responsible for their travel to Treefrog Farm in Guilford. Once registered, more information will be emailed to you including suggested items to bring and directions.

Important Note: All participants must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Before traveling to Vermont, participants must have taken a Covid test and received a negative result within 48 hours before departure.

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