Week of July 16th – July 23rd, 2023
Imagine: you, your film, and a week in an idyllic setting with other filmmakers. Yes, this is all about YOU! Recharge your creative battery, explore new ideas, get fresh eyes and perspectives on your work, all 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 their work, and support one another. Plan on bringing 30-40 minutes of your work to share – either a work-in-progress or one that you’ve recently completed – for brainstorming, inspiration, problem solving, and deep discussion.
How to Apply
Applying for the retreat week is easy. Use the form on this page to tell us something about you and what you might want to “workshop” during that week (plan to screen 30-40 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 2nd.
Cost and Amenities
The cost to participate 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 expected to come to evening film screenings in the barn and discussions held on the deck overlooking the meadow in the morning. Participants will be responsible for their own travel to Treefrog Farm which is located in Guilford, VT. 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.
We are proud to participate in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by broadening accessibility to cultural programming. EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders automatically qualify for financial aid for workshops and seminars; tuition will vary. See the complete list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.