The MFA in Film at Vermont College of Fine Arts is the only low-residency graduate film program in the country. Our unique model offers evolving filmmakers the opportunity for graduate study that is student-driven, project-based, and highly supportive of the rhythms of an artistic life. 

Our film school is designed to educate talented and committed emerging independent filmmakers and screenwriters in one or all of our genres:


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What's a VCFA Residency Really Like? By Ian Rand, '15
Residency Diaries 1

Q&A with MFA in Film Student Cami Kidder, '15
Residency Diaries 2

Community and Collaboration: An Interview with MFA in Film Students Robert Maffia and David Pinkston
Residency Diaries 3


With sincere thanks to Joan Ellis


MFA in Film Announces Public Screenings for April 2015 Residency

The MFA in Film program is pleased to announce the following public film screenings at The Savoy...

MFA in Film Announces Guest Faculty and Screenings for October 2014 Residency

Special guests Sabine Hoffman, Nina Menkes, Lisa Muskat...

Postgraduate and Interdisciplinary Opportunities in Film Now Available

In addition to the two-year program, the MFA in Film at Vermont College of Fine Arts is now...

Filmmaker Terence Nance, Faculty, MFA in Film, Named 2014 Guggenheim Fellow

Terence Nance, a performance artist, musician, photographer, and faculty member of the MFA in...

VCFA's MFA in Film Harbors Cinephilia

"Film lovers are sick people," said filmmaker and film theorist François Truffaut, according to...


MFA in Film Fall Residency

The campus residency offers students an intense period of workshops, screenings, critiques, lectures, research, and dialogue.


Exploring Rural Reinvention & Transformation: Allison Otto's Interactive Documentary 'Bisbee'

Filmmaker Allison Otto, a current student in the MFA in Film at Vermont College of Fine Arts, is...

Through the MFA in Film, Cami Kidder, '15 Film, is Changing the Way She Makes Movies

Cami Kidder, '15 F, describes the MFA in Film as remarkable because it's changing the...

John Otterbacher, '15 Film, is Taking His Movies to the Next Level through the MFA in Film

Learn how John Otterbacher, '15 F, is taking his movie-making to the next level.

Rafael Attias Gives Panoramic View of the MFA in Film

Learn why Rafael Attias, '15 F, considers the MFA in Film a "fantastic, win-win situation."

Allison Otto Gives Insider Insight to the MFA in Film

Learn how Allison Otto, '15 F, is taking her storytelling skills to the next level.


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Postgraduate Film Opportunities

Postgraduate Study for Screenwriters & Filmmakers