MFA in Film

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 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...

Gary Hawkins, '15 Film, Writes Screenplay for Five Star-Rated "Joe" Starring Nicholas Cage

Screenwriter Gary Hawkins, current student in the MFA in Film, ...


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...

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.

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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David Markow

Vice President of Enrollment Management
Phone: 802-828-8535

Postgraduate Film Opportunities

Postgraduate Study for Screenwriters & Filmmakers