Freedom & Unity TV Award Winners

High School

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Freedom + Unity TV, an annual film contest and festival for teens and young adults, organized by filmmaker Nora Jacobson (The Vermont Movie, Nothing Like Dreaming) bring thoughts and ideas of Vermont's youth to the forefront. We present in two, 1-hour programs, winning films from the festival, along with filmmaker interviews. Films selected from categories such as Vermont history, arts & culture and contemporary issues.

Freedom & Unity Film Festival Program HIGH SCHOOL

First Place - Personal Films & Winner - Jamie Kanzler Experimental Film
Peace or Prozac - Leah Kaliski, Thetford Academy 2:36
First Place - Contemporary Issues
Young & Queer Vermont - Alex Escaja, South Burlington High School 11:05
First Place - Vermont History
St. Albans Raid - Laurent Gagne, Bellows Free Academy 3:11
Second Place - Personal Films
God Left Me with a Voice - Abi Murphy, Northwest Technical Center 13:11
First Place - Art & Culture
Vermont FairyTale - Cady Ray & Eva Nichols, Poultney High School 2:47
Second Place - Art & Culture
Backwoods - Ben Shumlin, Putney School 4:30
Judges Pick - Vermont PBS
What Vermont Stands For - David McHugh, Central VT Career Center 2:29



  • Last Night
  • Jack & Em
  • On By
  • Migration
  • Ceremony
  • Tent Village
  • A Day In Vermont With Artist Peter Huntoon Ep 5
  • A Day In Vermont With Artist Peter Huntoon Ep 4
  • The Collinwood Fire
  • A Day In Vermont With Artist Peter Huntoon Ep 3
  • A Day In Vermont With Artist Peter Huntoon Ep 2
  • A Day In Vermont With Artist Peter Huntoon Ep 1
  • The Forest Legacy Program, For Now And Forever
  • Divided By Diversity
  • Organ
  • Stations
  • Unspoken
  • The Land
  • Nosey Parker
  • Vermont Is For Lovers
  • Champlain College Student Showcase Fall 2016
  • Emerging Artists - The Frog Hollow Green Mountain Artisans
  • Peter Miller - The Frog Hollow Green Mountain Artisans
  • The Artists Of Frog Hollow


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