This page contains information about the CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars. For information about the CineSLAM Film Festival in southern Vermont, click here.
The CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars and Retreat takes place on a farm in rural Vermont.
CineSLAM is happening the end of the week before the October Indigenous People Holiday (Oct 10th)
CineSLAM Filmmaker’s Film Slam Retreat Oct 6th to Oct 9th.
CineSLAM — Vermont’s LGBT ShortS Film Festival. Saturday Oct 8th 1-6pm at the Organ Barn, Treefrog Farm, Guilford VT
For CineSLAM filmmaker’s Retreat participants will be arriving at Treefrog Farm on Thursday OCT 6th in the afternoon. Need to arrive at the farm by 5pm.
Thursday night after dinner #1 Film Slam Screening work in progress and critique seminar.
Friday morning #2 Film Slam Screening work in progress and critique seminar
Saturday Oct 8th morning #2 Film Slam — work in progress screening. and critique seminar. . And Saturday CineSLAM festival afternoon 1 till 6pm..with an hour intermission to enjoy the countryside and the PRIDE cake. . . only time open to the public.
The application period for the 2022 CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars will begin on May 1, 2022 and will end on June 30, 2022. The filmmakers chosen to be part of the program will be determined by July 31, 2022, and each participant will be notified at that time. A public announcement of the filmmakers participating in the 2022 program will follow.
- Film Slam Program Includes
- Application Guidelines
- Program Pricing
- Information on Merit Scholarship
- Application Agreement
The CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars is a series of four intensive sessions of peer critique for independent filmmakers. The program consists of nine to twelve participants at varying stages in their filmmaking process.
Each participant will present up to fifteen minutes of a work in progress. This material can be anything, from clips of raw footage, a fine-cut trailer, or an excerpted sequence from a feature film.
In order to apply to the Film Slam Seminars, you must submit a short film to the CineSLAM Film Festival. You can find more information about film submission by clicking here.
Please Note – filmmakers who produce feature-length documentaries encouraged to submit a short cut of the doc to the festival.
Acceptance into the CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars, automatically qualifies your submitted film for inclusion in the CineSLAM Film Festival program. The festival is held annually in Southern Vermont.
To apply for the film slam seminars, you must submit a short film for entry in the CineSLAM Film Festival. We define “short film” as being 30 minutes or less. All genres and styles are welcome (documentary, narrative, animation, etc…). Click here for information on how to submit your film to the CineSLAM Film Festival.
It is by this submission and your written application that our jury will consider your participation in the program.
There is a $10.oo application fee to apply for the Film Slam Seminars. All applicants to the Film Slam Seminars must also submit a short film to the CineSLAM Film Festival($15.00 per film submission fee, check made payable to our foundation, ‘The Kopkind Colony’).
In order to apply to the Film Slam Seminars, you must first read and agree to the terms in the Application Agreement below.
There are two ways to apply for the CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars, by mail and online. See details below:
APPLICATION BY MAIL
In your submission packet, be sure to include all of the following items:
 DVD copy of your CineSLAM Film Festival submission
 brief description of your festival submission
 a letter, explaining why you would like to participate, what you plan to show in your Film Slam (it should not be the same as your CineSLAM Film Festival short film entry), and a little background of your filmmaking experience.
 $25.00 check, made payable to our foundation, “Kopkind Colony” (this includes $15 film submission fee and $10 application fee)
Send all materials to:
c/o John Scagliotti
158 Kopkind Rd.
Guilford, VT 05301
You may choose to apply online by clicking here to open our application form.
Please Note – Once you have clicked the “Submit Application” button at the end of the form, you will be re-directed to our secure Paypal payment page. Once on the Paypal page, you may make your application fee payment. You do not need to have a Paypal account to use this service.
Please Note – Your application will not be eligible for review by our jury until payment of the application fee has been received.
Please Note – If your submission is accepted by our jury, you will be asked to provide a DVD version of your submission for inclusion in the CineSLAM Film Festival.
Pricing for the CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars includes the film submission fee and program fee. You may apply for the CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars Merit Scholarship at no additional cost. This scholarship covers the Film Slam Seminars Program Fee, room and board on the Norwegian Pearl, and limited travel expenses. For more information on the CineSLAM Film Slam Merit Scholarship, click here.
|CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars Program Fees|
|Film Festival Submission Fee||$15.00|
|Film Slam Application Fee||$10.00|
|Film Slam Seminars Program Fee||$200.00|
|Total CineSLAM Film Slam Program||$225.00|
Please Note – Upon acceptance into the Film Slam Seminars program, each participant will need to make a deposit of $100 of the total program package to confirm his or her participation, due no later than September 1, 2022.
The CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars primary mission is to provide an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to workshop their projects in focused, peer-driven critique sessions. To make this possible, our foundation offers generous merit scholarships so that everyone has the opportunity to participate in this program. Recipients of this scholarship are determined by our film selection jury.
The CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars Merit Scholarship covers the Film Slam Seminars Program Fee, room and board, and limited travel expenses.
Please contact our Programming Director, John Scagliotti, if you have any questions about the CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars Merit Scholarship. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By submitting your application to the CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars, you agree to the following terms and conditions.
CineSLAM and its representatives reserve the right to utilize any submitted materials for the purpose of promoting the CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars. This includes but is not limited to video stills, video excerpts (up to 1 minute or official trailer), and biographical information provided by the applicant.