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Stowe Story Labs exists to help emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers get work made and seen.


VermontPBS Supports Stowe Story Labs' DocDay

David Rocchio

A new collaboration between VermontPBS and Stowe Story Labs is aimed to encourage Vermont filmmakers to attend DocDay and will allow a young documentarian to attend Stowe Story Labs' DocDay for free. 

Stowe Story Labs is a nonprofit collaborative bringing emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers together with top industry professionals to get good work made and seen.

"Although the Labs draw participants and mentors from around the world, a core element of our vision is to be a resource for Vermont-based emerging talents seeking access to the international, independent film industry," said David Rocchio, founder and president of the Labs. "I love the idea of collaborating with VermontPBS because their vision is to support and broadcast the work of local and regional talents while  plugged into the larger industry," he said. "I see VermontPBS as a critical bridge between where we live and work and the audiences we can find worldwide for our efforts," he said.

TFI's Jose Rodriguez talks story

TFI's Jose Rodriguez talks story

Stowe Story Labs first DocDay is a one day exploration of documentary filmmaking and financing and is a collaboration between Stowe Story Labs and the Tribeca Film Institute. Mentors from TFI and independent producers and documentarians from New York and London will take participants through all of the steps of building a documentary, including how to get it financed. It follows the fourth annual Stowe Story Lab, which runs from Sept. 10 - 13. 

The fee to attend the full day of DocDay is $295 and attendance is capped at forty participants. As part of its collaboration with VermontPBS, Stowe Story Labs is offering a 50% discount to Vermonters to attend the program. Participants must register in advance and the final day for Vermonters to register is Friday September 10. To register to attend click here and use code VTDocDay.

"We are excited to partner with Stowe Story Labs as part of our Made Here initiative to share local content with viewers," said VermontPBS CEO Holly Groschner. "We identify with the Lab’s vision to bring the dynamic international, independent film community to Vermont and to create opportunities for Vermont's talented film community to participate in this broader film community," she said. "I look forward to this collaboration  to help the world discover Vermont filmmakers," she said.

To learn more about DocDay click here. 

To register to attend click here and use code VTDocDay.