crowdsourced star wars text on space backgroun with r2d2 and princess leia


It's Crowdsourced Star Wars, our third annual community-produced remake of a famous feature film! More than 45 teams of filmmakers and musicians from VT, NH, and MA donned Jedi robes, built protocol droids, and learned lightsaber skills all with the goal of creating Crowdsourced Star Wars - a retelling of Episode IV: A New Hope with a distinctly New England vibe.          
Some Stellar Stats:
  • More than 300 people (and a few dogs!) participated
  • 39 teams of filmmakers from 24 Vermont towns
  • A completely new score created by 10 composers and musicians
  • Teams used animation, green screens, and motion graphics
"We had such a blast and my kids and their friends were SO into it. thank you for all the work you have done to make this a reality!"
                                                       - Crowdsourced Cinema VT participant

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Crowdsourced Cinema VT is a statewide creative challenge, produced by the Media Factory in partnership with an alliance of Vermont community media centers. The organizations are all members of the Vermont Access Network, (VAN), a membership organization of the 25 regional Community Media Access Centers operating more than 80 local cable channels across Vermont. VAN Members use emerging communications technologies to foster free speech, encourage civic engagement, enhance public discourse, and allow elected officials and community members to communicate better. Key partners include Brattleboro Community TV, Greater Northshire Access Television, Mt. Mansfield Community Television, Lake Champlain Access TV, and Middlebury Community Television, all of whom run summer camps for Crowdsourced Cinema VT or coordinate events and workshops. 

The Crowdsourced Cinema VT project is part of a regional collaboration with Brookline Interactive Group and Northampton Open Media (the original creator of Crowdsourced Cinema), each of which are producing their own version of the same film.