San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Laure Colella is both an acclaimed filmmaker and an experienced teacher. Her third and most recent narrative feature Breakfast with Curtis features an introverted, bespectacled teenage who, over the course of a balmy east coast summer, is brought into the strange and delightful world of his bohemian neighbors. The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2012, and will be released theatrically by Abramorama this fall. On the festival circuit, Breakfast with Curtis earned several awards and critical acclaim. At the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards, the film was nominated for a Cassavetes Award, and won the Jameson FIND Distribution Award. Her shorts and features have screened at over 100 festivals internationally, winning over 25 awards.
Laura Colella has been awarded numerous fellowships and grants, and was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s '25 New Faces of Independent Film'. She freelances as a screenwriter, cinematographer, camera assistant and editor, and has been teaching Film Production and Directing at RISD since 1996. She currently also teaches Screenwriting at Brown University. She is currently the faculty chair in the MFA in Film at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Breakfast with Curtis is one of the faculty films screened for free at The Savoy Theater as part of the inaugural MFA in Film residency at Vermont College of Fine Arts. The MFA is the first low-residency graduate program of its kind in the country. For more information about the program and about Vermont College of Fine Arts, visit www.vcfa.edu/film.
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Vermont College of Fine Arts
There are lots of colleges in Vermont, but none quite like Vermont College of Fine Arts and its pioneering, rigorous and independent low residency graduate degree programs in Writing, Writing for Children & Young Adults, Visual Art, Music Composition, Graphic Design, and Film. VCFA now offers a full-residency Writing & Publishing progam as well as two degrees with summer residencies in Art & Design Education.