• Join Award-Winning Filmmaker Jay Craven on the Danube

    Two nights in Prague, 7 nights aboard the AmaLea down the Danube
    October 29- November 8, 2019
    Middlebury, Vermont— December 19, 2018 — Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival co-founders Jay Craven and Lloyd Komesar and Addison County Chamber of Commerce president Rob Carter invite travelers, fans of cinema, and supporters of the Chamber to enjoy Prague and the historic Danube River aboard the cruise ship AmaLea - from October 29 through November 8, 2019.
    Enjoy two nights in Prague, followed by seven days aboard the fabulous AmaLea as we cruise the spectacular and scenic Danube all the way to Budapest, with award-winning filmmaker Jay Craven. This fabulous travel experience includes film screenings, guest lectures and special events, curated by Jay Craven, onboard and off-ship to reveal highlights of European cinema and its influence on today’s society and culture.
    A Unique Travel Experience
    “I am working closely with my film contacts, and with Robin Bentley at Milne Travel, to craft a truly unique experience for our guests,” said Jay Craven. “Our trip will include special events and screenings onboard and off-ship to explore potent and unforgettable highlights of European Cinema. From the comic genius of Jacques Tati to the thought-provoking work of Robert Bresson - and including films ranging from Von Donnersmarck’s “The Lives of Others” to Kieslowski’s “Blue,” I’m excited to share and discuss these influential gems of European cinema.”
    A Great Value for Travelers that Supports the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. All-in, this trip starts at a bit over $4000 per person including flights, and will financially support the Chamber and the New Filmmakers Festival - two very worthy and important Addison County organizations.
    According to Addison County Chamber of commerce president Rob Carter, “we surveyed Chamber members and a River Cruise in Europe is at the top of their lists.  We are really grateful to Jay Craven for his time and interest in creating this unforgettable experience for New Filmmakers Festival supporters, Chamber Members, and our other welcomed guests.”
    About Jay Craven and the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival: Award-winning filmmaker, Sarah Lawrence College professor and Middlebury New Filmmakers artistic director Jay Craven has prepared travel experiences, dialogues and screenings of European film gems - to embellish our stunning journey along the Danube.  
    About the Addison County Chamber of Commerce: The Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of organizations and individuals representing business interests, working together to promote commercial businesses, non-profits and tourism in Addison County. The chamber can be found on the web at www.AddisonCounty.com.
    More information
    Visit or call any Milne Travel advisor for more information, or reach out to Robin Bentley in their Middlebury office.  802-388-6600 or robin.bentley@milnetravel.com. A special $400 per cabin early booking discount offer expires on February 15, 2019.

    Rob Carter | President
    Addison County Chamber of Commerce
    93 Court Street
    Middlebury VT 05753
    p: 802-388-7951
    e: rob@addisoncounty.com