Dark Horse Films is a non-profit film and video production company that produces and distributes "media as art". Established in 1976 in Montpelier, Vermont, the company for several years offered CETA film production internships to people interested in pursuing a career in motion picture production.
In the 1980's the company produced an annual showcase for regional American and Canadian independent filmmakers called "Vermont Independents". The filmmakers were present at the events to discuss their work. They included Randall Conrad, Christine Dahl, Jacques Drouin, David Ehrlich, Ellen Hovde, John Karol, Manny Kirchheimer, Doreen Kraft, Robin Lloyd, Derek Lamb, Theodore Lyman, Norman McLaren, Ed Pincus, Anne Clair Poirier, Dorothy Tod, and Walter Ungerer.
Today the primary concern of Dark Horse Films is to support the work of its founder Walter Ungerer.