I have been looking for a video editor, and among the recommended editors is VLMC. However, when I go to the site, I can't find anything resembling a download link. Is VLMC still alive? Is there an official place to download the latest version? I have found a few non-official channels, but I am leery of downloading anything that isn't linked from an official page, and they all seem to say something along the lines pre-alpha, if there is any information at all. How can I try this software, or is it a lost cause?
Who recommended VLMC to you? It's still in early development, best thing you will get is an unstable developer alpha, nothing close to being usable. It also says so right on their website:
Note that VLMC is still under development and therefore not ready for beta testing or production yet.
To be honest I don't see this project going anywhere any time soon. It's been around for year, I'm not even sure if it's still actively being worked on, and even if it is, it will be a long time before you can expect a workable beta build.
Just do a websearch for free video editors (though if you are willing to spent some money, there are some good options as well) and you will find plenty of free software. Among the typically recommended ones are Lightworks (free and paid versions available), Avidemux (free), Hitfilm Express (partially free) and Blender (free open source 3D program with NLE functionality). There's plenty more for all price ranges, up to industrial standard software such as Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer, you just have to look for something that fits your needs and budget.
The project seems to be alive (at least was 3 months ago). There's build instructions in the repository if you want to test it. You can follow and contribute in GitLab