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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view

Posted by Alexis Lanza at 11:47PM   |  Add a comment

Blog Posting by Alexis Lanza, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts '15, Enfield, CT

Fe Nunn will be performing at the silent film screening of The Red Kimono on Friday, April 5 at 7:00 at...

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Blog Posting by Alexis Lanza, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts '15, Enfield, CT

Cynthia Henderson will be contributing vocal dramatization at the screening of The Red Kimono on Friday, April 5 at 7 PM at Cinemapolis.

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Posted by Alexis Lanza at 9:50PM   |  1 comment

Blog Posting by Alexis Lanza, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts '15, Enfield, CT

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Blog posting by Alexis Lanza, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts '15, Enfield, CT

Monday Is Wash Day is an installation work co-directed by Chris Gallant, Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY. The work is...

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Posted by Kayla Reopelle at 6:49PM   |  1 comment

Blog posting by Kayla Reopelle, Documentary Studies and Production ’14, FLEFF Blogger, Roy, WA

 

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 6:06PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting by Kimberly Capehart, Documentary Studies and Production '16, FLEFF Blogger, Cherry Hill, NJ 

About an hour ago, international traveler, journalist, and activist Jonathan Miller finished his opening lecture in the Park...

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Posted by Rachael Lewis-Krisky at 6:05PM   |  1 comment

Reporter Jonathan Miller spoke at Ithaca College today about the complex and dynamic topic of the food industry and its link to progress. More specifically, how journalists can report on these issues. His talk was called “The Journalist’s Dilemma: How to boil the global food system down to spoon-sized savings without losing al its complexity and flavor?”

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Posted by Elma Yedda Gonzalez at 3:17PM   |  Add a comment

Live blog by Elma Gonzalez '14 Journalism, FLEFF Blogger, San Diego, CA

3 p.m., Park School Auditorium: Jonathan Miller, journalist, presents his lecture "The Journalist's Dilemma: How to boil the global food system down to spoon-sized servings without losing all its complexity and flavor at Ithaca College to an audience of students, faculty...

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Posted by Alexis Lanza at 2:36PM   |  Add a comment

Blog Posting by Alexis Lanza, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts '15, Enfield, CT 

Lori Joyce's 2013 film Arise...

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Posted by Liuqing Yang at 2:53AM   |  Add a comment

Blog post written by Lucy Yang, Journalism and Politics ’14, FLEFF Blogger, Puyang, Henan, China

Professor Wenhua Shi is an installation artist, a filmmaker, and currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Digital Art at Colgate University in...

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Posted by Liuqing Yang at 2:08AM   |  Add a comment

Blog post written by Lucy Yang, Journalism and Politics ’14, FLEFF Blogger, Puyang, Henan, China

The story of how Professor Wenhua Shi became a filmmaker is a story of dissonance itself.

Shi graduated from Tongji Medical University in Wuhan, China in 1995. But...

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Posted by Elma Yedda Gonzalez at 12:17AM   |  Add a comment

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Video Showcase will uncover “what the world of birds is telling us about the health of our planet,” John Bowman, director of multimedia productions in the CLO, revealed.

The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival will present a short...

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Posted by Elma Yedda Gonzalez at 12:03AM   |  Add a comment

Ithaca’s very own Cloud Chamber Orchestra returns to the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival this year to perform at the screening of the Russian silent film Battleship Potemkin (1925).

Cloud Chamber Orchestra is an improvisational group consisting of...

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 10:18PM   |  3 comments

Blog posting by Kimberly Capehart, Documentary Studies and Production '16, FLEFF Blogger, Cherry Hill, NJ

Nicholas Walker is one of the most accomplished, yet unbelievably humble, persons I've ever had the pleasure of having a conversation with. 

When we spoke over the phone last Thursday afternoon, Walker...

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 8:35PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting by Kimberly Capehart, Documentary Studies and Production '16, FLEFF Blogger, Cherry Hill, NJ 

John Scott, Professor of Documentary and Fiction film in both Ithaca College's Television-Radio and Documentary Studies and Production departments, will be screening a short documentary film at the 2014 Upstate...

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 7:55PM   |  1 comment

Blog posting by Kimberly Capehart, Documentary Studies and Production '16, FLEFF Blogger, Cherry Hill, NJ 

Professor Steven Ginsberg is the closest thing to a celebrity that has ever attended the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

Coming all the way from Los Angeles, California to serve...

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Posted by Haley Stearns at 5:31PM   |  1 comment

Blog post written by Haley Stearns, Still Photography '15, FLEFF Blogger, Buffalo, New York

Cary Peppermint and Leila Nadir have worked collaboratively as EcoArtTech, an environmental new media collective, since 2005. Cary and Leila form a new media art duo that has been working on studying the...

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Posted by Haley Stearns at 5:12PM   |  2 comments

Blog post written by Haley Stearns, Still Photography '15, FLEFF Blogger, Buffalo, New York

The Hungry Heart tells the story of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients addicted to prescription drugs. Music for the film includes numerous sources, but three are rooted in Ithaca: The Horse...

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Posted by Rachael Lewis-Krisky at 2:45AM   |  1 comment

Robby Aceto is the guitarist of Ithaca’s Cloud Chamber Orchestra. From coplex rythms to ambient tonalities, the group has the innovative ability to tap into music through unique and creative styles. Aceto will be playing on Saturday as the group accompanies the historic film, Battleship Potemkin, live at...

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Posted by Elma Yedda Gonzalez at 4:11PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post by Elma Gonzalez '14, journalism, San Diego, CA. 

With Russia constantly in the international spotlight this year, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival brings a Russian documentary, “On the Way Home,” to show audiences broader reflections about a country that is often defined by news...

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Posted by Kayla Reopelle at 2:29PM   |  1 comment

Blog posting by Kayla Reopelle, Documentary Studies and Production '14, FLEFF Blogger, Roy, WA

 

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Posted by Kayla Reopelle at 1:23PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting by Kayla Reopelle, Documentary Studies and Production '14, FLEFF Blogger, Roy, WA

 

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Posted by Blaize Hall at 1:14AM   |  Add a comment

Blog post by Blaize Hall, Television-Radio, '15, Georgia, Vermont

     “I know my defining moment.  I was in practice in New York City, and it was the mid 80’s.  This was in the middle of the AIDS crisis. There was a lot of misinformation, and I had people with AIDS coming to me in tears with their pets saying ‘My doc just told me I...

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Posted by Kayla Reopelle at 11:21PM   |  1 comment

Blog posting by Kayla Reopelle, Documentary Studies and Production '14, FLEFF Blogger, Roy, WA

 

JG: Music is all about this tension...

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Posted by Blaize Hall at 10:56PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post by Blaize Hall, Television-Radio, '15, Georgia, Vermont

Dawn Pierce is a performer, known for a mezzo soprano voice that sounds like "deep, liquid velvet", according to some reviews.  She also works as an assistant professor at Ithaca College, and a private...

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Posted by Blaize Hall at 10:35PM   |  1 comment

Blog post by Blaize Hall, Television-Radio, '15, Georgia, Vermont

What is your favorite, or the most meaningful part for you of playing for

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Posted by Haley Stearns at 8:31PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post written by Haley Stearns, Still Photography ’15, FLEFF Blogger, Buffalo, New York

The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology Video Showcase is playing at 4:00 on Sunday, April 6th in Cinemapolis. During this showcase, six films will be shown and chronicle the work that the CLO has...

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 8:20PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting by Kimberly Capehart, Documentary Studies and Production '16, FLEFF Blogger, Cherry Hill, NJ

Ernesto Livon-Grosman is not your average documentarian.

Livon-Grosman will be attending the 17th annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival in support of his new film Brascó, as well as another of his films, Cartoneros....

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Posted by Liuqing Yang at 5:26PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post written by Lucy Yang, Journalism and Politics ’14, FLEFF Blogger, Puyang, Henan, China

Kevin Lee is Vice President of Programming and Education for dGenerate Films, one of FLEFF’s collaborative partners and a leading distributor of contemporary independent film from mainland China. He is an

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Posted by Liuqing Yang at 3:12PM   |  1 comment

Blog post written by Lucy Yang, Journalism and Politics ’14, FLEFF Blogger, Puyang, Henan, China

Kevin Lee is Vice President of Programming and Education for dGenerate Films, one of FLEFF’s collaborative partners. dGenerate Films is a leading distributor of contemporary independent film from mainland China to audiences...

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Posted by Haley Stearns at 1:05AM   |  1 comment

Blog post written by Haley Stearns, Still Photography ’15, FLEFF Blogger, Buffalo, New York

Arise documents interviews with women from around the world who all work in their respective communities to heal the environmental issues of the Earth. Lori Joyce co-directed Arise with her daughter, Candace Orlando. During...

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Posted by Kayla Reopelle at 12:54AM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting by Kayla Reopelle, Documentary Studies and Production '14, FLEFF Blogger, Roy, WA

 

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Posted by Haley Stearns at 11:53PM   |  1 comment

Blog post by Haley Stearns, Still Photography ’15, FLEFF Blogger, Buffalo, New York

Tom Swartwout has worked in The Cornell Lab of Ornithology for the past five years. Working on science and conservation films in the multimedia production group led Tom to become the director for the film

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Posted by Blaize Hall at 5:14PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post by Blaize Hall, Television-Radio, '15, Georgia, VT

“You set up a place to meet, usually their house.  You show up...and its you and your camera and sound person.  You set up the lights, and you sit on their sofa, and then you spend an hour and a half delving into some of their most personal stuff...before  you know it, you’ve got people who...

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Posted by Kayla Reopelle at 9:09AM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting by Kayla Reopelle, Documentary Studies and Production '14, FLEFF Blogger, Roy, WA

 

When the Finger Lakes Environmental...

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Posted by Elma Yedda Gonzalez at 7:36PM   |  1 comment

Tomonari Nishikawa’s new film, "45 7 Broadway," presents Times Square as a protagonist. It shows the noises and movements at this world-famous intersection. The film, shot in black and white through color filters, was optically printed onto color films. Every aspect of the film displays incongruous visuals and cacophony,...

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Posted by Blaize Hall at 3:56PM   |  2 comments

Blog post by Blaize Hall, Television-Radio '15, Georgia, VT

Steve Gordon is one of Park’s finest.  After working for twenty years in LA, he escaped the traffic and city bustle and moved to peaceful Ithaca to teach.  When we met, he spoke fondly of Los Angeles, but shared how nice a change of pace Ithaca is.  He raved about his several years’ experience...

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Posted by Elma Yedda Gonzalez at 1:01AM   |  2 comments

Blog post by Elma Gonzalez, journalism '14, FLEFF blogger, San Diego, California. 

 

Journalist Jonathan Miller returns to the Finger Lakes Film Festival...

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Posted by Kayla Reopelle at 8:03PM   |  4 comments

Blog posting by Kayla Reopelle, Documentary Studies and Production ’14, FLEFF Blogger, Roy, WA

 

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Posted by Kayla Reopelle at 4:30PM   |  6 comments

Blog posting by Kayla Reopelle, Documentary Studies and Production '14, FLEFF Blogger, Roy, WA

 

Flakes of snow...

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 8:17PM   |  3 comments

Only 12 days left until FLEFF! 

With less than 2 weeks until the festival starts, it's time to start planning your FLEFF schedule. Both the list of the films being screened on campus as well the list of the films being screened downtown at Cinemapolis have been posted! Here are my top 5 recommendations of films to see at Cinemapolis:...

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Posted by Liuqing Yang at 6:49PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post written by Lucy Yang, Journalism and Politics ’14, FLEFF Blogger, Puyang, Henan, China

It was just at the beginning of this school year that I started to go to Cinemapolis in downtown Ithaca regularly, simply because I get a great deal ­– $5 for one film anytime Monday through Thursday –  with my

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Posted by Kayla Reopelle at 10:51PM   |  Add a comment

Dissonance has surrounded my relationship with FLEFF.

 

My...

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 9:32PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting by Kimberly Capehart, Documentary Studies and Production '16, FLEFF Blogger, Cherry Hill, NJ 

As I’m sitting in the Philadelphia International Airport awaiting a connecting flight to Chicago, in the midst of my intense...

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Posted by Elma Yedda Gonzalez at 5:43PM   |  1 comment

A red carpet swarmed with famous actors, celebrities, glamorous gowns, tuxedos, photographers, Ryan Seacrest, cameras, lights, Paris, Toronto, Sundance. When people think of film festivals, these are some of the images that come to mind. Before working behind the scenes for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, I – as many others –  imagined film festivals were about...

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Posted by Blaize Hall at 2:33PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post by Blaize Hall, Television-Radio, '15, Georgia, VT

I am brand new.  I am a sponge.  I am a first-time festival worker, first-time paraprofessional blogger, and first-time FLEFF worker.  I jumped into the FLEFF blogging team this semester with few concrete expectations.  I expected to write a lot.  I expected to absorb a mountain of new...

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Posted by Alexis Lanza at 3:13PM   |  5 comments

Blogging Post by Alexis Lanza, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts '15, FLEFF Blogger, Enfield, CT

I joined the FLEFF blogging team not knowing what to expect. All I knew was I wanted to learn and I wanted to write about it. My job is a blogger. I am a number; part of a group that is part of a larger group. We are the festival team.

The theme is dissonance....

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Posted by Haley Stearns at 2:02PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post by Haley Stearns, Still Photography '15, FLEFF Blogger, Buffalo, New York

When I first donned by FLEFF Staff t-shirt, I can honestly say I felt a sense of belonging and pride. This took place during my first year of college when I began my FLEFF journey as an intern. Two years later and being a blogger this year has taught me more than I could have expected about the...

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Posted by Rachael Lewis-Krisky at 10:14AM   |  Add a comment

Being a FLEFF blogger has absolutely been one thing above all else: challenging. I have read and reread critical film festival theory books, such as Film Festivals and Activism, as I have become immersed in this historical and forward moving industry. I have written and rewritten blogs while attempting...

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Posted by Liuqing Yang at 9:16PM   |  1 comment

Blog posting written by Lucy Yang, Journalism and Politics, '14, FLEFF Blogger, Puyang, Henan, China

This film has won the Best Screenplay Award of Cannes Film Festival 2013 and is on the top of every film critic’s list of the year.

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Posted by Elma Yedda Gonzalez at 11:03PM   |  1 comment

The last decade has seen an unprecedented spur of ideas and technology that has made the world smaller and brought global communities closer together. Along with these innovations, media has evolved to become more and more accessible to the public. 

This is why Rachel Maus, a junior cinema and photography major at Ithaca College and intern for the...

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Posted by Kayla Reopelle at 11:11AM   |  2 comments

Blog posting by Kayla Reopelle, Documentary Studies and Production ’14, FLEFF Blogger, Roy, WA

 

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Posted by Blaize Hall at 9:39PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post by Blaize Hall, Television-Radio Communications, '15, Georgia, VT

We meet in “the Pub” or IC Square, which is noisy and crowded with students having lunch, working on projects and studying.  She rushes over to the table, carrying a large school bag.  Leah Galant is a busy girl.

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Posted by Haley Stearns at 7:14PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post written by Haley Stearns, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts '15, FLEFF Blogger, Buffalo, New York

This week I had the opportunity to interview one of our FLEFF Team Leaders, Rachel Weinberg. Rachel, a sophomore Documentary Studies and Production major, shared some of her passions, thoughts, and opinions...

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