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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Monday, April 9, 2012
Blog posting written by Kaley Belval, Documentary Studies and Production '15, FLEFF Intern, Woodbury, CT.
Who knew that one could learn so much in one day? The FLEFF Lab really surprised me with how much I learned in those few hours.
First, I attended the session with Idrissou Mora Kpai. I was stunned at how many places he had traveled and how that affected his films.
"Anything that people do has something to do with their lives," he said.
It's very true. If you look at writers and filmmakers, they often write and create things based on their own experience.
But what was also very interesting about the day was how the filmmakers and distributors talked about each film project. Each one, it seemed to me, was its own microtopia that they were trying to get discovered.
Each person had their own perspective on their projects, their experience, and their role in the festival. All of the perspectives together truly made me excited about the possibilities within film festivals and helped me consider it as an area of the film industry that I may want to pursue.