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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Blog posting written by Abby Sophir, Television/Radio, FLEFF Intern, St. Louis, Missouri.
As former FLEFF Intern Brian Cicero described in a previous post, as interns we are divided into teams to accomplish specific tasks. This serves as a great opportunity to meet new people and get to know fellow interns.
At a team dinner last week, I got to meet Josh Nelson, a sophomore Cinema & Photography and History double major from Long Beach, New York. He shares what he has gotten out of his experience with FLEFF so far.
"Through FLEFF I have come into contact with people who are very passionate about their beliefs," Nelson said. "These people range from inspirational filmmakers to community leaders and even students. It is great be a part of this experience as I am learning how to coordinate group efforts and, at same time, appreciate the communal environment. Everyone has important input, we just have to listen."
He said he has found that the Ithaca community as a whole is less fatigued and easier to get excited about an event that IC students. He now has a better understanding of the cooperation required for an event of this size.
"Before FLEFF I did not realize how closely different divisions of the City of Ithaca worked together in order to construct such an event. I found that involving the entire commercial district of Ithaca, not just Ithaca College, truly creates a wider audience and gives new life to the festival itself," Nelson said.