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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 11:48AM   |  3 comments
Kimberly Capehart, FLEFF Blogger 2014

Blog posting by Kimberly Capehart, Documentary Studies and Production ’16, FLEFF Blogger, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Welcome back, FLEFFers!

The 17th annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival is approaching quickly: kicking off on March 31st and running until April 6th here in Ithaca, New York.

My name is Kimberly Capehart and I am incredibly excited to be back blogging for FLEFF for my second year!

I’m a sophomore Documentary Studies and Production major with an Honors and Politics double minor. My degree program gives me a lot of flexibility in the courses I’m able to take, so I’ve been taking a healthy mix of film, photography, and journalism classes (along with countless others for my minors).

I come from a large town in southern New Jersey called Cherry Hill, which is just about 10 minutes outside of Philadelphia and about 45 minutes away from the infamous “Jersey Shore.” In addition to the obvious benefits of living so close to Philadelphia, growing up in a football-loving family in Cherry Hill has turned me into a huge Eagles fan.

But since the Eagles season came to a very unfortunate end against the New Orleans Saints a few weeks ago, I’m looking forward to putting all of my energy and excitement into this year’s FLEFF.

The theme of this year’s festival is DISSONANCE, which, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is defined as “a lack of agreement.” You can read about my interpretation of the theme in just a few weeks.

This year’s festival promises to be full of great films, performances, guests, and so much more. I’m personally very excited to start interviewing festival guests about their work. Additionally, I’m excited to improve my blogging skills with the fabulous team of bloggers with whom I’ll be working.

The festival may be a few months away, but there are FLEFF events that you can get involved with right away!

TONIGHT, January 23, 2014, FLEFF will be hosting a screening of Ladies of the Gridiron in Emerson Suites B at 7:00 PM. The film takes a look at The Quake – an all women’s football team as they face various challenges both on and off the field. Dr. Steven Auyash, professor of Health Promotion and Physical Education, and Traevena Byrd, Associate General Counsel of Ithaca College, will be speaking after the film. Find me in the front row!

The DISSONANCE Project is a nonfiction-writing contest for high schoolers that is accepting submissions until February 1, 2014. Students must submit an original work exploring the 2014 festival theme of DISSONANCE. A panel of professors in the Roy H. Park School of Communications will judge entries and winners will receive a cash prize of $100. Find out more information about that here.

What are you most excited for about the 17th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival? 


3 Comments

Best of luck this year! Carry on the Blogging Team legacy!

Thank you, Karly! We wish you were blogging with us again!

Hi Kim!

I know I am most excited about Viral Dissonance, the new media collection curated by Dale Hudson and Claudia Pederson! However, as we learn more about the program in the upcoming weeks, I am sure that there will be many more films, projects, and performances to get excited about!

As the only returning blogger for FLEFF this year, what advice would you give to new bloggers?



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