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

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Posted by Rachael Lewis-Krisky at 5:38PM   |  1 comment
Sarah Lockwood

Sarah Lockwood is a junior Cinema and Photography major at Ithaca College, concentrating in Still Photography.

 

How many years have you been involved in FLEFF?

This is my second year with FLEFF, but not consecutively. As a freshman in 2012 I was an intern and a member of the blogging team. Last year I was on on campus during spring semester, however this year I have returned as a team leader.

Tell me one of your most memorable moments from being a FLEFF intern.

In 2012 FLEFF screened a film called "Beijing: Besieged By Waste" about China's garbage disposal and pollution issues. My brother had been living in China for the past year, and he was visiting me in Ithaca that same weekend. We were able to attend the screening together, and he shared with me his personal experiences in China that related to the film. It made the entire film viewing much more real and relatable.

Why did you apply to be a FLEFF team leader?

I enjoyed my experience so much the first time around that I couldn't wait to be a part of the festival again. However coming back for a second round, I wanted to be even more involved than before - I knew that as a team leader I'd know even more behind-the-scenes information, be able to help out the festival even more, and be able to guide interns through the festival just as someone had guided me my first go.

What do you bring to the table as a leader?

I feel like I can bring positive attitude and a dedication to getting things done. These together create a festival/team experience that is both fun a well as productive.

What are you hoping for most at this year's festival?

I'm hoping for more of the great moments I experienced at my previous festival: seeing tons of amazing films in a short period of time, being able to speak with the filmmakers as a fellow artist, and connecting with fellow interns who will be doing the same. 


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I like to hear about how Sarah was able to watch the film with her brother and gain more from his sharing of his experiences in China. A film screening can be a completely different experience than the person sitting next to you, depending on the context of their lives and what they bring to the screening.



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