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

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Posted by Elma Yedda Gonzalez at 10:11PM   |  Add a comment

The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival does not box itself into one genre of film, one type of media, or one social issue. This year, the festival featured films and events discussing issues ranging from green burials to drug addiction. Feminism was one of the recurring themes in the festival. 

 
Feminist scholars and media producers visited FLEFF to...

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Posted by Haley Stearns at 5:19PM   |  1 comment

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

Following the screening of Xu Huijing’s film, Mothers at Cinemapolis on Friday, April 4th, Kevin Lee of dGenerate films stood before an awed audience to further...

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 10:42AM   |  1 comment

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

With screenings beginning at noon, Saturday, April 5th was a very full day of FLEFF. 

The lobby quickly filled with coffee-clutching people around 11:30, eagerly anticipating the day's full line up, including: A Will for the...

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 10:56AM   |  1 comment

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

Friday, April 4th at Cinemapolis kicked off with even more energy that the previous day. 

Guests were, once again, lined up out the door of Ithaca's local, independent theater in the Commons. FLEFF interns eagerly handed out handbills for the upcoming...

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 12:46AM   |  1 comment

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

The first night of screenings downtown at Ithaca's local, independent theater, Cinemapolis, kicked off yesterday on Thursday, April 3rd.

Guests lined up out the door to buy tickets to A Will for the Woods with filmmakers Amy...

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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 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 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 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 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 Kimberly Capehart at 4:50PM   |  2 comments

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

Last week, my fellow blogger, Kayla Reopelle, interviewed Mr. Brett Bossard for an in-depth

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Posted by Kayla Reopelle at 11:52PM   |  3 comments

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

 

On a rainy Thursday night, I walk...

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Posted by Rachael Lewis-Krisky at 6:12PM   |  Add a comment

Margaux Neiderbach is the Director of Student and Young Alumni Programs at Cornell University where she graduated in 1999. She also serves as a member of the Cinemapolis Board.

 

What do you do for FLEFF and year round as a member of the Cinemapolis...

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 3:50PM   |  4 comments

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

Dr. Thomas Shevory is a Politics professor at Ithaca College, but admits he took on a sort of “second career” when he became co-director of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival 10 years...

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Posted by Amber Thibault at 9:51AM   |  Add a comment

Posted by Chloe Wilson at 12:50PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post by Chloe Wilson, Television-Radio '14, FLEFF Blogger, Ashland, Massachusetts

Happy first day of FLEFF, everyone!

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Posted by Erica Moriarty at 12:39AM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Erica Moriarty, Documentary Studies ’16, FLEFF Intern, Houston, Texas

No color. No sound. No movie?

How about we add in a live orchestra… Sounding a little better?

And have the event at the home of silent films… You interested yet?...

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Posted by Amber Thibault at 6:53PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post written by Amber Thibault, Cinema and Photography ’15, FLEFF Intern, Lewiston, Maine.

My apologizes for such a late response to this week's event. The week before break was crazy busy with work and getting myself ready to leave. I miss Ithaca but I'm happy to be home for...

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 8:58AM   |  Add a comment

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

March 3rd is only a few days away, which means that in just five days, the Upstate Filmmakers Showcase will be occurring...

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Posted by Dorothea Hinman at 8:08PM   |  1 comment

 Blog posting written by Dorothea Hinman, Cinema and Photography '15, FLEFF blogger, Rochester, NY

When asked to reflect upon my FLEFF experience thus far, I don't know where to start. 

So far, I've had to the opportunity to interview and write about significant and influential

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Posted by Amber Thibault at 4:52PM   |  1 comment

Blog post written by Amber Thibault, Cinema and Photography ’15, FLEFF Intern, Lewiston, Maine. 

This past week, I had the privilege of interviewing Becky Lane. Becky Lane is a part time TVR professor at the Roy H. Park School of Communications. She has submitted...

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Posted by Andrew Ronald at 1:37PM   |  2 comments

Blog posting written by Andrew Ronald, Film, Photography & Visual Arts '15, FLEFF Social Media Manager, Mahopac, NY

Although FLEFF is just a little over a month away, there is so much that has yet to happen. And there is so much to be excited for. At this point in my FLEFF-tastic journey, I have had a lot to reflect...

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Posted by Karly Placek at 11:40AM   |  3 comments

Blog posting by Karly Placek, Documentary Studies and Production '15, FLEFF Social Media Manager, Monroe, Wisconsin 

The countdown is on. We are a little over a month away from FLEFF and the excitement among the blogging staff is palpable. 

Working as a

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Posted by Chloe Wilson at 12:43PM   |  4 comments

Blog posting written by Chloe Wilson, Television-Radio ’14, FLEFF Intern, Ashland, Massachusetts.

Getting excited for the FLEFF March 3rd Kickoff Screening? I know I am! I'm even more excited...

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 12:33PM   |  2 comments

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

As FLEFF is quickly approaching, it's time to start giving some thought to the films YOU want to see downtown at Ithaca's very own independent movie theater, Cinemapolis. 

The full lineup of films is posted

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Posted by Dorothea Hinman at 5:07PM   |  2 comments

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Posted by Erica Moriarty at 10:31AM   |  1 comment

Blog posting by Erica Moriarty, Documentary Studies and Production '16, Houston, Texas

Great music? Beautiful cinematography? Compelling stories? Name just about anything, and FLEFF will have it this year.

Personally, my list of interests is insanely eclectic. Yet, this year’s line up includes at...

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Posted by Shawn Steiner at 11:00AM   |  2 comments
Blog posting written by Shawn Steiner, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts ’13, FLEFF Intern, Elkridge, Maryland
 
It’s good to be back! 
 
First, we are celebrating the 16th year of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. Second, I’m glad to be back as an intern. I took a year off since my

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Posted by Andrew Ronald at 1:38AM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Andrew Ronald, Film, Photography & Visual Arts '15, FLEFF Intern, Mahopac, NY

Anyone with an interest in film and independent cinema should certainly take the time to get to know Karen Rodriguez, the curator of the Upstate Filmmaker Showcase for FLEFF at Cinemapolis. I recently had the opportunity to...

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Posted by Colleen Ryan at 9:03PM   |  Add a comment

 

Blog post written by Colleen Ryan, Television-Radio '12, Anthropology Minor, Lansing, NY

 

This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris White, an extremely talented musician, and one of FLEFF's returning performers.

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Posted by Andrew Ronald at 6:07PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Andrew Ronald, Film, Photography & Visual Arts '15, FLEFF Intern, Mahopac, NY

It is evident that Karin Ash has consistently demonstrated a fusion between dedication and a hard-working personality to get where she is today as president of the Cinemapolis Board of Directors. Cinemapolis itself is an independent theater...

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Posted by Hannah Raskin at 8:25PM   |  Add a comment

Carlos Gutiérrez met his business partner Monika Wagenberg back in 1997 when they were both students in the Cinema Studies program at NYU. At the time, Latin American cinema was not very prevalent in the United States. Carlos and Monika wanted to find a way to "promote cinema from the region, locally," and thus, Cinema...

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Posted by Jennifer Barish at 10:31PM   |  1 comment

 

Blog posting written by Jennifer Barish, Communication Management & Design ‘14, FLEFF intern, Skokie, IL

When Lynne Cohen moved to Ithaca, NY, she noticed that the community needed film—not just commercial blockbusters, but substantial pieces of art that could infuse a small town with big city culture.

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Posted by Meagan McGinnes at 3:16PM   |  1 comment

 

Dr. Gordon Rowland is a member of Lil Anne and Hot Cayenne, which will be playing live music for the showing of Keaton Shorts

MM: What are you presenting at FLEFF 2012 and how does it fit into the theme of microtopias?

GR: I play tenor sax and scrubboard with 

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Posted by Meagan McGinnes at 1:35PM   |  2 comments

 Top 5 Movies to see at Cinemapolis

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Posted by Andrew Ronald at 7:49PM   |  2 comments

Blog posting written by Andrew Ronald, Film, Photography & Visual Arts '15, FLEFF Intern, Mahopac, New York

Attention all cinephiles! The FLEFF 2012 Film Descriptions and Trailers page is up!

Now of course every film that will be screened...

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Posted by Isabel Galupo at 7:58PM   |  1 comment

Blog posting by Isabel Galupo, Cinema and Photography '14, FLEFF Intern, Towson, MD

Tonight, Robby Aceto visited the intern staff to discuss his role at FLEFF 2012.

Aceto is an internationally recognized "color" guitarist. He explained that the term...

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Posted by Hannah Raskin at 9:13PM   |  Add a comment

Posted by Chloe Wilson at 11:21AM   |  2 comments

Blog posting written by Chloe Wilson, Television-Radio ’14, FLEFF Intern, Ashland, Massachusetts.

Doesn't 2008 seem so long ago?

It's so weird to think that FLEFF has been around for four years, let alone fifteen.  And so much has changed since FLEFF 2008!  We had a different president, The Dark Knight hadn't premiered yet, and I had no idea where...

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Posted by Andrew Ronald at 2:55AM   |  4 comments

Blog posting written by Andrew Ronald, Film, Photography & Visual Arts '15, FLEFF Intern, Mahopac, New York

Alright, here's the scene: you are finally about to see the film you have been begging all your friends to sacrifice ten bucks for and go see with you. You get there, overcome with excitement for this movie. You are sitting in the middle of a packed theater with about one...

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Posted by Hannah Raskin at 12:40PM   |  1 comment

Perusing all of the blogger introductions I realized that while we as FLEFF interns are united by a common purpose, our reasons for working for the festival are varied. Those reasons are shaped by our different experiences, our passions and our aspirations for the future. I was intrigued by my fellow intern's stories and wanted to know more, so I sat down with Freshman

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Posted by Chloe Wilson at 8:52PM   |  4 comments

Posted by Brian McCormick at 10:39AM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting by Brian McCormick, Film & Photo '12, FLEFF Intern, Wilbraham, MA

The last two nights have been very exciting for FLEFF! Now that the Cinemapolis screenings are underway it feels everyone has really gotten amped up!

The crowds down at the theater are very lively and energized. Every post-screening discussion has been full of energy and passion, since...

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Posted by Lindsay Harrop at 7:01PM   |  2 comments

Blog posting written by Lindsay Harrop, Cinema & Photography '13, FLEFF Intern, McMinnville, Oregon

Can you believe that FLEFF week is halfway over? But there are still a ton of screenings and events to come - especially downtown at Cinemapolis!

One of these films is Bastards of...

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Posted by Kelsey Greene at 9:24PM   |  5 comments

Blog was written by Kelsey Greene, Documentary Studies and Production, '13, FLEFF intern, Buffalo, New York

Okay, just a quick blog right now!  After Helen DeMichiel's presentation tonight, Arthur C. Smith III, a filmmaker from Alaska is speaking!  He showed a...

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Posted by Kelsey Greene at 9:10PM   |  2 comments

Blog was written by Kelsey Greene, Documentary Studies and Production, '13, FLEFF intern, Buffalo, New York

I am now in the front row watching Helen DeMichiel's presentation. 

She is telling us about how she started Lunch Love Community in 2009 with...

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Posted by Lindsay Harrop at 8:10PM   |  1 comment

Blog posting written by Lindsay Harrop, Cinema & Photography '13, FLEFF Intern, McMinnville, Oregon

FLEFF is upon us! We had a terrific kick-off last night with the world premiere of the Finger Lakes Uncorked! webisode series and grand opening gala at the Finger Lakes Wine Center in downtown Ithaca. Since then, I've run into a...

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Posted by Brian McCormick at 11:13PM   |  2 comments

Blog posting written by Brian McCormick, Film, Photo & Visual Arts '12, FLEFF Intern, Wilbraham, MA

What an exciting (and warm!) day to kick off FLEFF 2011!

Today was the premiere of the Uncorked! webisodes at Cinemapolis and the Opening Gala for FLEFF at the Fingers Lakes Wine Center.

I showed up at

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Posted by Kelsey Greene at 3:43PM   |  Add a comment

Blog was written by Kelsey Greene, Documentary Studies and Production, '13, FLEFF intern, Buffalo, New York

The Lunch Love Community webisodes will be screened on Saturday April 16 at Cinemapolis.  To match the subject of lunch, the event will be held at noon and food will be sold for those...

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Posted by Gena Mangiaratti at 11:48PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post written by Gena Mangiaratti, Journalism ‘13, FLEFF Intern, Feeding Hills, Massachusetts

Film editor Tom Swartwout will be featured in two FLEFF events this week. At 5:25 pm Wednesday, April 13, in Friends 205 (Ithaca College campus),...

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Posted by Gabriella Sophir at 7:22PM   |  2 comments

Blog posting written by Abby Sophir, Television/Radio '14, FLEFF Intern, St. Louis, Missouri.

Ask yourself: “If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water...

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Posted by Gabriella Sophir at 10:19AM   |  1 comment

Blog posting written by Abby Sophir, Television/Radio '14, FLEFF Intern, St. Louis, Missouri.

Overwhelmed by the number of great films coming to FLEFF? Here are a couple you'll want to be sure to catch!

Good Fortune

Why? 

  • Directed by Ithaca College alum Jeremy Levine
  • Forces viewers to question international humanitarian efforts: How...

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Posted by Kelsey Greene at 2:05AM   |  3 comments

Blog was written by Kelsey Greene, Documentary Studies and Production, '13, FLEFF intern, Buffalo, New York

As the FLEFF week approaches, my calendar is filling up with events I want to attend.  There will be so many different opportunities to take part in!

If you have been following the intern blog, you may notice several of the interns have written blogs about their top...

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Posted by Brian McCormick at 3:32PM   |  3 comments

Blog post written by Brian McCormick, Film, Photo & Visual Arts '12, FLEFF Intern, Wilbraham, MA

With FLEFF almost two weeks away, I'm prepping myself for the films and events that I really want to see. I am especially excited for the wealth of documentaries being showed by internationally recognized filmmakers.

I am drawn to "human documentaries," which focus on...

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Posted by Lindsay Harrop at 1:49PM   |  1 comment

Blog posting written by Lindsay Harrop, Cinema & Photography '13, FLEFF Intern, McMinnville, Oregon

Fellow FLEFF Intern Abby Sophir has already highlighted her Top 5 films to check out on the Ithaca College campus for FLEFF week. For those interested in heading into town, here are...

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Posted by Lindsay Harrop at 3:48PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Lindsay Harrop, Cinema & Photography '13, FLEFF Intern, McMinnville, Oregon

One of the awesome things about FLEFF is not only that it incorporates so many different visual and artistic styles (from documentaries at Cinemapolis to performing arts to live music at

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Posted by Shawn Steiner at 9:05PM   |  2 comments

Blog posting written by Shawn Steiner, Film and Photography ’14, FLEFF Intern, Elkridge, Maryland

Welcome back to the FLEFF blog! Glad to see you are still checking in!

Today we have some proof of how this festival is truly international. Here at FLEFF,...

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Posted by Matthew Reis at 2:04AM   |  3 comments

Posted by Shawn Steiner at 5:03PM   |  4 comments

Blog posting written by Shawn Steiner, Film and Photography ’14, FLEFF Blogger, Elkridge, Maryland

Welcome to the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival! I’m Shawn Steiner and I am among the interns who will be bringing you the scoops, behind-the-scenes, profiles, and Q & A’s throughout...

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