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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Blog posting written by Shawn Steiner, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts ’13, FLEFF Intern, Elkridge, Maryland
Can we spray paint? No.
Can we chalk the sidewalks? No.
Can we put pamphlets out across campus? No.
Can we still get people’s attention? Yes.
We can form a group and walk into IC Square. We can talk to people. We can pass along information. That’s what is great about the flash mob.
FLEFF is only two months away. The kick-off event is only one month away!
So pay attention. If you see a FLEFF shirt, or a FLEFF sign, that could mean something exciting is about to happen. And, that you are about to learn something new about what’s happening at FLEFF this year.
Maybe you were in IC Square today just grabbing a bite to eat when we appeared en masse. That was our first flash mob! And if you weren’t there you can check it out right here!
So, if you have any questions for us, or simply want to get involved, let us know! Ask us right here about something you may have only gotten a hint at during the flash mob.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Blog posting written by Dorothea Hinman, Cinema and Photography, '15, FLEFF Intern, Rochester, New York.
Greetings, FLEFF world!
I, Dorothea Hinman, am a sophomore at Ithaca College studying Cinema and Photography with a concentration in screenwriting. A theater minor is also in the works. I come from a small town outside Rochester, NY, and this is my first time on the FLEFF Blogging team! In fact, it is my first year of involvement in the festival, and I cannot wait to take the first step in my own personal FLEFF narrative.
Speaking of movement, this year's theme is "mobilities." Not only is this theme pertinent to the films and environmental issues at the forefront of the festival, it speaks to me on a personal level. A large reason I am so excited to be involved in FLEFF is the professional opportunity it gives me. I see it as an open door into the professional world surrounding film festivals, conversation and networking.
Beyond a personal prevalence, the theme of mobilities resurfaces in all of the aspects of this year's sixteenth annual festival. Whether this be our partnership with EngageMedia or the Dérive app, an innovative urban exploration application, or flash mobs, (coming to a food court near you!) FLEFF is about creating a movement of conversation about environmental issues in Ithaca and around the world. How will you help progress the FLEFF movement forward?