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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Being a FLEFF blogger has absolutely been one thing above all else: challenging. I have read and reread critical film festival theory books, such as Film Festivals and Activism, as I have become immersed in this historical and forward moving industry. I have written and rewritten blogs while attempting to refine my blogging skills. As someone with little skill in theater, I have stepped out of my comfort zone practicing and performing flash mobs – dancing, posing and all.
Honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. To challenge a student is to insight engagement, critical participation and progressive thought. As an upcoming Ithaca College graduate, FLEFF has pushed my abilities in blogging and media industries, preparing me to step out into the new media world as a skilled and capable individual.
My favorite aspect of being a FLEFF blogger is the genuine feeling of being part of a team. From interviewing filmmaker like Mara Alper to attending Cloud Chamber Orchestra’s accompaniment of Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life (1925), my team has had amazing opportunities and stimulating experiences.
As FLEFF rapidly approaches I continue to look forward to a plethora of upcoming films, projects and events – especially the world premiere of the film Cotton Road, a continuation of the new media project that traces the cotton industry.