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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Blog posting written by Kacey Deamer, Journalism and Environmental Studies '13, FLEFF Intern, Binghamton, NY
It is officially spring, and with that comes the beginning of FLEFF. This Sunday the festival officially kicks-off with a reading at Buffalo Street Books. One event, I know the title says 5. That's because this is a 'to do' list; there are other activities that can help you prepare for a week of FLEFF events.
1. First of all, put together your schedule. What films, concerts, new media events, guests do you want to see? How many at Cinemopolis and how many on campus? Plan it out now, because once the festival starts you will be overwhelmed by all of the incredible things we have going on in only 7 days.
2. Now that you have your schedule of events together, spread the word. Find a group of friends to go to each event and make it a special outing. A festival is about the people, so share the experience with others.
3. The Microtopias art installation on campus opens Monday, but it is being built Saturday and Sunday. Want to see art in action? Stop by the Ithaca College academic quad to watch FLEFF interns (myself include) build this massive art piece spelling out "microtopias" with recycled/reclaimed materials. Even better, pick up a hammer or hot glue gun when you come by and help put the installation together.
4. Define "microtopia" this weekend. Really think about what it means to you. This way, your FLEFF experience is heightened as the definition will change with each film or event. Be prepared to change your mind.
5. Come to the reading! "I,IR: International Microtopias" with Naeem Inayatullah and Sorayya Khan at Buffalo Street Books on Sunday at 3 p.m. (P.S. It's FREE)
I'm ready for FLEFF. Are you?