News, Views, Updates and More about the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
My name is Tiffani Muller and I am inviting you on my journey of growth, discovery, and exposure of the 2014 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF). Before we begin our journey, I would like to invite you to get to know the person behind the computer.
I am from a small town in Northern New Jersey and have lived there my whole life. That is, until I discovered Ithaca College back in 2009 when I took my first steps on campus as a wide-eyed freshman.
I spent my next four years here getting my Bachelor of Science in Communication Management and Design, and minoring in Deaf Studies and American Sign Language. I graduated in May of 2013 and when I was accepted into Ithaca College’s Master’s Program in Communications, I immediately knew this was the right program for me.
While enrolled as an undergraduate student, I was part of an amazing team that shaped who I am as a leader, team member and motivator. I cheered on the Ithaca College Cheerleading team for four years and became captain and president of the club my senior year. Currently, I am the coach of the Ithaca College Cheerleading team.
When I graduate in the summer of 2014, I hope to pursue a job in the field of Human Resources. Recruiting is something I have an itch to get more immersed in and FLEFF will provide this opportunity for my growth. This semester I will be recruiting interns and leading them into the world of film, ideas, discussion, music, art and politics.
Now, you may be wondering how my ideas relate to FLEFF and, besides leadership, what can I provide for the future interns. During my undergraduate studies, I received an opportunity to take a painting course. Not only did I get to learn the basics of painting, I was introduced to a world of art and intellectual ideas.
Since then, I have visited museums in the area, some painting studios and use the art facilities when I get the urge to get my feelings out on a canvas. Ithaca College has already provided me an opportunity to learn things I never though I would have the chance to be immersed in.
Something that I hold near to my heart is traveling, and, unfortunately, I never got the chance to study abroad during my undergraduate years. FLEFF is my opportunity to learn about the cultures and ideas of the places I dreamed of visiting. I truly feel lucky to have been placed with an assistantship where I can not only learn, but also make an imprint on those who will be here after me.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Amnesty International in Collaboration with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
a film screening of Dirty Wars (Rick Rowley, USA, 2013)
Friday October 4th at 7 p.m.
Ithaca College campus
Health Science and Human Performance Building, Hill 104.
Free and open to the public.
Dirty Wars is a Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary that follows investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill as he chases down the hidden truth behind the US government's "global war" theory, used to justify killings around the world with drones and other weapons. The U.S. government's "global war" theory is being used to justify human rights violations. Amnesty International is pushing to have the law at the heart of the "global war" theory - 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) – repealed.
ACTIVIST WORKSHOP on SATURDAY OCTOBER 5
Amnesty International will lead an activist training in grassroots organizing, media and messaging, guerilla theatre, and other creative forms of direct action and legislative activisim.
The event is co-sponsored by the Ithaca Chapter of Amnesty International, the Ithaca College Human Rights Club, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), and the Politics Department.
Information: contact Ute Ritz-Deutch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607) 351-8033.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
DRAFT April 2, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival's annual HOW TO GET YOUR BREAK panel--a perennial favorite among Ithaca College undergrads!
Hear film directors, film distributors, artists, and intellectuals who work internationally share their stories about their first experiences in film, media and communications in an engaging, interactive environment.
Expert, in-depth, and engaging facilitation by Steve Gordon, former Viacom executive and now a faculty member in the Roy H. Park School of Communications (and the originator of the HOW TO GET YOUR BREAK session at FLEFF 8 years ago!)
HOW TO GET YOUR BREAK
(part of FLEFF LAB FRIDAY)
Friday, April 5
Moderated by Steve Gordon, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, Ithaca College,
Featuring 2013 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival guests from the international film industries:
Peter Miller (film director, AKA Doc Pomus);
Kevin Lee (dGenerate Films);
Carlos Gutierrez (Mexico/USA, Cinema Tropical);
Vanessa Domico (Outcast Films);
Dominica Dipio (Uganda,film director and film scholar);
Bo Wang (China, China Concerto)
Yong Ki Jeong (Korea, film director, Couples, Once Upon a Time) with translation by Changhee Chun, Cinema, Ithaca College
For bios of all 50 guests coming to FLEFF, as well as schedules of events, see www.ithaca.edu/fleff
FLEFF: A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Blog written by Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
It's going to be a jam-packed, amazing, eye-opening, and powerful year of international cinema at FLEFF 2013, our 16th Edition.
Every year when we wrap FLEFF and I am completely exhausted from watching four films a day and listening to so many discussions where I change how I think about the world, I think, there is absolutely no way to top what we programmed.
But this year, I think I can state without exaggeration that we've topped any other programming we've done in the past, with more films from more countries with more directors and more distributors. And, we can promise more post-screening conversations of significance, a FLEFF trademark.
We have secured films from Palestine, France, Korea, USA, Canada, China, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Russia, Tibet, Norway, Sri Lanka, Chile.
And we have booked a staggering array of film forms and styles: art films, commercial narratives, documentaries, shorts, experimental works--another FLEFF signature programming strategy that embraces heterogeneity.
And that is just what we are screening downtown at Cinemapolis April 4-7. It does not includes all the films, new media artists, scholars, activists, and special programming on campus throughout the week. More on those programs in another post.
A special shout out this year to Scott Bliss, Executive Director at Cinemapolis, for his energy and wonderful sense of collaboration. Without Cinemapolis downtown and without those exciting booking confabs with Scott, we would not have a venue to screen and discuss.
FLEFF Films to date for Cinemapolis, April 4-7, 2013 (click the links and find trailers for ALL films below...just to whet your appetites)
AKA Doc Pomus (USA, 2012) with director Peter Miller
All Together (Stephane Robelin, France, 2012)with distributor Rodrigo Brandao, KinoLorber Films
Amazon Gold (USA, 2013)with director Sarah Du Pont
Anak-Anak Srikandi (Indonesia, 2012) with distributor Vanessa Domico, Outcast Films, and producer Laura Coppens
Black Maria Film and Video Festival 2013 shorts, with festival director John Columbus
China Concerto (Bo Wang, China, 2012) with distributor Kevin Lee. dGenerate Films
Couples (Korea, 2011) with Director / Writer Yong ki Jeong
Dear Governor Cuomo (USA, 2012) with director Jon Bowermaster and other special guests
Everyone’s Child (Zimbabwe, 1995) with filmmaker Tsitsi Dargarembga
Five Broken Cameras (Algeria/Palestine, 2011) with distributor Rodrigo Brandao, KinoLorber Films
Habibi (Susan Youssef, Palestine, 2011) guest TBA
October (Sergei Eisenstein, USSR, 1928) with Cloud Chamber Orchestra
Old Dog (Pema Tseden, Tibet/China, 2011) with distributor Kevin Lee, dGenerate Films
On the Road (Walter Salles, USA, 2013) speakers TBA
Once Upon a Time (Korea,2008) with Director / Writer Yong ki Jeong
Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton, USA, 1924) with Fe Nunn and Friends and Cynthia Henderson
Silenced Voices :Tales of Sri Lankan Journalists in Exile (Beate Arnestad,Norway/Sri Lanka, 2012) with the subject of the film Sonal Samarasinghe
The Water Front ( USA/Canada, 2008) with film director Liz Miller
Upstate Filmmakers Showcase, with filmmakers Vincent Grenier, Jason Harrington, John Scott, Becky Lane, Arturo Sinclair, and others TBA
Violeta Went to Heaven (Andres Wood, Chile/Brazil/Argentina/Spain, 2012) with distributor Rodrigo Brandao, KinoLorber Films,
Wild Style (USA, 1983) 30th Anniversary Screening with director Charles Ahearn