News, Views, Updates and More about the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Our intern blogging team brewed up and crowdsourced a list of 17 reasons why Ithaca College students should attend this year's Finger Lakes Enviornmental Film Festival, March 31-April 6.
Why 17? Because this year marks FLEFF's 17th anniversary!
17 reasons IC students should attend FLEFF 2014
1. An opportunity to be immersed in life out of classroom
2. Meet artists/producers/filmmakers/musicians/distributors/new media designers/intellectuals
3. Look at the world differently
4. Challenge your perceptions and conceptions
5. Be inspired
6. See works and films you can't see anywhere else
7. Engage in meaningful conversations
8. Open your mind
9. Spark your creativity
10. Share discussions with industry rockstars
11. An opportunity to learn through different mediums, art forms, and formats
12. Free (or almost) films that aren't always available
13. Mingle with guests in informal settings
14. Experience the theme in new light
15. Experience an IC tradition
16. You don't have to go to France to experience a film festival
17. Because it's better than Cortaca- everyone wins at FLEFF!
FLEFF: A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT
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 email@example.com 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