News, Views, Updates and More about the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
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
Thursday, April 7, 2011
FLEFF partners with the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art to mount a one day workshop on video art, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking and internationally recognized Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York.
Come to hear top video artists and programmers discuss the state of the field on Wednesday, April 13 at Kroch Library Room at Cornell University, FREE
The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art collaborates with the Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) to stage a celebration of two new large video art archives that have been donated to the Goldsen Archive: "Elayne Zalis Video Studies Archive" and "ETC: Experimental Television Center Archives."
Schedule of Events
Kroch Library Lecture Room
Timothy Murray, Curator, Rose Goldsen Archives, and Director, Society for the Humanities
1:30 - 2:30 Archiving the Video Archive
Elayne Zalis and Timothy Murray, in conversation "History of the Zalis Archive"
Sherry Miller Hocking, ETC, and Patricia Zimmermann, Co-Director FLEFF, in conversation "History of ETC"
Guerlac Room, A. D. White House
3:00-4:00 Video Art: Practice in and through the Finger Lakes
Chair, Renate Ferro, Department of Art
Philip Mallory Jones, Co-Founder and Director, Ithaca Video Projects (1971-85)
Barbara Lattanzi, Interactive Art, Alfred University
4:30-6:00 PLENARY LECTURE
Anne-Marie Duguet, University of Paris 1 (Sorbonne) "Anarchives: Project and Process"
Sponsors: Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor, Society for the Humanities, The Tinker Factory, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Do you want an international experience without leaving town?
Do you want to meet filmmakers, new media artists, and industry insiders in an informal, engaged environment?
Then you need to get your FIVE PASS FOR CINEMAPOLIS for FLEFF 2011 NOW!
Pre-Festival Pricing for IC faculty and staff for FESTIVAL PASSES is $35 (regularly $45) until 5 p.m. on April 8 at the IC Bookstore. $7 a film! Festival screenings are normally $9.50
Passes also available at pre-festival price at Cinemapolis until last show on Friday April 8.
If you are an IC student, we have a limited number of passes left at the $20, until we sell-out all 200. Then festival passes increase to the regular price of $35.
Visiting filmmakers and industry professionals appearing at Cinemapolis include Helen De Michiel, Rodrigo Bellott, Rodrigo Brandao, David Brancaccio, Danny Schechter, Maple Razsa, Karin Chien, Arthur Smith, Tina Mabry, Jenny Stein, James La Veck, Tom Swartwout.
For more information on FLEFF 2011 edition Checkpoints program, check HERE.
FLEFF, A Different Environment
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
You will never get a better deal than this: a 2011 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) pass for $20.
Translation: five theatrical screenings at Cinemapolis with directors and speakers for $4 each.
FLEFF is offering the first 200 passes at $20 to Ithaca College students with I.D. This price is ONLY available at the Ithaca College bookstore.
This offer is valid only for Ithaca College students. Student festival price are regularly $35.
The downtown screenings will feature film directors David Brancaccio, Danny Schecter, Helen DeMichiel, Tina Mabry, Jenny Stein, Maples Razca, Jeremy Levine, James LaVek, commercial film editor Tom Swathout and more to be announced.
The downtown screenings also feature FLEFF's signature silent film/live music original commissions, featuring musicians John Stetch, Chris White, Robby Aceto, Peter Dodge, Fe Nunn and actress Cynthia Henderson. Silent films this year include The Last Laugh, Storm Over Asia, and Siren of the Tropics.
The 2011 FLEFF explores the theme of Checkpoints and runs April 10-17. Theatrical features run April 14-17, downtown.
For more information on the myriad industry, arts, new media artists, filmmakers, musicians, bands, and writers booked for FLEFF 2011 Checkpoints, and for more information on films as we confirm titles, go to: http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff