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26th Anniversary of FLEFF

The 2023 edition of the festival runs from March 20 - April. The festival will be hybrid, with both in-person events and screenings hosted by Ithaca College and our partner Cinemapolis.

26th Anniversary Edition Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Theme: POLYPHONIES

POLYPHONIES joyously combine a number of parts, each with an individual melody and harmonizing with each other. This layering of different voices, practices, and perspectives is not only found in music but across the arts, politics, technologies, and ecologies.

Conceptually, polyphonies offer an embrace of the many, the multiple, and the diverse into a more energized whole, rejecting the singular, the mono, and the linear. 

FLEFF 2023: POLYPHONIES

1 International New Media Art ExhibitioN

1 roundtable on plants, food, AND THE aFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

4 CONCERTS (FREE AND in-person at Ithaca college!)

3 BOOK LAunches

3 rOUNDTABLES WITH WRITERS AND JOURNALISTS FROM the edge

10 CINEMAPOLIS Screening Talkbacks with activists, archivists, filmmakers, scholars, new media artists, writers, JOURNALISTS

18 Conversations, Convenings, Panels, ROUNDTABLES, Salons

26 FILMS from around the globe

100+ activists, artists, makers, musicians, scholars

30% virtual on zoom

100% Community, Debate, Discussion

FLEFF: A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT

Explore the FLEFF 2023 Program

Come back after February 1, 2023 as we roll out our festival programming for this year!

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Patricia Zimmermann, FLEFF Director, and Ann Michel, FLEFF Producer, on Virtual Festivals

As part of the special Visible Evidence Forum dossier on Cocreation During Pandemic and Protest, Zimmermann and Michel published an essay about innovations in collaborative cocreative practices as FLEFF 2021 went 100% Virtual . This cutting-edge dossier features essays by eight scholars and new media artists, many of whom had been previous FLEFF guests.

Read their essay here:  Co-Creation for a Virtual Environmental Film Festival, or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love ZOOM

FLEFF: A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT