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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view

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FLEFF notebooks

Blog Posting by Alexis Lanza, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts '15, FLEFF Blogger, Enfield, CT 

Be proactive. 

It's not easy to work around conflicting schedules. Finding time to interview and meet with people will prove tricky. The best way to avoid running into last minute problems is to plan ahead. 

Do outside research. 

Attending multiple screenings and events can be overwhelming. There is so much information being given, sometimes it's lost before it can be grasped. Spending a little bit of extra time studying up on the topics being presented will help avoid a sense of feeling overwhelmed. 

Go into each event armed with a notebook and an open mind.

While it is beneficial to be prepared before an event, the point is to learn. Each event will offer information and insight. Scrawl it all down in your FLEFF notebooks and watch as your thoughts are mapped out before you. 

Put yourself out there. 

FLEFF gives interns and bloggers the opportunity to meet and talk with an array of people, each of whom has something to offer. The best way to learn is through conversation! 

Be prepared to make sacrifices during FLEFF week. 

Once the schedule of events is released, the planning begins. I asked for substitutes to cover my shifts at my on campus job more than once in order to be able to attend events, and it was a decision I did not regret. Most of the vents are once- in- a- lifetime opportunities that could change the course of your way of thinking, and therefore, change your life. 


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