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

Posted by Emily Varga at 11:11PM   |  10 comments

Mara Baldwin is the director of the Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College and is one of many who help to coordinate the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival’s collaboration with this venue, as she said - they provide the gallery as a “vessel.”

After ten years of...

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Posted by Thomas Ball at 7:42AM   |  19 comments

1. The Different Types of Film Festivals With Various...

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Posted by Sean Themea at 11:38PM   |  2 comments

Blog Posting Written by: Sean Themea,

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Posted by Sophia Feuer at 9:54PM   |  3 comments

Blog posting written by Sophia Feuer, Cinema and Photography, ’18, FLEFF Intern, Briarcliff Manor, NY.

This year’s festival is attracting incredible artists and individuals from all over the world. One of these intriguing people will be Ithaca’s very own Mr. Billy Hall. Mr. Hall will be attending FLEFF as...

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Posted by Kristina DiNardi at 9:18PM   |  3 comments

Blog posting written by Kris DiNardi, Writing for Film, Television and Emerging Media, '18, FLEFF Intern, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In less than a month, Ithaca College will be hosting the 19th annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from March 28–April 3. One the most unique things about FLEFF is that students, faculty and...

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Posted by Hanxiao Wang at 5:20PM   |  1 comment

Blog posting written by Hanxiao Wang, Integrated Marketing Communications Studies, ’19, FLEFF Intern, Sichuan, China.

“How digital technologies can be used to counter the status-quo,” professor Claudia Pederson claimed, “That’s what I am interested in.”

Professor...

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Posted by Kristina DiNardi at 12:10PM   |  3 comments

Blog posting written by Kris DiNardi, Writing for Film, Television and Emerging Media, ‘18, FLEFF Intern, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

On a Friday night, most professors would be at home, but not Saviana Stanescu. From her office in the Dillingham Center at Ithaca College, she tirelessly works on her new project, with a working title called “The Others,” that is coming...

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Posted by Rebecca Cox at 7:08PM   |  9 comments

Blog posting written by Rebecca Cox, Cinema and Photography, ’16, FLEFF Intern, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

As Ithaca College students we have the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival right in our backyard. This year, there will be over 100 events from March 28  - April 3 including film screenings, readings, labs, and new media art presentations. Since FLEFF is just...

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Posted by Tianhong Yang at 4:26PM   |  4 comments

Blog posting written by Tianhong Yang, Environmental Sciences, ’18, FLEFF Blogger, Hangzhou, China

Mr. Raza Rumi, Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College, is an author, policy analyst, and journalist...

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Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 12:52PM   |  4 comments

Blog posting written by Gabriella LoBue, Cinema and Photography, ’18, FLEFF Intern, Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Tucked away on the west end of the Gannett Center, and ornamented with various statues reminiscent of art museum pieces, lies the home of the Art History Department. I admit that I had never been to this part of the building before, nor was I even aware if its...

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Posted by Cassandra Moore at 10:55AM   |  6 comments

1. FLEFF events go beyond film screenings

​Within the 100 FLEFF events that make up the festival, not every event on the schedule is a film; more often than not, any given FLEFF event will engage with multiple elements that expand beyond a film screening. Paired with every FLEFF film screening, on Ithaca College’s campus or downtown at

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Posted by Hanxiao Wang at 12:47AM   |  23 comments

Blog posting written by Hanxiao Wang, Integrated Marketing Communications studies, '19, FLEFF Intern, Sichuan, China. 

For nearly one month as a blogger to learn about FLEFF, I found my conceptions about FLEFF changed.

1.Ithaca College is the host of FLEFF

I thought FLEFF was sponsored by the city...

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Posted by Thomas Ball at 11:59PM   |  12 comments

Post Written by Thomas Ball, Film, Photography, Visual Arts, 18', FLEFF Intern, Shelton, CT

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Posted by Carly Cote at 11:37PM   |  3 comments

 

1. Choosing the films to screen during a festival is no easy task.

It involves paying close attention to what is going on in the world, what factors influence the region of the film festival, and what films have already made a splash in preceding festivals. Combine those three factors plus the image the festival is trying to...

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Posted by Sean Themea at 11:02PM   |  3 comments

Blog Posting Written by: Sean Themea,

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Posted by Sophia Feuer at 10:12PM   |  6 comments

Blog posting written by Sophia Feuer, Cinema and Photography, ’18, FLEFF Intern, Briarcliff Manor, Ny.

Still one month away from FLEFF week and my preconceptions concerning film festivals have already been changed with no return. With my new understanding of festivals and FLEFF under my belt, I am looking forward to experiencing this...

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Posted by Kristina DiNardi at 9:36PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Kris DiNardi, Writing for Film, Television and Emerging Media, ’18, FLEFF Intern, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Before becoming a blogging intern for FLEFF, I didn’t know a lot about film festivals. But only being involved with FLEFF for a little over a month, I have learned so much.

Here are five facts that I have learned about film festivals...

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Posted by Kristina DiNardi at 8:18PM   |  1 comment

Blog posting written by Kris DiNardi, Writing for Film, Television and Emerging Media, ‘18, FLEFF Intern, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Originally coming to Ithaca College as an exploratory major, current sophomore Gabriella LoBue didn’t know which discipline she should study, but she knew that she...

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Posted by Tianhong Yang at 2:28PM   |  2 comments

Blog posting written by Tianhong Yang, Environmental Sciences, ’18, FLEFF Blogger, Hangzhou, China

I didn’t start out to be a blogger.

I was introduced to FLEFF by Dr. Thomas Shevory who spoke to all first-year environmental studies majors in a seminar class. Out of...

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Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 3:08PM   |  9 comments

Blog posting written by Gabriella LoBue, Cinema and Photography, ’18, FLEFF Intern, Hackettstown, New Jersey.

In a large and crowded public space, it can be difficult to locate a single person of interest amongst a bustling sea of people. Kris DiNardi, however, alleviates this challenge, thanks to her signature, and easily identifiable hat.

Coming from Pittsburgh,...

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Posted by Rebecca Cox at 3:25PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Rebecca Cox, Cinema and Photography, ’16, FLEFF Intern, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

In preparation for this year’s Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, I’ve been learning a plethora of information about the history of film festivals and FLEFF itself.

Through this, I’ve encountered some incredibly engaging information that I...

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Posted by Emily Varga at 9:56PM   |  Add a comment

When I entered the FLEFF intern blogging class, I had many preconceived notions about what film festivals are like in today’s world.  I thought I knew what kinds of films are shown and I stigmatized the type of people I thought attended festivals. But in the last few weeks, I was given the opportunity to delve into the world of film festivals and I’ve learned quite a bit,...

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Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 1:12PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Gabriella LoBue, Cinema and Photography, ’18, FLEFF Intern, Hackettstown, New Jersey.

If, approximately one year ago, someone asked me what a film festival is like or what it entails, I wouldn’t have had a very intelligent response considering I’d never actually been to one. However, readings from

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Posted by Ian Masotti at 6:17PM   |  Add a comment

In the spring of this year, students will have the opportunity to take FLEFF mini courses taught by Ithaca College professors.  One of those courses will be taught by Dr. Donald Beachler, a politics professor.  Dr. Beachler begun teaching at Ithaca College in 1988, and since...

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Posted by Cassandra Moore at 9:09AM   |  10 comments

Engaging in spaces where environment and political landscapes react due to activism and policy, is where Dr. Thomas Shevory's work exists to critically examine the functions of influential moments in environmental history, like the 2015 Paris People’s Global Climate March, where Dr. Shevory attended and

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Posted by Hanxiao Wang at 12:03AM   |  37 comments

Blog posting written by Hanxiao Wang, Integrated Marketing Communications studies, '19, FLEFF Intern, Sichuan, China.

There are two places in the world that can change you over night. One is a casino, and the other one is FLEFF!

It was my most experience after I interviewed

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Posted by Thomas Ball at 11:45PM   |  2 comments

Blog posting by Thomas Ball, Film, Photography, Visual Arts, 18’, FLEFF Intern, Shelton, Connecticut.

 

Q & A: Dr. Tonya Saunders

 

This past Tuesday at the weekly FLEFF Intern Seminar,

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Posted by Kristina DiNardi at 10:58PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Kris DiNardi, Writing for Film, Television and Emerging Media, ‘18, FLEFF Intern, Pittsburgh,...

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Posted by Emily Varga at 10:23PM   |  Add a comment

Dr. Chris House will be teaching a FLEFF mini course this semester, exploring communication and rhetoric and the purpose they have in the world of film. 

Dr. House teaches Communication Studies at Ithaca College and is an alumnus of SUNY Brockport, Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh.  According to his faculty...

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Posted by Tianhong Yang at 10:15PM   |  3 comments

Blog posting written by Tianhong Yang, Environmental Sciences, ’18, FLEFF Blogger, Hangzhou, China

Growing up as a homeless child, Hussain Shah gained fame as a boxer. His talent and commitment allowed him to become the best boxer in South Asia, who won a bronze medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. However, soon after the glory, Shah was forgotten by the...

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Posted by Sean Themea at 9:23PM   |  Add a comment

Blog Posting Written by: Sean Themea,

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Posted by Carly Cote at 9:10PM   |  1 comment

     As a health activist and world traveller, Dr. Stewart Auyash encompasses the interdisciplinary aspect of FLEFF.  He currently holds the position as chair of the Public Health Department at Ithaca College, teaches a plethora of classes ranging from Hunger, War and Genocide to Critical Health Issues, as well as advising many students, including myself.

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Posted by Kristina DiNardi at 7:04PM   |  2 comments

Blog posting written by Kris DiNardi, Writing for Film, Television and Emerging Media, ‘18, FLEFF Intern, Pittsburgh,...

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Posted by Rebecca Cox at 5:33PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Rebecca Cox, Cinema and Photography, ’16, FLEFF Intern, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

As I’ve discussed in my blog last week, this year’s Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival theme is focused on Landscapes of all...

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Posted by Sophia Feuer at 2:05PM   |  1 comment

Blog posting written by Sophia Feuer, Cinema and Photography, '18, FLEFF Intern, Briarcliff Manor, NY. 

Jake Brenner is a professor at Ithaca College who teaches Geography in the Department of Environmental Studies and Science. He is the Ithaca College Natural Lands Faculty manager and is also a dedicated FLEFF...

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Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 11:09AM   |  2 comments

Blog posting written by Gabriella LoBue, Cinema and Photography, ’18, FLEFF Intern, Hackettstown, New Jersey.

This week I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Andy Watts, assistant professor at Ithaca College, and a member of the FLEFF staff. He kindly shared interesting viewpoints regarding his specific role in the...

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Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 7:20PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Gabriella LoBue, Cinema and Photography, ’18, FLEFF Intern, Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Dr. Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost for International Studies and Special Programs, and executive producer of FLEFF, graciously shared her extensive knowledge of and experience with the 19-year-old festival on a snowy...

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Posted by Tianhong Yang at 5:19PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Tianhong Yang, Environmental Sciences, ’18, FLEFF Blogger, Hangzhou, China

The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival was launched in 1997 as an outreach project from the Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University. In 2004, the festival moved to Ithaca College, where it is currently located at the...

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Posted by Ian Masotti at 5:49PM   |  Add a comment

When thinking about the theme for this year’s festival, Landscapes, I immediately thought back to seeing the official FLEFF poster.  This poster depicts a series of buildings, with a gorgeous lake background.  The poster was what I was used to when I thought about...

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Posted by Cassandra Moore at 12:56AM   |  2 comments

The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival 19th year will engage with ideas and constructions relating to Landscapes through various films, new media projects, guest commentaries, and audience based dialogues.

What do you think of when you hear the word “landscape”? Is there a particular view or bit...

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Posted by Hanxiao Wang at 12:44AM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Hanxiao Wang, Integrated Marketing Communications studies, '19, FLEFF Intern, Sichuan, China. 

Heraclitus had a famous saying : "No man ever steps in the same river twice." In my opinion, no man ever steps in the same landscape...

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Posted by Thomas Ball at 12:01AM   |  Add a comment

Posting written by Thomas Ball, Film, Photography and Visual Arts, '18, FLEFF Intern, Shelton,...

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Posted by Emily Varga at 11:27PM   |  2 comments

This year’s Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival theme is Landscapes.  FLEFF defines Landscapes as “Open and closed spaces. Natural and artificial.  Reverence and nostalgia.  Geographies and extractions. Material and immaterial.  Built and imagined.” 

Landscapes can...

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Posted by Kristina DiNardi at 11:21PM   |  4 comments

Blog posting written by Kris DiNardi, Writing for Film, Television and Emerging Media,...

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Posted by Carly Cote at 10:37PM   |  Add a comment

Landscapes: a picture that shows a natural scene of land or the countryside; an area of land that has a particular quality or appearance; a particular area of activity

Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival: a different environment

In the past, FLEFF has not just focused on one specific concept or idea, unlike a typical landscape. Instead, FLEFF fosters a space that...

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Posted by Rebecca Cox at 8:11PM   |  2 comments

Blog posting written by Rebecca Cox, Cinema and Photography, ’16, FLEFF Intern, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

By definition, a landscape is “all the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal.”

With relevance to the...

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Posted by Sean Themea at 8:07PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Sean Themea, Communication Studies '16, FLEFF Intern, Chester, NH

 

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Posted by Tianhong Yang at 4:55PM   |  Add a comment

Blog posting written by Tianhong Yang, Environmental Sciences, ’18, FLEFF Blogger, Hangzhou, China

The word Landscape refers to a particular area of land or of activity, featuring natural sceneries or human cultures. The 19th annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival has also...

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Posted by Sophia Feuer at 3:27PM   |  1 comment

Blog posting written by Sophia Feuer, Cinema and Photography, '18, FLEFF Blogger, Westchester, NY

This year’s highly anticipated lineup for FLEFF (Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival) 2016 has much to offer. A variety of unique and captivating works will travel and bring together a multitude of diverse perspectives, voices,...

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Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 10:35AM   |  1 comment

Blog posting written by Gabriella LoBue, Cinema and Photography, ’18, FLEFF Intern, Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Landscapes: a boundless word that can describe a number of places. Places that are similar, dissimilar, or even complete opposites of each other: Mount Everest and a manmade movie set of the same infamous peak; a sweeping desert and the open ocean; the Milky Way and a...

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Posted by Thomas Ball at 12:01AM   |  2 comments

Blog Posting written by Thomas Ball, Film, Photography and Visual Arts, 18', Shelton, Connecticut

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Posted by Cassandra Moore at 12:00AM   |  Add a comment

“Our human landscape is our unwitting autobiography, reflecting our tastes, our values, our aspirations, and even our fears, in tangible, visible form. We rarely think of landscape that way, and so the cultural record we have 'written' in the...

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