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

Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 12:14PM   |  3 comments

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

Mr. Billy Hall, a distinguished ’84 Ithaca College alum, joins us this afternoon to speak candidly about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the entertainment industry. As a television and...

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Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 12:31AM   |  2 comments

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

“Every dish has a storyline.” Korean-American filmmaker Grace Lee recalls that, as a child, Chinese restaurants were “Asian enough” for her immigrant parents, and “American enough” for her sister and...

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Posted by Cassandra Moore at 5:31PM   |  4 comments

Happy FLEFF!

TOP FIVE EVENTS TO CHECK OUT AT CINEMAPOLIS

In no particular order, here are the top 5 events at Cinemapolis not to miss:

1) Dear President Obama

On Saturday at 1:00pm environmental documentary filmmaker and professional adventurer, Jon Bowermaster will be at a screening of his film Dear President Obama. Personally, my hype...

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Posted by Sean Themea at 3:44PM   |  2 comments

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

 

“Who likes Harry Potter?”

In the packed auditorium, nearly every college student’s hand up...

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Posted by Cassandra Moore at 2:37PM   |  4 comments

Jon Bowermaster is a writer, environmental documentary filmmaker, activist, oceanographer and adventurer whose focus is on creating work which engages and educates audiences on contemporary issues relating to environmental degradation. The environmentally conscious media that Bowermaster produces culminates in his production company, Ocean 8 films. This year’s FLEFF will showcase two...

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Posted by Sophia Feuer at 2:30PM   |  3 comments

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

Following a week of exciting FLEFF events on the Ithaca campus from Monday through Friday this week, the fun will continue downtown at Cinemapolis! In fact, The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival weekend has much in store in terms of events. Don’t miss the rare...

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Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 7:18PM   |  2 comments

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

Having grown up with the Harry Potter books and films, it’s difficult to believe that the seventh and final book was released nine years ago, and that almost five years have passed since the premiere of the last movie. Nevertheless, J. K. Rowling’s...

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Posted by Cassandra Moore at 6:21PM   |  2 comments

Dr. Dale Hudson’s role within the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival is digital curator. What does a digital curator do you ask? His goal is to situate the festival’s annual theme around various new media installations and technological platforms that engage with various relevant environmental and social debates. Dr. Hudson has been working with the film...

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Posted by Sophia Feuer at 5:37PM   |  Add a comment

Blog Posting by Sophia Feuer, Cinema and Photography, '18, FLEFF Intern, Westchester, New York.

FLEFF week has officially begun on the Ithaca College campus! Amidst the craze, energy, and amazing events that are occurring left and right, it can be hard to choose what to attend. Haven’t decided what events to see yet? Here are five events that everyone should go...

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Posted by Hanxiao Wang at 12:17AM   |  Add a comment

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

This year, the 19th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival is from March 28 to April 3. 100 events, 75 independent film, 50 special guests and speakers, 25 panels, 1 spectacular concert. . . What are you most excited about? Whatever you like,...

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Posted by Hanxiao Wang at 12:06AM   |  Add a comment

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

From March 31- April 3, 32 independent FLEFF films from around the world will be showed at Cinemapolis. Feel excited? Take a look at some interesting events.

Broken Heart Land (Jeremy...

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Posted by Sean Themea at 11:49PM   |  1 comment

While a student at NYU, it dawned on Carlos Gutierrez that there was a lack of outlets for Latin American cinema.
 

So, he created one.

 

Mr. Gutierrez founded Cinema Tropical in 2001 with Monika Wagenberg, with the mission of distributing, programming and promoting Latin American cinema. Their first screening was of Silvia Prieto, held at the Two...

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Posted by Rebecca Cox at 8:33PM   |  3 comments

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

In less than a week the theaters of Cinemapolis will be buzzing with festivalgoers and guests. Most of these films cover global issues such as the Partition of India and the BP oil spill. With so many films to choose from, here is a list of five events to see at...

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Posted by Rebecca Cox at 8:13PM   |  1 comment

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

As the final countdown to the 19th Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival begins its time for all FLEFF-goers to begin mapping out the busy week.

The on campus events begin Monday, March 28 and conclude Friday, April 1. With over 40 on-campus events,...

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Posted by Sean Themea at 6:35PM   |  3 comments

FLEFF is more than cinema.

Musical performance is a key component of FLEFF. The festival has, historically, played host to musicians from across the globe.

2016 is no exception. Here are three examples of where you can catch live music during FLEFF:

 

Landscapes, Celestial and...

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Posted by Sean Themea at 5:19PM   |  1 comment

Four days.

Meaningful dialogue.

One theater.

 

In the spirit of FLEFF, Cinemapolis creates a “different environment” for festival-goers. From Thursday, March 31 through April 3, the independent theater will feature over forty screenings from filmmakers across the globe.

 

Five showings in particular caught my...

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Posted by Sean Themea at 2:57PM   |  Add a comment

FLEFF 2016 is just 24 hours away. Have you planned your schedule yet?

 

Make sure to visit Ithaca College as part of your FLEFF experience. In addition to sponsoring the festival, the school will host over forty FLEFF events on the South Hill campus.

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Posted by Kristina DiNardi at 2:06PM   |  1 comment

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

With over 40 events at Cinemapolis, there is so much to see with so little time.

Here are my Top 5 must see events at Cinemapolis.

1. Sadie Thompson

Thursday, March 31 at...

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Posted by Kristina DiNardi at 12:20PM   |  2 comments

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

With this year’s FLEFF starting tomorrow, there will be 100 events, screening, and art exhibitions happening on and off campus. While the overall number of events may be overwhelming at first glance, there is always something that has sparked my...

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Posted by Tianhong Yang at 4:41PM   |  13 comments

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

With over one hundred events at the 19th Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, it can be overwhelming for film festival attendees. However, a little prep work will help maximize your experiences throughout the week of...

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Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 8:01PM   |  8 comments

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

While the film screenings are definitely an important part of FLEFF, one must not overlook the other events that are offered, including musical performances. Fortunately, there are several opportunities to see concerts and silent film compositions at the end of this...

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Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 5:01PM   |  20 comments

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

FLEFF is a mere week and a half away, and Cinemapolis will be hosting a plethora of films and events for the 2016 festival. Many of the films are centered on socially relevant topics such as environmental rights, and injustices surrounding race, gender, and sexuality....

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Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 10:28AM   |  228 comments

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

Sifting through the FLEFF film and event program can be slightly overwhelming, as there is an ample amount of events being offered in a single week. While, of course, everybody has their own personal tastes, I have compiled a list of films, all diverse in subject, that...

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Posted by Carly Cote at 9:52PM   |  Add a comment

     Paul Vanouse used to brag that he would never use the same medium twice. Now, the emerging media artist can create five different projects out of one medium. He becomes inspired as he works.

     In one of his first projects, Relative Velocity Inscription, Vanouse raced DNA (including some of his own relatives) via gel electrophoresis. The projected...

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Posted by Carly Cote at 9:48PM   |  3 comments

     Each one of Ann Michel’s projects is extremely unique, but share one commonality: they have a long and useful life. She admits that she has a different niche in the entertainment industry, but Ann Michel would rather work on a thoughtful and long lasting project, versus a flashy one. There is no formula to produce this result, but it is instead an accumulation of...

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Posted by Ian Masotti at 9:06PM   |  Add a comment

    As a FLEFF blogger, I had the opportunity to speak with the director of Cinemapolis, Brett Bossard.  During this time, Mr. Bossard provided us bloggers with a new way of looking at the festival, and a new way of looking at Cinemapolis itself. ...

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Posted by Ian Masotti at 9:04PM   |  1 comment

Festivals are so much more than just films:

One of the biggest things that I have learned so far is what a festival actually...

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Posted by Emily Varga at 9:01PM   |  7 comments

I recently had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Ithaca faculty member and professor and chair of performance studies at Ithaca College, Deborah Martin.  Martin has a bachelor of music in piano performance, a master of music in piano performance and literature, and a doctorate of music in piano literature and pedagogy.  She has taught at DePauw University, Wabash College and...

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Posted by Thomas Ball at 10:20AM   |  3 comments

The directors of FLEFF take their time planning out the events at the festival. Before the festival begins, the plans for next year’s functions have...

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Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 11:48AM   |  2 comments

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

Being a FLEFF blogger requires a certain amount of awareness and knowledge about film festivals in order to write accurate and articulate blog posts. As such, the blogging team has read material by

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Posted by Sophia Feuer at 6:15PM   |  2 comments

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

One unique feature of The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) is the bringing together of talented musicians from all around the world to collaborate here in Ithaca.

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Posted by Hanxiao Wang at 12:50AM   |  4 comments

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

Professor Weihua Shi is an assistant professor of Art and Digital Art at Colgate University in Hamiton, New York. He studied film and new media for his Bachelor’s Degree at University of Colorado, and got his...

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Posted by Sean Themea at 10:19PM   |  3 comments

 

Blog Posting Written by: Sean Themea,

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Posted by Kristina DiNardi at 7:28PM   |  3 comments

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

Ever since she was young, Cynthia Henderson, associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, wanted to make the world a better place, but she didn’t think that she could do it...

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Posted by Rebecca Cox at 5:04PM   |  10 comments

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

In 2003, Mara Ahmed held the title of Senior Financial Analyst in Rochester, New York. Just a short year later, Ahmed began her career as an artist and later a filmmaker as she quit her corporate job.

“My true passion has always been art and film,” said...

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Posted by Gabriella LoBue at 4:11PM   |  4 comments

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

If you combine the history of underground media pioneers, an archive of their original footage, and a team of individuals who are determined to share the story, Here Come the Videofreex (2015) would be the final product....

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Posted by Rebecca Cox at 10:02AM   |  2 comments

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

Among the films at this year’s Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival are two from Kino Lorber Films. Both Taxi and Mountains May Depart...

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