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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Blog posting written by Kris DiNardi, Writing for Film, Television and Emerging Media, ‘18, FLEFF Intern, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Landscapes are all around us. Some landscapes are natural, while others are man-made. Some are still untouched and some are gone. We pass by landscapes everyday, but do we stop to take a moment and look around?
Like us, landscapes are changing every day. Both are formed and shaped by different cultures, people, and experiences. We notice and concentrate on distinctive traits of both, such as color and form, and draw and create ideas and perspectives from them. This makes not one landscape or person the same.
In relation to the 19th annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, this year’s theme is Landscapes. When you hear the word “landscape,” you might think of a beautiful sunset descending or the crashing sound of water from a waterfall. But upon further examination, the word can be interpreted to so much more than just simply scratching onto its surface.
Landscapes give an endless amount of opportunities to see what is possible and impossible. From being captured on film, to being drawn, to being completely digital, we can see what the filmmaker and/or artist wants us to see its core: a space.
Looking at the official FLEFF poster, there are number of different landscapes that are combined together, including Cayuga Lake and images of a city skyline and a forest. These landscapes come together to form something greater: an idea.
FLEFF is similar to landscapes, where the possibilities are infinite. The festival isn’t merely limited to film, just by going off of its name. Concerts, new media, live music, activism, and experimental works are some of the many mediums that the festival offers.
So what kind of landscapes will you see at FLEFF this year?