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

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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 10:43AM
Kimberly Capehart, FLEFF Blogger

Blog posting by Kimberly Capehart, Documentary Studies and Production ’16, FLEFF Blogger, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Welcome back, FLEFFers!

The 18th annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival is quickly approaching! This year's festival will kick off on April 6th and run until April 12th here in Ithaca, New York.

My name is Kimberly Capehart and I am very excited to be back blogging for FLEFF for my third year!

I’m a junior Documentary Studies and Production major with an Honors and Politics double minor. My degree program offers a lot of diversity and flexibility in the courses that I am able to take, so I have had the opportunity of taking film, photography, and journalism classes as well as countless other intellectually engaging courses for my minors.

Additionally, as this is my third year serving as a blogger for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, I can confidently say that FLEFF has been a crucial component of my education. On what other college campus do you have the opportunity to attend an international film festival and engage with the vast array of ideas, opinions, and arguments that are being discussed by intellectuals from all walks of life?

I'll be graduating in December, so this is, unfortunately, my last year attending FLEFF as an undergraduate. I am excited to take what I have learned in the past three years as a blogger and to, once again, fully immerse myself in seven days of ideas, discussion, and films.

I come from a large town in southern New Jersey called Cherry Hill, which is located just about 10 miles outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Growing up right outside of Philadelphia and just about an hour away from the New Jersey shore and then moving to Upstate New York has definitely impacted my conception of my own habitat. 

The theme of this year’s festival is HABITATS, which can be interpreted in a number of different ways. To get started thinking about the theme, you can read a short piece on it here! Additionally, you can read about my own interpretation of the theme in just a few weeks.

This year’s festival promises to be full of great films, performances, lectures, guests, and so much more. With only about two months until the festival starts, I am so excited to start interviewing and exchanging ideas with festival programmers, film distributors, musicians, new media artists and creators, and graduate fellows from across the country and around the world.

Stay posted on the FLEFF Intern Voices website to read more about the festival and to get exclusive access to interviews, reflections, interpretations, and any other festival news! 

What are you most excited for about the 18th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival? 

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