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

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Posted by Rebecca Cox at 3:49PM
FLEFF Blogger, Rebecca Cox

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

Hello to all!

My name is Rebecca Cox and I am a senior Cinema & Photography major at Ithaca College. I was born in a small farm town in central Pennsylvania called Lebanon. It was there where I first discovered my love for film studies and production.

From an early age, I knew my passions were heading in the direction of film school.

When I’m not engaged in film or art projects, I am an avid reader and writer. I enjoy a wide variety of books from autobiographies to the Harry Potter series. I spend a decent majority of my time writing as well. I love to write about current issues whether it is journalistic or fashion related.

Here at Ithaca, I’ve dabbled in writing a few articles for the award-winning newspaper, The Ithacan.  When I graduate I intend to pursue a career in the editorial field.

My drive as an environmentalist is lead by my passion for animal and human rights. I have been a practicing vegetarian for eight years and a vegan for the past two years. Through this passion, I have branched out to educate myself on other environmental and social issues.

After recently finishing up a course last semester called Activists and Environmental Media, taught by Professor Brad Rappa, I found myself desperate to aid in the restoration of the planet. Through this course we developed a website called Ten Square Miles where we, as a class, discussed relevant environmental issues surrounding Ithaca, NY.

I would like to help educate not only myself, but also others on the state of our planet and what we can achieve if we work together. I believe getting out of our comfort zones is vital to intellectual growth.

I’m thrilled to participate in blogging for the 19th annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. With so many events to choose from, I look forward to immersing myself in every opportunity all while getting the chance to share my experiences through blogging.

I am a FLEFF blogger because I love film, writing and the environment. I know I will be learning so much through this experience this semester and I think sharing that experience through blogging is just as important.

I look forward to learning the film festival inside and out, meeting incredible filmmakers and artists, and improving my writing skills.

As I learn more about FLEFF and the artists who attend the festival, I am curious to hear not only the filmmaker’s stories by also each FLEFF-goer. We all come from different backgrounds and I believe this affects the way we view certain pieces.

What are you looking forward to at this year’s festival? If you’ve never attended the festival, what are your first time expectations?





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