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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Blog posting written by Shea Lynch, Documentary Studies ’13, FLEFF Intern, Glens Falls, New York
I’m excited to welcome you back to the 16th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. It will be an energetic few weeks as the intern team prepares for the main festival April 1-7 and a kick off screening March 3
This season’s theme is MOBILITIES and as my last semester at Ithaca College starts, I think about what my future will hold after college. Emerging media is something I want to continue to explore. I’m getting my feet wet this semester through the leadership position at FLEFF. I help curate ideas, am a big communication resource for the interns, and help festival guests connect with filmmakers and films through my blogs.
I’m from Glens Falls, New York, a small city near Albany. Glens Falls is rich with history and community activities. The arts are highly valued; The Charles R. Wood Theater and The Glens Falls Civic Center provide the biggest avenues for art. We also have several small art galleries and movie theaters. I interned for a locally owned theater called Cinematheque, still running on 35mm.
Social media outreach is very important in my community back home. As students, we use computers in our day-today life, but do we understand what really constitutes this global social network? How can we affectively spread our message to others?
These questions I hope will get answered through my experience with FLEFF. I look forward to the journey ahead.