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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Blog posting written by Chloe Wilson, Television-Radio '14, FLEFF Blogger, Ashland, Massachusetts.
My name is Chloe Wilson, and I'm excited to be back blogging with FLEFF for the second year in a row!
I'm a junior television-radio major with a concentration in scriptwriting. I also have a triple minor in history, legal studies, and the honors program.
I grew up in Ashland, Massachusetts - the original home of the Boston Marathon! I'm not athletic by any means, but I live close enough to the marathon route that I can walk outside of my house, set up a lawn chair, and cheer for all the marathoners running by.
Even though I grew up just outside of Boston, I'm a New Yorker at heart. I spent my last summer interning at Viacom in NYC while simultaneously working with a small non-profit. As much as I love media, I also love giving back to my community.
I consider the Ithaca area (and the surrounding Finger Lakes) my community. As a college student, I feel like I'm always mobile - travelling home for break, travelling to Syracuse to visit friends, travelling back to Ithaca for the new semester - and I'm excited to explore the idea of mobility in film and new media.
This year, FLEFF begins with a Kick-Off Screening on March 3rd. It's an Upstate Filmmakers showcase, featuring artists such as Carol Jennings, John Scott, and Jason Harrington. (Seeing as my birthday is March 2nd, it's like a belated present for me!)
The FLEFF schedule hasn't been announced yet, but I can't wait for the Kick-Off Screening. What are you excited about for this year's FLEFF?
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Blog posting written by Chloe Wilson, Television-Radio ’14, FLEFF Intern, Ashland, Massachusetts.
My name is Chloe. I am a sophomore Television-Radio major with a concentration in scriptwriting. I have a triple minor in Legal Studies, History, and the Humanities and Sciences Honors Program.
I grew up in Ashland, Massachusetts (the original home of the Boston Marathon!) and was determined to spend my college years in New York City. I ended up not in New York City, and I couldn’t be happier. Ithaca is the place that I’m supposed to be.
As introductions go, I don’t do labels. I find it impossible to identify myself without elaborating on why I used the words I did. And yet, blog posts can only take so much space, so I’m going to do my best to introduce myself. (Concisely, of course.)
I love telling stories. I love discovering characters in real life and I love creating them in my screenplays. I believe that everyone and everything has an enthralling story. It just may have not been found yet.
I love working with people. I have a strong passion for peer advising, which rose out of my desire to discover the stories of others. I also love helping people and enjoy working to make a difference.
I believe that we can learn from people just as much as we can help them. This is why I was attracted to FLEFF. It’s unique position as a curated and interdisciplinary film festival lets me partake in the dynamic intellectual engagement that no other festival offers.
I can’t wait for FLEFF 2012! I’m excited to become more active with downtown Ithaca through FLEFF. This year, The Finger Lakes Wine Center will host all of our after-event parties. Try to tell me that that’s not awesome. Go on. I dare you!
As they did last year, Cinemapolis will host our film screenings. The official film schedule for FLEFF is TBD, but Cinemapolis is screening OKA! at 4:30 PM on Sunday, Febuary 12th. FLEFF is co-sponsoring the event and a Q&A with director Lavinia Currier.
Again: it's going to be awesome.
FLEFF 2012 is going to be the opportunity of a lifetime. FLEFF challenges us to broaden what we know and immerse ourselves in what we don't, and this year's theme of microtopias only furthers that.
Personally, I'm really excited in learning about new media technologies through FLEFF. What about you FLEFFers" What are you most excited for in FLEFF 2012?