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News, Views, Updates and More about the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival

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See an award-winning Spanish/Bolivian film and meet IC alum and casting director RODRIGO BELLOTT

UPSTATE NEW YORK PREMIERE: Even the Rain is a narrative feature film that chronicles a filmmaker who goes to Bolivia to make a film about Columbus in the New World, and encounters the indigeneous people dealing with...


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If your curiosity about toxics was piqued by yesterday's presentation from Arthur Smith III, about toxic load in the arctic--or even if you weren't--you might be especially interested in the film My Toxic Baby, to be screened today at 12:05 in Center for Health Sciences. RM 202.


From feeding and fussing to poo-poos and boo-boos, new...


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Diabolically imaginative and ever interested in the potential applications of film to politics, Nazi propagandists made a fake documentary about life inside the Warsaw Ghetto. While this film will disturb you, you should take time from your busy schedule to see it. It represents a unique historical artifact, the implications of which are only now becoming apparent.

The long and complex...


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FLEFF 2011 Checkpoint Not to be Missed:

Saturday, April 16

Siren of the Tropics

7 p.m.


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FLEFF's signature original live music for silent film

Friday, April 15
7 p.m.
The Last Laugh (F.W. Murnau, Germany, 1924)
Silent Film/Live Music

John Stetch, Jazz...


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Want to know the ins and outs of feature film editing? 

Want to learn the behind-the-scenes techniques of editors?

Then you do not want to miss this Special FLEFF workshop, Feature Film Editing, with Tom Swartwout. 

Feature Film Editing Workshop
Saturday, April 16, at noon at


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We're proud to present an exclusive interview with Elvira Dyangani Ose, curator and art/architectural historian, in preparation for the upcoming FLEFF11 Checkpoints Panel entitled Activist Retooling, Fourfold, to be held on 12 April from 7-9PM in Business 104 on the Ithaca College Campus.

Interviewed by Claudia Costa Pederson; video edited by Nicholas Knouf.


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FLEFF partners with the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art to mount a one day workshop on video art, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking and internationally recognized Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York.

Come to hear top video artists and programmers discuss the state of the field on Wednesday, April 13 at Kroch Library Room at...


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FLEFF 2011 Checkpoints early bird student passes for $20 for five films, faculty/staff passes for $35.

Run, jog, crawl, hop, slide, or dance to the Ithaca College Bookstore to take advantage of this all-time low offer before it ends!



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Like crocuses popping up in Spring, it's the return of an annual tradition at FLEFF: a panel of entertainment industry insiders sharing the inside scoop.

Directors, screenwriters, distributors, and global innovators tell their stories of how they got their breaks. And they also reveal how YOU can break into the industry, from Hollywood, to...


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Special FREE Screening at Cinemapolis

Sunday April 17
2 p.m.

What Do Polar Bears Dream When They’re Dying? (USA 2010)
With renowned Arctic and wildlife cinematographer/director Arthur Smith

What if we're all the polar bear? A wildlife cinematographer moves to Alaska to...


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Signature Events

FLEFF boasts some signature events.  Well, maybe not for everyone, but they are the ones that are original commissions. And ones that make us feel priveleged to be programmers.

And one of the biggest treats of FLEFF  is writing, producing, inventing spoken word, live music and silent film.  And...


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Tuesday, April 12 · 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Park 220, Ithaca College


The artist Monica Haller will be sharing and discussing her work on the Veterans Book Project, a series of books and...


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Do you want an international experience without leaving town?

Do you want to meet filmmakers, new media artists, and industry insiders in an informal, engaged environment?

Then you need to get your FIVE PASS FOR CINEMAPOLIS for FLEFF 2011 NOW!

Pre-Festival Pricing for IC faculty and staff...


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FLEFF scored a major coup today, when we received word from her agent, that actor, dancer, and celebrity Josephine Baker would be attending this year's FLEFF.  "I've had a long-running interest in FLEFF," declared Ms. Baker, "especially in terms of the festival's expanded definition of 'environment.'" 



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