This year’s Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) will be held from March 22 April 11. The events will take place on Zoom and films will be screened through Cinemapolis’ Virtual Cinema platform. These three weeks will feature film screenings, talkbacks, master classes, presentations and discussions.
FLEFF will explore the theme of “infiltrations” this year and offer:
- One international new media art exhibition;
- 15 conversations, panels and salons;
- 15 post-screening talkbacks;
- 21 film screenings;
- and 100+ activists, artists, film directors, makers, musicians and scholars.
Attendees can watch films from anywhere at any time and are welcome to join the live sessions for discussion and exchange. All of the FLEFF events are open to the public. All presentations and talkbacks are free.
Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies, says that moving to a virtual environment has not only expanded the reach and scope, but also intensified the kinds of dialogues, panels and conversations FLEFF can offer.
“This year, the festival has tripled in length, from one week to three, to adapt to this dynamic new virtual environment with so many new affordances,” said Zimmermann. “Most importantly, the need to go virtual has expanded FLEFF's brand as a festival dedicated to providing space for significant dialogues and exchanges about ideas that matter about environmental justice into a much larger global conversation.”