The theme of this year’s festival is “Entaglements,” focusing on how different environments, ideas, places, politics, and practices enmesh and twist into each other.
Zimmermann reflected on the path the second oldest environmental film festival in the United States has taken to get to this milestone.
“This anniversary has such deep meaning and significance,” she said. “First, that we actually survived across a quarter of a century; and second, that this milestone would not be possible without hundreds of Ithaca College faculty, staff, students, and a panoply of filmmakers, artists, musicians, producers, writers, journalists, scholars, archivists, activists, partners, and funders from around the globe.”
In addition to three weeks of events, there’s a plethora of other FLEFF content, including the 25 for 25 project, where participants — including several Ithaca College professors —share how the festival has impacted them, allowing them to share their experiences.
In response to the war in Ukraine, the festival also features a new collaborative project, collecting resources on Ukrainian film, music, and literature.