FLEFF Blogging Internship Applications Open

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Film Festivals and Blogging: FLEFF 2018
Dr. Patricia R. Zimmermann
CRN 43244 HNRS 20051 T 6:50-9:30 

Application Process: 

Admission to the seminar and FLEFF blogging internship requires a short application and is competitive.

Requirements:  Must have one full year of courses at Ithaca College and at minimum sophomore standing. Students previously enrolled in the FLEFF Festivals course as FLEFF Fellows or in the Honors seminar in Participatory Cultures have priority as FLEFF blogging interns.  Overrides available for students outside the Honors program for this seminar and internship.

(Note:  students with sophomore standing through credits but who are currently in their first year as Ithaca College students are not eligible.  These students should enroll in the one-credit/P/F FLEFF Festivals that runs during the festival FLEFF Festivals GCOM 12000 CRN 43325, where they will be considered FLEFF Fellows.)

To apply:

Write no more than a one-page letter  (500 words maximum) explaining your major, GPA, your academic interests, why you are interested in participating in FLEFF 2018 as a blogging intern,  and what particular aspects of FLEFF interest you (review the FLEFF website before writing your application).   Also note if you have taken the FLEFF Festivals course or the Honors Seminar in Participatory Cultures.

Send your application letter to:  fleffblogging2018@gmail.com

Applications are now open and will close November 14.  Applicants will be notified of admission to the seminar and the internship on a rolling basis, so apply early.                  

Seminar Description

This advanced seminar engages competitively selected students in an intensive and immersive experience in the 20th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) as bloggers and festival ambassadors. Students serves as interns for FLEFF 2018.

The course provides students with a coordinated blend of theory, history, and practice. The course works within an international and transnational focus. It explores and analyzes the histories, operations, politics, creative industries impact, and programming of festivals as a critical nodal point in the entertainment and arts industries through significant books from the scholarly literature.

This seminar provides an avenue to learn professional blogging for film festivals and arts/entertainment organizations, with students writing for the FLEFF blogs in a very public, high profile way, interviewing the festival team and festival guests.  It also provides training in learning how to be part of the staff of a festival by thoroughly learning all aspects of the history of FLEFF, its mission and vision, its financing, partnerships, programming, the current year’s programming, and current year’s goals for audience development and engagement as well as visibility.

Finally, the course probes the purpose of festivals as a place for embodied, meaningful, and significant conversations about issues of importance in the world. Blogging interns have special access to festival guests and special events and convenings.

Special notes:  bloggers need to commit to full immersion in FLEFF during FLEFF week both on and off campus. However, classes come first. These sessions will replace some seminar sessions post-festival as they cover required class meeting sessions. Blogging interns receive a FLEFF staff t-shirt, lanyard, and a complimentary festival pass.

Weekly Events Roundup: 11/8 – 11/14

On November 9 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall, Paul Lewis will perform as part of the Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series.

seniorsashesStudents Today, Alumni Tomorrow and the Class of 2018 will host the “Seniors and Sashes” Pageant in Emerson Suites on Thursday 11/9 at 7:00 p.m.

The Department of Theatre Arts’ production on Wonderful Town will give its final performances on November 9, 10, and 11, all at 8:00 p.m. in the Hoerner Theater.wonderfultown

A Muslims and allies gathering and discussion will take place in Muller Chapel on 11/10 from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. immediately following Juma’a prayers. All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

On Saturday, 11/11 at 11:45 a.m. in the Fitness Center, the Residential Life Substance Free Communities will host a substance-free Cortaca watch party with food, games, and a broadcast of the match.

Regional high school choirs will perform on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Ford Hall in the Choral Composition Festival Concert.

tensor.pngMath and science writer Evelyn Lamb will give a talk on 11/13 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Williams 320 entitled “Building a Creative Career in Mathematics.” The presentation, the latest in the Tensor Lecture Series, will discuss the intersection between communications and STEM.

The Karel Husa Memorial Concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Hockett Family Recital Hall on 11/13.

From noon to 1:00 p.m. on 11/14, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier will bring its Mobile foodpantry.jpgFood Pantry to the A&E Center. The food pantry is open to all members of the IC community and provides fresh groceries free of charge.

The Residence Hall Association’s annual Sex Fest will take place in Emerson B on 11/14 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. The event will feature materials related to sex education from Planned Parenthood, the Advocacy Center, and more, as well as games, and performances by Spit That and IC Comedy Club.

The Flute Choir will hold an elective recital in Hockett Family Recital Hall at 7:00 p.m. on 11/14.

whalenAt 8:00 in Ford Hall on Tuesday, Music for the Mind: Mental Health Awareness Concert will take place, featuring performances from Marc Webster, Ivy Waltz, Patrice Pastore, Voicestream, IC Choir, IC Unbound, Rock Hard Dance Co., and more.

The Gerontology Institute and Project Generations will host a screening of The Age of Love on 11/14 at 6:30 in Textor 102. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Steven Loring.

Have an event you’d like featured on the blog? Email jwalsh5@ithaca.edu or ttaylor6@ithaca.edu.