Congratulations to the winning student filmmakers of the 2018 Rod Serling Film Festival! The students will be honored on Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at The Forum Theatre in Binghamton, NY. This event runs from 10:00am to noon and is open to the public. The Rod Serling Film Festival is partnering this year with Serling Fest. Details on all activities and ticket information can be found at www.rodserling.com.
Dehanza Rogers is a filmmaker and assistant professor in the Performing and Media Arts department at Cornell University. She joins us to talk about her interactive video and sound installation at The Cherry Artspace in Ithaca. She explores the personal side of the plight of undocumented immigrants in a time of crisis.
In 1869, James and Elvira Scott purchased a farmhouse and 98 acres of farmland on what was called Sand Pond in upstate New York. The two moved in and within a year began boarding visitors at their spacious lake farm house. Today, nearly 150 years later, many area families still venture to the crystal clear waters of what is now known as Oquaga Lake near the Village of Deposit and the remaining Scott’s Family Resort. Seasons at the Lake is a one hour television documentary by WSKG Public Media. Filmmaker Brian Frey, looks at the remarkable history of Oquaga Lake and its resorts that drew vacationing families from every corner of the country, for decades.
See The Gray Riders documentary before it premieres on television. We’re hosting a special screening on Thursday, November 2 for this film, so RSVP to email@example.com. There will be a reception at 5:30pm with light refreshments and snacks. The film will begin at 6pm. This one-hour documentary looks at the remarkable 100-year history of the New York State Police.
The film ‘8 to 8’ is by Alec Simmons, student at Ithaca’s Lehman Alternative Community School in Ithaca, NY. ‘8 to 8’ is the recipient of the ‘Best SciFi/Fantasy’ award and the honor of ‘Best in Show’ for 2017. Here is some feedback from the filmmaker. What is your film about? A college student keeps noticing a mysterious tower on the outskirts of campus.
Colleen McGuinness | Artist Bio
I am 9 years old and in 4th grade in Union-Endicott. I have been in 5 shows at the Endicott Performing Arts Center and got to go to New York City this year to see Broadway shows. I play the piano in the movie. I also like playing old rock-n-roll on my recorder and this year I’m learning to play the stand-up bass. What is your film about? Can you summarize in a few sentences? It’s about a girl that scares her parents and then marries a boy named Joe.
Congratulations to Shyann Stroud, student at Greater Southern Tier BOCES, for the ‘Best Documentary’ honor in the 2017 Rod Serling Film Festival. What is your film about? My film “Choices” is the story of my life, and how I dealt with certain tragedies in a positive light. How did you come up with the idea for your film? As a class we were tasked with writing a paper on Rod Serling.