A chance encounter on a New York subway led to the Binghamton Babylon Film Festival. Now in its second year, the weekend is capped off with the Rod Serling Film Festival. Art Mission Vice-president Andrea Gregori and WSKG Education Director Jackie Stapleton talk about the many entries in both competitions. http://wskg.org/audio/17babylon.mp3
The Art Mission and Theatre is present the Binghamton Babylon Film Festival, October 12 – 16. It opens with a keynote address by Scott MacDonald, whose book, ‘Binghamton Babylon’ inspired the festival. It culminates with the Rod Serling Film Festival. In between are film retrospectives and new avant-garde works of film. We hear from Tim Mollen of the Art Mission board of directors, and general manager Rebecca Sheriff about the festival, and the chance encounter on a New York City subway car that uncovered the rich history of film-making at the Binghamton campus. http://www.wskg.org/audio/babylonmix.mp3
WSKG Youth has announced an exciting new partnership with the Art Mission and Theater! The nine winning films of the 2016 Rod Serling Film Fest will be screened as part of Binghamton Babylon, a new film festival celebrating Binghamton, New York’s central role in the development of avant-garde film in the late 1960s and 1970s. This four-day festival will feature the newest and most compelling avant-garde films from across the world, along with a retrospective of films made in Binghamton, hands-on filmmaking workshops, and a special keynote address by Scott MacDonald, cinematic historian and author of Binghamton Babylon: Voices from the Cinema Department 1967-1977. Learn more on the Facebook event page.
Inspiring the Next Generation of Filmmakers
On Sunday, October 16, 2016 the Rod Serling Film Festival will take place during Binghamton Babylon in partnership with the Art Mission and Theater. The Rod Serling Film Fest, a video contest for youth in kindergarten through Grade 12, honors the work of Rod Serling and celebrates the creativity of the next generation of filmmakers. Two screenings of the winning films will be held at 4:00pm and 5:30pm on the 16th.
Learn more about Binghamton Babylon and the film festival partnership from the press conference held on August 23, 2016 courtesy of NewsChannel 34.