Glimmerglass Film Days Present 'Against the Odds'

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Glimmerglass Film Days present its annual film festival.  This year the theme is ‘Against the Odds’.  The films, curated by Margaret Parsons, founder and director of the award-winning film program at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, show a range of uplifting films about human resilience in the face of overwhelming challenges. We hear from Margaret Parsons about these lives through a lens. http://wskg.org/audio/parsonsmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: PeterTea via Flickr

 

 

Glimmerglass Film Days Present ‘Against the Odds’

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Glimmerglass Film Days present its annual film festival.  This year the theme is ‘Against the Odds’.  The films, curated by Margaret Parsons, founder and director of the award-winning film program at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, show a range of uplifting films about human resilience in the face of overwhelming challenges. We hear from Margaret Parsons about these lives through a lens. http://wskg.org/audio/parsonsmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: PeterTea via Flickr

 

 

The Art Mission Opens the Binghamton Babylon Film Festival

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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

 

Photo credit: Art Mission Theatre

 

 

Rod Serling Film Fest Winners to Share the Screen with Filmmakers

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.

Transient Visions celebrates its third year at Spool MFG

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Transient Visions is an annual festival of experimental film hosted by Spool MFG in Johnson City.  Short films have been selected from hundreds of entries and curated into four programs.  There will also be musical performances both nights. Organizer David Chirico talks about the exponential growth of the festival and the entries that have arrived from all over the world. http://www.wskg.org/audio/transient.mp3

Photo courtesy David Chirico

Day Dream | Honorable Mention

Audrey Hackett and John Shutter are the student filmmakers from Geneva High School in Geneva, NY who created “Day Dream”. This film received Honorable Mention during the 2014 Rod Serling Video Festival. https://youtu.be/Iaf4rHvT2uc

The Catskill Mountains Film Festival is calling for entries

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Festival chair Jessica Vecchione speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the Catskill Mountains Film Festival.  The deadline for entries is March 21st. The Festival is looking to encourage regional filmmakers to work together, with special emphasis on creativity in young filmmakers. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1031936.mp3

 

Illustration courtesy of the Catskill Mountains Film Festival.