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Connections: Fast Forward Film Festival

Dec 1, 2015

Now in its second year, the Fast Forward Film Festival encourages local filmmakers to utilize the power of visual storytelling to raise awareness and knowledge of environmental issues. The “for local, by local” festival is now accepting submissions for shorts that inspire change and connect our community.

We talk with the festival’s founder, and two of last year’s award-winning filmmakers. Our guests:

  • Andy Stern, founder of the Fast Forward Film Festival, and co-founder and executive director of The Lost Bird Project
  • Tom Gasek, 2015 award-winning filmmaker and professor of animation at RIT
  • Kristin Smith, 2015 award-winning filmmaker and Mercy high school student