We are creating more than a film festival. We are connecting people and resources to create a local community in Rochester that is attuned to the state of the environment and recognizes the urgency of our environmental problems. Here’s how you can be a part of the Fast Forward Film Festival community.
Become a Friend
What are Friends of the Festival?
Friends of the Festival are a growing network of organizations throughout the greater Rochester area that offer support to Fast Forward filmmakers. Friends of the Festival support the festival’s mission and assist festival entrants by providing knowledge, resources, and other means where applicable throughout the submission period.
We are always looking for more Friends to share their expertise and support with the festival filmmakers. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the Friends of the Festival network and how you can be a part of it.
Friends of the Festival
Friends of the Festival are a network of organizations throughout the greater Rochester area that offer support to Fast Forward filmmakers. Friends of the Festival support the festival’s mission and assist festival entrants by providing knowledge, resources, and other means where applicable throughout the submission period.
Our Friends circle is constantly growing. If you or your organization is interested in becoming a Friend of the Festival, contact us at email@example.com for more information.
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|The Nature Conservancy|
Locations, preserve access
Interviewee subjects, connections, local experts
Information on nature topics
|St. John Fisher College
Strengthening stewardship of the world's resources
|RIT Sustainability Office|
|Lori's Natural Food Center|
|NYS Pollution Prevention Institute|
Environment and pollution topics
|Monroe County Central Library
Camera equipment, use of film editing equipment (available to High School aged and younger)
|Rochester Association for Film Arts and Sciences |
Resources, forms, crew support, etc.
|Rochester & Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission
Locations, interviewees, crew support
Former chief film critic for Gannett Newspapers, author of From My Seat on the Aisle
Film knowledge, tips and advice
|Rochester Documentary Filmmakers
Filmmakers may join this network of local filmmakers
Information on sharing communities or events
Resource for Harley students, or topic of Harley green initiatives
|Center for Environmental Initiatives, Riverwatch|
Information on water topics
Assistance with networking for speakers or interview subjects
|Seneca Park Zoo|
Potential film location and interview subjects
|Sierra Club of Rochester
Environmental preservation topics
|Rochester Contemporary Art Center|
Artists or green projects in Rochester
|M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
Sustainability or worldview topics
|First Fridays Rochester, City Gallery Night|
Artists or green projects in Rochester
|Visual Studies Workshop
Access to photography and visual arts
|RIT Film & Animation Department |
Access to actors, film knowledge
|Hart's Local Grocers
Topics on food, green initiatives, composting
|New York Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation||RochesterEnvironment.com
Information on all things environment in Rochester
Filmmaking technical advice or consultation
|New York Film Academy|
Learning by Doing
|Red Jacket Orchards
Orchards * Juicery * Farmstore
Creating more sustainable communities
New York Women in Film & Television
|Mini Maker Faire|
Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth
|Magnus Apollo Design Studio|
Thank you to our 2018 Friends of the Festival and Community Partners!
Join the Conversation
The Green Story Guide (GSG) is an interactive educational guide for youth that combines filmmaking resources and storytelling tools with environmental educational materials. Teachers, after-school programs, clubs, and youth groups can use the GSG to learn about environmental topics such as pollution prevention efforts and how they can inspire action in their own community.