COMMUNITY

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 info@fastforwardroc.org to learn more about the Friends of the Festival network and how you can be a part of it.

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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 info@fastforwardroc.org for more information.

Festival Friends

Official Check In Sponsor: Yelp Rochester
EcoBagsECOBAGS®
The Nature Conservancy
Locations, preserve access
Interviewee subjects, connections, local experts
Information on nature topics
Genesee Valley Audubon Society (GVAS)
Information on birds and environmental conservation
RIT Sustainability Office
Sustainability topics
Art and Vintage on Main (AVoM), Art Gallery
Photographers, models, artists in Rochester
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 Movie Makers
Resources, forms, crew support, etc.
Rochester & Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission
Locations, interviewees, crew support
Jack Garner
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
RocShare
Information on sharing communities or events
Harley School
Resource for Harley students, or topic of Harley green initiatives
Center for Environmental Initiatives, Riverwatch
Information on water topics
braineryRochester Brainery
Assistance with networking for speakers or interview subjects
Green Drinks
Information on green businesses in Rochester
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
Good LuckGood Luck
Location
Java’s Café
Location
RIT Film & Animation Department
Access to actors, film knowledge
Harts Local GrocersHart's Local Grocers
Topics on food, green initiatives, composting
Socially Good Business
Connection to local green businesses, topics on green business initiatives
RochesterEnvironment.com
Information on all things environment in Rochester
Seneca Park Zoo
Potential film location and interview subjects
EPIC10 Films
Filmmaking technical advice or consultation
New York Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Community Partners

Arena's For LifeConstellation Brands
New York Film Academy logoNew York Film Academy
Learning by Doing
Heron Hill Winery
Finger Lakes region
ROCSPOT
Rochester Solar Power Organizational Team
NYWIFT
New York Women in Film & Television
Red Jacket OrchardsRed Jacket Orchards
Orchards * Juicery * Farmstore
Lori's Natural Food CenterLori's Natural Food Center
Impact EarthImpact Earth
Creating more sustainable communities

Thank you to our 2018 Friends of the Festival and Community Partners!

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Join the Conversation

Join the Fast Forward Film Festival community on social media. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Hashtag #FastForwardROC

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Green Story Guide: A Teaching & Learning Opportunity 

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.

Green Story Guide

 

 

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