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.
|Official Check In Sponsor: Yelp Rochester||ECOBAGS®
|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|
|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
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
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
|RIT Film & Animation Department |
Access to actors, film knowledge
|Hart's Local Grocers
Topics on food, green initiatives, composting
|Socially Good Business|
Connection to local green businesses, topics on green business initiatives
Information on all things environment in Rochester
|Seneca Park Zoo|
Potential film location and interview subjects
Filmmaking technical advice or consultation
|New York Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation|
|Arena's For Life||Constellation Brands|
|New York Film Academy|
Learning by Doing
|Heron Hill Winery
Finger Lakes region
Rochester Solar Power Organizational Team
New York Women in Film & Television
|Red Jacket Orchards|
Orchards * Juicery * Farmstore
|Lori's Natural Food Center
Creating more sustainable communities
Thank you to our 2016 Friends of the Festival and Community Partners!
Once the festival gets underway, we will need a team of local volunteers to make this event a success! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for updates and announcements.
Join the Conversation
Become a Sponsor
Funds and proceeds from Fast Forward Rochester help showcase filmmakers and artists of all ages in Rochester, NY. Join Fast Forward and make a difference right here in our local community while supporting the arts.
With your help the Fast Forward Film Festival will sustain and fortify its goal of showcasing new environmental perspectives, building a community of environmentally-conscious citizens and improving the awareness of environmental initiatives and concerns of community members in our region.
To become an official sponsor, contact Rebecca@fastforwardroc.org
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.
Support FastForwardROC! We are an initiative of the non-profit organization The Lost Bird Project. All donations are tax-deductible.
At the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015, we held several events at the Rochester Brainery and Good Luck restaurant. Check back in for new event listings.
Fast Forward Info Sessions: Putting Rochester on Fast Forward
Thursday, January 8th I 7:30pm-9:00pm I FREE I Registration required
Saturday, January 17th I 12:30pm-2:00pm I FREE I Registration required
Green Drinks in January with the Fast Forward Film Festival
Thursday, January 15th I 6:00pm-7:30pm I RSVP
Kick off Green Drinks 2015 with the Fast Forward Film Festival! The Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI) hosts Green Drinks in the Rochester area on the third Thursday of each month. Green professionals, business owners and like-minded individuals meet to network and share ideas about sustainability. Join Green Drinks and the Fast Forward Film Festival for good drinks, good food and good conversation at Good Luck Restaurant.
Good Luck address: 50 Anderson Ave., Rochester, NY 14607
Free parking is available, first come, first serve, in the lot adjacent to the restaurant.
DECEMBER 4, 2014 @ THE ROCHESTER BRAINERY
ARTIST LECTURE: Connecting More Deeply with the earth through Art