March 12, 2015

Go Green: The Fast Forward Film Festival on WROC Channel 8

Rochester, NY (WROC) –   The films have been submitted and soon, judges will decide the winners of The Fast Forward Film Festival. The submitter is needed to create a film with a call to action, a unique perspective or a film that would compel you or move you.

About 100 films five minute or less are competing for prizes. The winner will be shown at the little theatre and George Eastman House in April. All of the films must be made by local people and must have an environmental theme.

It was vital for us to start a conversation. We think locally here in the Rochester community in a visual way. 30 organizations partnered up to make this festival possible. I continued to be shocked by the way the community grasped this concept. I consider it a platform that Rochester really loved and one that I hope that other cities will try to mirror to raise environmental awareness.

Enid is one of the jurors. She’s the Senior Sustainability Director at RIT and she hopes to learn something from the entries. I think we can be more effective in our efforts in addressing environmental issue, particularly in this community, if we understand what the community is most concerned about.

The festival is happening April 17 and 18. The screenings will be 90 minutes each night and the proceeds will go to support film preservation at the George Eastman House. For more information on ticket just head to and look under for this story under go green.