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Fast Forward Film Festival to Feature Fisher Student Films

April 11, 2018

The 2018 Fast Forward Film Festival will feature two films created by students from St. John Fisher College. Films will be screened on Friday, April 13, at The Little Theatre, and winners will be announced during the Festival Gala on Saturday, April 14, at the George Eastman Museum.

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The Festival showcases environmental perspectives from amateur and professional filmmakers, sorted into youth and adult categories.

Current student Brenna Sherman ’19, along with Liam Peterson, created, “A Generation Rising,” a documentary that sheds light on why college students should care about the future of the environment. “Ego to Eco,” a film by Allison Baird ’18, Mary Doyle ’21, Jordyn Weller ’19, and Alexis Thomas ’19, follows a group of girls who learn how their destructive acts toward the environment meet a psychic who shares with them what their shocking future holds.

"Myself, along with my team, are very passionate about sustainability and the current state our environment is in," said Baird, who is a media and communication major with a sustainability minor. "We somehow wanted to raise awareness and emphasize the importance of ensuring we are all living an environmentally-friendly life, and what better way to do so than through film?"

Baird said the team was ecstatic to learn their film, and it's message, would be included in the festival.

"It’s about sharing with others our thoughts and feelings on an important topic and hearing theirs as well," she said. "We are so honored to be able to be a part of this festival!"