film festival

Human Rights Film Festival

The films featured in this year’s Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival are aimed at giving the audience a sense of “place.”  The festival begins today with “The Man Who Saw Too Much,” about the career of a photographer in Mexico whose job it was to capture death and violence in Mexico City. Director Trisha Ziff says Enrique Metinides was the eyes of a community.

  A film about the first spectator sport in North America is part of a special spring edition of the Syracuse International Film Festival. They’re calling SpringFest.  It’s focusing on films that have a Central New York connection through subject, filmmaker or local talent working on them.  Syracuse University Sport Management Professor Dennis Deninger says his film “America’s First Sport” tells of the first time spectators actually watched a sporting event: a lacrosse game.

Syracuse International Film Festival

Film fans get a chance to take in the art and craft of other countries as the Syracuse International Film Festival gets underway tonight.  This year’s event will give audiences a chance to interact with filmmakers.

This year,  film buffs get transported to India for one of the highlights of this year’s festival.  Founder and Artistic Director Owen Shapiro chose works by Madhur Bhandarkar to show audiences something a little different.

Film buffs  have a local opportunity to watch films and meet various Hollywood personalities at the Syracuse International Film Festival, which started yesterday. It’s the festival’s 10th anniversary, and those in attendance will notice there are fewer films this year.

Festival producer Christine Fawcett-Shapiro says that the venues in downtown Syracuse and at universities in the area were intentionally chosen for the year’s showings, as were the film selections: