Farm Film Festival 2010

The Third – Held Saturday, December 4, 1:00-4:00pm

Schedule of Films

The Greenhorns

Filmmaker: Severine von Tscharner Fleming
21 mins

Rough cut of a documentary film about young farmer protagonists of Ameria’s agricultural revival.

Save Our Seeds: The Hudson Valley Seed Library

Filmmaker: Emily M. Bennison
5 mins

Overview of a Hudson Valley organization striving to create an accessible and affordable source of regionally-adapted seeds.

I Am the Animal

Filmmaker: Lenore Mal3n
23 mins

Documentary addressing the issue of bee colony collapse at the same time that it presents a window into the fascinating world fo bees and their keepers. This film generated a lot of interest when shown at FilmColumbia 2010.

The Chicken Coup

Filmmaker: Nathan Melty

The life cycle of a robotic chicken in a factory farm, told in a Dada collage-meets-stop-animation style from the point of view of a chicken. Created as part of Meltz’s MFA thesis exhibition at SUNY-Albany.


Farmscape Ecology Program at Hawthoren Valley Farm

Filmmaker: Richard Jamie Herring
13 mins

Overview of an innovative program whose central goal into explore the ecological and cultural patterns present int he Columbia County landscape, focusing on the relationship between agriculture and environment.

What’s Your Inspiration?

Filmmaker: NYCSubway Girl (AKA Cathy Grier)
5 mins

Clips of local residents and people at the Chatham Fair talking about the ways that they are inspired by animals. Recently shown at Art for Animals.

Sweet Soil

Filmmakers: Laura Meister and Erica Spiez

Stories of four family farms, a natural foods store committed to supporting them and a community’s passion for fresh, local food. Includes the Thompson-French Farm in Ancram.

Chatham Grown

Filmmaker: Courtney Hunt
21 mins

Back by popular demand, Chatham Grown gives an introduction to the farmers and farming issues in Chatham as the town works to maintain its agricultural economy in the midst of development pressures. All work on the film was done by local residents and the film received its premiere at the 2007 Farm Film Fest. Since then, more than 800 copies have been distributed.

Please join farmers, filmmakers and friends at the “Meet Your Maker” reception at Print O Gwrw following the films. Cash bar with other refreshments provided.