Lake Placid Film Forum

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Lake Placid, New York (Pop. 2,638)
June 2012

The absence of paparazzi and publicity marks this festival as a place for those truly passionate about the power of film to inspire. Located in Lake Placid, the impressive views of rolling green hills and deep blue waters offer a relaxing getaway from the city. But don’t let the lack of publicity fool you! A wide range of celebrities and film legends are known to make appearances and hold intimate forums for discussing their personal experiences and growth within the film industry. And catch filmmakers of tomorrow in the sub-festival Sleepless in Lake Placid, a 24-hour student filmmaking competition.

When to submit: By May 1
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Emily Thomas is a Fall 2011 intern with POV Digital. She's interned at Esquire magazine and Vice magazine. Currently Emily is finishing her senior year at NYU, where she is double majoring in journalism and social & cultural analysis. She is also a freelance journalist and aspiring documentary filmmaker. Her top five documentaries are: 1. Buena Vista Social Club (Wim Wenders) 2. Woodstock (Michael Wadleigh) 3. Crumb (Terry Zwigoff) 4. Dont Look Back (D A Pennebaker) 5. Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston)