Passages will be the theme for 2018

Passages will be the theme for the sixth annual Glimmerglass Film Days, November 8-12 in Cooperstown, NY. Films and events will explore passages of all kinds – physical, geographical, temporal, emotional, and spiritual  – while continuing to emphasize the human relationship with the natural world. 

"The idea for the theme 'Passages' came to us as we looked at what has been taking place recently around the world, and closer to home. People are moving, migrating, shifting—a reality that is affecting everything: the groups with which people identify, the ways in which we live. It’s necessary to adjust (or to be prepared to adjust) quickly—heightened by the fact that our environment is also changing more rapidly than before. But we are also using 'Passages' in a broader sense—to include personal as well as political and environmental stories," explains Film Days curator Margaret Parsons

Parsons, who also is the director of the film program at the National Gallery of Art,  and the Steering Committee are developing  the list of independent films that reflect the theme Passages. Previous themes have included It’s About the Water (2014), Sacred Places (2015), Against the Odds (2016), and Home (2017).

A poster image competition is being held for a photograph that best represents the 2018 theme Passages.