Interview with Film Festival Director R. Presley Stephens (Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival)

Festival Reviews

The Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival was founded in 2014 by award-winning Bay Area filmmakers, actors, critics, artists and cinephiles to catch the independent films that fall through the cracks and end up… underground.  TBUFF celebrates good quality low budget films from Tampa and around the world and provides a professionally presented showcase for them.  The festival is usually held in early December, which is known as “late summer” in central Florida, and features more than a hundred films of all genres and lengths.

http://tbuff.org/

https://www.facebook.com/TampaBayUndergroundFilmFestival/

Interview with R. Presley Stephens:

Matthew Toffolo: What is your Film Festival succeeding at doing for filmmakers?

R. Presley Stephens:: We think film festivals should be about the filmmakers, which really isn’t the case with many other festivals. The original purpose of regional film festivals like ours was to showcase a lot of Sundance-type independent films that many people who lived far from Utah, Los…

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