Ybor Festival of the Moving Image

HCC's Ybor Festival of the Moving Image kicked off last night with a dance number and nine short films in the Performing Arts building on Palm Avenue & 14th in Tampa. In addition to a weekend of live and animated movies, documentaries and shorts, there's an ongoing multi-media exhibit in the art gallery, and several lectures.

For the last few months I've been working on a documentary on the music career of Ronny Elliott. It's far from complete, but I have edited together a 10-minute preview that's screening at the festival at the Silver Meteor Gallery on Sunday at 3 p.m-ish. I'll also be part of the "Making Your Media Matter" panel Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

You can hear an interview this afternoon on Art in Your Ear with a couple of the festival's featured filmmakers, Matt and Cornelia Barr. They're the founders of an amazing media non-profit called The Unheard Voices Project which tells the stories of working-class folks that are otherwise ignored by the mainstream press.

Festival poster by Kelly Young

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