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Bleary-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed: 1500+ Films in 100+ Days

Bleary-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed: 1500+ Films in 100+ Days
  • This film played during the 2014 Florida Film Festival

Sponsored By Tampa Hillsborough Film & Digital Media Commission

Ever wonder what it takes to program a 10-day festival with over 170 films in the lineup? Starting in September, a handful of brave souls begin the process of finding the proverbial “needle in a haystack” or cinematic gems to present to our beloved audience every spring. These dedicated film fanatics volunteer an extraordinary amount of their personal time over a four-month period. Through lots of dinners, not nearly enough sleep, and many arguments, the Florida Film Festival selection committees somehow reach a final consensus on each year’s program. For the first time, come meet a few of the programmers and hear them discuss those titles they’ve been willing to “fall on their sword” for. Moderated by FFF Programming Coordinator Clementine Leger with a whip and a lion-tamer’s chair.