A Moving Feast

A Moving Feast is a documentary about the infancy, development and influence of Independent Filmmaking in the Tampa Bay area. This documentary explores the earliest days of cinema in Tampa which radiated from the hub of the Cinematography Department at the University of South Florida in the late 70's and early 80's to the technology revolution.


This was a magical period of collaboration and experimentation that spawned numerous works and talent that spread across the country from San Francisco to Miami to Maine. The Chinsegut Film/Video Conference (USF) was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Florida.


The festival was a hotbed of fearless experimentation and discovery that brought scores of important and developing filmmakers, such as Les Blank, Will Hindle, Harry Hurwitz, Stan Brakhage, Pat Oleszko, Charles and Ted Lyman, Nancy Cervenka, Peter Hutton and others to Tampa. Students of the era spread the magic of cinema through independent documentaries, features and multi-media works provided to a world-wide spectrum of festivals, educational and art institutions, and major venues such a Discovery Channel, Nova, National Geographic, Imax, TBS and PBS.

A Moving Feast is available on DVD (35:43)

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