Artists

Bill Belleville

Bill Belleville
Bill Belleville

Bill Belleville is a Florida writer and documentary filmmaker specializing in nature and conservation topics. He has authored six books, contributed to eight national anthologies, written over 1,000 articles & essays, scripted and co-produced seven films.
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Rebecca Brillhart

Rebecca Brillhart
Rebecca Brillhart

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Rebecca Brillhart has worked for over fifteen years as a filmmaker in Florida and New York City. She will present her short film, Down the Drain.
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Stefan Craciun

Stefan Craciun is a graduate student at the University of Florida, pursuing a PhD degree in electrical engineering. He is also a photographer and frequent artistic collaborator with Margaret Ross Tobert, a Florida artist known for her vibrant paintings and interest in the fresh water springs of northern Florida.

Adrian Errico

Adrian Errico
Adrian Errico

Adrian Errico is a $300 Best of Category winner in the Florida Student Filmmaker: University of South Florida Students: Atlantic & Pacific Productions Award category of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmaker Contest. She won for her film Every Time I Dive.
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Briana Frapart

Briana Frapart
Briana Frapart

Briana Frapart is a winner of a $100 Merit Award in the category Florida Student Filmmaker: Florida Student filmmakers: Atlantic & Pacific Productions Award of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmakers Contest. She won for her entry, the documentary American Nightmare: Made in China.
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Dee Hood

Scene from Parallel
Scene from Parallel

Dee Hood's background is in painting, sculpture and time-based media. Her recent work focuses on video and collaborative installations.
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László Horváth

Laszlo Horvath
László Horváth

László Horváth was born in 1950 in Hungary. At the age of six, influenced by his family’s home library of arts, he began creating his first pieces by drawing on scraps of paper and sculpting bread. He continued his fine arts interest attending drawing classes, winning several art competition awards.
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Victoria Jorgensen

Victoria Jorgensen
Victoria Jorgensen

Victoria Jorgensen is an award winning Tampa-based filmmaker, writer and film festival organizer. Her film, Plethora enjoyed its North American premiere at the Ybor Festival of the Moving Image and its South American premiere at the Museum of Image and Sound in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The piece was screened at the "Formato Curta" program along with works by three other women filmmakers.
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Stan Kozma

Director Stan Kozma's work straddles the independent and commercial arenas. His experience as a Director/Cinematographer includes features, documentaries, industrials, episodic and commercials. He started Z Film in Tampa, FL in 1983 to advance these efforts.
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Michael Madsen

Michael Madsen
Michael Madsen

Michael Madsen, director, was born in 1971. He has directed several documentaries including the award-winning To Damascus – a Film on Interpretation (2005) and is a founder and artistic leader of the Sound/Gallery, a 900-square-meter sound diffusion system underneath the Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the director of Into Eternity, a documentary about the construction of a huge underground repository for radioactive nuclear waste being built in Finland.
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Stephen McKendree and R. Presley Stephens

You've Got Mail
You've Got Hell

Stephen McKendree and R. Presley Stephens are winners of a $100 Merit Award in the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmakers Contest for their co-produced production You've Got Hell.
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David Montgomery

David Montgomery
David Montgomery

David Montgomery is a winner of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmakers Contest, winning the Best of Category-Florida Independent Filmmaker award for his video Elements of Time.
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Clint Mouriño

Clint Mourino
Clint Mouriño

Clint Mouriño is the winner of a $100 Merit Award in the Florida Independent Filmmaker (non-student): Atlantic & Pacific Productions Award category of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmaker Contest for his entry War of Our Children.
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Pat Oleszko

Pat Oleszko
Pat Oleszko

Pat Oleszko makes a spectacle of herself – and doesn't mind if you laugh. Known as the Ms Tricks of Dis Guise, she has a large body – of work – which includes many Unnatural Acts. Utilizing elaborate costumes and props, she has created lithe performantzes, films, installations that a-dress trees, knees, breasts, butts, elephants and fingers.
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Dana Plays

Dana Plays
Dana Plays

Dana Plays is a winner of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmakers Contest, winning a $100 cash prize Merit Award in the Florida Independent Filmmaker (non-student): Atlantic & Pacific Productions Award category, for her film Exquisite Corpses.
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Chris Rish

Chris Rish
Chris Rish

Chris Rish is a filmmaker, professor and media consultant. He holds a Master's degree in Media Studies and Journalism from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
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Nick Rua

Nick Rua
Nick Rua

Nick Rua is a winner of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmakers Contest for his entry The Artists Passion. He won a $100 cash prize as a Merit Winner in the category Florida Student Filmmaker: Florida Student filmmakers: Atlantic & Pacific Productions Award.
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John Shirk

John Shirk
John Shirk

John Shirk is the winner of a $100 Merit Award in the category Florida Student Filmmaker: University of South Florida Students: Atlantic & Pacific Productions Award of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmakers Contest. His winning entry is entitled Tender.
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Fred Smith

Fred Smith
Fred Smith

A product of Florida's public school system, Fred Smith is a husband, father and storyteller who’s authored several films and more TV commercials than he can remember. In college he played baseball with a future World Series MVP. After college he played drums in a band that opened for James Brown. Since then he’s published a music magazine, installed his own sewer line and married the greatest woman on planet Earth.
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Britney Soots

Britney Soots
Britney Soots

Britney Soots is the winner of the $300 Best in Category award for the category Florida Student Filmmaker: Hillsborough Community College Students in the HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmakers Contest.
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Francesca Talenti

Francesca Talenti
Francesca Talenti

Francesca Talenti, a self-described Media Matador, teaches media production at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and creates art ranging from film, video, dance and stage to three-dimensional multimedia installations.
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Shaun Tan

Shawn Tan
Shawn Tan with Oscar

Shaun Tan was born in 1974 and grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. In school he became known as the 'good drawer' which partly compensated for always being the shortest kid in every class. He might accept as additional "compensation" the winning of an Academy Award Oscar for the Best Short Animated film for his creation The Lost Thing, adapted from his book of the same name.
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Fawn Testa

Fawn Testa
Fawn Testa

Fawn Testa is a winner of a $100 Merit Award in the Florida Student Filmmaker: Florida Student filmmakers: Atlantic & Pacific Productions Award category of the 2011 HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image Florida Filmmakers Contest. She won the award for her video Spin Cycle.
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Margaret Ross Tolbert

Margaret Ross Tolbert
Margaret Ross Tolbert

Margaret Ross Tolbert is a featured artist for the 2011 Ybor Festival of the Moving Image. She will present Springs Eternal? a lecture about the natural springs in Northern Florida, an long-term interest supported by her paintings and a book, AQUIFERious. Another featured artist, Florida author and filmmaker Bill Belleville will join Tolbert for the lecture.
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Nancy Yasecko

Ybor Memories
Ybor Memories

A graduate of the University of South Florida's Fine Arts program, Nancy Yasecko first melded images and audio into short experimental works (Maine, Mapping, Nebrask Ave., Soft Sand, Dancing Lessions), next spun short stories of archival and documentary footage into a well traveled work (Growing Up With Rockets), followed by other docs and such (Journey Into Wilderness, Jazz Is Spoken Here, Making Movies With Bud). Nancy is now working in mixed and mobile media.
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