Coastal Dune Lakes Film to Screen at Tampa’s Britton 8 Theatre

Coastal Dune Lakes Film to Screen at Tampa’s Britton 8 Theatre

Mother Nature’s Ecosystem Masterpiece On Display for One Night ONLY


Nov. 11, 2015: The Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival (TBUFF) will host a public screening of the award-winning documentary “Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast” on Friday, December 4th, from 5:10-6:10 at the Britton 8 Theatre in Tampa. The film will be screened as part of the festival. Afterward, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus and screenwriter Nic Stoltzfus will host a Q&A. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the theatre box office.

“Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast” is a feature-length documentary that paints a picture of northwest Florida’s highly unique ecosystem. These lakes are home to a diverse group of endangered species—such as the loggerhead sea turtle, the snowy plover, and the Choctawhatchee beach mouse. Offering locals and visitors a peaceful haven, the lakes have generated an increase in human activity, resulting in positive and negative effects. Mr. Stoltzfus takes you on a sweeping journey from Australia to the United States and shows how these lakes are fragile, unique, and instrumental to the local economy.

The film is currently airing on Public Television throughout the U.S. With a silver and three bronze Telly awards to its credit and three Suncoast Emmy Award nominations, Mr. Stoltzfus has previously screened the film in several other film festivals including the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, the Orlando Film Festival, and the Apalachicola Riverfront Film Festival.

The Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival was founded by award-winning Bay Area filmmakers, actors, critics, artists and cinephiles to highlight independent films. TBUFF showcases independent films of all genres from all over the world—just as long as the films are “indie, interesting, and innovative.”

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UPDATE (11/18/2015): TBUFF is pleased to announce that the coastal dune lakes film has been nominated for a 2015 Buffy Award in the “Best Documentary” category. Awards will be announced Friday, December 5th.


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