Sierra Nevada College students present the Tahoe Underground Film Festival, a student-run, alternative film and media festival at the college. TUFF looks for intersections between exhibition and production; between content and location; and site and performance.
The festival features showings at 2 and 5 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 5 at the Holman Arts & Media Center.
The Tahoe Underground Film Festival is being organized, in part, to expand the student’s reach and exposure to contemporary visual arts practice. It also provides a venue for independent artists working in film, video and other visual media to access a wider audience. The group’s initial call for films received more than 2,000 entries from more than 90 countries.
TUFF was designed to expose students to work not otherwise seen in the cinema at-large while giving emerging artists a venue in a location known for its beauty as well as its patronage of the arts.
Sierra Nevada College has provided a small grant for the festival, but, like all festivals, the festival needs more to solidify the festival for this year and, more importantly, years to come. The ultimate goal for TUFF is a regional destination festival showcasing contemporary, boundary expanding work. | sierranevada.edu