Only high-caliber Indie Short and Feature Films!

This festival is intended to showcase high-quality, contemporary films produced not only in the Tampa Bay FL region, but worldwide. The festival is held quarterly, with the 4th event date to be held Thursday November 18, 2021 in Oldsmar, FL.


A Film Festival with Only High-Caliber Independent Short and Feature Films!

 
Filming Location
FESTIVAL

WHO WILL ATTEND?

The festival will be attended by film industry professionals, students, fans and friends, and is an excellent place to network.


Contact the Festival

 

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Awards & Prizes

A "Best of Show" Award Certificate Will be Sent to the Best Overall Film as Decided by the Audience Members in Attendance

Image by Gabriele Stravinskaite
Image by Andrej Lišakov
Image by Edwin Hooper
Image by Jeremy Yap
Image by Krists Luhaers
Image by Erik Witsoe
Image by Jake Hills
 

CONTACT US

ADDRESS

3990 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar, FL 34677-3207

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TEL

(813) 352-8960

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Rules & Terms

No Restrictions on Content. Filmmakers Need Not be a Member of the Tampa Bay Motion Picture Industry Professionals Networking FaceBook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/tbfm1 to Submit.

Feature Films, Short Films, Experimental Films, Commercials, Works in Progress, Sizzle Reels, etc. Are All Acceptable Submissions. 
 

Tampa Bay's only quarterly film festival returns for its 4th Season Thursday 8/19/21 from Noon to approx. 10:30 PM.. The fest is free to filmmakers who have a film screening.

 

Any additional guests are only $5

Limited Seating Available (Approx. 80 seats)

The films begin screening at noon, a mix of shorts and feature-length films. We will hold a meet and greet/networking from 6 :05- 7:05 PM, and from then we will continue screening the films.

 

We are then instructed to not congregate in the hotel lobby, but we may continue the networking in the same plaza at the Holiday Inn Express at the plaza restaurant next door. 

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  Email us at tbmpip@gmail.com

 

 

Congratulations to the "Best Movie" Chris Woods' FAMILY SNAPSHOT  and "Best Short Film" Lenny Lenox's THINGS I SHOULD HAVE SAID from Season 3! 

TBMPIP Season 4 Schedule - Thursday, 8/19/21  Noon - 10:30 PM

 

 

 

12 PM – 1:34 PM

 

PROSPECTORS: THE FORGIVEN

 

Director: Paul Bonsignore

 

The steady escalation of crime in a growing town right after the civil war has

an effect on several locals as to how to deal with the travelers and gold prospectors.

 

 

 

 

 

1:35 PM – 1:36 PM

 

FIT FOR THE FUTURE

 

Director: Jonas Hofmann (Switzerland)

 

Have you ever seen lawyers jumping around and turning somersaults?

For this image film, we woke up the inner Super Marios of our clients' employees,

making them the protagonists of an adventurous short story in an illustrated game world

based on the companies' 7 guiding principles.

 

1:37 PM - 2:40 PM

 

THE DISCERNMENT: THE BOOK OF EVIL

 

Director: Magician Dewayne Hill (Tampa, FL)

 

Mallory, a woman who is desperate to pay for her mother's medical expenses,

accidentally discovers a book that gives her love and riches,but quickly learns

it really opens a door to hell. A priest with a gift of casting out demons must decide

if he is going to rescue the girl or save the book.

 

2:41 PM - 2:52 PM

 

SURVIVAL

 

Director: Michael M. Sinclair (Tampa, FL)

 

A man does what he must to survive, but why, when he has already

lost his humanity.

 

 

 

 

 

2:53 PM - 3:04 PM

 

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE: A JAMES BOND FAN FILM

 

Director: Kevin Croxton  (Parkview, CA)

 

Parkview Music Club's tribute to the James Bond film series.

The music video feels like a classic James Bond film from beginning to end,

and follows 007 and his Spy Team on a mission to stop his most notorious adversary

from unleashing a villainous plan to control the world. The film has a special appearance

by former 007 actor George Lazenby (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

The characters in the film are based on James Bond characters created by Ian Fleming.

 

 

 

 

3:05 PM - 3:30 PM

 

SIMI

 

Director: Debbi Yati Garrett (St. Petersburg, FL)

 

SIMI SERIES SYNOPSIS: As a young child, Simi Unction

is forced into an induced coma due to what's presumed to be a major illness

that affects the nervous system and causes him great pain.

Time passes and he awakens as an adult on a new journey of self-discovery

to find out who he is, his purpose and what's causing his condition.

When he discovers he has supernatural abilities that allow him to absorb

energy from others, his finds himself faced with tough decisions that

perplex his life, even more leaving him to question the world around him as his will to live

without pain becomes more complicated.

 

 

 

 

 

3:31 PM - 3:34 PM

 

BLACK BLOOD (Trailer)

 

Director: Sydney Parkhurst (Barrington, RI)

 

When an adopted girl living in a white family and community finds out that

is biracial, she seeks to find out more about her unknown biological family history

and learns to navigate society identifying with multiple perspectives on racial debates

in America.

 

 

3:35 PM - 3:38 PM

 

KNIGHTS OF EARLY LOS ANGELES

 

Return in time to the romance and history of the California Rancho era

when the arrival of the Knights Templar would change the lives of the Spanish

Dons and their Senoritas forever.

 

Director: Ron Cooper (Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

 

3:39 PM - 3:42 PM

 

WATCH YOUR STEP

 

Make sure to think before you take your next step.

Consequences could be unmeasurable and second chances don't come often.

 

Director: Cody Dunne  (San Diego, CA)

 

 

3:43 PM - 3:50 PM

 

HEY JOE

 

Directed by: Miranda Montenegro (El Centro, CA)

 

HEY JOE provides a glimpse into the life of a Mexican-American

teenager whose daily routine is interrupted by law enforcement.

The titular character Joe is a field worker, friend and warm person

who unfortunately struggles with the fact that he cannot change an immutable

characteristic (skin color). It is this physical characteristic which makes him

the target of discrimination.

 

 

 

Director: Sydney Parkhurst (Barrington, RI)

 

 

 

3:51 PM - 4 PM

 

THE BURNING MATCHES

 

Director: Jenya Meether (Orlando, FL)

 

Ramon is a young African-American who got transferred to work in a rural town deep

in the South. He soon understands that some locals are not fond of outsiders. As the lines

of morality vanish, a seemingly good person can show their hidden side when they

become a cornered animal.

 

 

 

 

4:01 PM - 4:04 PM

 

THE OMINOUS PROJECT UNIVERSE PRESENTS:

CARNAGE (TEASER TRAILER)

 

Directors: Shreco Bakari, Eryn Murphy (Columbus, GA)

 

Episode 105.

1 year after the horrific events of “The Ominous Project Universe

Presents: ISOLATION”, the American Disease Center and The Health & Safety

Department of America, announce that quarantine and all previous safety precautions

have been lifted which causes 3 young adults to take a risky vacation to Florida. '

However, on their way for fun in the Sun, what they encountered on the countryside of

is something only found in nightmares.

 

 

 

4:05 PM - 4:30 PM

 

SIMULACRUM

 

Director: Ryan Barker (Tampa, FL)

 

Simulacrum is a story of an old, rich, and evil man who is employing

his house servants to kidnap people off the streets to experiment on and live

forever.

 

 

4:31 PM - 6:15 PM

BREAK EVERY CHAIN

 

Director: Tim Searfoss (Tampa, FL)

 

This powerful film is a true story about the struggles and challenges first responders face

and the toll it takes on their lives. Filled with talented performances and beautiful cinematography,

BREAK EVERY CHAIN gives us a glimpse into the challenges of being a police officer.

 

 

6:16 PM - 6:18 PM

 

AT PSYCHIATRIST

 

 

Director: Werner Jauch  (Tampa, FL)  

 

A man (Bob Glazier) seeking advice from a psychiatrist comes to an unusual conclusion.

 

6:18 PM Meet and Greet with the Filmmakers in Attendance

 

 

6:45 PM - 7:04 PM

 

FORTY YEARS FROM NOW

 

Director: John Manna (Mahopac, NY)

 

Forty years after graduation, three high school friends reunite to fulfill a pact

to dig up a coffee can they buried containing predictions and secrets written by

their younger selves. The contents spark revelations about their past, while

potentially changing the course of their futures.

 

 

 

 

7:05 PM - 8:28 PM

 

PLEASE, DO NOT DISTURB

 

Directors: M.C. Nowell, Steve Balewicz (Tampa, FL)

 

He's not a killer... but don't push him.

Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to having purpose.

Pictures and paragraphs; uploaded. Wise words being quoted

If the dish is cold, the coffee's bold, and throated.

 

8:29 PM - 8:38 PM

THE NEXT GENERATION

Directors: George Kyriakopoulos, George Zouvelos (NY)

The Next Generation’ Television 2021, actor George Kyriakopoulos, as Jake; and, starring actor George Zouvelos, as Joe, who transforms into the arch-villain Hammerhead——- Is it a a selfless act of an underdog, when Jake takes matters into his own hands when he sees Task Master lurking in the streets. Jake wanting to help, and get justice for Captain America, and the Avengers, he takes on the evil Task Master. Will the underdog who's got a heart of gold, take down the skilled assassin? Or will evil continue to reign unabated?

8:39 PM - 9:29 PM

UNCLE.

Directors: John Coates, Steven Spencer (Detroit, MI)

Set in the microcosm of a remote home, two children are left to live alone after being abandoned by their parents. A peculiar pair of strangers arrive, calling themselves their “Uncles.”

9:30 PM - 10 PM 

Best Movie and Best Short Film Award Winners

 

are chosen

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