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!
3990 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar, FL 34677-3207
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 email@example.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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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