The Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival (TBJFF) is dedicated to using film for its contemporary and popular value to celebrate Jewish culture and reflect the diversity and richness of the Jewish experience. The festival seeks to use the power of film to entertain, educate and challenge conventional perspectives on complex issues facing the Jewish people and global community alike.

The festival runs year-round being incorporated into Arts + Culture Seasonal Festivals as well as showcasing in February for one week featuring award-winning films, new works of art, and hosting talent and guests each film.

The Teen Reels Awards is a student short film contest. Opens in September each year and films are due to be submitted by January 15th. Winners receive cash prizes from $100-$1000 and their films are showcased in the festival. Details can be found on our website.

Audience Choice
Committee Choice
Best Feature
Best Doc
Best Short .. all receive accolades (laurels) and a trophy.

One rule: All films submitted must carry Jewish content or be centered around a Jewish value.