A Film Festival screening only high-caliber independently-produced 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 encourages industry professionals to attend to network with up and coming filmmakers whose high-quality work has been selected for screening. Bring business cards!

The festival is now in our 4th year, held annually, with the eighth event date to be held Thursday, November 16th, 2023, from 2 to 10 PM.

The Festival Encourages Filmmakers to Join the Tampa Bay Motion Picture Industry Professionals FaceBook Group:


and to follow the Festival's Official Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/tbmpip

Be sure to join our mailing list to receive important updates at

(The festival's website is currently under remodeling, and we hope to have it up and
running before this season's festival. Either way, all the accepted entries will be notified via email, along with the screening time of the selected entry.

Screening times for the selected entries will be posted on our social media as well. Primarily on the Facebook fanpage and group, X and IG.

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

If any filmmakers plan to attend, please contact the fest and let us know.

Filmmakers, please make your film submission readily available for download on FilmFreeway in an MP4 format of 2 GB or under, preferably. If we have to contact you for the download, your entry may not make it in to the festival in time to screen it.

The festival is free to filmmakers who have a film screening, and they can bring up to one guest for free.

The Festival is now screening feature film submissions.

We are NOT an online festival.

When our festival re emerges in its 4th year in 2023, expect an improved live experience for all.

Thank you for your continued support.

http://www.tbmpip.com Film Crew

Tickets are on sale for the current season.

Limited Seating Availability - Buy Your Tickets Early! https://www.tbmpip.com/tickets


A "Best Movie" Custom - Designed Award will be sent to the Best Overall Feature Film and Short Film as decided by the audience members in attendance.

No Restrictions on Content. Filmmakers need not be a member of the Tampa Bay Motion Picture Industry Professionals Networking Group on Facebook to enter.

We are now accepting Gold entries!

Please make a preferably under 2 GB HD MP4 readily available for download, as the festival is unable to guarantee a screening if this term is not met. (We can work with 4K or higher resolution files, however all entries will be projected/displayed in HD resolution.)

The festival accepts any and all (except illegal) types of filmed content.

The Tampa Bay Motion Picture Industry Professionals' Independent Film Festival is routinely attended by working professionals who make their living in the motion picture business, and generally reside in the Tampa Bay, FL region.

Overall Rating
  • Kevin Croxton

    This is a fantastic film festival. It is held once a year and it's only one day, so to get in is quite an honor. This year, not only was our short children's fan film "Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Aztecs" selected, but also won Best Short Film! We were absolutely thrilled! I highly reccomend this film festival.

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    A fun, well-produced short with a great original score and cameos by Karen Allen and Vic Armstrong

  • Great Festival! Very nice setup. I appreciate the opportunity! Thank you again!

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for supporting the festival! We hope to see you again for the following season's event.

  • Hui Tan

    It is my great honor to receive your announcement!
    I deeply appreciate Tampa Bay Motion Picture Industry Professionals' Independent Film Festival to provide this opportunity for filmmakers to represent their films and share their experiences!
    Tan, Hui

    December 2022
  • This is a well run festival and we were happy to be a part of it.

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind review!

  • Russell Emanuel

    Great film festival that treated us well! Thank you so much!

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Russell for your continued support. Happy Thanksgiving!