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 2X a year, with the seventh event date to be held Thursday, November 17th, 2023, from Noon 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 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; however for our current 6th season, we've regrettably had to make the decision to cancel the festival's 6th Season.

Running the festival virtually is something we've resisted, as we began running the festival right at the beginning of the 2020 pandemic lockdown hysteria.

As our venue (Holiday Inn Express Oldsmar, FL)
is still undergoing extended renovations, the festival staff has decided to cancel the 6th Season of the Tampa Bay Motion Picture Industry Professionals' Independent Film Festival

Running the festival online by simply uploading the films for a time to YouTube, linking them to the festival's website along with a social media push, is an option we had discussed, but this festival is proud that it began at a time when pandemic hysteria was at its highest point, and ran straight through to emerge out of the other side, enabling a place to network for all filmmakers, fans, industry professionals and the public alike.

When our festival re emerges in its 3rd year in 2023, expect an improved live experience for all.

Every filmmaker who entered the current season will be sent a free waiver code to submit an entry at any time during the upcoming improved 7th season. Expect the unexpected.

Thank you for your continued support.

http://www.tbmpip.com Film Crew
Any tickets sold for the current Season 6 will be refunded.

Tickets are on sale for the next season, Season 7.

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


A "Best Film" 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
  • 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!

  • All I can say is, "Thank you so much for the Love!" The festival was explained thoroughly by its President. I am honored that the program Selected and screened my short experimental film, Something Wicked Dwells. The cast Bill Oberst, Jr., Troy Mittleider, CJ Brady & Fabian Alomar send their 'thanks' as well. I look forward to submitting future projects to TBMPIP!

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    The festival and its audience enjoyed screening your film. We look forward to your upcoming submissions. Thank you for your patronage Mr. Riddle.

  • Cortez Mack

    Thank you for selecting my movie trailers: “what about the children” and, “ENDLESS LOVE” as Official Film Selections of the Tampa Bay Motion Picture Industry Professionals’ Independent Film Festival . . . This is such a GREAT HONOR!!!

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mr. Mack. It was great to screen your works again to a receptive audience.