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 being held 2X a year, with the sixth event date to be held Thursday, November 17th, 2022, 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

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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.

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

The films will begin screening at noon and we will break at 6 PM for a meet and greet with the filmmakers in attendance.

At 7 PM we resume screening the films until approximately 10 PM.

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

Masks are optional- Masks are supplied at the door while supplies last.

Any additional guests are $5 a head at the door or online


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 reside in the Tampa Bay, FL region.

Overall Rating
  • 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.

  • Werner Jauch

    Thank you for screening my short film. Fest had a nice variety of films, a beautifully shot feature was the winner. Very friendly organizer. Glad the festival is still running even with COVID 19 diminished attendance

    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for coming Werner! Season 5 will be bigger than ever in November.

  • Debbie Garrett

    Thank you for your consideration Tampa Bay Motion Picture industry professional independent film festival. I appreciated your positive feedback regarding questions about the film Simi. The cast and crew who attended your event we're excited about answering questions about the film and partaking in the event. We are excited about your event and looking forward to being a part of it.

    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Debi, it was great screening SIMI. The festival staff feels that the premise has potential.

  • Brian Nestor

    Excellent Film Festival glad to be a part of it

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Brian! We were happy to screen your short film THE VICTIM RESPONDS