Festival submission is by invitation only.
We seek out the highest quality films that resonate with vibrancy and expound on the nature of the human condition. Currently in development, our program aims to bring attention to worldwide socio-economic and humanitarian issues through dramatic fiction, documentary and animation. IF your film has caught our attention we will respectfully request that you send us 2 DVDs in NTSC format or an email with link to your secure online screener for consideration.
No entry fee is required.
Film makers and representatives wishing to submit may request an entry form by sending us an email at email@example.com Please review our guidelines prior to sending your request.
If accepted into our program we may request 2 separate screenings of your film. One screening in advance of the festival for promotional purposes and another at the festival itself, tentatively slated for late September 2013.
Review this page for submission terms and conditions. Your agreement will allow us to evaluate your film for program inclusion and film makers may also be eligible for award recognition.
All films must have completion dates originating after September 1, 2012 and not yet held a North American premiere at any other film festival at the time of submission.
Tampa Bay International Film Festival is open to films originating from anywhere in the world in one of the following categories:
Feature Films (any narrative film over 70 minutes)
Short Films (any narrative film under 34 minutes)
Documentary (any length)
Animated Films (any length)
Non-English language produced films must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English.
All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to use any and all music in their films.
Film producers are responsible for insurance and shipment costs of films to TBIFF. Submission DVDs may be returned at submitter expense. The title of the work and name of entrant must be on all mailing containers, labels, can reels and film leaders.
Jury Award winners will be selected by a panel of active film industry professionals. All films go through a screening process and are reviewed by at least two film industry professionals.
Winners agree to participate in the publicity for the Festival as well as other promotional events, including the website. The determination of the winners is final.
Selected film entries will be notified by August 1, 2013.
Jury Award nominees will be announced prior to the festival and winners will be announced at the Saturday Afternoon Awards Ceremony during the festival. An Awards Certificate will be awarded to the winners. Some Award categories may have co-sponsors providing prizes. One award or prize will be given to the individual designated on the official entry form.
Filmmakers accepted and attending the Festival are responsible for travel, lodging, and all other expenses.
All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information are subject to change by Tampa Bay International Film Festival, without notice.
Please send any related press materials, including electronic press kit, and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our submissions address for film screeners is:
1009 Webb Dr
Clearwater Florida 33756
DO NOT SEND unsolicited material. It will be discarded. An entry form is required for all submissions and may be obtained by email request.
Although due care will be exercised, TBIFF cannot assume any liability for damage to entries.
Submission to Tampa Bay International Film Festival counts as permission to screen the film for festival-related purposes without royalty fees. All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to use any and all music in their films. Filmmakers or screenwriters accepted and attending the Festival are responsible for travel, lodging, and all other expenses.