A Celebration of Creativity and Originality in Independent Films
The Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network's Annual Independents’ Film Festival presents the newest, most exciting and original films by independent filmmakers every September.
For three days in Tampa Bay, the Festival celebrates the best new independent films in a warm and welcoming environment and offers exceptional education workshops with established professionals. The Festival emphasizes filmmaker networking and skill development while showcasing Tampa Bay’s rich trove of talent and opportunity to the international filmmaking community.
This year, the 19th Annual Independents’ Film Festival will be held on September 6, 7 & 8th at the Tampa Wyndham Westshore and will feature the best new independent films including Christopher Mihm’s spooky new love letter to William Castle, House of Ghosts, funny and incredibly well-made animations from Ringling, a fairy tale animation that took 15 years to make, and the sweet life in a small Italian town. 12 screenings, 7 workshops, 2 parties, a trade show, location tours of Tampa Bay for filmmakers, 20 + local, national and international filmmakers and hundred’s of film-crazed fans…..that’s the 2012 IFF.
The IFF’s intimate setting and friendly atmosphere encourages conversation, networking, and the incubation of creative partnerships. “It’s a fun, conference-like atmosphere,” said Connie Paul, Director of Group Sales for Wyndham Tampa Westshore. “We’re encouraging people to stay for the whole event by making this unique opportunity affordable with a special IFF rate of two-room nights and an VIP pass for $225. That way, every one can see all the movies and attend all the events.”