The Gasparilla International Film Festival, Tampa/St. Petersburg's largest independent film festival, takes place during Tampa's annual Gasparilla Festival.
There are approximately 100,000 arts patrons expected for all Gasparilla events over the 1 month festival- so you will most definitely have the opportunity to expose your film to this large audience!
Most importantly, we are about the FILMMAKERS. If you are accepted into our festival, you will be treated to a number of FILMMAKER ONLY exclusives, including private receptions, dinners, VIP treatment and accommodations.
Documents and Other Requisite Items
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Joseph Restaino (President).
701 S. Howard Ave.
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Фhort films that are 40 minutes or under including Documentaries, Narrative, Animated and MUSIC VIDEOS.
Feature Length Fiction Film minimum 41 minutes. We select a wide variety of genres and film types for this feature narrative category.
films 41 minutes or more. It is a mixture of adventurous and thought-provoking films that challenge and inspire audiences. Films are selected based on high artistic merits and the discovery of a unique and personal vision.
Films made by emerging filmmakers at the college level. Films of all types will be accepted in this category - features, documentaries, comedies, horrors, shorts etc. The film may have been completed after graduation, but MUST HAVE BEEN STARTED as a student.
International films are visions from around the globe, designed to bring to light select regions, territories, or cultures through film. Films are selected based on creative storytelling, unique visions and/or global impact. To qualify, films must be Tampa Premieres and either produced outside of the United States or focus on stories that are specific to cultures and traditions outside of the United States.
We are looking for the next emerging Florida Filmmakers from the growing film industry in the Sunshine State.
This is the section of the festival that will accept films made by emerging High School filmmakers. Films of all types will be accepted in this category - features, documentaries, comedies, horrors, shorts etc. The film may have been completed after graduation, but MUST HAVE BEEN STARTED as a HIGH SCHOOL student.