The Education Channel in Tampa, Florida is currently soliciting films, videos, animations and digital media from independent artists, producers and students in Florida and beyond for inclusion in its 2008 Independent’s Film Festival. In celebration of fifteen years of promoting engaging quality movie making, the festival coordinators have announced a special pricing discount for Florida filmmakers this year. All Florida filmmakers will be able to enter for $20 while Florida students' entry fee is $15.
All genres of film completed between March 2006 and May 2008 are welcome. Work must be submitted for review on DVD (NTSC) in English or with English subtitles by May 30, 2008. Premieres are strongly preferred.
The Education Channel will televise the Independents’ Film Festival in the fall with presentations throughout the month of September, culminating in a public event in early fall of the “best of” the festival. Web and flash films are also accepted for viewing on the Independentsfilmfest.com website as part of the festival.
All entries are competitively judged in the professional independent, and student categories for the "best of" awards. Entry forms must accompany submissions and are available in a pdf format on the website at http://www.independentsfilmfest.com. Entries are also accepted through the Withoutabox.com website.
The goal of the Independents’ Film Festival is to bring together, educational, cultural and film enthusiasts to celebrate independent filmmaking, enhance the opportunities for the Florida filmmaker and increase the public’s awareness and support for Florida independent filmmakers as a cultural and economic asset through exhibition of the finest in contemporary cinematic artistry.