Tampa Bay Film Society

A not-for-profit  501(c)3 organization whose primary objective is to encourage and facilitate increased film and television production within Florida. TBFS offers a wide variety of entertainment, but it also allows for personal discovery and engagement


Every 3RD TUESDAY of the Month
7:00PM at the
3990 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar, FL 34677

Current events

Script Competition
Speak Easy Fundraiser

About Us

We offer educational programs focused on film and filmmakers and to strengthen the professionalism of the Entertainment Industry in the Tampa Bay Area and throughout Florida.

We provide access to student filmmakers, young and old, to work on film projects and improve their craft

We create an environment for the creation of more quality films in Florida

We provide online tools for casting calls, discussions and finding expertise

We shoot 2 to 3 short films per year and enter them in film festivals

We actively take part in the actions of the State Legislature pertaining to the  entertainment industry

TBFS is seeking two movie scripts for production .


Entry must be submitted before Midnight, EST, July 14th, 2019 Deadline, to Marcus, Kempton aspectratio235@gmail.com

Free for members

USD $10 submission fee for non-members.

Before you submit your script, please check to make sure there are no missing or duplicated pages.

You must keep your short film script at a maximum of 15 pages.

Scripts should be written in standard screenplay format,

Numbered Pages

Font – 12 pt Courier

PDF Format

If you’re not familiar with standard formatting, we recommend the following book as a guide “The Screenwriter’s Bible by David Trottier.”

As our judging process is anonymous, please include only the title on your title page.

Under no circumstances should you include your name or contact information anywhere within the body of your script.

When we receive your entry, we will assign your script a number and our Judges will identify your screenplay by title and script number.

Please do not enclose synopses, casting suggestions, letters, resumes, or photos with your submission. They will not be forwarded to the Judges.



Saturday, November 2nd at Masters Banquet, 13355 49th St N, Clearwater, FL

This year’s theme is the Roaring 20’s. Our goal is to raise $7,000 that will be used for the Scholarship and Fundraiser event.

The Scholarship will help a graduating High School Media Student from right here in the Tampa Bay area. Giving a student access to further his education will only reward us as a community.

In order to meet this goal, we are asking for sponsorships from local businesses and individuals such as yourself. By giving to this, you’ll be supporting the Tampa Bay Film Society and helping us to assist those in our community by providing:

Educational workshops with Industry Professionals.

Access to student filmmakers of all ages, to work on film projects and improve their craft.

Showcase local filmmakers as well as films from around the world.

Film 5 projects per year.

This is a great opportunity to get exposure for your business and support your local, independent, film industry in the Tampa Bay area.

Operation Screenplay Contest


By agreeing to these Rules and Conditions you agree that you have read the rules of the contest and that you have the authorization to submit this screenplay to the Operation Screenplay Contest. You further agree that your screenplay is owned by you (and co-author(s).


If your script is accepted, TBFS will executive produce the film.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

TBFS approves all locations and Director.

No more than 2 locations within a 30mile radius from the Tampa International Airport to be considered.

Your script will “not” quality if:

Not written in the English language.

Submitted after midnight EST, July 14th 2019, deadline.

Adaptations of books, plays, or other source material written by another author.

Scripts that have been sold, produced, or are currently under option.

Judges, sponsors, administrators, and independent contractors who work with Tampa Bay Film Society.

Novels, short stories, stage plays, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts and or spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible, or are scripts that have previously won a prize in Operation Logline competitions.

In order to qualify:

Must be written in the English language

By entering the Operation Screenplay Contest, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people.

Script adaptations must be from your own book, play, or other source material is eligible if you have retained all film and television rights to the work.

Entry must be submitted before Midnight, EST, July 14th, 2019 Deadline, to Marcus, Kempton aspectratio235@gmail.com

Submission deadline is July 14th 2019, before Midnight, EST.

By submitting online to the Operation Screenplay Contest, all writers authorize the submission of their entry.

Entries will not be returned.

Once a script has been entered in the competition, under no circumstances will we accept substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages.

If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission.

The contest and its administrators are not responsible for submissions that are lost, stolen, or damaged in transit, and we cannot return scripts once they have been submitted.

Be sure to retain a copy of all material submitted.

The Operation Screenplay Contest will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition.

The Operation Screenplay Contest reserves the right to make any necessary changes, postponements, or cancellations at our discretion.

Awards are based solely on the overall merit of entries.

Judges reserve the right not to grant an award.

Decisions of the Judges are final and may not be disputed.

The Judges are required to adhere to our instructions and our procedures to evaluate scripts. However, the contest and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the Judges.

Notification of winners and official finalists will be sent by email in August.