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 shoot 2 to 3 short films per year and enter them in film festivals
We have a YouTube Channel with original content in which we collaborate with members to create fun programming and promote talent.
We actively take part in the actions of the State Legislature pertaining to the entertainment industry
What's going on
The 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
Ellen M. Schnur - Founder
Screenwriter / Producer
Gbemi Oluwayimka - President
Director / Screenwriter
Shawn M Goudard - Vice President
Director / Screenwriter / Actor / Host of Take 5
Stan Gurvitz - Treasurer
Actor / Screenwriter
Cha'lee Blythe- Secretary
Actor / Singer
Host - The Score / Take 5 - Newsletter - Editor, That's A Wrap
Director of Photography / Editor
Screenwriter / Actor
Former Editor, Newsletter / Screenwriter / Actor
Website Admin for TBFS / Actor
FLORIDA FILM INDUSTRY INFORMATION
(Courtesy of The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Film Commission)
Place free listings for you or your business in local and national production guides:
State of Florida Film Commission: www.filminflorida.com
Local Film Commissions:
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Office: www.FilmSPC.com To be added to the film commission mailing list, contact: Lisa Dozois: Lisa@FilmSPC.com.
Tampa/Hillsborough Film Office:
Florida film Festivals: http://www.filminflorida.com/wh/ff.asp
Local industry groups, organizations and websites:
Creative Tampa Bay: www.creativetampabay.com
Film Florida: www.filmflorida.org.
Film Institute Leading Market: http://filminstitute.ning.com
Tampa area Professional Photographers Association: www.tappa.org
Florida Film Network http://floridafilmnetwork.com
University of Tampa FREE LECTURE SERIES: Join UT Film Society on Facebook.
In Focus Magazine www.infocus-magazine.com
International Academy of Design and Technology www.academy.edu