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Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 11:00 PM - Tampa Indie Film Log for Filmmaker C. A. Passinault

Taking A Break To Prepare For What Is Coming In Tampa Film

Tampa Bay Film and the Tampa Bay Film sites are on standby until Summer 2011. Although there may be updates to the sites, they will be of a light nature. At the moment, our web team is hard at work on 26 other web sites. At least 16 of those sites are marketing and support sites for the Tampa photography and design market of Aurora PhotoArts. The other 10 are modeling and talent resource sites, sites such as Independent Modeling and Independent Acting.
These sites must be done before work can resume in earnest on the Tampa Bay Film sites. Fortunately, some of the content is already done on these sites, and most are already up, which means that the work can be completed in 16 weeks (12 weeks for the 16 photography and design sites, and 4 weeks for the other 10. This means, ladies and gentlemen, that we are looking at July 4, 2011, at the earliest, before major work can resume on the Tampa Bay Film sites.
What major work it will be, however!
We are adding more sites to the Tampa Bay Film site network. All of the sites will resume regular updates, with massive amount of organized content being added to the sites. We will also be organizing and optimizing all of the existing content. By the end of 2011, we will be where we need to be to support, and promote, what is coming.
It’s not like a whole lot is going on this year, however. 2012 will be the year that everything goes into high gear. Although C. A. Passinault will begin making short films this year, some video projects, and will begin filming his Frontier View television series, none of this will be released, or unveiled, until the fall of 2012 (the following timetable and dates are tentative, and may change without warning, but it’s looking like it will pan out like this at this time). That’s when his first film festival, an annual horror and exploitation film festival called the Reverence Film Festival, will debut. This special premier of the Reverence Film Festival will include a special keynote from Passinault, as a lot of information will be revealed. The first Passinault films, including the Reverence short film, will be revealed at this first film festival, and once they debut, all of the Passinault films will be available the next day on the Tampa Bay Film Online Film Festival, and easily accessible. We are really excited about our online film festival, as well, because it has already become the premier online platform for viewing and promoting indie films, and it is the most popular, and effective, film festival in Florida.
A few months later, in January 2013, the long awaited Tampa Film Showcase monthly film festival and professional networking event series will debut, and will then occur every month thereafter. The Tampa Film Showcase has been in development since 2006. At first, the monthly film festival and networking event will be a four hour event, but that will soon expand to six hours, although no more than half of the total time will be reserved for the actual film festival program. The extra two hours added to the monthly event is for a purpose which we cannot disclose at this time (but it will be exciting when we do announce what it will be used for!); this addition was only recently added to the format (an advantage of all of the delays, as the extra time gives us the opportunity to continue to work out the smallest details. This extended development period will result in a very advanced and effective film festival when it debuts, with far fewer mistakes).
The location and the venue of the Tampa Film Showcase is currently classified, but we expect the final venue to be in eastern, unincorporated Hillsborough County. It will not be in Tampa city limits, and it will definitely not be in Ybor City. There is consideration at this time to host the Tampa Film Showcase in the upcoming Passinault.Com / Aurora PhotoArts / Tampa Photography Society JPS studio facility, also known as the Joint Photography Studio. The JPS will have a strong brand which it will officially be known as just before it begins operations, and its own web site. The JPS will also be organized in four areas; a secure Passinault.Com support and business section, a photography studio used by the members of the Tampa Photography Society, an event venue, and a public art gallery/ consignment/ retail store. If the Tampa Film Showcase makes the JPS its home, it would be a permanent part of the event venue area, and it would benefit from advanced Passinault support and security technologies (among the rumored security innovations are robotic systems, but we cannot elaborate on how this would work, as most of the details are classified.). If the JPS does not become the home of the Tampa Film Showcase, we do have an alternate venue in mind. Keep in mind, however, that since the JPS is scheduled to come online in 2012, that the timing is perfect for this consideration, with the size of the facility and certain criteria such as fire codes and insurance being factors, as well as the security of Passinault.Com operations (Passinault facilities are involved in highly classified research in art, entertainment, industry, marketing, talent support, and business. Access to such secure areas by the general public, even in close proximity, may not be allowable, despite the advanced security measures and precautions. There may be an option to keep classified work off of the premises in a separate facility, or facilities). If the JPS does become the venue of the Tampa Film Showcase, it would also become the official venue for the Tampa film community, as well as both the Tampa Photography Society photography association, and the Model Dominion professional modeling association.
The Tampa Film Showcase will contain features which are also expected with large annual film festivals (and some of those standard features will also be used with the underground film festivals by Tampa Bay Film), so all of the film festivals, especially the monthly Tampa Film Showcase, will be able to compete with large annual film festivals (It has been confirmed that the Tampa Film Showcase has been optimized to compete with large annual film festivals, which is very ambitious, and the first time that a monthly film festival has targeted the large ones). The Tampa Film Showcase should be able to easily defeat large annual film festivals, and make them less effective and less cost-effective in comparison. This will force large annual film festivals to either adapt, or lose market share. The latter is expected by our planners. We expect the Tampa indie film market to change, forever, because of our efforts.
The second Reverence Film Festival is scheduled for the fall of 2013, near the end of the first year run of 12 Tampa Film Showcase film festival events (Unlike past monthly film festivals in the Tampa Bay area, the Tampa Film Showcase will tie directly into, and lead into, our large annual film festivals, especially our flagship annual Tampa film festival, the Frontier Film Festival. Actually, all of our film festivals and events, including our underground ones, interconnect and cross promote each other, and this will give us an unbeatable advantage over the competition. Our film festivals and indie film events will also be promoted in other Eventi Stage events and stage productions, even the ones which have nothing to do with Tampa independent film, and vice versa). The third Halloween Drive-In underground film festival, which will not be open to the general public, will also occur around Halloween 2013, with the first one debuting on October 30, 2011 (after being delayed the first two attempts, being a period of two years. The first attempt, in 2009, was ready to go, but cancellations of the three participants at the last minute bumped it a year. The second attempt, on 10/10/10 was scrubbed because of similar circumstances, as well as being a little more ambitious, which required more equipment than what was available. The third attempt will have everything in place and ready to go this summer, which means that it should finally debut this year, two years late). The first Halloween Drive-In underground film festival, however, will be different from it successors, as it will be one of a kind. There will be a series of other underground film festivals, as well, which will be done as they are needed. Underground film festivals will, on the most part, be small, private, invitation-only film festivals (although this is not a hard rule; there will be exceptions to this).
In January 2014, after the first one year run of 12 Tampa Film Showcase film festival events, our flagship film festival, the Frontier Film Festival, will debut. Having evolved from the prototype spec for the Iris Film Festival (which is now obsolete, having been replaced by the Frontier Film Festival) over 10 years before, the Frontier Film Festival will become the most effective annual film festival series in Florida, as well as the most advanced; even if it were a stand-alone annual film festival, the Frontier Film Festival would easily be able to take on and defeat all of the other annual film festivals combined. With all of the other film festivals and other supporting events, though, the Frontier Film Festival will be superior in every way, and unstoppable. The Tampa Film Showcase, as well as our other film festival properties, will tie in with, and lead into, the Frontier Film Festival, which will occur once a year, starting in 2014 (Keep in mind that the Tampa Film Showcase film festival events will occur every month, without interruption, even when other affiliated film festivals are going on, although they will not occur less a week of each other; avoiding conflicts such as scheduling and situations where our events may accidently compete for the same target audience and market. Also keep in mind that both Tampa Bay Film and Frontier Pop will be sponsors of all of our film festivals and events, and that Frontier Pop will also be a main sponsor of other Passinault.Com / Eventi Events/ Eventi Stage events).
In Spring 2014, another Tampa Bay Film annual event series will debut, but this one will not be a film festival (although it will tie in with and cross promote with all of our film festival properties). The Tampa Film Conference will debut, and this series of events, held every Spring after its debut, will be a business and creative conference for independent filmmakers and the indie film industry. At that time in 2014, our ongoing network of film festivals and indie film support events will be fully established, and they will be running at full speed. They will be the most extensive network of film festivals and indie film events in the history of Florida, and the Tampa indie film market will be their priority.
There are two reasons for all of these resources, and all of this work. The first purpose of this comprehensive effort will be to establish, and support, the first professional Tampa indie film community. As planned, and forecast, the upcoming Tampa film community will be the most innovative in the world. The Tampa film community will be leaders, pioneers, and a creative and business think tank unmatched anywhere else. The second purpose of all of this is not only to put Tampa indie film on the map, as many have aspired to over the years, but to go a lot further than that. It is our intention to help enable the Tampa film community, and the Tampa indie film industry, to become a world leader in independent film. Tampa indie film may, perhaps, become on of the most legendary communities for the development of indie film, and new types of indie filmmaking, and we have the potential to set the trends, and the standards, in independent film. This would, effectively, make the Tampa Bay area Hollywood East without Hollywood. We’d do our own thing and lead the way without outside interests competing with us and undermining our progress. Instead of Hollywood occasionally coming to the Tampa Bay area to use it as a location for yet another feeble motion picture, Hollywood would look to the Tampa Bay area as a rich, creative industry, and a source of innovative, smart independent films to buy!
Sadly, however, we don’t see this happening with most of the current players in the Tampa indie film scene, which seems to have too much of what is going on everywhere else right now. We currently have a lot of uninspiring, and even boring, filmmakers in the film scene. We have filmmakers with more ambition and insecurity than talent, filmmakers whom are more petty followers than leaders. This situation can only change with the infusion of new blood, in the form of a new generation of filmmakers, and the infusion of new ideas. The first Tampa film community must also have a series of checks and balances which will help to prevent the abuses and the unprofessionalism which is rampant in the Tampa film scene today. Progress, and true innovation, must be enabled, and supported!
It is our plan, and our hope, that the first Tampa film community will be in place by 2015. It is also our ambition for the Tampa independent film scene to be a world leader before the end of the decade.
Thus, with this stated, please keep in mind that Tampa Bay Film will resume updates soon, and that his is merely the silence before the storm of change which is coming. Enjoy the break.


UPDATED 03/28/11

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