2024 STAR Challenge

OIF Tampa Star Challenge


A Privileged Gift  ~ Nicholas Hodgkins    

Coming Out ~ Sky Belluomini                 

Rogue Agent ~ Werner Jauch      

Love After Life  ~ Jacob Schwartz         

Home For The Holidays ~ Dylan Michael Swan                     

Once Upon a Valentime ~ Rory Smith                        

Finding Love On Dia De Los Muertos ~ Doc Anthony Bravo   

Letters to Santa ~ Aline Lucas

A Corporate Christmas ~ Neena Leon

New Year’s Resolution ~ Kelly D Weaver

Department of Misfit Toys ~ Rebecca Suzanne Torres

TOK ~Jasmin Alexa

Lost and Found ~ Sean Critelli


A Christmas Hero
Kareem Everison

A Corporate Christmas
Neena Leon

A Privileged Gift
Nicholas Hodgkins

A Ring For Christmas
Arlene McQueen

Adjustments Matter
Luis Castillo

Believing in a Better Santa
Alfonso Lopez

Cheer Pressure
Emilio Roman

Christmas Bud
Matthew Thomas

Coming Out
Sky Belluomini

Department of Misfit Toys
Rebecca Torres

Elephant Swap
David Tolliver

Finding Love On Dia De Los Muertos
Doc Bravo

Forgotten Rose
David Kashner

Home For The Holidays
Dylan Swan

Jason Kathawa

Letters to Santa
Aline Lucas

Lost and Found
Sean Critelli

Love After Life
Jacob Schwartz

Stefanie Davis

New Years Resolution
Kelly Weaver

Once Upon a Valentime
Rory Smith

Rekindled Hearts: A Christmas Love Story
Andrew Brunner

Nate Powers

Rogue Agent
Werner Jauch

The Great Battle for Christmas
Prestin Caine

Jasmin Alexa

White Day
Kylee Peck

Star Challenge Submissions:

We are transitioning the sites for OIF, during this period, please use the following links for your submissions: Film Submission

For all other submissions, please use the Orlando site for this round: https://oifstudio.com/submissions/

After this round (in March), the submission page will be merged and moved here: https://independentfilmmakers.org/submissions/

Please note these changes. Thank you. If you previously sent your film to OIFstduio.com, we should have it. Feel free to verify with us.


Be sure to carefully read the Film Submission Guidelines HERE
This is a film Challenge – Do not jeopardize your entry by not following the Challenge rules!
Failure to follow All Challenge Rules may disqualify your entry from being screened and/or being eligible for any awards!

Complete film must be submitted by: February 26th 29, 2024 @11:59pm
[Premiere TBD ~March/April 2024]

  • This challenge has one genre/theme:  Holiday Theme.  Sub genres are welcome.
  • Keep it clean, max rating of  PG-13.  No nudity.  Limited profanity allowed where useful to the story line.  We normally have a general audience in the theater, keep it so the whole family can enjoy the screening.
  • Maximum total film run-time (including titles and credits) is 9 minutes. 
  • If your script was selected you have a secured screening spot at the event and your cast and crew are eligible for awards as long as the final film qualifies and is submitted by the deadline.
  • Films not received by the deadline will not be eligible for awards and may not be screened.
  • If your script is selected you are expected to post updates to the OIF Facebook group along with these lead tags:
    #OIF #OIFStarChallenge 
  • Your film may NOT be shown elsewhere prior to the OIF Challenge screening date. 
  • Award nominations for actors as a lead and/or supporting role is limited to a total of three (3) films per Challenge.
  • Writers or Directors are limited to such roles in 1 film per Challenge.
  • Additional Terms and Conditions may apply and will be posted on the submission form.

Be sure to carefully read the Film Submission Guidelines HERE.  This is a film Challenge – Do not jeopardize your entry by not following the Challenge rules!

Please Read

As long as you follow the guidelines and submit your complete film by February 26th, 2024, your screening spot is basically secured and your cast/crew will be eligible to compete for awards. See full guidelines below, here are the top 5: Remember “CHECK”

  1. C – You MUST post at least one Casting Call in the OIF group.
  2. H – All posts must be related to your film and must contain the following Hashtag #OIFSTARChallenge
  3. E – In the complete film, you must add this End Credit without any modifications “This Film was Created for an OIF Film Challenge.”
  4. C – Film to entertain the diverse Crowd – Keep it PG-13, NO nudity (gore is ok) we will have all ages in the audience, including kids.
  5. K – Kick off the film submission process closer to February 1st by assembling the required, Awards Nominees, Poster, and optionally the Bio. (https://oifstudio.com/submissions/awards-nominations/https://oifstudio.com/submissions/poster-submission/https://oifstudio.com/submissions/filmmakers-bio/

For convenience a Submission Page can be found here: https://oifstudio.com/submissions/

Award Categories

Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Music, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Original Story, Best Sound, Best Set Design, Best Hair/MUA.