A lot of festivals have different procedures and requirements for submissions. Like many of them, TBIF makes it simple by using The Improv Network submission tool. Not only does it make the process simpler but a small portion of each team's submission fee goes to helping the greater improv community. One of the nice things about submitting this way is that all of your team's information (and all of your instructor information) is saved in one place. So if you submit to TBIF, you're all see to submit to any other festival with one click. Here's how it works:
Click this link and you'll be taken to the Visitors page where you can input all of your personal information. Click "Complete Sign Up" at the bottom of that screen and you'll be taken to your Profile page where you can create a listing for your Troupe.
Make sure you include all of the Personal and Troupe information it asks for, including a logo, photo, short and long bio, and a video of a single show in front of a live audience no longer than 15 minutes. The video, logo and bio is crucial to your being accepted to any festival. The video must be in front of a live audience. Please, no promo reels!
Finally, find Tampa Bay Improv Festival on the list (or click here) and you'll be taken to the screen where you can submit your Troupe. Select the Troupe from the list. Once you submit you'll be prompted to pay the submission fee. After you pay, you'll receive a confirmation and you'll be redirected to The Improv Network. Make sure you wait for that redirect so your payment is processed.
That's it! You can always check on the status of your acceptance by returning to your profile. People interested in submitting themselves as an instructor can do so through the submission form after they've made a Teacher profile on The Improv Network.
TBIF submissions close August 31st, 2016. All accepted teams and instructors will be notified no later than 2 weeks after the submission deadline. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the TBIF production staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.