ST. PETERSBURG, FL – (MARCH 30, 2017) – The 12th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival announced its official selections for the 2017 event featuring films with Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott, John Cleese, Daphne Zuniga and more. Opening night will feature Michael Mailer’s newest film, BLIND, a romantic-drama, starring Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore and Dylan McDermott. Closing night will wrap up the festival with ALBION: THE ENCHANTED STALLION, a family fantasy adventure, starring John Cleese, Debra Messing, Jennifer Morrison and Stephen Dorff. Dylan McDermott will be in attendance for two selections at the festival, Opening Night’s BLIND and SUGAR, which is in the Spotlight category.

“I am thrilled to bring my film, BLIND to Florida as the opening night film at the 12th annual Sunscreen Film Festival. It is so wonderful to share the film with the local St. Petersburg audience,” said Director Michael Mailer.

“I am excited to premiere my series SUGAR at the Sunscreen Film Festival, and to return to Florida to premiere the series where I produced it with Ringling College and Semkhor Networks,” said Dylan McDermott.

Retrospective Screenings will include Daphne Zuniga appearance at the festival honoring the 30th Anniversary of SPACEBALLS. Also in this category will be THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH from 1952 directed by Cecile B. DeMille, which won the Oscar for Best Pictures and Best Writing in 1953. The screening will honor the closing of the Ringling Bros. circus after 146 years.

In the Spotlight category, Ringling College’s new series, SUGAR, featuring actor/director Dylan McDermott will premiere along with the Florida premiere of THE HERO starring Sam Elliott and the world premieres of ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, featuring Danny Trejo and CREATED EQUAL, directed by Bill Duke and starring Lou Diamond Phillips. The Latin Program will feature “Perros” making its US Premiere starring John Leguizamo with Director Harold Trompetero in attendance.  Other categories featured at the festival will be Florida Focus; New Visions (First-Time Directors); Social Awareness Immigration and Social Awareness Environmental Programs.

“Sunscreen has become a widely recognized festival around the world.  I travel to festivals like Cannes, Sundance and Toronto every year and I can see it growing to have an impact like those fests.  It’s really put the St. Pete, Clearwater, Tampa area on the film world map.  The film commission is thrilled to be the headline sponsor and looking forward to the next 12 years.” Said Tony Armer, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commissioner.

The new programming team, led by Director of Programming Joseph Restaino and Senior Programmer Wey Lin, will present 125 films in total including 37 features and 89 shorts across all their categories.

FULL SLATE FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL

Opening Night – Florida Premiere

 

BLIND

Drama, Romance

Michael Mailer, USA, 2017, 98m                                                                                                           

Cast: Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore, Dylan McDermott

Distributor: Vertical Entertainment

 

A novelist blinded in a car crash that killed his wife rediscovers his passion for both life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman.

 

Closing Night – Regional Premiere

 

ALBION: THE ENCHANTED STALLION

Fantasy, Action

Castille Landon, Bulgaria/USA, 2016, 104m                                                                                                          

Cast: John Cleese, Debra Messing, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Morrison, Richard Kind

Distributor: Gravitas Ventures, Netflix

2016 Bentonville Film Festival, 2017 Florida Film Festival

 

A twelve-year old girl is transported by a magical black stallion to the mystical world of ALBION, where she discovers that she alone is the key to saving an entire race of people.

 

Retrospective Screenings

 

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

Family

Cecille B. DeMille, USA/Florida, 1952, 152m

1953 Oscar Best Picture and Best Writing

 

The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.

 

SPACEBALLS – 30th Anniversary Screening

Comedy, Sci-Fi

Mel Brooks, USA, 1987, 96m

Cast: Bill Pullman, John Candy, Joan Rivers, Daphne Zuniga

Planet Spaceballs’ President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia’s abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

 

Social Awareness Immigration Program

WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL

Documentary

Marc Silver, USA, 2013, 85m

An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.

AFTER SPRING

Documentary

Steph Ching and Ellen Martinez, Jordan, 2016, 101m

After Spring is a feature documentary that focuses on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Social Awareness Environmental Program

THE BURDEN

Documentary

Roger Sorkin, USA, 2015, 40m

The Burden tells the story of fossil fuel dependence as our greatest long-term national security threat, and why the U.S. military is leading the fight for clean energy.

 

NATURE’S ORCHESTRA

Documentary

Robert Hillman, USA, 2016, 24m

 

Follows noted soundscape ecologist Dr. Bernie Krause as he travels to the Arctic and shows how nature sounds are crucial indicators of the health of today’s wild habitats, and the origins of music.

 

Narrative Feature Competition

 

DIANI & DEVINE MEET THE APOCALYPSE

Adventure, Comedy

Etta Devine & Gabriel Diani, USA, 2016, 90m                                                                                        

Florida Premiere

2016 Mill Valley Film Festival, 2016 Austin Film Festival

 

A struggling comedy duo discovers that surviving the apocalypse is almost as difficult as surviving in Hollywood.

 

CARTER & JUNE

Action/Comedy

Nicholas Kalikow, USA, 2016, 87m                                                                                                                          

World Premiere

Cast: Michael Raymond-James, Timothy Omundson

 

Do the job. Get the money. Get the girl. Get the kid. Simple, right?

 

THOSE LEFT BEHIND

Drama

Maria Finitzo, USA, 2017, 102m                                                                                                            

Regional Premiere

Cast: Daphne Zuniga, Jack Griffo

 

A family finally comes to terms with the grief over their son’s suicide 25 years earlier.

 

TRACKTOWN

Drama, Sport

Alexi Pappas & Jeremy Teicher, USA, 2017, 88m                                                                                  

Florida Premiere

Cast: Alexi Pappas, Chase Offerle, Rachel Dratch

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

 

A young, talented, and lonely long-distance runner twists her ankle as she prepares for the Olympic Trials and must do something she’s never done before: take a day off.

 

I CAN I WILL I DID

Drama

Nadine Truong, USA, 2017, 110m                                                                                                             

Florida Premiere

Cast: Ik Jo Kang, Mike Faist, Ellie Lee, Selenis Leyva

Depressed foster youth Ben is bullied and as a result, gets into a car accident. His recovery process is slow until he meets Adrienne, a wheelchair bound fellow patient at the hospital, who breathes hope into his life and introduces to him her grandfather, Taekwondo Master Kang. Kang not only teaches him how to walk and get back up on his feet, but also how to take charge of his own life.

 

RESIDUE

Action, Horror, Thriller

Rusty Nixon, USA, 2017, 83m                                                                                                                    

World Premiere

Cast: James Clayton, Taylor Hickson, Matt Frewer

 

A private investigator reads a book of sinister origins and unknowingly pits his daughter and himself in a fight for their lives…and their eternal souls.

 

Spotlight Films

 

SUGAR

TV Series, Drama

Dylan McDermott, USA, 2017, 20m                                                                                                         

World Premiere

Ringling College

 

Sugar, a teenage runaway, becomes lured into the world of human trafficking. The strength that enabled her to leave her past behind is tested as she finds herself homeless and alone in her dangerous new world.

 

THE HERO

Comedy, Drama

Brett Haley, USA, 2017, 93m                                                                                                                    

Florida Premiere

Cast: Sam Elliott, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman, Laura Prepon, Katharine Ross

Distributor:  The Orchard

2017 Sundance Film Festival & 2017 SXSW

 

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.

 

ALL ABOUT THE MONEY

Action, Comedy

Blake Freeman USA, 2016, 86m                                                                                                               

World Premiere

Cast: Mindy Robinson, Danny Trejo, Eddie Griffin, Jon Gries

 

Two “down on their luck” buddies are convinced by a third to take a vacation. Only after landing in the third world country do they realize that they are there to attempt to capture the United States’ most wanted criminal – with no military training.  

 

CREATED EQUAL

Drama, Thriller

Bill Duke, USA, 2017, 91m                                                                                                                                        

World Premiere

Cast: Aaron Tveit, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edy Ganem

 

Desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church, Alejandra Batista turns to Thomas O’Reilly, a successful lawyer who files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause.

 

New VisionsFirst-Time Directors

 

ELIZABETH BLUE

Drama

Vincent Sabella, USA, 2017, 95m

Florida Premiere

 

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, is coping with ongoing episodes of schizophrenia.

 

LADY-LIKE

Comedy

Brent Craft, USA, 2017, 82m                                                                                                                     

World Premiere

Cast: Beverly D’Angelo

 

When a quick-witted yet co-dependent college girl helps her best friend land a boyfriend, she’s left on the outside looking in and is forced to deal with the realities of adulthood for the first time.

 

KATE CAN’T SWIM

Drama

Josh Helman, USA, 2017, 90m                                                                                                                 

Florida Premiere

Cast: Josh Helman, Evan Jonigkeit, Zosia Mamet

2017 Slamdance

 

When her best friend returns from Paris with a new lover, Kate’s life is thrown off track. Encountering new personalities, old promises and sexual fluidity, Kate must decide to stay on her current path or burn it down to forge a new one.  

 

GOOD BONES

Comedy

Tim Bohn, USA, 85m                                                                                                                              

Regional Premiere

 

Good Bones is a comedic coming-of-age story set in the cutthroat world of Hamptons Real Estate. Danny O’Brien, 22, dedicates one last summer to his family’s failing real estate agency, and to his father Joe’s seemingly obsolete values: poetry, integrity, and community.

 

TILL THE ACES COME

Drama

Adam Everett, USA, 2016, 112m                                                                                                              

World Premiere

 

A failed entrepreneur decides to help a terminally ill drunkard with his new, cutting edge eye scanning technology…not knowing that the drunkard is actually the venture capitalist of a prestigious investment firm.

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

 

CHICAGO BOYS

Carola Fuentes & Rafael Valdeavellano, Chile, 2015, 85m                                                                  

Florida Premiere

2016 Chicago Latino Film Festival, 2016 Edinburgh Film Festival

Distributor: Icarus Films

 

The story of a group of Milton Friedman’s disciples that, backed by a military dictatorship, turned Chile into the first and most extreme neoliberal country in the world.  

 

THE FORBIDDEN SHORE

Ron Chapman, CANADA|CUBA, 2016, 96m

Florida Premiere

 

Politics silenced Cuban voices beyond its shores, but within, music is its very heartbeat. The extraordinary musical diversity of Cuba is revealed with over 40 performances by its top artists, from street to concert, with shared stories revealing its people, culture, politics; their struggles and triumphs, vision, spirit and soul.

 

WHOSE STREETS?

Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis, USA, 2017, 103m                                                                              

Florida Premiere

2017 Sundance Film Festival

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

 

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? Is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.

 

DAVI’S WAY

Comedy

Tom Donahue, USA, 2016, 86m                                                                                                               

Florida Premiere

Cast: Robert Davi, Chazz Palminteri

2016 Hamptons International Film Festival

In Davi’s Way, legendary actor/singer Robert Davi, is given one year to recreate Sinatra’s fabled ‘Main Event’ concert in Madison Square Garden on Sinatra’s 100th Birthday in this unpredictable, poignant and comedic documentary that starts to feel like a real life cross between Curb Your Enthusiasm and This Is Spinal Tap.

 

FINDING BABEL

David Novack, France/Russia, 2015, 88m                                                                                            

Regional Premiere

2016 Seattle International Film Festival

 

The subversive masterpieces of Russian-Ukrainian writer Isaac Babel challenged the reality of life under rising totalitarianism, and led to his arrest and execution in 1940.

 

THE NEW 8-BIT HEROES

Joseph Granato IV, USA, 112m

World Premiere

 

Modern creatives must retrofit their skills to program a new game for a 30 year old game console.

 

Florida Focus

 

THUNDER

Drama

Rob O’Cruz, USA, 2016, 91m                                                                                                                     

World Premiere

 

After receiving some devastating news, a washed-up rodeo star sets out on a path to find redemption by helping a group of abused women and a mysterious hitchhiker. But one of the girls she tries to help has a dark and deadly past that is catching up to her.

 

PAYING MR. MCGETTY

Action, Comedy, Romance

Michael Baumgarten, USA, 2016                                                                                                             

Florida Premiere

Cast:  R. Marcos Taylor, Don Wilson, Anita Clay

2016 Burbank International Film Festival

 

After a night of drinking and gambling, Tyrell (R. Marcos Taylor) is awakened by an angry call from his girlfriend, Meena (Anita Clay) and finds himself in bed with a strange woman, Cecelia (Alissa Schneider) — a local mob boss’ daughter. Once the local mob boss finds out, he hires Shota (Wilson) — a relentless hitman. To make matters worse, the reward on Tyrell’s head has dozens of others looking for him too. Adding to Tyrell’s troubles, the worst thing of all… Meena, the love of his life, is put in harm’s way. Tyrell must make a stand by taking on the mob, taking on Shota, and finding the money to pay their landlord — Mr. McGetty — before the day ends.

 

EAT. SPEAK. ST. PETE

Documentary

David Vega, USA, 2016, 59m

World Premiere

 

The art of breaking bread smashes cultural barriers. This project uses good food to bring a diverse group of residents to the table for a long overdue discussion about ongoing challenges in South Saint Petersburg, FL.

 

KING CHARLES

Action, Drama

Nicholas Naylor, USA, 2017, 90m

Regional Premiere

 

An un-ethical DEA agent does everything in his power within and outside the law to catch a cocaine kingpin.

 

OKLAHOMA SUN

Andrew Andrade, USA, 2016, 34m                                                                                                       

Work-in-Progress Screening

Cast: Tommy Morrison, Rokki James, Trish Cook, Karl J. Kramer

 

Country boy Tommy Morrison from Jay, Oklahoma went from local tough man on to becoming a World Champion boxer. Discovered by Hollywood the golden boy had money, fame, women until one day his media circus crashed.

 

Latin Program

 

PERROS

Drama

Hector Trompetero, Colombia, 2016, 75m                                                                                            

Florida Premiere

Cast: John Leguizamo

2017 Bogota Independant Film Festival, 2017 Colombian International Film Festival NYC

 

Perros tells the story of Misael, a peasant who ends up in the jail of his town for having committed a crime of passion.

 

SIN MUERTOS NO HAY CARNAVAL | SUCH IS LIFE IN THE TROPICS

Thriller

Sebastian Cordero, Ecuador, 2016, 100m                                                                                            

Regional Premiere

Cast: Diego Catano

2017 Miami Film Festival

 

Everything begins with a stray bullet… And a wealthy young man trying to evict 250 families who are squatting on the land he inherited from his father.

 

THE CITY OF THE FUTURE

Drama, LGBT

Claudio Marquez, Brazil, 2016, 76m                                                                                                        

Florida Premiere

 

Milla, Gilmar and Igor will form an unconventional family at Serra do Ramalho, in the drylands of Bahia.  

 

VIDA DE FAMILIA | FAMILY LIFE

Comedy, Drama

Cristian Jimenez, Alicia Scherson, Chile, 2017, 80m                                                                          

Regional Premiere

2017 Sundance Film Festival, 2017 Miami Film Festival

 

A young man spends a few weeks housekeeping for a relatively distant relative and enjoys taking over the comfort of their lives in Santiago. Soon, he meets a cute neighbor and starts pretending for his personal benefit.

 

MY HINDU FRIEND

Drama

Hector Babenco, Brazil, 2016, 124m                                                                                                              US Premiere

2016 Montreal World Film Festival

 

Diego is a film director very close to death, surrounded by people who are having trouble dealing with his current tempestuous mood. Chances are he won’t survive, but if he does, that means he needs to relearn how to live.

 

International Program

 

SAMI BLOOD | SAMEBLOD

Drama

Amanda Kernell, Sweden, 2016, 110m                                                                                                   Florida Premiere

Cast: Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj-Doris Rimpi

2017 Sundance Film Festival

Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930’s and race biology examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life, she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

 

LAST BROKEN DARKNESS                                                                                                                          Florida Premiere

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Christopher-Lee dos Santos, South Africa, 2017, 118m

Cast: Sean Cameron Michael, Suraya Santos, Brandon Auret

Last Broken Darkness follows the exciting story of Sam (Sean Cameron Michael, Black Sails), a broken man who after the world ends from a massive Meteor shower and the death of his son, is forced to survive underground. He and his trusted friend Troy (Brandon Auret, Elysium, Chappie) along with a young female Rose (Suraya Santos), are thrust on a journey that takes them into the darkest parts of the underground world where they find themselves on the run with a crew of ragtag yet heavily armed rangers. Hunted down by mutated creatures, bandits and cannibals alike, their undeniable defiance to return home is challenged, and an honest story emerges to reveal the heart of friendship in the face of death. Last Broken Darkness is a tale of selflessness, friendship and courage.

 

Shorts Programs                                                                                          

 

Narrative

 

5 FILMS ABOUT TECHNOLOGY      

Peter Huang, USA, 5m
ALL THE MARBLES            
Michael Swingler, USA, 17m

ANOTHER SONG

Eric Lewis (ELEW), USA, 9m


DON’T THINK ABOUT IT   

Niv Klainer, USA, 12m


ELEANORA : THE FORGOTTEN PRINCESS

Blair Skinner, USA, 18m

 

LEMON 

Timothy Cooper, USA, 13m
MARGARET         

Manan Singh Katohora, USA, 13m
NIL: NO BLOOD FOR COFFEE         

James Turner, CANADA, 3m
NO NAME MADDOX        

Glenn Pack, USA, 26m
NO OTHER WAY TO SAY IT             

Timothy Mason, USA, 7m
PHOBIA

Chris Barron, USA, 3m
RATED  

John Fortson, USA, 20m
SOLDIER BEE      

Alex Hardy, UK, 20m

SORRY  

David Cone, USA, 12m

THE CLEANSING HOUR    

Damien LeVeck, USA, 20m

THE VISIT            

Romina Schwedler, USA, 13m

 

 

International

 

BACKSTORY        

Joschka Laukeninks, GERMANY, 8m
BREAKFAST WITH TIFFANY            

Andres Molano Moncada, COLOMBIA, 14m
EDEN HOSTEL     

Gonzaga Manso, SPAIN, 14m
SON      

Cyrus Neshvad, LUXEMBOURG, 15m

LETTER TO GOD

Maria Ibrahimova, AZERBAIJAN, 17m
MAKING A KILLING           

Justin Head, SOUTH AFRICA, 26m
METUBE 2 – AUGUST SINGS CARMINA BURANA      

Daniel Moshel, AUSTRIA, 5m

THE FATHER OF MY DAUGHTER    

CarloAlberto Biazzi, ITALY, 12m

THE HOLY CAVE 

Aleix Massot, SPAIN, 16m

THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE ENIGMATIC PAUL WR   

Roman Quirot, FRANCE 17m
THE PINE TREE VILLA        

Jan Koester, GERMANY, 9m

 

Documentary

 

BENEATH THE CROWN     

Susan Gallagher & Lisa Mills, USA, 23m

GIFTS FROM THE HEART 

Cindy Karafilis, USA, 17m

 

PLASTIC IS FOREVER        

Dylan D’Haeze, USA, 19m

SLAM

Micheal Torbisco, USA, 33m

THE COLLECTION              

Adam Roffman, USA, 11m

 

 

Florida Shorts

 

A RUNNING START           

Tony Armer, USA, 11m

 

OKLAHOMA SUN              

Andrew Andrade, USA, 34m

T’S UP: BRANDING TEAM TAMPA 

Travis Bell, USA, 14m
THE BRIDGE        

Dewayne Bontrager & Lawayne Bontrager, USA, 8m

THE NEWEST MEMBER    

Andi Matheny, USA, 3m
TINY BACTERIA  

Victoria Jorgensen, USA, 6m
YOU ARE NOT ALONE      

Cam Simon, USA, 5m

 

 

College

 

BLOOD AND WATER        

Brian Blum, USA, 20m
CALIBER              

Tanner Cusumano, USA, 16m
EMMA INSPIRED              

Nicole Machon, USA, 12m

 

I LOOK AHEAD   

Illian Ipes & Carolina Beguiristain, USA, 13m

 

 

 

 

ICON     

Tony Ahedo, USA, 10m
NEXT     

Elena Brodach, RUSSIA, 7m

THE TRAMCAR GIRL         

Gerard Zarra, USA, 9m

 

High School

SOUND AND VISION

William Stead, USA, 21m
WHITE WALLS     

Taylor Hammersla, USA, 9m

 

BENJAMIN          

2016 Sunscreen Summer Film Camp, USA, 6m
FLIP OF A COIN  

2016 Sunscreen Summer Film Camp, USA, 5m

ARTHUR              

2016 Sunscreen Summer Film Camp, USA, 8m

 

WHAT SHE LEFT ME

Lyndsie Zimmerman, USA, 5m


WINNING THE GAME

Thomas Ernst, USA, 7m

 

SALUTATORIAN

Lyndsie Zimmerman, USA, 8m

 

DADCULA

Gage McCann, USA, 6m

 

NEON NOIR

Savanna Woodson and Brennan Walsh, USA, 5m

 

SUPER HYPER MEGA LACTOSE INTOLERANCE

Isabella David, USA, 4m

 

THE PASTELS

Jake Sloan, USA, 3m

 

PICTURE DAY

Ryan Molter, USA, 3m

 

Monster Vision

Matthew Hoobin, USA, 8m

 

Webisodes / TV Pilots

BTS        

Christian Cashmir, USA, 8m

 

RUNNING WITH VIOLET  

Lindsay MacKay, USA, 8m

 

SHOOT ME NICELY           

Elias Plagianos, USA, 22m

 

THE RUB

Kenny Beaumont, Jonathan Davenport, USA, 7m

 

YOU GOT A PROBLEM… 

Charles Mandracchia, USA, 9m

 

YOUNG & RECKLESS

Brianne Nord-Stewart, CANADA, 5M

 

St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Society

 

812 KNAVISH WAY           

Eric Stalnaker, USA, 13m 


ALLCONSUMINGFILMSHORT         

Jeremy Jones, Logan James, Chuck Ardezzone, USA, 10m
AVA’S BLOOD

Kira Howe, USA, 9m

BEDSHEETS & CIGARETTES             

Alan Mehanna, LEBANON, 14m
GOOD OL’ FASHIONED CHRISTMAS VIDEO              

Daniel O’Ryan, USA, 5m
IT’S NOT ABOUT SEX        

Anjani Pandey, USA, 10m
ONE STEP FROM ALPHA  

Hector Luis Soto Vazquez, USA, 5m
 

 

PHONE 

David Scott Leatherwood, USA, 6m
RANSOM             

Stefanie Davis, USA, 3m
THE DEPOSITION              

Carrie Drazek, USA, 20m

 

2016 Sundance Short Film Tour

 

AFFECTIONS

Bridey Elliott, USA, 17m

 

JUNGLE

Asantewaa Prempeh, USA, 13m

 

EDMOND

Nina Gantz, UNITED KINGDOM, 7m

 

BACON & GOD’S WRATH

Sol Friedman, CANADA, 9m

 

HER FRIEND ADAM

Ben Petrie, CANADA, 16m

 

THE GRANDFATHER DRUM

Michelle Derosier, CANADA, 11m

 

THE PROCEDURE

Calvin Lee Reeder, USA, 3m

 

THUNDER ROAD

Jim Cummings, USA, 12m

 
About Sunscreen Film Festival

The Sunscreen Film Festival is organized and presented by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society Inc., a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, screening top notch films, providing educational workshops, parties and events in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa, Florida. Led by current Executive Director Ryan Tarrant, Sunscreen Film Festival was one of 23 festivals sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (the Oscars) in 2013-2014.

 

THE ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER FILM COMMISSION

The St. Pete/Clearwater Film Commission serves Pinellas County, Florida supporting and working to bring commercials, TV shows, feature films and digital media projects to the area.

Film SPC supports local signature Film Festivals, fosters industry development with free workshops, an online production guide and location database.  The film commission participates in direct marketing and trade missions at major film markets, festivals and tradeshows in North America and Internationally like Sundance, Cannes, Toronto and more.

Film SPC has a local film incentive program.  Film, TV, digital media, music videos and more are eligible for the development marketing partnerships.  The goal of the incentive is to provide exclusive destination exposure for St. Pete/Clearwater as an area with a growing reputation for filmmaking and television programming, great locations, and excellent crew and equipment resources.

 

 

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