April 30-May 3, 2020 • 15th Sunscreen Film Festival

PRESENTED BY
FilmSPC

Welcome to the Sunscreen Film Festival

In 2020, the Sunscreen Film Festival will be in its 15th year!
Sunscreen is broadly known for being an accessible festival where attendees mix and mingle with filmmakers, actors, writers, producers and celebrities in an open and relaxed atmosphere.

Special Guests

The 14th annual Sunscreen Film Festival's guest speakers.

  • Flavio Alves

    Producer, Director

  • Juan Carlos Botero

    Author

  • Kestrin Pantera

    Writer, Director

  • Ramfis Myrthil

    Producer

  • Martha Pinson

    Director

  • Tom Flynn

    Screenwriter

  • Todd Remis

    Producer

  • Marty Poole

    Producer

  • Scott Goldberg

    Entertainment Attorney

  • Robert Enriquez

    Talent Manager, Producer

  • Eugenie Bondurant

    Actress

  • Rachel Cameron

    Location Sound

  • Katie Wiatt

    Filmmaker

  • Melanie Hutsell

    Comedic Actress

2019 FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS

For a more comprehensive workshop and panel's schedule listing, please visit our partner website at: Sched.com. Powered by Sunscreen Education!

Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Explores what it actually takes in today’s business to be a professional actor no matter where you live..

60 mins

Hyatt Place Conference Room

For Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass holders

Guest Speakers:

Eugenie Bondurant, Bob Devon Jones, Chris Green and Rose Rosen, CSA

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Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Professional screenwriters discuss the do's and don'ts of writing for the screen. Hear first hand the basics of screenwriting from professional screenwriters.

75mins

Hyatt Place Conference Room

For Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass holders

Guest Speakers:

Tom Flynn and Joelle Bourjolly with insight from moderator, Prof. Dave DeBorde

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Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

We’re not going to mince words here. If you are an independent Film producer, this is the most important class you will EVER take on film financing and how it all works. The up-to-date nitty gritty of how to movie finance.

75mins

Hyatt Place Conference Room

For Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass holders

Guest Speakers:

Marty Poole, Flavio Alves (The Garden Left Behind), Ramfis Myrthil, Todd Remis and Roy Wol.

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Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is an in-depth look at how to get a film/TV project made with a variety of panelists representing different aspects of the industry. Take lots of notes and come with your own questions. If you’re a filmmaker, you CANNOT afford to miss this panel!

60mins

Hyatt Place Conference Room

For Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass holders

Guest Speakers:

Flavio Alves (The Garden Left Behind), Marty Poole, Ramfis Myrthil, Todd Remis and Michael Brown.

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Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Robert Enriquez, Talent Manager, Producer and Director, and known as one of the "nicest guys in Hollywood," offers sound adice to new actors looking to break into the industry. Robert will accept headshots/resumes and invites attendees to his private Facebook group. Joining Robert is Keith Schwabinger from Alexa Talent.

90mins

Hyatt Place Conference Room

For Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass holders

Guest Speakers:

Robert Enriquez and Keith Schwabinger with special insights from Prof. Dave DeBorde.

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Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

You've got a screenplay or a great idea for a film. You want an agent or a producer or someone, anyone to help you make your movie. This workshop tells you he real truth on how to make that happen.

60mins

Hyatt Place Conference Room

For Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass holders

Guest Speakers:

Tony Armer (Film Commissioner), Marty Poole, Flavio Alves (The Garden Left Behind), and Brian Edgar

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Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

If you don’t get your films into the market, you won’t last long as a producer. Our panelists tackle the difficult subject of film distribution from the viewpoints of both independent filmmakers and the studio. If you’d like to make your second feature film, you can’t afford to miss this panel.

75mins

Hyatt Place Conference Room

For Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass holders

Guest Speakers:

Tony Armer (Film Commissioner), Marty Poole, Ramfis Mrythil with special insights from Prof. Dave DeBorde

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Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

If you’re not making digital video content you’re already way behind. Expert advice, strategies and best practices from Bluewater Media, one of the top Digital Production companies in the United States. Bluewater creates content with major brands and creators from Gordon Ramsey to Kid Rock, Soda Stream, Jillian Michaels and more.

60mins

Hyatt Place Conference Room

For Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass holders

Guest Speakers:

Ryan Ford (Bluewater Media), Vera Shafiq and Tony Armer (Film Commissioner) with insights from Prof. Dave DeBorde.

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Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

This is your opportunity to pitch movers and shakers in the industry! There will be a sign up sheet and you will be given one minute to pitch and then receive two minutes of feedback from our panel of big industry machers. It will be 1st come, 1st serve and once the sheet fills up, there won’t be an opportunity to pitch your big idea to the panel. Do you have what it takes to be the next big thing? We’ll find out!

60mins

Hyatt Place Conference Room

For Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass holders

Guest Speakers:

Marty Poole, Robert Enriquez, Tony Armer (Film Commissioner), Flavio Alves (The Garden Left Behind), Ramfis Myrthil, Michael Brown and Nic Kalikow.

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Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Good sound can make or break a film. Learn tips, tricks and best practices from an experienced industry pro with 30 years experience on a wide variety of productions. Recording good sound is an often overlooked topic while on set or at a location. Topics include recording dialogue, microphone choice, the best sound levels, background noise, echo and distortion, and more!

60mins

Hyatt Place Conference Room

For Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass holders

Guest Speakers:

Rachael Cameron and special insights from Prof. Dave DeBorde and Declan Flynn.

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Moderaed by Dave DeBorde

Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is an in-depth look at documentaries from the mechanics of their creation to the search for “truth” or answering an important question.

60mins

Hyatt Place Conference Room

For Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass holders

Guest Speakers:

Matt Kliegman and Markie Wenzell (Markie in Milwaukee), Katie Wiatt (Fly Like a Girl), and Heidi Yewman (Behind the Bullet)

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Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Learn about the legal fundamentals needed for your project. Discuss ownership rights, clearing, production/financing/distributions deals, insurance and more. The information covered is worth thousands of dollars, so bring a notebook and get ready to write fast!

60mins

Hyatt Place Conference Room

For Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass holders

Guest Speakers:

Scott Goldberg, Esq., and insights from Prof. Dave DeBorde.

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Moderated by Declan Flynn

Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Learn from industry veterans, the essentials every director should know and the potential pitfalls. Also, expect a dose of healthy cynicism, with a dash of optimism in this directing panel.

60mins

Hyatt Place Conference Room

For Filmmaker, Day or VIP pass holders

Guest Speakers

Martha Pinson (Tomorrow), Curtis Graham (Greyhouse Films) and insights by Declan Flynn.

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Download a digital copy of Sunscreen's 2019 Program Guide

In case you did not get the opportunity to attend Sunscreen this year and grab a program guide, or you simply prefer a digital copy, click the "Download PDF" button below to view or obtain a digital copy of the program guide. And if you're feeling a little nostalgic, you can go way, way back and view or download years 1 through 14!

festival venue

The Sunscreen Film Festival is held at the AMC 20 Theaters located in the beautiful Mall at Sundial nestled in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

sundial AMC Theaters

address

153 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-800-3201
21.0 mi / 33.8 km from Tampa International Airport (TPA)

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Recommended Accomodations

Accomodations, located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, within walking distance or a short ride to venue.

our sponsors

The 15th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival would like to thank Visit St. Pete Clearwater and the Film Commission office.