ST. PETERSBURG, FL – (FEBRUARY 7, 2019) – The 14th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival Presented by the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission announced its official selections for the 2019 event featuring films with Jim Gaffigan, Ed Asner, Anna Paquin, Mellissa Leo, Cynthia Nixon, and more.

The 14th Annual Festival takes place April 25-28th at the AMC Sundial Theaters and other venues in downtown St. Petersburg.

Some highlights include the Martin Scorsese produced film Tomorrow, about a war veteran struggling to find a reason to live until he is befriended by a man who lives every day as though it’s his last.  Tomorrow was the Best Feature Film Winner at the Savannah Film Festival.

The Parting Glass, Directed by Stephen Moyer of True Blood fame is an intimate family drama with Cynthia Nixon, Anna Paquin, Ed Asner, Denis O’hare and Melissa Leo.

The sure to be a crowd pleaser Jim Gaffigan comedy, You Can Choose Your Family,  is about how a normal father’s family life is turned upside down when his son discovers he has another family.

“We are thrilled to present the most diverse and engaging program the Sunscreen Film Festival has ever seen.  The diverse themes at the fest are presented by filmmakers from around the world. This year also sees Sunscreen show the most films ever directed by women!  Whether your taste is comedy, documentaries, thrillers, animation or just terrifically told dramas April 25th to the 28th are days you will want to save for the movies” said Festival Director Chris Eaton.

The 2019 Festival will feature 128 films across a broad spectrum of genres, themes and topics.  Of the 128 films there are 106 shorts, 14 narrative feature films, and 5 documentaries.  Films screening are from the United States, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Films at this year’s festival cover a variety of themes that include; MeToo; transgender; aging; autism; Alzheimer’s; immigration; and sex trafficking.  These dramatic themes play alongside popular broad comedies, sci-fi, action and more.

“Sunscreen has become a widely recognized festival around the world.  I travel to festivals all over the world 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 14 years” Said Tony Armer, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commissioner.

Other notable films include 3 features that were filmed in Pinellas County;  Epiphany, Hot Mess in a Wedding Dress and Home of the Brave.  Two edgy provocative films from the Slamdance Film Festival, Happy Face and Lost Holiday, and Dizzy Pursuit which is produced by the Russo Brothers who are most well-known for Directing several Marvel superhero films.
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. The organization screens top notch films, provides educational workshops and opportunities, promotes film as an art form, and is an economic development driver in the in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa, Florida area.



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,  location database and via its business development program.  The film commission participates in direct marketing and trade missions at major film markets, festivals and tradeshows in North America and Internationally.





Chris Eaton
Festival Director




3 Days Short Films
40 Minutes Over Maui Short Films
A Bright Second Short Films
A Dog’s Story Short Films
A Robot is a Robot Animated Shorts
A Thing of Dreams Short Films
ALONE Short Films
Amor de Madre Short Films
ASIA A Short Films
Attendant Shorts
Because We Can Short Films
Behind the Bullet Documentary Features
Believe Her Short Films
Best Friend Animated Shorts
BLACK HOLE Foreign Features
Boomerang Short Films
Bucketheads – A Star Wars Story Short Films
CALZONES ROTOS Narrative Features
Crocodile Smile Shorts
Dark Deco Short Films
Dear Frankie Short Films
Difficult People Foreign Language Short
Dizzy Pursuit Narrative Features
Doll It Up Short Films
Don’t Fret Short Films
Dough Nuts and More Short Films
Dreamer Short Films
DUKE – Short Films
Epiphany Narrative Features
Esta Niña Linda Short Films
Evie Short Films
Fairy Tail Short Films
Fevah Short Films
Fly Like a Girl Documentary Features
Freewheel Short Films
Ghost Light Narrative Features
Grandpa Short Films
Happy Face Narrative Features
Happy Little Bluebirds Short Films
Heartstrings Foreign Shorts
Hellena’s Circus Foreign Shorts
Her Body Short Films
Him Documentary Shorts
Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge Documentary Shorts
Home Of The Brave Narrative Features
Hook Up 2.0 Short Films
Hors Piste Animated Shorts
Hot Mess In A Wedding Dress Narrative Features
INSANE LOVE – when love hides something you don’t wanna see Short Films
INT3L Short Films
Introduction to Epilogue Animated Shorts
Is This Real? Animated Shorts
It Came From the Sea Summer Camp Short
It’s Only Rock N’ Roll Documentary Shorts
It’s Snowing Outside Shorts
Light in Dark Places Short Films
LOST HOLIDAY Narrative Features
Lunacy Short Films
Manen Animated Shorts
Markie in Milwaukee Documentary Features
Mens Sana Short Films
Miracle Desert Short Films
Mirror Mirror A Tale of Blood Short Films
MIXED Short Films
More To Life Short Films
Mysti Narrative Features
Nothing Takes the Place of You Short Films
Novalis’ Animated Shorts
Off The Rails Narrative Features
On the border Foreign Shorts
Open breakups Short Films
Other Side of the Box Short Films
Ovum Short Films
Pandora’s Box Short Films
Payback Short Films
Peacemaker Short Films
Pens Shorts
Perfectly Natural Shorts
Pitch Black Summer Camp Short
Plan B(e) Short Films
Portrait of a Woman at Dawn Short Films
Prison Zoo Animated Shorts
Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivans Documentary Features
Reanimated Documentary Shorts
Recollect Short Films
Reset Short Films
Roll Red Roll Documentary Features
Sasha & Clark Short Films
Second Acts Short Films
Shining Ashes Foreign Shorts
SIMPLE WEDDING Narrative Features
Skippers Narrative Features
Slurp Foreign Shorts
Social Mind Short Films
Something About Alex Foreign Shorts
Something to Cherish Short Films
Son Of The Morning Animated Shorts
Standardized Heisting Short Films
The Assassin’s Apprentice Short Films
The Bagman Short Films
The Baker Brothers Short Films
The Boy Shorts
The Critic Short Films
The Edge of Daybreak. Documentary Shorts
The Exchange Shorts
The Flip Side Documentary Shorts
The Inconclusive Phases of a Break-up Short Films
The Last Prospect Shorts
The Mysterious Life of Emmett Butler Short Films
The Only Flight Short Films
The Parting Glass Narrative Features
The Recurring Shorts
The Replacement Short Films
The Room In The Elephant Short Films
The Set Summer Camp Short
The Wheel Turns Animated Shorts
Thermostat 6 Animated Shorts
Tomorrow Narrative Features
Trafficked In Paradise Documentary Shorts
Tree Game Short Films
Voodoo Short Films
Watch Your Step Summer Camp Short
Wild Love Animated Shorts
You Can Choose Your Family Narrative Features

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