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2014 Day Pass

Saint Petersburg, FL
Day Pass is good for single date purchsed only.  Includes all films, workshops and that evening's party for one day during the 2014 Festival. Access to all Films, All Parties, All Workshops, All Celebrity Events from May 1... read more

2014 VIP Pass

Saint Petersburg, FL
VIP Pass 2014 Sunscreen Film FestivalAccess to all Films, All Parties, All Workshops, All Celebrity Events from May 1-4, 2014.Full schedule of Films and Workshops everyday starting on the 1st.Workshops include panels by to... read more

Creative Clay Short Film Block (The Palladium Theater)

St. Petersburg, FL
Creative Clay Short Film Block - Palladium 12:20-1:45pm Creative Clay is an art studio in Saint Petersburg, Florida who's mission is to provide expressive, educational and vocational opportunities in the arts for people wi... read more

The Tinaja Trail (American Stage Theater Company Conference Room)

St. Petersburg, FL
The Tinaja Trail (64 min.; directed by Bryce Newell) A a tale of life and death on the road to America through the undocumented immigrants and the networks of volunteers who provide water for them in the desolate borderlan... read more

One: A Story of Love and Equality (American Stage Conf. Room)

St. Petersburg, FL
One: A Story of Love and Equality (102 min.; directed by Becca Roth) Before the vote on North Carolina's Amendment One, which would remove legal recognition for all couples that are not married men and women, a lesbian cou... read more

Student Art Festival Film Block (Palladium)

St. Petersburg, FL
Student Art Festival Film Block

Andarevia (American Stage Conference Room)

St. Petersburg, FL
Andarevia (85 min.; directed by Claudio Di Biagio) A thriller about a man prone to sudden bursts of anger who joins a sailing trip for people with mental illness in the sea of Sardinia in Italy. With subtitles.

Dreams & Pieces (The Palladium)

St. Petersburg, FL
"Dreams & Pieces" (49 min.; directed by Theresia Reinhold) Is the American Dream a myth? Journey from Chicago to Houston and San Francisco to Washington, D.C., as the imagination of a land of unlimited opportunities gets c... read more

Perseverance: The Story of Dr. Billy Taylor (Palladium)

St. Petersburg, FL
Perseverance: The Story of Dr. Billy Taylor (52 min.; directed by Daniel Chace and Bob Hercules) Acclaimed running back Billy Taylor fell into addiction, homelessness, and prison, yet turned his life around with the new g... read more

After the Show (American Stage Conference Room)

St. Petersburg, FL
After the Show (75 min.; directed by Steven K. Johnson)  Romi Mayes, a single mother and touring musician, teams up with a lifelong friend to write and perform a live, original, electric-duo album.

Dali Student Films (Palladium)

St. Petersburg, FL
Dali Student Film Block (90 min) All films provided by Dali

In Zukunft "In Future" (American Stage Conference Room)

St. Petersburg, FL
"In Future" ("In Zukunft") (64 min.) The small village of Future lies nestled somewhere in the middle of the Russian taiga, forgotten. While the rest of the country is enthusiastic about the presidential election, those i... read more

Confessions of a Womanizer OPENING NIGHT FILM (Palladium)

St. Petersburg, FL
Confessions of a Womanizer OPENING NIGHT FILM (90 min.; directed by Miguel Ali)     Nicole Bella and WWE Wrestlers will be in attendance on the Red Carpet prior to the film, participate in a Q&A after the film and attend ... read more

Comedy Short Block 1 (The Studio@620)

St Petersburg, FL
Comedy Short Block #1 (93 min.) There Is No God And We All Die Alone - Harrison Givens, Director (Short) 21 min.After the death of his father, Henry Fleetwood embarks on a whimsical journey to find the meaning of life and ... read more

Bound By Sea (Museum of Fine Arts)

St. Petersburg, FL
Bound by Sea (88 min.; directed by Nathan Daniel) Jack Viorel and his daughter aim to travel four oceans in one year and teach children with disabilities that anything is possible.

Adelante (American Stage Conference Room)

St. Petersburg, FL
Adelante - Spanish Documentary Feature <span style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;">Directed by Noam Osband</span> `Adelante` shows the heart of Mexico beating strongly inside an Irish-Catholic church just outside ... read more

Documentary Shorts (Museum of Fine Arts)

St Petersburg, FL
Documentary Short Block  Baila! - Lauren Huff, Director (Short) 14 min.Marlene Pena-Marin narrates the story of her family and its three- generation-long involvement with the Mexican folk dance group, Relampago del Cielo. ... read more

Love Life Redemption Short Block (The Studio@620)

St Petersburg, FL
Love Life Redemption Short Block (36 min.) Love at First Sight - Mark Playne, Director (Short) 14 min.A heartwarming story of a lonely young man's increasingly creative attempts to attract the attention of the girl of his ... read more

Drama Short Block 3 (Museum of Fine Arts)

St Petersburg, FL
Drama Short Block #3  Married in New York - Angelica Blotkevich, Director (Short) 5 min.Abusive marriage relationship. A nice-looking husband is being creative with claims towards his wife. For example, she must go through... read more

Action and Horror Short Block (The Studio@620)

St Petersburg, FL
Action and Horror Short Block (72 min.) She’s Having A Baby - Robert Smellin, Director (Short) 14 min.Jenny wants a baby, and she will go to any lengths to get one... Lapsus - Karim Ouaret, Director (Short) 30 minTerry is ... read more

Freedom Fighters of NILI (Museum of Fine Arts)

St. Petersburg, FL
Freedom Fighters of NILI (76 min.; directed by Leora Chai) The forgotten story of a Jewish espionage network that assisted the British in liberating Palestine from Ottoman rule during World War I. With subtitles.

Drama Short Block 2 (The Studio@620)

St Petersburg, FL
Drama Short Block #2 (94 min.) The Wolf and the Ballerina - Kyle Giardino, Director (Short) 20 min.A short film about a sniper, a deaf girl, and the human connection between strangers in a world without water. Sand Snowman... read more

The Longest Game (Museum of Fine Arts)

St Petersburg, FL
The Longest Game (95 min.; directed by Camille Thoman) Three 87-year-old men gather every day in Dorset, Vt., to play "paddle tennis," as they have for years, sharing stories and taking us inside the game of life.

Cyber-Seniors (American Stage)

St. Petersburg, FL
Cyber-Seniors (75 min.; directed by Saffron Cassaday) Proving you're never too old to learn something new, initially reluctant seniors discover the wonders of the Internet with the help of teenage mentors.

Animation Short Block (Studio 620)

St. Petersburg, FL
Animation Shorts Block 1 Animated Short block 1 (Studio 620) - 5:30-7:30pm "Blue" (8 min.; directed by Asia Lancaster, Katelyn Bianchini, and Rena Cheng) -- A fearful balloon must learn to put his fragile life in the hands... read more

International Film Block #5 (American Stage Conference Room)

St. Petersburg, FL
International Film Block #5 (American Stage Conference Room) - 5:30 - 6:30pm Mediation (14 min; directed by Francisco Lorite) - A divorce mediation spirals way out of control for a husband, his soon-to-be ex-wife and their... read more

Foreign Short Block 1

St. Petersburg, FL
Foreign Short Block 1 (Studio 620) - 5:45-8:45pm   "Bahar in Wonderland" ("Bahar im Wunderland") (16 min.) -- Where do you hide from danger, when you can not hide anywhere? The little girl Bahar believes she has found a wa... read more

Documentary Short Block 2

Saint Petersburg, FL
Documentary Shorts   "Thirty Two" (44 min.; directed by Guo Ke) -- The true story of Wei Shaolan, who was forced to work as a "comfort woman" or prostitute at a Japanese camp during World War II, her escape while pregnant,... read more

Republic of Rick (American Stage)

St Petersburg, FL
The Republic of Rick (78 min.; directed by Mario Kyprianou) Follows the quixotic attempt of Rick Launer, self-proclaimed President of the Republic of Texas, to lead a militia for Texas's independence in the late '90s.

Foreign Short Block 2

St. Petersburg, FL
Foreign Short Block 2 - 8:45 -10pm "A Good Story" ("Eine Gute Geschichte") (20 min.; directed by Martin Christopher Bode) -- In exchange for a broken jug in an antiques store near the German-Polish border, a woman tells a ... read more

Drama Short Block 1 (The Studio@620)

St Petersburg, FL
Drama Short Block #1 (92 min.) Meeting Gary - Min Dai, Director (Short) 14 min.A film about domestic child neglect. The story is set up in the low income, 'ghetto' neighborhood. A boy's dream of becoming a professional dan... read more

International Short Block 1 (Dali Museum)

St Petersburg, FL
International Short Block #1 (89 min.) Dali Into The Silent Sea - Andrej Landin, Director (Short) 25 min.Under desperate circumstances, and across vast distances, an intense connection is made. Die Schaukel Des Sargmachers... read more

Comedy Short Block 3 (American Stage)

St Petersburg, FL
Comedy Short Block #3 (50 min.) Folie a Deux (Madness for Two) - Ernie Mostellar, Director (Short) 5 min.Awkward silence equals awkward thoughts. In Folie a Deux you'll find yourself wondering...who's the crazy one? Audien... read more

The Last Kamikazis of Heavy Metal (American Stage)

St. Petersburg, FL
The Last Kamikazis of Heavy Metal (directed by Biliana and Marina Grozdanova) The band Hessler, five young guns from Chicago's underground music scene, goes on a cross-country journey in hopes of success.

International Short Block 2 (Dali Museum)

St Petersburg, FL
International Short Block #2 (81 min.) Dali Domoj (Home) - Simona Feldman, Director (Short) 9 min.Juri is growing up under deprived circumstances in a small village in the former CCCP. When his father moves to Germany to e... read more

Comedy Short Block 2 (The Studio@620)

St Petersburg, FL
Comedy Short Block #2 (101 min.) I Am Super - Brandon Agan, Director (Short) 37 min.'I Am Super' is a 37 minute comedy/drama about a man who finds out he is terminally ill with a rare heart disease, feeling discouraged wit... read more

Route 30, Too! (American Stage - Main Room).

St. Petersburg, FL
Route 30, Too! (American Stage - Main Room) Blazing Saddles meets X-Files as ghosts and aliens duke it out along Route 30 in south central, PA.  The ensemble cast includes Beth Behrs (TV's "2 Broke Girls") Curtis ‘Boogar’ ... read more

International Short Block 3 (Dali Museum)

St Petersburg, FL
International Film Block #3 (75 min.) Dali Up And Down The Horizon - Sabrina Sarabi, Director (Short) 15 min.A story about the ups and downs in a relationship of a young couple and jealousy that longs for everything and ow... read more

UT Student Films (American Stage)

St. Petersburg, FL
UT Student Short Block (86 min.) Flash Tag - Matt Boehlng, Director (Short) 2 min. 30 sec. Ol’ Dirty Sundays - Jemaine Browne, Director (Short) 13 min. 30 sec. Wish You Had Time - Kellie Edgecomb, Director (Short) 4 min. 3... read more

Amka and the Three Golden Rules (The Studio@620)

St. Petersburg, FL
Amka and the Three Golden Rules (86 min.; directed by Babar Ahmed) A family film about a 10-year-old Mongolian boy who provides for his siblings and the twist his life takes when he finds a gold coin. With subtitles.

International Short Block 4 (Dali Museum)

St Petersburg, FL
International Film Block #4  (57 minutes) Dali Le Train Bleu - Stephanie Assimacopoulo, Director (Short) 18 min.Paris - Gare De Lyon. Helie behaves as a true bounder, Selena, evermore in love, still wants to pick up the pi... read more

Pennsylvania Holy Ghosts (American Stage)

St. Petersburg, FL
Pennsylvania Holy Ghosts (directed by Ryan Pomeranz) A comedy-drama about three disparate loners forced to reflect on their directions in life when death and drugs intervene.

Quite a Conundrum (The Studio@620)

St. Petersburg, FL
Quite a Conundrum (82 min.; directed by Thomas L. Phillips) A comedy-horror film involving sex, drums, tequila, social networking, a pirate, morning-after pills, Jesus, and a gun. It's one hot mess.

Thirty Two (Dali Museum)

St Petersburg, FL
Thirty Two - Ke Guo, Director (Short) 43 min. 'Comfort women' were women and girls forced into prostitution by the Japanese army during World War II. In THIRTY TWO we meet Mrs Wei Shaolan - then a 24 year old girl from Chi... read more

FrackNation (The Studio@620)

St. Petersburg, FL
FrackNation (77 min.; directed by Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney and Magdalena Segieda) Journalist Phelim McAleer faces bogus lawsuits, gun threats, and intimidation while questioning environmentalists and anti-fracking ac... read more

Ladybug (American Stage Conference Room)

St. Petersburg, FL
Ladybug (79 min.; directed by Bora Tekay) Also known as "Bocek," a mockumentary on filmmaking.

Last Stop, Flamingo (American Stage)

St. Petersburg, FL
Last Stop, Flamingo (55 min.; directed by Georg Koszulinski) The last film in a trilogy taking a critical look at the Sunshine State, reflecting on how Florida's landscapes have been irreversibly shaped by human desires.

Sunscreen Film Camp Films (The Studio@620)

St. Petersburg, FL
Sunscreen Film Camp Films (40 minutes) Marine Science Film Camp (2 films) 20 minutesSummer Camp (3 films) 20 minutes

Walk On (American Stage)

St. Petersburg, FL
Walk On (82 min.; directed by Mark Bashian) Joseph Kibler, a disabled 21-year-old who was born HIV positive, trains for an AIDS walk while educating others about HIV and disabilities with the help of a quadriplegic comic, ... read more

I Play With the Phrase Each Other (The Studio@620)

St. Petersburg, FL
I Play With the Phrase Each Other (110 min.; directed by Jay Alvarez) A comedy-drama composed entirely of cell-phone calls involving Jake, a small-town neurotic struggling to secure a job and find his friend, Sean, a swin... read more

Lies I Told My Little Sister (American Stage)

St. Petersburg, FL
Lies I Told My Little Sister (98 min.; directed by William J. Stribling) A comedy-drama about a globe-trotting nature photographer who is spurred by guilt into a family trip to Cape Cod, along with the younger sister she u... read more

DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till (The Studio@620)

St. Petersburg, FL
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till (70 min.; directed by Rob Underhill)  Adapted from the acclaimed one-man play written an performed by Mike Wiley, this is the dramatization of the interviews and events surrounding the ... read more

Meet Me There (American Stage)

St. Petersburg, FL
Meet Me There (directed by Lex Lybrand) In this horror film, a woman and her boyfriend uncover dark secrets after traveling to her rural hometown in hopes of piecing together fragmented childhood memories.

The Heart of Bruno Wizard (The Studio@620)

St. Petersburg, FL
The Heart of Bruno Wizard Meet Bruno Wizard, a London punk musician who became an underground legend in the mid-1970s for his original performances.

Old Fashioned (American Stage)

St. Petersburg, FL
Old Fashioned

The Heroes of Arvine Place (The Studio@620)

St. Petersburg, FL
The Heroes of Arvine Place (76 min.; directed by Damian Lahey)  In this family comedy-drama, a recent widower and struggling children's book author makes one last push for his career during the holidays while trying to ta... read more

Dry Creek - Special Screening

Saint Petersburg, FL
Dry Creek - Special Screening 5:15-6:15 American Stage Premier of epsidoe "The Doll" Dry Creek centered around the characters of a small 1880s town in Florida, Dry Creek will make you shed tears and also laugh out loud. As... read more

Endzeiten (American Stage Theater Company: Conference Room)

St. Petersburg, FL
Endzeiten (Ending Times: The Dropouts and The Apokalypse) (directed by Monika Grassl)  UFO searchers descend upon a small village in the south of France. With subtitles.

2014 Summer Film Camp

Saint Petersburg, FL
When?July 14-25th Where?The camp will be held at Studio620 in downtown St. Petersburg, 620 1st Ave. south St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Who is eligible to participate?Kids ages 12-18. Some exceptions to age requirements will be... read more
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Past Events

Oscar Winning Films’ Casting Director Actors’ Workshop, John Jackson

Oscar Winning Films’ Casting Director Actors’ Workshop, John Jackson

Saint Petersburg, FL
Intensive Master Acting Class When?On February 15th and 16th John will be teaching an intensive master acting class limited to only 20 people for experienced actors only Where?The workshops will take place at Indie Studios located at 1776 11th Ave. North St. Petersburg, FL. Who is eligible to par...
Sat, Feb 8 2014 10:00 AM Sun, Feb 16 2014 3:00 PM

Cinematography (Film Institute)

Cinematography (Film Institute)

St. Petersburg, FL
Cinematography: Instructor Curtis GrahamMondays 6-9PM (September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11) This is an 8 week course with in depth training and hands on teaching. Description:The Red Camera and the Canon 5D will be used as the main cameras for this course. Upon completion of t...
Sat, Sep 28 2013 9:00 AM Sat, Nov 16 2013 12:00 PM

Producing (Film Institute Class)

Producing (Film Institute Class)

St. Petersburg, FL
Producing: Instructor Tony Armer, Tyler MartinolichThursdays 6-9PM (September 26, October 3, 9, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14) Description:This class will teach students an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of creative and physical production.  Students learn the fundamentals of development, pre-pro...
Thu, Sep 26 2013 6:00 PM Thu, Nov 14 2013 9:00 PM

Location Audio & Mixing (Film Institute)

Location Audio & Mixing (Film Institute)

St. Petersburg, FL
Location Audio & Mixing: Instructor Buddy WinsetWednesdays 6-9PM (September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13) Description:This course will teach students how to get the best location audio possible for, digital video, Film & TV.Students will learn about the various audio equipment and...
Wed, Sep 25 2013 6:00 PM Wed, Nov 13 2013 9:00 PM

Screenwriting (Film Institute Class)

Screenwriting (Film Institute Class)

St. Petersburg, FL
Screenwriting: Instructor Tom HammondWednesdays 6-9PM (August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 4, 11) Description:This course is for anyone wanting to write better screenplays.  The class covers screenwriting format, craft, and technique, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of storytelling.  Students ca...
Wed, Sep 25 2013 6:00 PM Wed, Nov 13 2013 9:00 PM

Directing for the Camera: Instructor Buddy Winsett

Directing for the Camera: Instructor Buddy Winsett

St. Petersburg, FL
Directing for the Camera: Instructor Buddy WinsetTuesdays 6-9PM (September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12) This is an 8 week course with in depth training and hands on teaching. Description:Students will learn the art of visual story-telling, shot selection, framing and moving the c...
Tue, Sep 24 2013 6:00 PM Tue, Nov 12 2013 9:00 PM

Photography (Film Institute Class)

Photography (Film Institute Class)

St. Petersburg, FL
Photography: Instructor Curtis GrahamMondays 6-9PM (August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9) This is a 6 week course with in depth training and hands on teaching.Students will be introduced to the use of light, composition and camera usage.  Students will learn the technical, artistic and aesthetic ...
Mon, Sep 23 2013 6:00 PM Mon, Nov 11 2013 9:00 PM

Film Crew Bootcamp (Film Institute Class)

Film Crew Bootcamp (Film Institute Class)

St. Petersburg, FL
Film Crew Bootcamp ($40 per class)Saturdays 10AM – 4PM (August 31, September 28, October 26) Description:Learn the ins and outs necessary to be a valuable crew member on a film or TV set. Students will be taught on a full 5 ton grip and electric package.  Students will learn the rules, terminolog...
Sat, Aug 31 2013 10:00 AM Sat, Oct 26 2013 4:00 PM

Film History & Theory (Film Institute Class)

Film History & Theory (Film Institute Class)

St. Petersburg, FL
Film History & Theory: Instructor Tony ArmerThursdays 6-9PM (August 8, 15, 22, 29, September 5, 12) Description:Learn and understand different filmmaking theories, the history of film and various film movements.  From film’s beginnings to the classic “Hollywood Style”, genre, gender studies and t...
Thu, Aug 8 2013 6:00 PM Thu, Sep 12 2013 9:00 PM

Directing for the Camera (Film Institute Class)

Directing for the Camera (Film Institute Class)

St. Petersburg, FL
Directing for the Camera: Instructor Buddy WinsetTuesdays 6-9PM (August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10) This is a 6 week course with in depth training and hands on teaching. Description:Students will learn the art of visual story-telling, shot selection, framing and moving the camera.  Shot plann...
Tue, Aug 6 2013 6:00 PM Tue, Sep 10 2013 9:00 PM
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