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Thursday, April 29
 

5:00pm EDT

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
Questions and Comments (92 minutes)
USA (Florida); St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Narrative Feature
Director: Alexandra Alvarez

Hal, a reclusive hermit, pays tribute to his mother's death by calling various "Questions and Comments" hot-line to capitalize on their 100% customer satisfaction guarantee until the country's biggest food and beverage conglomerate, KNACK, hits him with a lawsuit. Armed with nothing but free food samples and the less than mediocre legal aide of his eccentric next-door neighbor Amelia, Hal must lead the battle against the corporate giants to retain his peaceful solitary existence.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/mbCLo_9eNyk


Thursday April 29, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

6:30pm EDT

Opening Night Red Carpet
Get your picture taken on the Red Carpet.  Strut your stuff and have fun on the festival's opening night!

The step and repeat backdrop will be setup outside.  Physical distancing and masks encouraged.


Thursday April 29, 2021 6:30pm - 7:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Entrance 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:15pm EDT

OPENING NIGHT FILM: ELECTRIC JESUS
Feature: Electric Jesus (107) USA; Chris White; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
It's the summer of 1986. Erik (Andrew Eakle) is the shy, quiet type—but far more passionate than most teenagers when it comes to God and rock-n-roll. His dream comes true when he is asked to run sound for his favorite band, 316—a Christian hair metal band made up of older kids from his church.

After a blistering performance at a church camp talent show, 316 is introduced to a flashy Christian Rock promoter with a plan. Glad-handing, Lord-loving Skip Wick (Brian Baumgartner) wants to take the band on the road—promising the boys a jam-packed summer of paid Christian rock gigs and a shot at making a real record in Nashville. But most importantly, Skip’s offer represents the ultimate chance to “make Jesus famous.”

Complications arise when a woebegone pastor’s (Judd Nelson) daughter, 16 year-old Sarah (Shannon Hutchinson), stows herself away in the band's RV after a church performance in Alabama. Once discovered, Skip must keep recalcitrant Sarah along for the next couple of weeks on the road—which turns out to be plenty of time for the talented girl to emerge as the band’s muse, head-turning opening act, and Erik’s first love.

ELECTRIC JESUS is a wistful coming-of-age music-comedy reminiscent of THE COMMITMENTS, THAT THING YOU DO, and SING STREET—a rock-and-roll movie about a band that never quite makes it. While the screen band’s music is a weird mash-up of 80’s hair metal and Sunday school, ELECTRIC JESUS wears its heart on its sleeve, ala THE BREAKFAST CLUB, LADY BIRD, and ALMOST FAMOUS.
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Starring: Brian Baumgartner (Kevin on The Office)

Trailer: https://youtu.be/nwY7DeRSk4E

Website: https://electricjesusfilm.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ejesusfilm

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ejesusfilm/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ejesusfilm


Thursday April 29, 2021 7:15pm - 9:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:15pm EDT

OPENING NIGHT FILM: ELECTRIC JESUS
Feature: Electric Jesus (107) USA; Chris White; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
It's the summer of 1986. Erik (Andrew Eakle) is the shy, quiet type—but far more passionate than most teenagers when it comes to God and rock-n-roll. His dream comes true when he is asked to run sound for his favorite band, 316—a Christian hair metal band made up of older kids from his church.

After a blistering performance at a church camp talent show, 316 is introduced to a flashy Christian Rock promoter with a plan. Glad-handing, Lord-loving Skip Wick (Brian Baumgartner) wants to take the band on the road—promising the boys a jam-packed summer of paid Christian rock gigs and a shot at making a real record in Nashville. But most importantly, Skip’s offer represents the ultimate chance to “make Jesus famous.”

Complications arise when a woebegone pastor’s (Judd Nelson) daughter, 16 year-old Sarah (Shannon Hutchinson), stows herself away in the band's RV after a church performance in Alabama. Once discovered, Skip must keep recalcitrant Sarah along for the next couple of weeks on the road—which turns out to be plenty of time for the talented girl to emerge as the band’s muse, head-turning opening act, and Erik’s first love.

ELECTRIC JESUS is a wistful coming-of-age music-comedy reminiscent of THE COMMITMENTS, THAT THING YOU DO, and SING STREET—a rock-and-roll movie about a band that never quite makes it. While the screen band’s music is a weird mash-up of 80’s hair metal and Sunday school, ELECTRIC JESUS wears its heart on its sleeve, ala THE BREAKFAST CLUB, LADY BIRD, and ALMOST FAMOUS.
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Starring: Brian Baumgarten (Kevin on The Office)

Trailer: https://youtu.be/nwY7DeRSk4E

Website: https://electricjesusfilm.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ejesusfilm

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ejesusfilm/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ejesusfilm


Thursday April 29, 2021 7:15pm - 9:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:15pm EDT

OPENING NIGHT FILM: ELECTRIC JESUS
Feature: Electric Jesus (107) USA; Chris White; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
It's the summer of 1986. Erik (Andrew Eakle) is the shy, quiet type—but far more passionate than most teenagers when it comes to God and rock-n-roll. His dream comes true when he is asked to run sound for his favorite band, 316—a Christian hair metal band made up of older kids from his church.

After a blistering performance at a church camp talent show, 316 is introduced to a flashy Christian Rock promoter with a plan. Glad-handing, Lord-loving Skip Wick (Brian Baumgartner) wants to take the band on the road—promising the boys a jam-packed summer of paid Christian rock gigs and a shot at making a real record in Nashville. But most importantly, Skip’s offer represents the ultimate chance to “make Jesus famous.”

Complications arise when a woebegone pastor’s (Judd Nelson) daughter, 16 year-old Sarah (Shannon Hutchinson), stows herself away in the band's RV after a church performance in Alabama. Once discovered, Skip must keep recalcitrant Sarah along for the next couple of weeks on the road—which turns out to be plenty of time for the talented girl to emerge as the band’s muse, head-turning opening act, and Erik’s first love.

ELECTRIC JESUS is a wistful coming-of-age music-comedy reminiscent of THE COMMITMENTS, THAT THING YOU DO, and SING STREET—a rock-and-roll movie about a band that never quite makes it. While the screen band’s music is a weird mash-up of 80’s hair metal and Sunday school, ELECTRIC JESUS wears its heart on its sleeve, ala THE BREAKFAST CLUB, LADY BIRD, and ALMOST FAMOUS.
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Starring: Brian Baumgarten (Kevin on The Office)

Trailer: https://youtu.be/nwY7DeRSk4E

Website: https://electricjesusfilm.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ejesusfilm

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ejesusfilm/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ejesusfilm


Thursday April 29, 2021 7:15pm - 9:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

9:00pm EDT

OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Join us for the Opening Night Party at one of the Bay area's top venues, NOVA 535. https://nova535.com/

Safely mix and mingle outside and inside at this 7000 square foot location with filmmakers and attendees.

Must have a VIP, Day, Industry, Sponsor, or Filmmaker pass to attend.

Purchase passes here.




Thursday April 29, 2021 9:00pm - Friday April 30, 2021 12:00am EDT
Nova 535 535 Dr M.L.K. Jr St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
 
Friday, April 30
 

10:00am EDT

Scooter Tour with St. Pete Clearwater Film Commission
Take a tour of downtown St. Petersburg with the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission. Film Commissioner Tony Armer will tour visiting filmmakers around the downtown area. Showing you the fun and cool locations to film all around downtown St. Pete.

*Tickets are free, please get a ticket so we can have a headcount in advance.

*You will need to download the Veo or Razor app to rent your own scooter.


Speakers
avatar for Tony Armer

Tony Armer

Film Commissioner, St. Pete Clearwater Film Commission
Tony Armer is the Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg Clearwater (Pinellas County) FL, an Award Winning Filmmaker and the Founder and Former Executive Director of the internationally acclaimed Sunscreen Film Festival.  He works with hundreds of productions each year. In 2015 his... Read More →


Friday April 30, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
AMC Sundial, Entrance 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

10:00am EDT

Diagnosing Healthcare
Diagnosing Healthcare (90 Minutes)
USA; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Director: Paul Roberts
Documentary; Languages: English
Diagnosing Healthcare offers solutions for the COVID-19 crisis. The film is an exploration of health care with human rights at the center that offers innovative solutions for all humanity.

Website: http://www.marcelloercole.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcello.ercole.3

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcelloercole/





Friday April 30, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

10:00am EDT

Frenemies
Frenemies (93 min)
USA (Florida); St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Documentary Feature
Director: Mirella Martinelli

Frenemies is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of the close yet conflicted relationship between the United States and Cuba from 1950-2020. How much longer can this small Caribbean island survive the longest embargo in history?

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/422158497

Website: https://www.movingimages.pictures/home

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Frenemies-283824002154399


Friday April 30, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

10:00am EDT

Dogwood
Dogwood
United Kingdom
Director: Steve Sale
90 minutes

Martin (Joe Newton) is a casualty of society. He is under appreciated and overworked as a salary man in the city. With the mounting pressure on his shoulders, he experiences a breakdown at work, and loses his job. After visiting his childhood home to collect some possessions he finds his old poetry book, which he finds inspiring. He can't bare to go home and decides to go and live off grid in the woods. Here he attempts to survive, to try to find himself again, through nature and writing poetry.


Friday April 30, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

10:00am EDT

FRESH FROM FLORIDA
A collection of films by Florida Filmmakers. Sunscreen seeks to highlight and champion works by Florida Filmmakers.

I NEED; I WANT (10:40) Florida; Bill Liggins (filmmakers attending)
Matt Redcrop and Kayla Ross are struggling performing artists and lovers who have their sights set on the big-time. They are sharpening their skills under the tutelage of one of the toughest acting coaches in America, Shelley Isaacson.

The Watery Grave (7:40) Florida; Michael Amerson Jr. (filmmakers attending)
A young man dealing with grief, experiences death and resurrection at his local church.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/459533995

All the Young Dudes (8:39) Florida; William Stead; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Georgia, USA, 1973. Glam rocker Billy rebels against his conservative high school, inspiring admiration from an unlikely ally with a desire to walk on the wild side….
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/406627626/recommended

218 (16:42) Florida; Sam Pinnelas; St. Petersburg Premiere
Eight-year-old Colin and his mother are sequestered in an apartment under the supervision of two police officers. While she leaves every day, Colin is left alone without answers or guidance.

X Therapy (2:34) Florida; Werner Jauch; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Sometimes therapy has an unexpected benefit.

1 in 7 (10:45) Florida; Emily A. Vickers; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
"1 in 7" is a story which takes place over a 20-year period, following a couple's relationship as it is affected by alcoholism and domestic violence. But what goes on behind closed doors is not what it seems.
Trailer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1puh2crnvk60jUYbpMJEcCdNaGdjHZm94/view?fbclid=IwAR2xpR9CGRghH5x-e-gRwvWj4aH21zm8UK3x_l-sTtDK48lFx2yEGZL7RyI

This Modern Man Is Beat (17:06) Florida; Alex Merkin; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
In the post 911 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan tries to pawn his last possession and reconcile with his American wife.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s03Emos_wm4

Feng Shui Faux Pas Grifter (2:34) Florida; Victoria Jorgensen (filmmaker attending)
A woman contemplates her life while sitting on a bench at the shoreline with her dog...

Have You Seen My Hat? (3:05) Florida; Sheree Johnson; U.S. Premiere (attending)
At 90 years of age, this senior has witnessed and dealt with racial tensions in her lifetime but is still determined to make a statement

Secret Santa (3:23) Florida; Rick Danford; World Premiere (attending)
Two parents are confronted with an evil entity when they find their daughter received a cursed Secret Santa gift.

THE MUSICIAN (10:00) Florida; Mark Schimmel
A famous violinist spends her days dressing up as a busker (street musician) and believes that sharing her music can transform lives.

Friday April 30, 2021 10:00am - 11:40am EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

10:30am EDT

MARKETING: Building a Film Campaign - White Board Session (PANEL)
PR, marketing ,digital advertising, traditional advertising, social media.  You need to navigate all of these to successfully market and promote your film.  Whether it's a short film or a feature you need to know the best ways to get your film out there for people to see and to gain attention for your work.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Chris Yates, Laurie Jessup, Antony Francis, and Paul Wilson
Place: AMC 12 Theatres at Sundial, Theatre #13

Speakers
avatar for Chris Yates

Chris Yates

Tampa Bay Times
Chris has been involved in media for over 35 years. He started in TV and has worked in radio,  a Dotcom startup and for the last two years at the Tampa Bay Times. He has also worked at a large TV & Film production studio in Nashville. He has traveled extensively and is a married... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Jessup

Laurie Jessup

Publicist
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director
avatar for Antony Francis

Antony Francis

Head of Lettuce Media
I have been helping the Sunscreen Film Festival with its Social media for a long time. I love and live Social Media and Digital Strategy; I help businesses make sense of how to best integrate Social Media and Digital Strategy into their mix. You can connect with me on most social... Read More →
avatar for Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

Producer, Actor


Friday April 30, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

11:45am EDT

SCI-FI & THRILLER
Patch (23:04); USA; Jamie Parslow; Florida Premiere
Joel, living in a revisionist historical telling of the 1990s - and after the purging of all robots with Artificial Intelligence - builds himself a friend in his trailer park closet, illegally and without his step-father, Clint, knowing. A pal to a boy stripped of meaningful relationships, whom he appropriately names, Patch. A short film about friendship, growing up, and coping with the inevitability of death, this grounded science-fiction film plants its feet firmly in a world where technology takes a back seat to every day drama, and the want for more in a town with no way out.

ALINA (24:51) USA, Germany; Rami Kodeih; St. Petersburg Premiere
As Nazis separate children from their parents in the Warsaw Ghetto, a gang of women risks everything to smuggle their friend's three-month-old baby to safety. Inspired by true events. Starring Alia Shawkat (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, SEARCH PARTY), Edin Gali (MAD MEN), Dorota Puzio, Rebeca Robles (BETTER THINGS), Erika Soto (VIDA), and Mark McCullough (LOGAN LUCKY).

HOCKEY (1:00) Norway; Bjørn Erik Pihlmann Sørensen
On the ice-skating court an eleven-year-old boy is practicing hockey. In order to not be discovered by the bullies he tries to make himself as invisible as possible. Nevertheless the older hockey players find out he's there. At his weakest, and with great force he catches enough courage to stand up for himself.

Overlord (35:00) USA; Stephen Hancock (Florida connection); First Theatrical Showing (attending)
A secret NGO investigates the home of an esoteric cult on suspicion that they are more than meets the eye.

Swiped (3:43) Canada; Edward J Douglas; St. Petersburg Premiere
When Melody decides to swipe a few hot guys on her augmented reality dating app, she meets her match in a man who may be more—or less—than meets the eye...
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MZoTY7gJB4

The Two Missing Hours (6:00) USA; Jean Claude Thibaut
Lisa is pursued by an omnipotent evil force, her father that is turning her whole world against her while it whispers a warning from the shadows: "...if you find your lipstick, you'll find your missing two hours.

Friday April 30, 2021 11:45am - 1:15pm EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

12:00pm EDT

WORKSHOP: How to Work in Hollywood From Anywhere and Land Freelance Jobs
Everyone wants to work.  But how and where and what are the best ways to go about finding those jobs?  Depending on your skill set these 3 panelists cover it all.  Caree Davis works as a Producer in Hollywood and grew up in St. Pete.  Rachel Cameron has done production sound on all types of film and commercial shoots.  Julia Ward is a freelance editor, writer and producer who has found a unique niche in the industry.  Learn form these 3 experts how you can land those freelance jobs consistently and make a living in the business.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Caree Davis, Julia Ward, Jess Kane, and Rachel Cameron
Place: Sundial AMC Theaters - Workshop Theater



Speakers
avatar for Jess Kane

Jess Kane

Producer
Jess is a producer and consultant for scripted content, primarily for feature films. She also heads the film and crew side of Mandy.com's platform for the East Coast. Mandy is the world's largest community of industry professionals, with over 2.96 million members, and is a place for... Read More →
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Friday April 30, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:00pm EDT

Angel by Thursday
Angel by Thursday (93 Minutes)
North America Premiere (attending)
Director: Jeff Wallace

Two families struggling with scars of tragedy are drawn together by mysterious events and a common link is uncovered. A link that will expose previous choices and force confrontation with lurking demons of the past. Propelled on a spiritual journey seeking forgiveness, healing and hope, is it a cruel twist that brought them together or something higher? Maybe the Universe does work by design.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/521199947

Website: https://angelbythursday.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelByThursdayMovie

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelbythursday/




Friday April 30, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

12:00pm EDT

From Fat Lolli To 6 Pack Lolli
From Fat Lolli To 6 Pack Lolli
Documentary Feature Film; USA; Florida Premiere (attending)
94 Minutes

Having been obese his entire life, real estate mogul and multimillionaire, Anthony Lolli has accepted his greatest challenge to date. Follow this inspiring journey as he sheds 125lbs in only 9 months leading to a fitness competition where he shows the world that nothing is unachievable. Through blood, sweat, and tears, From Fat Lolli to 6 Pack Lolli is truly the Ultimate transformation Story.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uca1OAVgG9k

Website: https://rbtshow.com/home

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rbtfamily

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fromfatlollito6packlolli/



Friday April 30, 2021 12:00pm - 1:40pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:10pm EDT

SLICE OF LIFE
The Joymaker (13:46) Tara Grover Smith; Florida Premiere
While Karen is bracing for her stepson with opioid addiction to return home from jail, she encounters her friend and former life coach Joyce, a self-described Joymaker, who is homeless and dying from AIDS and from whom Karen learns how to welcome her stepson home.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLcm1LQsmd0

El Triste (14:02) Mexico; Manuel Del Valle (student); Florida Premiere
A Drama that takes place on the backstage of a marionette show. This short film follows "El Triste", an old used ragdoll-like marionette, and his journey of self-acceptance and discovery as he decides to do all it takes to prove to himself and his fellow puppets that he is valuable and worthy of admiration.

Sam's Decision (9:23) USA; Marcelo Ribeiro Carvalho; World Premiere (attending)
“Sam's Decision," tells the contemporary story of a man who feels alone in the world. This man, Sam, has everything going wrong in his life. His grades are falling, his girlfriend broke up with him, and he just lost his job. He's feeling the pressure of not being able to match expectations of everyone around him. He feels that there are no solutions around him, and because of that, he turns inward and brings to his school something he feels with fix all his problems, a gun.
Trailer: ​https://vimeo.com/415124793/d73bc7c0ed​​​

Wings (15:45) USA; Michael Christensen, Benjamin J Murray; U.S. Premiere (attending)
Stuck in an abusive relationship, Grace takes a job as a typist working for Henry, a blind poet. Through a moment of connection, each provides clarity to the other's blindness.

At Last (13:22) USA; Lorena Gordon; Florida Premiere (attending)
A timid high school girl reveals her truth during the most important night of the year.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/i3xwW_iIM1U

Lemons (11:54) USA; Danny Lewis (filmmaker attending)
One young man’s sour day leads him to one sweet revelation.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/425325235

My Dinner with Steve (11:39) USA; Eugenie Bondurant; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
When newly sober, 40-something Jen finally lands a date with her teacher crush, she mistakes her online stalking for intimacy, and turns their dinner into a cringe-worthy addict's confessional.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/seJlxjUsPrg

Friday April 30, 2021 12:10pm - 1:40pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:30pm EDT

COLLEGE SHORTS #1
Social Distancing (12:40) USA; Kat Sokolich (Eckerd College); St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A family of three ends up being victims of the covid-19 pandemic. As there becomes a mandatory lockdown where no one can leave the house, the mother of the family starts to go insane. As insanity reaches a peak, she has to fight off her demons or harm her family.
Trailer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xr3CH8QWZvBqTHU2ps-5UrJZLiREELoj/view?usp=sharing

Dairy Land (7:08) USA; Cooper Shapiro (FSU); Florida Premiere (attending)
Since 1949, Dairy Land has been serving burgers and milkshakes to the residents of Walterboro, South Carolina. From Friday night lights to love at first sight, everyone has memories at Dairy Land. Late one October night, the restaurant's owners, Thurston and Camie, received a phone call that their beloved Dairy Land was on fire. An important landmark to Walterboro, Dairy Land must rise from the ashes to serve its loyal customers.

16/8 (7:00) Russian Federation; Sasha Paracels; Florida Premiere
Chained to a pipe in a dark room, a young woman must fight her way out and discover the dark secret to her imprisonment.

Killing It (7:16) USA; Kiran Gordon (FSU); World Premiere (attending)
For Richard, the goal was to host his very own late-night talk show. Realizing he couldn't get to the top by being a ventriloquist, he dropped the puppet Dickie from his act and now has gotten more success than ever before! In just one week, he will finally host his own late-night show! So what if he doesn't like his new material, he's made it...unless his old puppet friend has anything to say about it.

Shine On (3:04) Rosie Elliott (Barnard College of Columbia University); St. Petersburg Premiere
"Shine On" is a dance concept film, shot during the first wave of the pandemic. The film aimed to inspire others to continue to create amid tumultuous times. This Pink Floyd song is about loss viewed through an optimistic lens: I aimed to mirror that ethos in my film, adapting the narrative to current events. Shot on Miami Beach, with a crew of one, this experimental film shows that art can be made anywhere and through anytime.

The Pages of Destiny (14:00) USA; Italian language; Nicola Rinciari (Savannah College of Art and Design)
Florida Premiere (attending)
A young boy who spent his life inside a magical bookstore must decide whether to pursue the adventures he reads about or save the place he loves.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/338998353

Keep Up (10:25) USA; Nick Tracanna (FSU); World Premiere (attending)
An 80s-inspired, horror music video that takes inspiration from the classic films and pop-culture figures of that decade.
Trailer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jWYK0H1Opl2JdMY62AtYkAvhmLdeVXiG/view?usp=sharing

ANGRY DADDY (7:01) USA; Jorge Rodriguez (Ringling College); World Premiere
A young and inexperienced robber breaks into a house but his plans run askew when the owner of the house, a large and husky man, comes home early from a night out drinking and mistakes the robber for a “client” of sorts.

Life's a Movie (3:36) USA; Blake H Drivas (Ringling College); St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A mysterious man, armed with a crowbar, must finally finish this chapter in his life.

Semi-Colon (5:00) USA; Brandon Lin (Ringling College); U.S. Premiere (attending)
Semi-Colon is centered around two characters who are facing similar mental health issues which eventually leads to an unlikely bond between the two.

Fool Hearted (4:04) USA; Luna Križan (Ringling College); World Premiere (attending)
After coming to Florida to pursue her career in the porn industry, naive Jenny faces her own self and the reality of the situation, setting herself free from the horrid relationship.


Friday April 30, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

2:00pm EDT

ANIMATION SHORTS
Fear of Flying (7:46) USA (Florida); Ernie Berger; Florida Premiere (attending)
A young bird and a sea turtle share madcap misadventures in a coming-of-age "buddy" story.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brwJwoF_Xzo

The Abandoned Block (5:45) Canada; James Bourne; St. Petersburg Premiere
A useless, damaged, forgotten block of marble after years of neglect, emerges as one of the greatest and most beautiful works of art.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/445783302

Would Have (4:00) Germany; Dave Siegel, Pete Groverman; U.S. Premiere (attending)
A soldier, in a dire situation, receives help from an unexpected source.
Website: https://www.davesiegel.com/would-have.html

Deep Fears (3:23) USA; Ryan Chu (College Student); St. Petersburg Premiere
A sea otter who is afraid of the ocean is challenged to face his fears when he loses his precious pink shell necklace at sea.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/428209181

The Tattooed Torah (21:13) USA; Marc Bennett; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
An animated film based on the renowned children's book that has been educating young children about the Holocaust for generations. THE TATTOOED TORAH Over the last three decades, the beloved children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg, "The Tattooed Torah," has been a powerful resource for Holocaust education for children all over the world. The book recounts the true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia, and teaches the Holocaust not only as a period of destruction but also as an opportunity for redemption. The film is presented by The Goldrich Family Foundation in association with USC Shoah Foundation, executive producers Melinda Goldrich and Stephen Smith, produced by Lisa Effress of 11 Dollar Bill, animation by Jeffrey Pittle and Christian Robins, original score by Daniel Alcheh and recorded by The Bow Tie Orchestra and Choir of Moscow, co-written by Brett Kopin and Marc Bennett, story by Greg Ferkel, directed by Marc Bennett, and narrated by Ed Asner.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/388346381

Goodbye Home (6:29) Australia; Jonathan Chong; Florida Premiere
On a hot summer day, a young boy lounges in a tire swing hanging from the big branch of an old ghost gum viewing the wonders of Australia's wildlife.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/493618510

Artichoke Boy (2:32) USA; Phil E. Eichinger; Florida Premiere
It's a summer day, with bright sunshine and just a slight breeze. However, troubling thoughts about color, gender, and sexuality distract a young artichoke as they sit alone on a swing, swaying back and forth. Thoughts, wants, and fears about their place in the world are explored as Artichoke Boy monologues throughout this summer day.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/MtWof9SeMLA

Friday April 30, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

2:00pm EDT

ACTING: How To Land a Role in an Audition in 2021 (WORKSHOP & PANEL)
With over 90 years combined experience, learn from SAG actors, Mary Rachel Quinn and Eugenie Bondurant and SAG signatory agent, Kelly Paige with Level Talent, how to book in today’s market. You’ll be on your feet honing your skills to bring you steps closer to landing your next audition.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Eugenie Bondurant, Kelly Paige, and Mary Rachel Quinn
Place: AMC 12 Theatres at Sundial, Theatre #13


Speakers
avatar for Eugenie Bondurant

Eugenie Bondurant

Actor, Acting Coach, Head Honcho Spoken True Studios, Spoken True Studios
A well-known On-Camera and Meisner acting coach, Bondurant, is a staff member at the prestigious Patel Conservatory and Andi Matheny Acting Studios in Tampa, Fl. Eugenie's uniqueness was instrumental in booking The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga... Read More →
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Friday April 30, 2021 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:10pm EDT

EMOTIONAL JOURNEYS
Paese Che Vai - When In Rome (11:05) Italy; Luca Padrini; Florida Premiere (attending)
Set in a small town in the Italian countryside, a young and handsome Alfredo returns home after a long time along with his partner Mattia, an African American man. After meeting Alfredo's grandmother, the sweet and crazy Donna Maria, the pair go to see Alfredo's father, Sor Pucci. Alfredo must break the news to his old-fashioned father about his secret. Little did he know his secret will churn into a series of unexpected comic events. This tongue-in-cheek comedy runs parallels alongside the choices we make.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/414323705

Horizon (15:00) Italy; Daniele De Muro
In the borderlands, crossed by climate refugees looking for safety, men face their primordial nature, in a bleak reality where the law of the strongest rules the world. Hidden in an underground shelter and resigned to his fate, the main character observes the definitive decline of society as it surrenders to the evil nature of men, until a special encounter, interpreted as a divine sign of light, turns on his faith and hope for the future of humanity.

Eulogy (6:17) UK; Mateo Willis; Florida Premiere
Moments before his funeral, a father’s dark past threatens the fragile peace between two brothers.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/452517615

Standing Ovation (19:47) USA; Chase Gutzmore; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Charles Henderson has been cast as the lead in a play about slavery written and directed by acclaimed director Kurt Santiago Charles is talented and determined, but Kurt is willing to do whatever it takes to get the best performance out of his actors to ensure his reputation, Even if that means sinking into the dark abyss of an actors mind to pull out the truest of emotions and pain required for this soulful character.

The Ivory League: Confessions of a Black Faculty (13:30) USA; Ryan Watson; World Premiere (attending)
A black professor at a predominantly white university goes off the books in hopes of motivating an underachieving student.

Fair (13:26) Argentina; Paula Romero Levit; St. Petersburg Premiere
"Fair" is a short film about justice. She, the main character, is a young woman who proposes to full bus passengers a change in the administration of the seats. During the trip, they will discover it is always good to re-check the established order.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/452201519

Champion (17:30) Mexico; Oscar Rodriguez Gorriz; St. Petersburg Premiere
As a young runner prepares for the big race, the strain from his parents' push for excellence puts his love of the sport to test.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/365181096/c704e41b13

Friday April 30, 2021 2:10pm - 3:40pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:15pm EDT

The Song of the Sea
The Song of the Sea (75 minutes)
France (English, French, Welsh); St. Petersburg Premiere
Foreign Film
Director: Agamenon Quintero

In a small town on the Celtic coast, an old legend is haunting the inhabitants. Young men disappear at sea.
Is it the devil's work? Or an evil creature's from the ancient world?
Leon and his friends decide to investigate, even if it means going down the abyss.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GWbB_o_tHA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FilmKanArMor



Friday April 30, 2021 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:30pm EDT

SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP - Creating Your Hook: Interactive Screenwriting class with homework Part 1 (WORKSHOP) Presented by the Tampa Bay Times
This workshop has homework so attendees can get hands on work. Continued in Part 2, Saturday May 1st at 11:30am.

Seasoned screenwriter, script doctor and Film professor, Dave DeBorde, will take you through his screenwriting structure and basics lecture that he’s given in classrooms and festivals all over the world.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers:

Dave DeBorde is an award-winning filmmaker whose experience in the industry is long and varied. DeBorde gained his producing skills on a feature film starring Jim Caviezel (“Passion of the Christ,” “Count of Monte Cristo”) working as producer with legendary Hollywood producer, William S. Gilmore (“Jaws,” “A Few Good Men”). The lessons learned on that feature film put him in a position to earn his stripes in 2001 as one of the producers of “The Least of These,” a 35mm short that won numerous awards, including a Crystal Heart from the Heartland Film Festival and a CINE Special Jury Award. DeBorde also produced the romantic feature “Old Fashioned,” which enjoyed a theatrical release for Valentine’s Day in 2015 and won multiple awards after its initial festival run. “Old Fashioned” was hailed as a “bonafide indie hit” after it broke a box office record on its first weekend in release and later ranked as the number one romantic DVD in the country, beating out major Hollywood releases in the same category. In June of 2012, DeBorde directed the feature film romantic comedy “Marriage Material,” which stars Victoria Jackson (“SNL” alum) and Maddy Curley (“Stick It”).

Always expanding the borders of his professional experience, DeBorde was hired as the showrunner for the reality TV show “Soccer Moms of Tampa Bay.” He has been hired to write and produce a multinational romantic comedy currently titled “Matryoshka,” which will film in both America and Russia, with a concentration on St. Petersburg and Moscow. DeBorde also joined the Sewanee Ironmen of 1899 film team as a producer and helped secure $2.5 million from the state of Tennessee for the film, “Iron Men of ‘99.” The Sewanee film chronicles the extraordinary David and Goliath tale of when the football team of Sewanee, a tiny school in the mountains of Tennessee, went on a six-day, 2,500 mile trip and beat five of the biggest schools in the country. He also created the popular educational tracks for the Sunscreen film festival, which was rated by MovieMaker magazine as one of the world’s top 25 most attractive film festivals because of the educational tracks.

When DeBorde isn’t making films, he is working on the educational side of filmmaking, or teaching film production DeBorde is a popular lecturer on the subject of screenwriting and filmmaking. He is sought after by universities and book publishers on both U.S. coasts. One thing DeBorde is even more passionate about than teaching movie making is his wife, and his four energetic kids.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Friday April 30, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:30pm EDT

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw (87 min.) New Zealand; Alex Galvin; Florida Premiere
Starring: Greer Phillips, Jane Waddell, Ben Fransham

Adapted from the famous Henry James novel, and set in an empty theatre over the course of one evening. Julia finds herself as a last-minute replacement for another actress at the dress rehearsal of a stage play version of The Turn of the Screw, set in 1890.

Arriving at the theatre late that night, Julia is immediately thrown on stage and into her role, playing to an empty auditorium. As she interacts with the other characters and the story becomes increasingly terrifying, Julia begins to believe that not only is the fictitious house haunted… but also the theatre itself!

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEAwt2f9230

Website: https://turnofthescrewfilm.com/

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Turn-of-the-Screw-Feature-Film-720111775000634/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/turnofthescrewfilm/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexgalvinnz?lang=en



Friday April 30, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

4:00pm EDT

Catherine's Kindergarten
Catherine's Kindergarten (71 mins)
World Premiere
Documentary Feature
Directors: Kaye Cleave & James Daggett

How do you go on living, when your world is shattered? This question is at the heart of the autobiographical documentary, Catherine’s Kindergarten. Told from the point of view of a mother who lost her only child, the film juxtaposes her emotional journey to make meaning out of her radically-altered life with her physical journey to a remote Nepalese village in the shadow of the snow-capped Himalayas to open a school in memory of her daughter.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/393802700

Website: catherines-kindergarten.com


Friday April 30, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

4:00pm EDT

Trust Me
TRUST ME (90 min)
USA; St. Petersburg Premiere
Director: Roko Belic
Documentary Feature

TRUST ME is a feature-length documentary that explores the importance of media literacy and efforts being made to promote it.

Through dynamic interviews with experts and compelling human stories, the film examines how information and disinformation is created, shared, and spreads throughout societies and how this, combined with confirmation bias and internet algorithms, affects our world.

Presented by the Getting Better Foundation, and directed by Academy Award® nominee, Roko Belic (HAPPY, GENGHIS BLUES).

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/438048106

Website: http://www.trustmedocumentary.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/trustmedocumentary

Twitter: www.instagram.com/trustmedocumentary

Instagram: www.twitter.com/trustmedocfilm


Friday April 30, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:10pm EDT

ACTION SHORTS
For A Living (9:57) USA; Bryan Suarez (student); North America Premiere (attending)
To save his ill mother, an upcoming politician succumbs to the will of a crime lord. Now he must fight to save his mother... and himself.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_3gMAKOpWU

Jackals (7:48) USA; Sean Menendez (student); World Premiere
Joe Leoto had the perfect day planned: grab a new pack of smokes, rob the nearby bank, and kick back with the guys later and divvy the cuts. But all that changes when he catches his wife cheating with his boss. By the end of the day Joe’s got innocent blood on his hands, a runaway daughter, his wife in the trunk, and a hole in his leg. But at least he has his money, right? Well, maybe not.

Miss Boundless (15:00) China; Qiyu Zhou (student)
In the late Qing Dynasty, ZHANG (17) an ambitious girl born into a noble family, desperately wants to become as powerful as her father. After Zhang’s father names her male cousin as the next heir to their influential house, Zhang struggles to prove that she is the better successor. Faced with overwhelming odds due to the female oppression of the time, Zhang discovers that sometimes in order to gain power, one must take it.

Heel (10:00) USA; Maggie Levin; Florida Premiere (attending)
Up-and-coming pro-wrestler Mason is offered a contract with the biggest company in the world. Before he has time to celebrate, his close friend Missy tells him she was sexually assaulted by another wrestler- a man Mason is scheduled to wrestle in his final match on the independent circuit.

I.C.E. (9:27) USA; Enrique "Rico" Diaz; World Premiere (attending)
A well-to-do Mexican family gets a surprise visit by I.C.E., which has been renamed "Immigration and Customs Encouragement".
Trailer: https://youtu.be/kGFAWvlVdgs

Bite the Bullet (6:28) USA; Ursula Canovas, Fernando Guillen; Florida Premiere (attending)
An ex-con goes to creative lengths as seeks revenge over those who put him behind bars...
Trailer: https://youtu.be/hyDZavXw5LY

To Reckon With (13:10) USA; Rankin Dean; Florida Premiere (attending)
Benny goes undercover to a gang's poker night to take out the gang leader with a bomb disguised as a briefcase. Made in Abilene, Texas by a group of young filmmakers.

Mutiny! (17:16) USA; Matthew Gratzner; Florida Premiere (attending)
Mutiny! is a swashbuckling, action-adventure comedy featuring a progressive Captain dealing with a crew that's set in their old ways— all while confronting gender inequality and the lack of self-awareness of overt masculinity… but all seen through the eyes of 17th Century Pirates.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqYFXIBj7oc

Last Man Standing (7:49) USA; Austin Spicer; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Jack, a veteran fighter, trains a new apprentice, Danny, who quickly becomes power hungry. Jack must confront the monster he created in order to be the last man standing.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/yvxOxSXMefg

Friday April 30, 2021 4:10pm - 6:10pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

5:00pm EDT

How to Maximize Your Budget and Make Your Small Movie Big
The Blair Witch Project is the quintessential small movie that made it big.  But not every $60,000 film makes $248 million in global box office.  Director of Blair Witch Dan Myrick and Fairway Film Alliance CEO and Producer Marty Poole discuss how you can maximize your small film to be profitable and get that greenlight for your next project.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Marty Poole and Dan Myrick
Place: AMC 12 Theatres at Sundial, Theatre #13

Speakers
avatar for Marty Poole

Marty Poole

President, Fairway Film Alliance
avatar for Dan Myrick

Dan Myrick

Director


Friday April 30, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

5:30pm EDT

COMEDY SHORTS
Ms. Rossi (5:00) Italy; Pat Battistini; St. Petersburg Premiere
While on her way to a business meeting, Ms. Rossi takes an interesting detour.

Rock A Bye Baby (5:32) USA; Monique Sorgen; Florida Premiere
A drug deal goes wrong when instead of cocaine the dealers find out they have a live baby, and one of them refuses to give it back.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/426631553 

IN SYNC (5:00) USA; Eddie Shieh; St. Petersburg Premiere
A young couple walk a fine line while thriving in an open marriage until they catch each other breaking the rules.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/388911609

Man Drops Dead (13:17) USA; Jason Phillips; Florida Premiere
When an unknown man drops dead in a grocery store with no one around to claim him, a reluctant employee must deal with the clean-up.

FRUITLESS (13:20) USA; Robyn Paris; Florida Premiere (attending)
In this dramedy short, a lonely 40-something woman goes to drastic lengths to join the young mom's group that meets outside her window.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/469313557

Interview With Saint Petra (8:26) USA; Victoria Jorgensen (filmmaker attending)
Angel in training for sainthood, Saint Petra appears in an unexpected Zoom meeting on the unattended computer screen of a woman (Ann Niece) practicing dance in her living room.

3 Texts Away From a Dick Pic (10:00) USA; Marty Fortney; World Premiere (attending)
Starring: Nicole Sullivan (MADtv, King of Queens)
A brave woman navigates her way through 20 dates in 10 minutes.

Happy Days! A Tribute to the Buffalo Bills (20:02) USA; Mike McGee; Florida Premiere (attending)
A barbershop quartet is magically transported into a record album of The Buffalo Bills, a popular a cappella foursome from the 1950s, reliving their past music and accomplishments.

STICKER (18:45) Macedonia, (the former Yugoslav Republic of); Georgi M. Unkovski
After an unsuccessful attempt to renew his car registration, Dejan falls in a bureaucratic trap that tests his determination to be a responsible father.

Friday April 30, 2021 5:30pm - 7:10pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

5:45pm EDT

IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY
Starfish (18:42); USA; Alicia Buckner; World Premiere (attending)
A story about a human trafficking survivor's journey to freedom.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/ibsX9exjX2s

Quiet on Set (7:46); USA; Jeanette Buck; St. Petersburg Premiere
An actress assaulted on a film set during the filming of a sex scene, must choose whether to pursue accusations or complete the film that could start her career.

Snaps (13:37); USA; Joseph Mazzella; Florida Premiere
A man navigates a grief-ridden mental awakening at the funeral of his best friend.

AWAY (17:57); USA; Quintin Allen Bell; Florida Premiere
Away is an unflinching look at the cycle of violence annihilating black families across America. In the aftermath of one devastating choice, Farrell Lincoln must make a decision that will forever alter his life and the lives of those he loves most in this world. His son, Elijah, 9, and Malia, his love.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/340103960

Faces (6:33); USA; Charly Wenzel; Florida Premiere
“Faces” is a piece about the universality of a personal tragedy. It is about the anxieties that we are all going through in these uncertain times, and how escapism has become our saving grace. And how do we all escape? Through our dreams.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/503959720

Cargo (10:00); USA local; Michael E. Brown, Conrad De La Torres; World Premiere (attending)
Two kids stranded on an island fight to keep their sanity as the hope of being saved slowly fades away.

Aurora (8:12); Italy; Massimiliano Gallo; World Premiere (attending)
Aurora, an autistic little girl, spends her days with her mother and brother, covered by a veil like a ghost. She has chosen to isolate herself from guilty when his father decided to leave the family. A voice-over, which represents the consciousness of Aurora, accompanies the whole story that goes on with a mix between past and present, until the resolution of the family drama.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I7JySR6574

Friday April 30, 2021 5:45pm - 6:40pm EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

6:00pm EDT

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
Raw Honey (20:53); USA (Florida); James Berry; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Rye is a young beekeeper who is fascinated by the wonders of honey, and loves his bees like they're his family. He's determined to do everything he can to grow his honey business and ensure it becomes his career.

The Long Haul 100 (23:46); USA; Christina Rosetti; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
What does it mean to push your body to its limits? The Long Haul 100 follows Katie Rozar on her training and race journey to run a 100 mile ultra marathon for the first time. Katie approaches running from a scientific angle, turning her training into an equation to test her mental and physical abilities. As the race begins to weigh on her we see there is no perfect calculation but the drive to finish and a strong support system.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/419645227

The Fish Don't Care When It Rains (4:50); USA; Jennifer Msumba; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
With humor and heart, autistic artist Jen Msumba demonstrates what the simple life of a fish can teach us about accepting our circumstances.
Instagram: #rebrandingautism

Eli (7:49); USA; Julio Mendez
This is Eli's story, a story about the power of a young person to educate, evoke love and inspire us all and thus bring hope that together we can change our world.

PANDEMICA (3:00); USA; James Lester; Florida Premiere
PANDEMICA tracks New York City during the surreal period from total lockdown, to the fearful emergence of masked people, and finally to the current explosion of protests in the streets.

THE SOUL OF VIETNAM (4:50); Italy; Marcello Ercole
A long journey to Northern Vietnam. From Hanoi to Halong, from Cat Ba to Nam Dinh, from Ha Giang to Sa pa, Thanks to all the people we met on our way who helped us with sincere humility in this life experience.

My Father's Daughter (5:28); USA; Amanda Miller (student); Florida Premiere (attending)
A short film created during quarantine to show the relationship between a Vietnam War Veteran and his only daughter.

Women of the West Bank (10:05); Brooke Bierhaus; Florida Premiere (attending)
An intimate portrayal of Arab and Palestinian women working towards building a stronger future, empowering other women, and breaking taboos in Arab & Palestinian culture. These five women are sharing their stories as "Women of the West Bank."

We Travel (12:57); USA; Ethan Payne, Brian Foster; Florida Premiere (attending)
What if you came across a collection of notes from family members past—notes on how your family came to be; notes on some of the cultural traditions that they built over the years; notes that seem somehow dated, out of time, and to the future? That is the idea that motivates "We Travel".

Friday April 30, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

6:40pm EDT

HORROR SHORTS
The Other Side of Night (14:43) USA; Jaclyn Noel (student); Florida Premiere
The film chronicles a night of violence and the 36 hours that follow in a city in Pennsylvania.

Gone (15:30) Australia; William Jackson; Florida Premiere
When Detective Natalie Schultz begins investigating the disappearance of 9-month old Olivia Bradbury, she soon discovers the parents are hiding more than they let on.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GMUPXXCtcc 

The Crux (19:56) USA; Matt Sparks; Florida Premiere (attending)
Do you stop late at night with no one around to help someone? One man is about to find out the consequences of his decision as he is stalked by a masked killer.

HOUSEHOLD DEMONS (9:10) USA; John Gray; St. Petersburg Premiere
A young boy is forced to deal with the entity that possesses his mother.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/448173265/0e1ffb9a69

Matched (3:10) USA; Zack Kron
A young woman explores an apartment during a blackout with nothing more than a box of matches. But she’s not alone...

Endangered (18:00) USA; Alex Wroten; Florida Premiere
The world of easy-going teenager Roger Burns flips upside-down after he’s seduced into a late-night swim with his girlfriend and contracts a rare, endangered parasite. All Roger wants to do is get back to adolescent frivolities and basketball, but everyone from his parents, to his doctors, to animal rights groups, have their own opinions about what he needs to do with his life.

THE FALL (7:05) UK; Jonathan Glazer
Inspired by ‘The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters’, an etching by Francisco Goya, THE FALL is a powerful short film which invites its audience to project their preoccupations and interpretations.

NIMIC (12:00) USA; Yorgos Lanthimos
A professional cellist has an encounter with a stranger on the subway which has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life.


Friday April 30, 2021 6:40pm - 8:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:40pm EDT

Fearless
Fearless (89 min)
USA; World Premiere (attending)
Director: Wojciech Lorenc

An intimate portrait of a boxing gym in a small town of Conroe, Texas. The film is constructed as an allegory for the challenges faced by people of color and immigrants in the US.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/BfmKC3CPdQQ

Facebook: facebook.com/fearlessdocfilm

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voytek_lorenc/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/voytek_lorenc/



Friday April 30, 2021 7:40pm - 9:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

8:00pm EDT

Nowhere
Nowhere (87 min) 2020; USA/Columbia; David Salazar, Francisco Salazar; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
LGBTQ Film

Facing immigration issues, a couple must confront fears of rejection or risk losing each other.

Twitter: twitter.com/lacuartapro



Friday April 30, 2021 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

8:00pm EDT

Filmmaker Happy Hour
The Friday Filmmaker Happy Hour is a casual gathering giving all the filmmakers he opportunity to mix mingle and chat.  

Held upstairs at the AMC Sundial Theater's Mezzanine. Beer, wine and concessions will be available for purchase at the concession area.

Get to know the filmmakers and attendees of the 16th Sunscreen Film Festival.

Must have a VIP, Day, Industry, Sponsor, or Filmmaker pass to attend.

Purchase passes here.


Friday April 30, 2021 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Upstairs Mezzanine

8:30pm EDT

The Cave
The Cave (100 minutes)
Filmmaker Attending
Foreign Feature; Thailand
Director: Tom Waller

Based on true events, THE CAVE tells the untold story of the rescue that captivated the world, from the point of view of the unsung heroes in the Tham Luang mission to free the trapped 13 'Wild Boars', culminating in a triumphant outcome against all the odds.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tQ2YDpPUy8

Website: ​https://www.thecavenangnon.com/​​​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecavenangnon

Instagram: ​ https://www.instagram.com/thecavenangnon/​​​

Twitter: ​https://twitter.com/TheCaveMovie


Friday April 30, 2021 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
 
Saturday, May 1
 

10:00am EDT

Healing A Nation
Healing A Nation (73 min)
Haiti; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Documentary Feature
Director: Jean-René Rinvil

There is a critical dearth of safe, culturally relevant, and competent Mental Health Services in Haiti, due to lack of social services and mental health infrastructure, lack of affordable resources, shortage of trained clinicians, and shortage of funding for potentially useful psychotropic medications.

The story behind Healing A Nation is about a social worker, Jean-Richard Saintal from the Cité Soleil region of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He suffered what appeared to be a traumatic psychotic break. Richard’s preventable death while in residential care at a psychiatric hospital in Haiti was an outrage. It underscores how many disadvantaged individuals with mental disorders who reach out to the Haitian Mental Health system fail to receive help. In fact, these individuals may face neglect, poor care, and eventually life-threatening conditions.
The film comprises interviews of Richard’s relatives, social work colleagues of Richard, a nurse who had worked in the hospital where Richard sought treatment, psychologists from the State University of Haiti who are part of the UEH SHARE Haiti team, and mental health experts from universities across the U.S., and individuals with mental disorders and their significant others. where Richard sought treatment, psychologists from the State University of Haiti who are part of the UEH SHARE Haiti team and mental health experts from universities across the U.S., and individuals with mental disorders and their significant others.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/uEJwWnBVH40


Saturday May 1, 2021 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

10:00am EDT

ACTING: Scene Work (Workshop)
Join our three veteran actors, Mary Rachel Quinn, Paul Wilson, and Eugenie Bondurant as they explore the unlimited scene possibilities in this invaluable On-Camera workshop. Audience participation required.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Paul Wilson, Mary Rachel Quinn, and Eugenie Bondurant
Place: AMC 12 Theatres at Sundial, Theatre #13

Speakers
avatar for Eugenie Bondurant

Eugenie Bondurant

Actor, Acting Coach, Head Honcho Spoken True Studios, Spoken True Studios
A well-known On-Camera and Meisner acting coach, Bondurant, is a staff member at the prestigious Patel Conservatory and Andi Matheny Acting Studios in Tampa, Fl. Eugenie's uniqueness was instrumental in booking The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga... Read More →
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director
avatar for Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

Producer, Actor


Saturday May 1, 2021 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

10:00am EDT

Vinyl Nation
Vinyl Nation (92 min); USA; Kevin Smokler, Christopher Boone
Documentary Feature
St. Petersburg Premiere

A deep dig into the crates of the vinyl record resurgence to discover what an old technology says about our relationship to music and each other in a divided time in America.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/406015222

Website: vinylnationfilm.com

Facebook: facebook.com/vinylnationdoc

Instagram: instagram.com/vinylnationdoc







Saturday May 1, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

10:00am EDT

FRESH FROM FLORIDA
A collection of films by Florida Filmmakers. Sunscreen seeks to highlight and champion works by Florida Filmmakers.

I NEED; I WANT (10:40) Florida; Bill Liggins (filmmakers attending)
Matt Redcrop and Kayla Ross are struggling performing artists and lovers who have their sights set on the big-time. They are sharpening their skills under the tutelage of one of the toughest acting coaches in America, Shelley Isaacson.

The Watery Grave (7:40) Florida; Michael Amerson Jr. (filmmakers attending)
A young man dealing with grief, experiences death and resurrection at his local church.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/459533995

All the Young Dudes (8:39) Florida; William Stead; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Georgia, USA, 1973. Glam rocker Billy rebels against his conservative high school, inspiring admiration from an unlikely ally with a desire to walk on the wild side….
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/406627626/recommended

218 (16:42) Florida; Sam Pinnelas; St. Petersburg Premiere
Eight-year-old Colin and his mother are sequestered in an apartment under the supervision of two police officers. While she leaves every day, Colin is left alone without answers or guidance.

X Therapy (2:34) Florida; Werner Jauch; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Sometimes therapy has an unexpected benefit.

1 in 7 (10:45) Florida; Emily A. Vickers; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
"1 in 7" is a story which takes place over a 20-year period, following a couple's relationship as it is affected by alcoholism and domestic violence. But what goes on behind closed doors is not what it seems.
Trailer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1puh2crnvk60jUYbpMJEcCdNaGdjHZm94/view?fbclid=IwAR2xpR9CGRghH5x-e-gRwvWj4aH21zm8UK3x_l-sTtDK48lFx2yEGZL7RyI

This Modern Man Is Beat (17:06) Florida; Alex Merkin; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
In the post 911 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan tries to pawn his last possession and reconcile with his American wife.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s03Emos_wm4

Feng Shui Faux Pas Grifter (2:34) Florida; Victoria Jorgensen (filmmaker attending)
A woman contemplates her life while sitting on a bench at the shoreline with her dog...

Have You Seen My Hat? (3:05) Florida; Sheree Johnson; U.S. Premiere (attending)
At 90 years of age, this senior has witnessed and dealt with racial tensions in her lifetime but is still determined to make a statement

Secret Santa (3:23) Florida; Rick Danford; World Premiere (attending)
Two parents are confronted with an evil entity when they find their daughter received a cursed Secret Santa gift.

THE MUSICIAN (10:00) Florida; Mark Schimmel
A famous violinist spends her days dressing up as a busker (street musician) and believes that sharing her music can transform lives.

Saturday May 1, 2021 10:00am - 11:40am EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

10:00am EDT

HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS
Imitation (4:00); FL High School; Joshua Bowen, Liam Gainer; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
When approaching his car in an ominous parking lot, a dark figure emerges from the shadow imitating each move he makes.

CEREAL KILLER (5:05); FL High School, Alexandra Archipov; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A broke contract killer fights with his own conscience to make ends meet for him and his dog.

For a Long Time (5:12); FL High School; Elizabeth Breden, Alani Moraless; Florida Premiere (attending)
Panic strikes at an unprecedented time causing grief upon a man who recently lost his son in an auto accident.

Dreams Of A Dark And Rainy Night (4:12); FL High School; Aubrey Meiling; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
An illustration of how when we sleep our dreams can take us deep into peace and serenity and into a fantasy of beauty; but then be awoken by the realities of life.

David Isn't Here Anymore (13:42) FL High School; Josh Ceranic; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Driven to sell a notoriously haunted home, a struggling realtor must confront the malevolent forces that prevent him from doing so.

3 Laps (4:16); FL High School; Ben Heacock; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A young player shows up to his basketball practice and receives a few lessons he wasn't expecting.

Desperado (13:45); FL High School; Jayden Torres, Alex Torres; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A D.E.A. agent attempts to take down one of the biggest crime lords but his morals are tested by the eccentric lifestyle.

Research. Rescue. Release. Mote's Mission to Save Animals (8:42); FL High School; Riley Stamper
World Premiere (attending)
Our oceans and the animals that live within them are in a race to fight against deadly human impacts. Luckily Mote's Marine Animal Rescue Program is here to help these magnificent creatures and tell their stories.

Black Sheep (9:45); FL High School; Max Losson; World Premiere (attending)
This interview chronicles the story of one of the most mysterious and unheard-of American serial killers.

Bushido (12:23); FL High School; Alex Torres, Jayden Torres; World Premiere (attending)
Aimoto, a faithful acolyte, is sworn to vengeance and will do anything to honor the Bushido.

Yard Sale (7:29); FL High School; Ryan Marmol, Will Justice; World Premiere (attending)
An eccentric TV host attempts to teach a lonely man how to create the perfect yard sale.

Matman (12:52); FL High School; Josh Bowen; World Premiere (attending)
A man sets out to save his city after receiving powers from a radioactive 'Mat' bite.

Dear Reader (7:22); FL High School; Lily Barfield; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Lillian, a screenwriter and employee of a vintage shop, has writer's block. While going through boxes, Lillian discovers a letter written by a young woman in the year 1919. The letter voices her hopes and ambitions for the future, something Lillian connects to on a profound level.


Saturday May 1, 2021 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

11:30am EDT

SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP - Creating Your Hook: Interactive Screenwriting class with homework Part 2 (WORKSHOP) Presented by the Tampa Bay Times
Continued from workshop Part 1 on Friday at 3:30pm.  (You do not have to have attended part one to attend part two).

Seasoned screenwriter, script doctor and Film professor, Dave DeBorde, will take you through his screenwriting structure and basics lecture that he’s given in classrooms and festivals all over the world.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers:

Dave DeBorde is an award-winning filmmaker whose experience in the industry is long and varied. DeBorde gained his producing skills on a feature film starring Jim Caviezel (“Passion of the Christ,” “Count of Monte Cristo”) working as producer with legendary Hollywood producer, William S. Gilmore (“Jaws,” “A Few Good Men”). The lessons learned on that feature film put him in a position to earn his stripes in 2001 as one of the producers of “The Least of These,” a 35mm short that won numerous awards, including a Crystal Heart from the Heartland Film Festival and a CINE Special Jury Award. DeBorde also produced the romantic feature “Old Fashioned,” which enjoyed a theatrical release for Valentine’s Day in 2015 and won multiple awards after its initial festival run. “Old Fashioned” was hailed as a “bonafide indie hit” after it broke a box office record on its first weekend in release and later ranked as the number one romantic DVD in the country, beating out major Hollywood releases in the same category. In June of 2012, DeBorde directed the feature film romantic comedy “Marriage Material,” which stars Victoria Jackson (“SNL” alum) and Maddy Curley (“Stick It”).

Always expanding the borders of his professional experience, DeBorde was hired as the showrunner for the reality TV show “Soccer Moms of Tampa Bay.” He has been hired to write and produce a multinational romantic comedy currently titled “Matryoshka,” which will film in both America and Russia, with a concentration on St. Petersburg and Moscow. DeBorde also joined the Sewanee Ironmen of 1899 film team as a producer and helped secure $2.5 million from the state of Tennessee for the film, “Iron Men of ‘99.” The Sewanee film chronicles the extraordinary David and Goliath tale of when the football team of Sewanee, a tiny school in the mountains of Tennessee, went on a six-day, 2,500 mile trip and beat five of the biggest schools in the country. He also created the popular educational tracks for the Sunscreen film festival, which was rated by MovieMaker magazine as one of the world’s top 25 most attractive film festivals because of the educational tracks.

When DeBorde isn’t making films, he is working on the educational side of filmmaking, or teaching film production DeBorde is a popular lecturer on the subject of screenwriting and filmmaking. He is sought after by universities and book publishers on both U.S. coasts. One thing DeBorde is even more passionate about than teaching movie making is his wife, and his four energetic kids.



Moderators
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Dave Deborde

Education Director

Saturday May 1, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

11:30am EDT

EMOTIONAL JOURNEYS
Paese Che Vai - When In Rome (11:05) Italy; Luca Padrini; Florida Premiere (attending)
Set in a small town in the Italian countryside, a young and handsome Alfredo returns home after a long time along with his partner Mattia, an African American man. After meeting Alfredo's grandmother, the sweet and crazy Donna Maria, the pair go to see Alfredo's father, Sor Pucci. Alfredo must break the news to his old-fashioned father about his secret. Little did he know his secret will churn into a series of unexpected comic events. This tongue-in-cheek comedy runs parallels alongside the choices we make.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/414323705

Horizon (15:00) Italy; Daniele De Muro
In the borderlands, crossed by climate refugees looking for safety, men face their primordial nature, in a bleak reality where the law of the strongest rules the world. Hidden in an underground shelter and resigned to his fate, the main character observes the definitive decline of society as it surrenders to the evil nature of men, until a special encounter, interpreted as a divine sign of light, turns on his faith and hope for the future of humanity.

Eulogy (6:17) UK; Mateo Willis; Florida Premiere
Moments before his funeral, a father’s dark past threatens the fragile peace between two brothers.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/452517615

Standing Ovation (19:47) USA; Chase Gutzmore; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Charles Henderson has been cast as the lead in a play about slavery written and directed by acclaimed director Kurt Santiago Charles is talented and determined, but Kurt is willing to do whatever it takes to get the best performance out of his actors to ensure his reputation, Even if that means sinking into the dark abyss of an actors mind to pull out the truest of emotions and pain required for this soulful character.

The Ivory League: Confessions of a Black Faculty (13:30) USA; Ryan Watson; World Premiere (attending)
A black professor at a predominantly white university goes off the books in hopes of motivating an underachieving student.

Fair (13:26) Argentina; Paula Romero Levit; St. Petersburg Premiere
"Fair" is a short film about justice. She, the main character, is a young woman who proposes to full bus passengers a change in the administration of the seats. During the trip, they will discover it is always good to re-check the established order.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/452201519

Champion (17:30) Mexico; Oscar Rodriguez Gorriz; St. Petersburg Premiere
As a young runner prepares for the big race, the strain from his parents' push for excellence puts his love of the sport to test.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/365181096/c704e41b13

Saturday May 1, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

12:00pm EDT

Bone Cage
Bone Cage
79 minutes
Canada; Florida Premiere
Director: Taylor Olson

Jamie works operating a wood processor, clear-cutting for pulp. At the end of each shift, he walks through the destruction he has created looking for injured animals, and rescues those he can. Jamie's desire to break free from this world is thwarted by the very environment and circumstance he's trying to escape.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRN0vgskQVw

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bonecagefilm/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonecagefilm/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bonecagefilm


Saturday May 1, 2021 12:00pm - 1:20pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:00pm EDT

The Cove
The Cove (100 minutes); USA; Robert Enriquez (Attending Festival)

In the near future, a pandemic has ravaged the earth. Fear, greed and destruction have made way for such terrors as famine, pirates, and zombies. CAIRO YAZID's only chance for survival is to join forces with a curmudgeon, SOLOMON, also still untouched by the fatal virus, and he is the only one who knows the secret location of the safe place known simply as THE COVE.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Enriquez

Robert Enriquez

Sunscreen Film Festival WEST



Saturday May 1, 2021 12:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:15pm EDT

The Horror Crowd
The Horror Crowd (92 minutes)
USA; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Director: Ruben Pla

Revealing, intimate documentary spotlighting the Hollywood horror film community, covering such wide-ranging topics as Women In Horror, Race Relations, Being The Weird Kid, Sparking The Imagination, Helping Each Other, Film Festivals, and The Dark Side.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/446625987

Website: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9525214/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHorrorCrowd

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehorrorcrowd/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHorrorCrowd



Saturday May 1, 2021 12:15pm - 1:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

1:00pm EDT

PRODUCING: Don't Have $1 million, How to Make a Micro-Budget Feature and Get it Distributed
Learn the secrets and truth of how to get your movie made.  Not every film needs a huge budget to get made and be successful.  In today's marketplace more and more small films are successfully made and are made well.  How can you be one of those filmmakers?  Come to this workshop and find out!

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Ramfis Myrthil, James Cole, Jr., Dan Myrick, Marty Poole, Deon Gibson, Carrie Gibson, and Robyn Paris.
Place: AMC 12 Theatres at Sundial, Theatre #13

Speakers
avatar for James Cole, Jr

James Cole, Jr

Producer
James Cole, Jr. is an American producer and investor in films, theatrical productions, literary projects and financial assets. James is an executive producer on the short films Fever (2021), 5150 (2021), Frankie (2020), and Burden (2019), and on the film Inez & Doug & Kira (2019... Read More →
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Dan Myrick

Director
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director
avatar for Marty Poole

Marty Poole

President, Fairway Film Alliance
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Robyn Paris

Director, Writer
Robyn Paris was selected as a 2021 "Future Director of Studio Features,” as reported in Variety. She created/directed THE ROOM ACTORS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? which premiered at Raindance, launched on Funny or Die and amassed 1M+ views. Robyn has an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA and... Read More →


Saturday May 1, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:15pm EDT

WEB SERIES SHORTS
The Only Decision That Counts (15:00) USA; Charles Belvin; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
What happens when the best day of your life... is also your worst? A fifteen-year-old boy must overcome a traumatic event if he wants to pursue his dream of becoming a professional disc golf player and playing on the world tour.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/391701786

Freedom Farm Sanctuary (8:00) Israel; Taliya Finkel; Florida Premiere
The relationships between ‘imperfect’ farm animals to special volunteers, some with their own ‘imperfections’.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/467336772

NEW WORLD (pizza) ORDER (6:04) Israel; Oshri Cohen; World Premiere (attending)
Ben wants to order a pizza. A new technology helps him with a faster and easier order. His acceptance of their use of his personal information makes it easier indeed but soon he realizes they know way too much. Not only it killed his appetite - but now Ben also founds himself in a violent interrogation by the government - in his living room.

Merican Wasteland (31:18) USA (local); Josh Martin, James Snyder (in attendance)
An all-new original series pilot. In the deepest darkest swamps of the irradiated 'Merican Wasteland, an unsavory crew of wandering degenerates must embrace their Patriotism and valor to save an endangered town from a despicle evil. This is a pilot for a series full of high flyin’, rootin-tootin’, ham fisted, emotional gut punches! A “wham bam thank you ma’am” of horror-comedy, action, and mysticism rooted in American idealism. A self referential and irreverent take on a wasteland where one’s patriotism can manifest as unbelievable powers of good or evil.

The Power of Creativity: Beauty in Sadness (4:44) USA; Sheryl Carbonell, Molly E. Smith; Florida Premiere (attending)
Carmen, a respiratory therapist, uses art as an escape from the death and destruction of the world. Episode 3 in a five-part series about the women who use painting as a source of therapy, self-discovery, and purpose.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtHe8jGYC68

Read About: Art (9:31) USA; Tamia Iman Kennedy, Moji Wilson; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Read About: Art is the pilot episode for Read About It an unscripted series that brings books to life through literary based field trips throughout Tampa Bay, Fl. This pilot episode explores black representation within art spaces in St. Pete, FL all while connecting experiences to Kimberly Drew's book, "This Is What I Know About Art".
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/489370407

All In 3: A Fikowski & Vellner Documentary (21:06) Canada; S.J. Finlay
It was a disappointing 2019 year for our favourite Canadian Crossfit athletes, Brent Fikowski and Pat Vellner, due to a new structure of progressive and brutal cuts at the 2019 CrossFit Games__period__ The good news is our All In heroes have roared back with incredible performances in the 2020 Crossfit Open––led by Pat Vellner’s epic 1st place finish worldwide. Can these two rivals-turned-buddies carry their newfound momentum into 2020 and find redemption at the Games to bring the Maple Leaf back to the podium__quest__ Will they be joined by a new mysterious character to represent the equally impressive women Crossfit athletes?

Saturday May 1, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

2:15pm EDT

COLLEGE SHORTS #2
Silhouette (8:33) USA; Lucca Vieira; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
While going on a weekend road trip with friends, a lonely teenage girl has visions of a dark, grisly monster, which starts to become all too unnerving as the trip progresses.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/vxI7im_orG0

The Punishment (11:55) United Kingdom; Chris Sexton Fletcher; Florida Premiere (attending)
A grief-stricken father hunts down the boy responsible for the events which led to his son’s murder but finds himself unable to escape the consequences of his own violent actions.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/398616995

Five Minutes (5:08) USA; Pei-yu Lai (FSU)
A young woman tries to relay important news to her enlisted boyfriend, stationed 7500 miles away, during a series of frustrating five-minute phone calls.

The Supernatural, Interdimensional, (and sometimes awkward) Adventures of Scotty Ebberbach
(11:34) USA; Parker Foreman, Anthony Fins (FSU); World Premiere (attending)
Adventure has a new name. This short documentary invites you into the extraordinary, offbeat life of Scotty Ebberbach. Prepare to experience his exploits, oddball personality, and his unwavering passion for living life to the fullest, no matter what anyone else thinks.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/XMUqV7_i9rg

The Rope Warrior (12:55) USA; Andrew Bourne, Daniel Feldman (FSU); St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Born into a conservative Jewish community, David Fisher decided to make the unorthodox choice to jump rope for a living, finding his fifteen seconds of fame in the '90s. 25 years later, David performs for school assemblies as physical injuries intensify. His family begins to wonder...is it time to hang up the rope? Created by students of Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts.
Trailer: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jqidcs3cnshi23i/The%20Rope%20Warrior%20-%20Trailer.mp4?dl=0

Window (2:38) USA; Danne Lacancellera; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A student film made during the first few weeks of the 2020 COVID 19 shutdown using only a DSLR camera.

SIN CIELO (24:53) USA (Spanish); Daria Suvorova, François Morisset; St. Petersburg Premiere
A young boy in a Mexican border town hustles any way he can to help his family but learns some very cruel realities when the girl he likes gets 'disappeared'. Based on trues stories from La Frontera.


Saturday May 1, 2021 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

2:15pm EDT

Marcus
Marcus (110 minutes)
USA (Florida); St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Narrative Feature
Director: J.R. Poli

Marcus has a checkered past and an unstable present. As he struggles mightily with mental illness, unexpected news brings a new opportunity for him to right old wrongs and make amends. He leaves his life behind and sets off on an adventure to find purpose, forgiveness, and redemption. But Marcus will have to face the consequences of his past life and overcome the greatest obstacle of all in order to find happiness: Himself.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/474533950

Website: https://www.marcusthemovie.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcusthemovie

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcus_film/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/marcus_film



Saturday May 1, 2021 2:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:20pm EDT

More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story
More than Miyagi (92 minutes); USA
Documentary
Florida Premiere (attending)
Director: Kevin Derek
Producer: Oscar Alvarez
Executive Producer: Evelyn Morita

The Oscar nominated actor best known for his role of Mr. Miyagi, left behind a painfully revealing autobiographical record of his much-too-brief time here on earth. Tracing his journey from being bed bound as a boy to the bright lights and discrimination in Hollywood. Deep inside that sweet, generous, multi-talented performer seethed an army of demons, that even alcohol and drugs couldn't mask.

Website: www.MoreThanMiyagi.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/More.Than.Miyagi

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morethanmiyagi/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/morethanmiyagi


Saturday May 1, 2021 2:20pm - 3:50pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:30pm EDT

FILM FINANCE & DISTRIBUTION: Dream Crushing 101, The Truth On How To Get Your Idea or Screenplay Made (White Board) (Panel)
These dream crushers will tell you the unvarnished truth on the real ways to get your projects financed and made in today's film world.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Dan Myrick, Tom Waller, Marty Poole, Tony Armer, Michael Brown, and Santosh Govindaraju
Place: AMC 12 Theatres at Sundial, Theatre #13  

Speakers
avatar for Dan Myrick

Dan Myrick

Director
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Tom Waller

Director & Producer, De Warrenne Pictures
TOM WALLER is an award-winning filmmaker of Thai-Chinese-Irish-Polish descent. Born in Bangkok and educated in UK, he returned to Thailand in 2003 and founded De Warrenne Pictures, now a leading production service company. Before THE CAVE (2019), he directed two films set in Thailand... Read More →
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Marty Poole

President, Fairway Film Alliance
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Tony Armer

Film Commissioner, St. Pete Clearwater Film Commission
Tony Armer is the Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg Clearwater (Pinellas County) FL, an Award Winning Filmmaker and the Founder and Former Executive Director of the internationally acclaimed Sunscreen Film Festival.  He works with hundreds of productions each year. In 2015 his... Read More →
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Saturday May 1, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:00pm EDT

Straw Man
STRAW MAN (56 min.)
USA; World Premiere (attending)
Director: Andrew Alan K.
Horror Feature
Director: Andrew Alan K.
Starring: Mark Miloro, Brandon Ferris

With countless sleepless nights in a house he's not familiar with, Alec (Ryan Peterson) begins to question every movement he makes.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/3uRKs_1GbfI



Saturday May 1, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

4:00pm EDT

DIRECTING: Scene Work (WORKSHOP)
Directors make countless decisions when shooting a script; each choice should make the story richer. Learn to look for details in an actor’s movement in relation to the camera and work out the choreography of the other set elements including props, crew and equipment. Blocking provides the audience with information in addition to dialogue.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Victoria Jorgensen
Place: AMC 12 Theatres at Sundial, Theatre #13

Speakers
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Saturday May 1, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:00pm EDT

HORROR SHORTS
The Other Side of Night (14:43) USA; Jaclyn Noel (student); Florida Premiere
The film chronicles a night of violence and the 36 hours that follow in a city in Pennsylvania.

Gone (15:30) Australia; William Jackson; Florida Premiere
When Detective Natalie Schultz begins investigating the disappearance of 9-month old Olivia Bradbury, she soon discovers the parents are hiding more than they let on.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GMUPXXCtcc 

The Crux (19:56) USA; Matt Sparks; Florida Premiere (attending)
Do you stop late at night with no one around to help someone? One man is about to find out the consequences of his decision as he is stalked by a masked killer.

HOUSEHOLD DEMONS (9:10) USA; John Gray; St. Petersburg Premiere
A young boy is forced to deal with the entity that possesses his mother.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/448173265/0e1ffb9a69

Matched (3:10) USA; Zack Kron
A young woman explores an apartment during a blackout with nothing more than a box of matches. But she’s not alone...

Endangered (18:00) USA; Alex Wroten; Florida Premiere
The world of easy-going teenager Roger Burns flips upside-down after he’s seduced into a late-night swim with his girlfriend and contracts a rare, endangered parasite. All Roger wants to do is get back to adolescent frivolities and basketball, but everyone from his parents, to his doctors, to animal rights groups, have their own opinions about what he needs to do with his life.

THE FALL (7:05) UK; Jonathan Glazer
Inspired by ‘The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters’, an etching by Francisco Goya, THE FALL is a powerful short film which invites its audience to project their preoccupations and interpretations.

NIMIC (12:00) USA; Yorgos Lanthimos
A professional cellist has an encounter with a stranger on the subway which has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life.



Saturday May 1, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

4:15pm EDT

ANIMATION SHORTS
Fear of Flying (7:46) USA (Florida); Ernie Berger; Florida Premiere (attending)
A young bird and a sea turtle share madcap misadventures in a coming-of-age "buddy" story.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brwJwoF_Xzo

The Abandoned Block (5:45) Canada; James Bourne; St. Petersburg Premiere
A useless, damaged, forgotten block of marble after years of neglect, emerges as one of the greatest and most beautiful works of art.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/445783302

Would Have (4:00) Germany; Dave Siegel, Pete Groverman; U.S. Premiere (attending)
A soldier, in a dire situation, receives help from an unexpected source.
Website: https://www.davesiegel.com/would-have.html

Deep Fears (3:23) USA; Ryan Chu (College Student); St. Petersburg Premiere
A sea otter who is afraid of the ocean is challenged to face his fears when he loses his precious pink shell necklace at sea.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/428209181

The Tattooed Torah (21:13) USA; Marc Bennett; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
An animated film based on the renowned children's book that has been educating young children about the Holocaust for generations. THE TATTOOED TORAH Over the last three decades, the beloved children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg, "The Tattooed Torah," has been a powerful resource for Holocaust education for children all over the world. The book recounts the true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia, and teaches the Holocaust not only as a period of destruction but also as an opportunity for redemption. The film is presented by The Goldrich Family Foundation in association with USC Shoah Foundation, executive producers Melinda Goldrich and Stephen Smith, produced by Lisa Effress of 11 Dollar Bill, animation by Jeffrey Pittle and Christian Robins, original score by Daniel Alcheh and recorded by The Bow Tie Orchestra and Choir of Moscow, co-written by Brett Kopin and Marc Bennett, story by Greg Ferkel, directed by Marc Bennett, and narrated by Ed Asner.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/388346381

Goodbye Home (6:29) Australia; Jonathan Chong; Florida Premiere
On a hot summer day, a young boy lounges in a tire swing hanging from the big branch of an old ghost gum viewing the wonders of Australia's wildlife.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/493618510

Artichoke Boy (2:32) USA; Phil E. Eichinger; Florida Premiere
It's a summer day, with bright sunshine and just a slight breeze. However, troubling thoughts about color, gender, and sexuality distract a young artichoke as they sit alone on a swing, swaying back and forth. Thoughts, wants, and fears about their place in the world are explored as Artichoke Boy monologues throughout this summer day.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/MtWof9SeMLA

Saturday May 1, 2021 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

4:20pm EDT

Filtered
Filtered (120 min)
USA; World Premiere (attending)
High School Musical Coming of Age
FL Filmmaker, local
Directors: S. Roy Saringo, Katie Combs
Starring: Jenna Faller, Natalie Krueger, Lauren Parker, Caydince Carvalho, Bryce Nagel, Caleb Combs, Charlotte Swett, Gage Romanik, Jeffrey Goodwin, Jake Veit
A powerful, poignant, honest look at social media told by the teenagers who live it.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/468384291

Instagram: instagram.com/filtered_movie



Saturday May 1, 2021 4:20pm - 6:40pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:45pm EDT

OUT OF THE ORDINARY
Franzie (7:23) USA; Katrina Dahl Vogl; Florida Premiere (attending)
A newly sober poet runs into a ghost from her past.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/SRpsBBG0apI

The Grumbling Peapicker (5:36) USA; Savannah Whitten; Florida Premiere
A grumpy farmer and an unhappy woman share a meal, but things get weird when an unexpected guest arrives.

Inner Peace (9:10) USA; Severn Lang (student); St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
HOW SELF TALK GIVES US EXTORL EMOTIONS THAT THE WORLD CAN SEE BUT CANT NOT HEAR THE WORDS IN OUR HEADS.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/428138885

Kill Them With Kindness (13:01) USA; Steven Demmler; World Premiere (attending)
Aubrey is finished being bullied. With encouragement from Karen, the love of her life, she intends to set herself on a new path. She resolves to kill her enemies with kindness.

GOOD THANKS, YOU? (13:15) United Kingdom; Molly Manning Walker
In the aftermath of an attack, Amy is left voiceless, trapped in a whirlwind of incompetence. She must find a way to confront what has happened, in order to save what matters to her most.

Your Name (5:58) USA; Lucas Hicks; Florida Premiere (attending)
Brandon takes the chance in talking to a girl he is interested in at a party not knowing what the outcome could be.
Trailer: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QByaXreOWzM​​​

Pine Mountain Overnight (13:38) Geena Marie Hernandez; St. Petersburg Premiere
A naïve teen discovers just how hairy growing up can be when she embarks on an overnight class camping field trip, braving big rumors, big boobs, and even Bigfoot.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/411852909

Strike Team Justice (2:00) USA; Jeremy Dubin, Ryan Lewis
Jimmy spends almost every night in his Palace of Isolation, studying his favorite superheroes. But tonight is different. He may have just cracked the storyline for the next big budget blockbuster. Probably not, but you never know.

Intuition (14:14) USA; Jacob Mitchell
After private investigator Genevieve Davenport’s theories behind a string of murders are discredited by the local police captain, she turns to her only ally, Detective Samuel Byrnes. Once the full picture is revealed, Davenport must choose between acceptance and justice.


Saturday May 1, 2021 4:45pm - 6:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

5:30pm EDT

Forgotten Pulse Survivors
Forgotten Pulse Survivors (56 minutes); Special Screening
USA; Documentary Feature; Work In Progress, Test Screening
Filmmakers in attendance

Director: Alexa Sheehan

On June 12th, Pulse Nightclub was hopping with happy club goers until the unthinkable happened, a terrorist attack affecting hundreds of people and taking 49 lives. This attack would be known as the largest massacre in US history. We are bringing you exclusive interviews with survivors and victims families talking about how Pulse Nightclub was a safe place for the LGBTQ community. A place where everyone was family and patrons could be themselves.

Stories of some of the survivors who haven’t had the opportunity to tell their accounts of that night, and how it affected them. These interviews take place over a 4 year period so we get to see how their lives have changed and what struggles remain.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/uoFB8N72FzQ

Website: http://pulsedocumentary.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PulseDocumentary



Saturday May 1, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

6:30pm EDT

In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand
In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand (98 min)
Greece; Florida Premiere
Foreign Language Feature
Language: Modern Greek
Director: Dimitris Bavellas

Antonis and Christos are two friends who live in a small apartment in Athens. In distress and secluded from society, they survive mostly with Christos unemployment benefit. The two friends are also united by their common, platonic love interest for Laura Durand, a porn star of the '90s who disappeared mysteriously several years ago. They also perform 8-bit music with their offbeat band named Speed_28. When things go from bad to worse, the friends decide that time has come to start the quest for Laura Durand.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE2sJelUEXE&t=2s

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePursuitOfLauraDurand/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lauradurandfilm/




Saturday May 1, 2021 6:30pm - 8:05pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

7:10pm EDT

Life's Rewards
An ambitious young executive finds his career and personal life in turmoil after losing both his and his client’s wealth in a series of high-risk business deals. Stranded in a tropical paradise, he’s humbled by a hotel’s employees and guests, forcing him to reevaluate what really defines his life.

Teaser Trailer; https://youtu.be/G6gGiAOjLXk



Saturday May 1, 2021 7:10pm - 8:40pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:10pm EDT

Life's Rewards

An ambitious young executive finds his career and personal life in turmoil after losing both his and his client’s wealth in a series of high-risk business deals. Stranded in a tropical paradise, he’s humbled by a hotel’s employees and guests, forcing him to reevaluate what really defines his life.

Teaser Trailer; https://youtu.be/G6gGiAOjLXk


Saturday May 1, 2021 7:10pm - 8:40pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

9:00pm EDT

Awards and Saturday Night Event
The 16th Annual Sunscreen Awards Ceremony and party.  Find out what films and filmmakers won the top prizes.  Connect with the filmmakers and celebrate Sunscreen's 16th year.

Must have a VIP, Day, Industry, Sponsor or Filmmaker pass.

Purchase passes here.

Saturday May 1, 2021 9:00pm - 11:59pm EDT
St. Petersburg Museum of History
 
Sunday, May 2
 

11:00am EDT

Polar Spin
Polar Spin (52 min)
Mexico; North America Premiere (attending)
Directors: Jose Emilio Ramos Gómez
Spanish with English subitles
A journey into the unknown to discover the farthest places, the last frontier, where the nights are long and icy, the conditions for life are extreme, the ever-present duality between beauty and its hostility, the tranquility and silence that death brings, the constant struggle to stay alive.

The North Pole, where pristine, crystalline night skies have survived the extinction process due to light pollution from the civilizations, and the place where one of the most extraordinary phenomena of nature: the northern lights. This traveler escapes from the artificial light to find the purest and most distant light, getting lost in the unknown to find himself and question his role in the universe and time, in which all mankind is tiny and floating.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/438020570?ref=em-share


Sunday May 2, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

11:00am EDT

LEGAL: Ask the Lawyer (PANEL)
Learn about the legal fundamentals needed for your project. Discuss ownership rights, clearing, production/financing/distribution deals, insurance and more! The information covered in this panel is worth thousands. So, bring a notebook! (Note legal discussions will be cursory. For detailed legal advice, the moderator and/or guest speaker(s) reserve the right to either answer in detail or suggest a consultation.)

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Scott Goldberg, Esq.

Place: AMC 12 Theatres at Sundial, Theatre #13

Speakers
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director
avatar for Scott Goldberg

Scott Goldberg

Entertainment Attorney, Law Office of Scott M. Goldberg, PLLC
Attorney Scott Goldberg has been practicing law in Florida for over 20 years. Mr. Goldberg’s practice includes Entertainment Law (Film, Television, Music, Authors, Artists, Models, Actor, etc.), Intellectual Property Law (copyrights, trademarks, and licensing), Business Law (company... Read More →


Sunday May 2, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

11:00am EDT

Electric Jesus
Feature: Electric Jesus (107) USA; Chris White; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
It's the summer of 1986. Erik (Andrew Eakle) is the shy, quiet type—but far more passionate than most teenagers when it comes to God and rock-n-roll. His dream comes true when he is asked to run sound for his favorite band, 316—a Christian hair metal band made up of older kids from his church.

After a blistering performance at a church camp talent show, 316 is introduced to a flashy Christian Rock promoter with a plan. Glad-handing, Lord-loving Skip Wick (Brian Baumgartner) wants to take the band on the road—promising the boys a jam-packed summer of paid Christian rock gigs and a shot at making a real record in Nashville. But most importantly, Skip’s offer represents the ultimate chance to “make Jesus famous.”

Complications arise when a woebegone pastor’s (Judd Nelson) daughter, 16 year-old Sarah (Shannon Hutchinson), stows herself away in the band's RV after a church performance in Alabama. Once discovered, Skip must keep recalcitrant Sarah along for the next couple of weeks on the road—which turns out to be plenty of time for the talented girl to emerge as the band’s muse, head-turning opening act, and Erik’s first love.

ELECTRIC JESUS is a wistful coming-of-age music-comedy reminiscent of THE COMMITMENTS, THAT THING YOU DO, and SING STREET—a rock-and-roll movie about a band that never quite makes it. While the screen band’s music is a weird mash-up of 80’s hair metal and Sunday school, ELECTRIC JESUS wears its heart on its sleeve, ala THE BREAKFAST CLUB, LADY BIRD, and ALMOST FAMOUS.
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Starring: Brian Baumgarten (Kevin on The Office)

Trailer: https://youtu.be/nwY7DeRSk4E

Website: https://electricjesusfilm.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ejesusfilm

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ejesusfilm/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ejesusfilm

Sunday May 2, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

11:00am EDT

HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS
Imitation (4:00); FL High School; Joshua Bowen, Liam Gainer; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
When approaching his car in an ominous parking lot, a dark figure emerges from the shadow imitating each move he makes.

CEREAL KILLER (5:05); FL High School, Alexandra Archipov; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A broke contract killer fights with his own conscience to make ends meet for him and his dog.

For a Long Time (5:12); FL High School; Elizabeth Breden, Alani Moraless; Florida Premiere (attending)
Panic strikes at an unprecedented time causing grief upon a man who recently lost his son in an auto accident.

Dreams Of A Dark And Rainy Night (4:12); FL High School; Aubrey Meiling; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
An illustration of how when we sleep our dreams can take us deep into peace and serenity and into a fantasy of beauty; but then be awoken by the realities of life.

David Isn't Here Anymore (13:42) FL High School; Josh Ceranic; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Driven to sell a notoriously haunted home, a struggling realtor must confront the malevolent forces that prevent him from doing so.

3 Laps (4:16); FL High School; Ben Heacock; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A young player shows up to his basketball practice and receives a few lessons he wasn't expecting.

Desperado (13:45); FL High School; Jayden Torres, Alex Torres; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A D.E.A. agent attempts to take down one of the biggest crime lords but his morals are tested by the eccentric lifestyle.

Research. Rescue. Release. Mote's Mission to Save Animals (8:42); FL High School; Riley Stamper
World Premiere (attending)
Our oceans and the animals that live within them are in a race to fight against deadly human impacts. Luckily Mote's Marine Animal Rescue Program is here to help these magnificent creatures and tell their stories.

Black Sheep (9:45); FL High School; Max Losson; World Premiere (attending)
This interview chronicles the story of one of the most mysterious and unheard-of American serial killers.

Bushido (12:23); FL High School; Alex Torres, Jayden Torres; World Premiere (attending)
Aimoto, a faithful acolyte, is sworn to vengeance and will do anything to honor the Bushido.

Yard Sale (7:29); FL High School; Ryan Marmol, Will Justice; World Premiere (attending)
An eccentric TV host attempts to teach a lonely man how to create the perfect yard sale.

Matman (12:52); FL High School; Josh Bowen; World Premiere (attending)
A man sets out to save his city after receiving powers from a radioactive 'Mat' bite.

Dear Reader (7:22); FL High School; Lily Barfield; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Lillian, a screenwriter and employee of a vintage shop, has writer's block. While going through boxes, Lillian discovers a letter written by a young woman in the year 1919. The letter voices her hopes and ambitions for the future, something Lillian connects to on a profound level.

Sunday May 2, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

11:00am EDT

HORROR SHORTS
The Other Side of Night (14:43) USA; Jaclyn Noel (student); Florida Premiere
The film chronicles a night of violence and the 36 hours that follow in a city in Pennsylvania.

Gone (15:30) Australia; William Jackson; Florida Premiere
When Detective Natalie Schultz begins investigating the disappearance of 9-month old Olivia Bradbury, she soon discovers the parents are hiding more than they let on.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GMUPXXCtcc 

The Crux (19:56) USA; Matt Sparks; Florida Premiere (attending)
Do you stop late at night with no one around to help someone? One man is about to find out the consequences of his decision as he is stalked by a masked killer.

HOUSEHOLD DEMONS (9:10) USA; John Gray; St. Petersburg Premiere
A young boy is forced to deal with the entity that possesses his mother.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/448173265/0e1ffb9a69

Matched (3:10) USA; Zack Kron
A young woman explores an apartment during a blackout with nothing more than a box of matches. But she’s not alone...

Endangered (18:00) USA; Alex Wroten; Florida Premiere
The world of easy-going teenager Roger Burns flips upside-down after he’s seduced into a late-night swim with his girlfriend and contracts a rare, endangered parasite. All Roger wants to do is get back to adolescent frivolities and basketball, but everyone from his parents, to his doctors, to animal rights groups, have their own opinions about what he needs to do with his life.

THE FALL (7:05) UK; Jonathan Glazer
Inspired by ‘The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters’, an etching by Francisco Goya, THE FALL is a powerful short film which invites its audience to project their preoccupations and interpretations.

NIMIC (12:00) USA; Yorgos Lanthimos
A professional cellist has an encounter with a stranger on the subway which has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life.


Sunday May 2, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

12:30pm EDT

LIFE'S CHOICES
Coney Island, August (6:45) USA; Thea Brooks; Florida Premiere (attending)
A young couple goes on a date to Coney Island. Something is clearly off between them.

FLIP THE SWITCH (14:51) USA; Gretl Claggett; Florida Premiere (attending)
A door-to-door saleswoman caught up in the tornado of her boss’s cultish personality unleashes a storm of violence when she realizes that she and her customers have been duped — not only by him and his doctrine of “Flip the Switch!” but by the whole system of Disaster Capitalism.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/461901420

Silent Notes (A Short Film) (10:37) USA; Kiki Tsakalakis; Florida Premiere
A misunderstood, deaf, white young man longs to join a black Baptist choir that he secretly admires, in hopes of becoming part of the community. Synopsis: A timid and withdrawn Zacharias seeks to join a black Baptist choir despite his deafness, drawn to a community with which he seems to have little in common. Zacharias perseveres against his insecurities, impairment, and difference in culture, attempting to find peace in achieving something he desperately desires, a place of acceptance and belonging. "Silent Notes" explores the navigation of two worlds through music and culture.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/462329408/4c26925b86

Maybe Tomorrow (20:00) USA; Sunny Bonner; World Premiere (attending)
Chynne takes on the unexpected role of a caregiver after she rescues her niece from her drug-addicted mother. With no place to sleep, she resorts to porch piracy to pay for a room.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/1MPJFZ09h8s

DỌLÁPỌ̀ IS FINE (15:00) United Kingdom; Ethosheia Hylton
A story about a young black girl's relationship with her hair and name, and how it helps her understand who she really is.

DAVID (11:40) USA; Zachary Woods
David needs help. So does David.
A severely depressed man reaches out for an emergency therapy session. He’s not the only one who needs help.
Starring: Will Ferrell


Sunday May 2, 2021 12:30pm - 1:50pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:30pm EDT

WRITING: Pitch Fest! (WORKSHOP)
60 seconds to pitch your concept and 120 seconds of feedback from our panel of experts.  Hone your pitch skills and get valuable feedback.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Ramfis Myrthil, James Cole, Jr., Tom Waller, Sheree Johnson, Marty Poole, Robert Enriquez, Tony Armer, and Joe Belcastro
Place: AMC 12 Theatres at Sundial, Theatre #13

Speakers
avatar for James Cole, Jr

James Cole, Jr

Producer
James Cole, Jr. is an American producer and investor in films, theatrical productions, literary projects and financial assets. James is an executive producer on the short films Fever (2021), 5150 (2021), Frankie (2020), and Burden (2019), and on the film Inez & Doug & Kira (2019... Read More →
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Tom Waller

Director & Producer, De Warrenne Pictures
TOM WALLER is an award-winning filmmaker of Thai-Chinese-Irish-Polish descent. Born in Bangkok and educated in UK, he returned to Thailand in 2003 and founded De Warrenne Pictures, now a leading production service company. Before THE CAVE (2019), he directed two films set in Thailand... Read More →
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Sheree Johnson

Cinematographer / DP
Sheree Johnson is a filmmaker, cinematographer/DP, and editor. As a visual storyteller, Sheree has worked in every aspect of the film making process. She is proficient in all facets of the work, starting with pre-production and shooting, to right on through the post-production process... Read More →
avatar for Marty Poole

Marty Poole

President, Fairway Film Alliance
avatar for Robert Enriquez

Robert Enriquez

Sunscreen Film Festival WEST
avatar for Tony Armer

Tony Armer

Film Commissioner, St. Pete Clearwater Film Commission
Tony Armer is the Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg Clearwater (Pinellas County) FL, an Award Winning Filmmaker and the Founder and Former Executive Director of the internationally acclaimed Sunscreen Film Festival.  He works with hundreds of productions each year. In 2015 his... Read More →
avatar for Dave Deborde

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Sunday May 2, 2021 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:45pm EDT

Frenemies
Frenemies (93 min)
USA (Florida); St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Documentary Feature
Director: Mirella Martinelli

Frenemies is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of the close yet conflicted relationship between the United States and Cuba from 1950-2020. How much longer can this small Caribbean island survive the longest embargo in history?

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/422158497

Website: https://www.movingimages.pictures/home

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Frenemies-283824002154399



Sunday May 2, 2021 12:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

1:00pm EDT

Forgotten Pulse Survivors
Forgotten Pulse Survivors (56 minutes); Special Screening
USA; Documentary Feature; Work In Progress, Test Screening
Filmmakers in attendance

Director: Alexa Sheehan

On June 12th, Pulse Nightclub was hopping with happy club goers until the unthinkable happened, a terrorist attack affecting hundreds of people and taking 49 lives. This attack would be known as the largest massacre in US history. We are bringing you exclusive interviews with survivors and victims families talking about how Pulse Nightclub was a safe place for the LGBTQ community. A place where everyone was family and patrons could be themselves.

Stories of some of the survivors who haven’t had the opportunity to tell their accounts of that night, and how it affected them. These interviews take place over a 4 year period so we get to see how their lives have changed and what struggles remain.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/uoFB8N72FzQ

Website: http://pulsedocumentary.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PulseDocumentary



Sunday May 2, 2021 1:00pm - 2:20pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:00pm EDT

COMEDY SHORTS
Ms. Rossi (5:00) Italy; Pat Battistini; St. Petersburg Premiere
While on her way to a business meeting, Ms. Rossi takes an interesting detour.

Rock A Bye Baby (5:32) USA; Monique Sorgen; Florida Premiere
A drug deal goes wrong when instead of cocaine the dealers find out they have a live baby, and one of them refuses to give it back.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/426631553 

IN SYNC (5:00) USA; Eddie Shieh; St. Petersburg Premiere
A young couple walk a fine line while thriving in an open marriage until they catch each other breaking the rules.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/388911609

Man Drops Dead (13:17) USA; Jason Phillips; Florida Premiere
When an unknown man drops dead in a grocery store with no one around to claim him, a reluctant employee must deal with the clean-up.

FRUITLESS (13:20) USA; Robyn Paris; Florida Premiere (attending)
In this dramedy short, a lonely 40-something woman goes to drastic lengths to join the young mom's group that meets outside her window.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/469313557

Interview With Saint Petra (8:26) USA; Victoria Jorgensen (filmmaker attending)
Angel in training for sainthood, Saint Petra appears in an unexpected Zoom meeting on the unattended computer screen of a woman (Ann Niece) practicing dance in her living room.

3 Texts Away From a Dick Pic (10:00) USA; Marty Fortney; World Premiere (attending)
Starring: Nicole Sullivan (MADtv, King of Queens)
A brave woman navigates her way through 20 dates in 10 minutes.

Happy Days! A Tribute to the Buffalo Bills (20:02) USA; Mike McGee; Florida Premiere (attending)
A barbershop quartet is magically transported into a record album of The Buffalo Bills, a popular a cappella foursome from the 1950s, reliving their past music and accomplishments.

STICKER (18:45) Macedonia, (the former Yugoslav Republic of); Georgi M. Unkovski
After an unsuccessful attempt to renew his car registration, Dejan falls in a bureaucratic trap that tests his determination to be a responsible father.

Sunday May 2, 2021 1:00pm - 2:40pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

2:20pm EDT

SCI-FI & THRILLER
Patch (23:04); USA; Jamie Parslow; Florida Premiere
Joel, living in a revisionist historical telling of the 1990s - and after the purging of all robots with Artificial Intelligence - builds himself a friend in his trailer park closet, illegally and without his step-father, Clint, knowing. A pal to a boy stripped of meaningful relationships, whom he appropriately names, Patch. A short film about friendship, growing up, and coping with the inevitability of death, this grounded science-fiction film plants its feet firmly in a world where technology takes a back seat to every day drama, and the want for more in a town with no way out.

ALINA (24:51) USA, Germany; Rami Kodeih; St. Petersburg Premiere
As Nazis separate children from their parents in the Warsaw Ghetto, a gang of women risks everything to smuggle their friend's three-month-old baby to safety. Inspired by true events. Starring Alia Shawkat (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, SEARCH PARTY), Edin Gali (MAD MEN), Dorota Puzio, Rebeca Robles (BETTER THINGS), Erika Soto (VIDA), and Mark McCullough (LOGAN LUCKY).

HOCKEY (1:00) Norway; Bjørn Erik Pihlmann Sørensen
On the ice-skating court an eleven-year-old boy is practicing hockey. In order to not be discovered by the bullies he tries to make himself as invisible as possible. Nevertheless the older hockey players find out he's there. At his weakest, and with great force he catches enough courage to stand up for himself.

Overlord (35:00) USA; Stephen Hancock (Florida connection); First Theatrical Showing (attending)
A secret NGO investigates the home of an esoteric cult on suspicion that they are more than meets the eye.

Swiped (3:43) Canada; Edward J Douglas; St. Petersburg Premiere
When Melody decides to swipe a few hot guys on her augmented reality dating app, she meets her match in a man who may be more—or less—than meets the eye...
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MZoTY7gJB4

The Two Missing Hours (6:00) USA; Jean Claude Thibaut
Lisa is pursued by an omnipotent evil force, her father that is turning her whole world against her while it whispers a warning from the shadows: "...if you find your lipstick, you'll find your missing two hours.


Sunday May 2, 2021 2:20pm - 3:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:30pm EDT

One on One with a Former Hollywood Executive (Panel & Q&A)
Sit down with Sunscreen Programmer Ben Daniele as he talks with former Hollywood Film Executive, John C. Hall (Universal Pictures).

Speaker: John C. Hall

John C. Hall is a film, television, and theatrical producer as well as a published author. Most
recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Distribution & Marketing at Universal
Pictures. His tenure in entertainment has seen him working on the marketing and distribution
campaigns for over 375 theatrical releases, including major franchise titles, Oscar® winners, and
dozens of mega-blockbusters.

Currently, Hall is a producer on several feature films including the fictional corporate heist black
comedy, E: The Not So True Enron Story; the female-driven phycological thriller, Killer; and a
wedding comedy, The Token Groomsman, which he co-wrote based on his original story idea.
Additionally, he is a producer on several short films and theatrical Broadway productions.
Hall’s passion for the big screen carries over onto the stage. He was a producer of “Macbeth,”
the award-winning critically acclaimed Broadway production starring Alan Cumming. He also
was a producer of the Deaf West production of “Spring Awakening.” The production started
with a Los Angeles run which earned over a dozen Ovation Award nominations including Best
Musical. The production then transferred to New York and received multiple Tony nominations
including Best Musical Revival.

Hall’s altruistic side motivates him to serve on charity boards and as a jury member at various
international film festivals. This spirit of altruism is what drove him to both write the book Your
Hollywood Pro: How To Make It In The Movie Business Without Selling Out and co-found Your
Hollywood Pro, a unique non-profit mentorship organization that brought aspiring filmmakers
together with seasoned entertainment industry veterans. . Additionally, Hall is an advisor to
the executive team at slated.com – the premier film finance and distribution platform for
independent filmmakers.


Moderator: Ben Daniele


Sunday May 2, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:45pm EDT

The Cove
The Cove (100 minutes); USA; Robert Enriquez (Attending Festival)

In the near future, a pandemic has ravaged the earth. Fear, greed and destruction have made way for such terrors as famine, pirates, and zombies. CAIRO YAZID's only chance for survival is to join forces with a curmudgeon, SOLOMON, also still untouched by the fatal virus, and he is the only one who knows the secret location of the safe place known simply as THE COVE.



Speakers
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Robert Enriquez

Sunscreen Film Festival WEST


Sunday May 2, 2021 2:45pm - 4:30pm EDT
GREEN LIGHT CINEMA

2:50pm EDT

OUT OF THE ORDINARY
Franzie (7:23) USA; Katrina Dahl Vogl; Florida Premiere (attending)
A newly sober poet runs into a ghost from her past.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/SRpsBBG0apI

The Grumbling Peapicker (5:36) USA; Savannah Whitten; Florida Premiere
A grumpy farmer and an unhappy woman share a meal, but things get weird when an unexpected guest arrives.

Inner Peace (9:10) USA; Severn Lang (student); St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
HOW SELF TALK GIVES US EXTORL EMOTIONS THAT THE WORLD CAN SEE BUT CANT NOT HEAR THE WORDS IN OUR HEADS.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/428138885

Kill Them With Kindness (13:01) USA; Steven Demmler; World Premiere (attending)
Aubrey is finished being bullied. With encouragement from Karen, the love of her life, she intends to set herself on a new path. She resolves to kill her enemies with kindness.

GOOD THANKS, YOU? (13:15) United Kingdom; Molly Manning Walker
In the aftermath of an attack, Amy is left voiceless, trapped in a whirlwind of incompetence. She must find a way to confront what has happened, in order to save what matters to her most.

Your Name (5:58) USA; Lucas Hicks; Florida Premiere (attending)
Brandon takes the chance in talking to a girl he is interested in at a party not knowing what the outcome could be.
Trailer: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QByaXreOWzM​​​

Pine Mountain Overnight (13:38) Geena Marie Hernandez; St. Petersburg Premiere
A naïve teen discovers just how hairy growing up can be when she embarks on an overnight class camping field trip, braving big rumors, big boobs, and even Bigfoot.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/411852909

Strike Team Justice (2:00) USA; Jeremy Dubin, Ryan Lewis
Jimmy spends almost every night in his Palace of Isolation, studying his favorite superheroes. But tonight is different. He may have just cracked the storyline for the next big budget blockbuster. Probably not, but you never know.

Intuition (14:14) USA; Jacob Mitchell
After private investigator Genevieve Davenport’s theories behind a string of murders are discredited by the local police captain, she turns to her only ally, Detective Samuel Byrnes. Once the full picture is revealed, Davenport must choose between acceptance and justice.



Sunday May 2, 2021 2:50pm - 4:25pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:10pm EDT

ACTION SHORTS
For A Living (9:57) USA; Bryan Suarez (student); North America Premiere (attending)
To save his ill mother, an upcoming politician succumbs to the will of a crime lord. Now he must fight to save his mother... and himself.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_3gMAKOpWU

Jackals (7:48) USA; Sean Menendez (student); World Premiere
Joe Leoto had the perfect day planned: grab a new pack of smokes, rob the nearby bank, and kick back with the guys later and divvy the cuts. But all that changes when he catches his wife cheating with his boss. By the end of the day Joe’s got innocent blood on his hands, a runaway daughter, his wife in the trunk, and a hole in his leg. But at least he has his money, right? Well, maybe not.

Miss Boundless (15:00) China; Qiyu Zhou (student)
In the late Qing Dynasty, ZHANG (17) an ambitious girl born into a noble family, desperately wants to become as powerful as her father. After Zhang’s father names her male cousin as the next heir to their influential house, Zhang struggles to prove that she is the better successor. Faced with overwhelming odds due to the female oppression of the time, Zhang discovers that sometimes in order to gain power, one must take it.

Heel (10:00) USA; Maggie Levin; Florida Premiere (attending)
Up-and-coming pro-wrestler Mason is offered a contract with the biggest company in the world. Before he has time to celebrate, his close friend Missy tells him she was sexually assaulted by another wrestler- a man Mason is scheduled to wrestle in his final match on the independent circuit.

I.C.E. (9:27) USA; Enrique "Rico" Diaz; World Premiere (attending)
A well-to-do Mexican family gets a surprise visit by I.C.E., which has been renamed "Immigration and Customs Encouragement".
Trailer: https://youtu.be/kGFAWvlVdgs

Bite the Bullet (6:28) USA; Ursula Canovas, Fernando Guillen; Florida Premiere (attending)
An ex-con goes to creative lengths as seeks revenge over those who put him behind bars...
Trailer: https://youtu.be/hyDZavXw5LY

To Reckon With (13:10) USA; Rankin Dean; Florida Premiere (attending)
Benny goes undercover to a gang's poker night to take out the gang leader with a bomb disguised as a briefcase. Made in Abilene, Texas by a group of young filmmakers.

Mutiny! (17:16) USA; Matthew Gratzner; Florida Premiere (attending)
Mutiny! is a swashbuckling, action-adventure comedy featuring a progressive Captain dealing with a crew that's set in their old ways— all while confronting gender inequality and the lack of self-awareness of overt masculinity… but all seen through the eyes of 17th Century Pirates.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqYFXIBj7oc

Last Man Standing (7:49) USA; Austin Spicer; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Jack, a veteran fighter, trains a new apprentice, Danny, who quickly becomes power hungry. Jack must confront the monster he created in order to be the last man standing.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/yvxOxSXMefg


Sunday May 2, 2021 3:10pm - 4:50pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

4:00pm EDT

WRITING: Writing Action Scenes, Presented by the Tampa Bay Times
Former WWE, Showrunner and Creative Executive Joe Belcastro breaks down the secrets of creating great action scenes.  Joe will go step by step through the concept, writing and shooting of action!

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Joe Belcastro

Speakers
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Dave Deborde

Education Director


Sunday May 2, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Workshops - Theater #13 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:15pm EDT

WEB SERIES SHORTS
The Only Decision That Counts (15:00) USA; Charles Belvin; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
What happens when the best day of your life... is also your worst? A fifteen-year-old boy must overcome a traumatic event if he wants to pursue his dream of becoming a professional disc golf player and playing on the world tour.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/391701786

Freedom Farm Sanctuary (8:00) Israel; Taliya Finkel; Florida Premiere
The relationships between ‘imperfect’ farm animals to special volunteers, some with their own ‘imperfections’.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/467336772

NEW WORLD (pizza) ORDER (6:04) Israel; Oshri Cohen; World Premiere (attending)
Ben wants to order a pizza. A new technology helps him with a faster and easier order. His acceptance of their use of his personal information makes it easier indeed but soon he realizes they know way too much. Not only it killed his appetite - but now Ben also founds himself in a violent interrogation by the government - in his living room.

Merican Wasteland (31:18) USA (local); Josh Martin, James Snyder (in attendance)
An all-new original series pilot. In the deepest darkest swamps of the irradiated 'Merican Wasteland, an unsavory crew of wandering degenerates must embrace their Patriotism and valor to save an endangered town from a despicle evil. This is a pilot for a series full of high flyin’, rootin-tootin’, ham fisted, emotional gut punches! A “wham bam thank you ma’am” of horror-comedy, action, and mysticism rooted in American idealism. A self referential and irreverent take on a wasteland where one’s patriotism can manifest as unbelievable powers of good or evil.

The Power of Creativity: Beauty in Sadness (4:44) USA; Sheryl Carbonell, Molly E. Smith; Florida Premiere (attending)
Carmen, a respiratory therapist, uses art as an escape from the death and destruction of the world. Episode 3 in a five-part series about the women who use painting as a source of therapy, self-discovery, and purpose.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtHe8jGYC68

Read About: Art (9:31) USA; Tamia Iman Kennedy, Moji Wilson; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Read About: Art is the pilot episode for Read About It an unscripted series that brings books to life through literary based field trips throughout Tampa Bay, Fl. This pilot episode explores black representation within art spaces in St. Pete, FL all while connecting experiences to Kimberly Drew's book, "This Is What I Know About Art".
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/489370407

All In 3: A Fikowski & Vellner Documentary (21:06) Canada; S.J. Finlay
It was a disappointing 2019 year for our favourite Canadian Crossfit athletes, Brent Fikowski and Pat Vellner, due to a new structure of progressive and brutal cuts at the 2019 CrossFit Games__period__ The good news is our All In heroes have roared back with incredible performances in the 2020 Crossfit Open––led by Pat Vellner’s epic 1st place finish worldwide. Can these two rivals-turned-buddies carry their newfound momentum into 2020 and find redemption at the Games to bring the Maple Leaf back to the podium__quest__ Will they be joined by a new mysterious character to represent the equally impressive women Crossfit athletes?

Sunday May 2, 2021 4:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

5:00pm EDT

EXPLORING THE IMAGINATION
Gull, Just a Crazy Bird (16:00)
A man with a sorted past finally finds love only to realize he can't stop being himself to have it, instead, he will find nirvana!

Happy New Year (11:43); St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Disconnection, re-connection - and finding new ways to connect. With a nod to Covid and the lifeline of Zoom, seventeen artists come together, while staying almost separately apart, to collaboratively create this avant-garde short film.

The Island (3:30); Festival Premiere (attending)
A woman wakes up on an Island and has no idea how she arrive or where she is…meanwhile her husband is desperately trying to get to her.

Breton and the Muse, A Midnight in Paris (29:00) (attending)
Breton and the Muse: A Midnight in Paris is an original short film produced by The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, FL as part of its special exhibition “Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929.” The film imagines a conversation between Salvador Dalí’s wife and muse, Gala Dalí, and the founder of Surrealism, André Breton, during a tumultuous time for the movement. Debating the nature and needs of art and artists, the two explore the conflicts between thought and sensuality, life and politics, and freedom and control. The original screenplay was written by Roxanne Fay, and stars Fay, alongside Ned Averill-Snell and Alan Mohney Jr.

Other People’s Business (19:27); World Premiere (attending)
"Rear Window” meets the Zoom age in this timely romantic caper.

Sunday May 2, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

5:30pm EDT

Filtered
Filtered (120 min)
USA; World Premiere (attending)
High School Musical Coming of Age
FL Filmmaker, local
Directors: S. Roy Saringo, Katie Combs
Starring: Jenna Faller, Natalie Krueger, Lauren Parker, Caydince Carvalho, Bryce Nagel, Caleb Combs, Charlotte Swett, Gage Romanik, Jeffrey Goodwin, Jake Veit
A powerful, poignant, honest look at social media told by the teenagers who live it.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/468384291

Instagram: instagram.com/filtered_movie


Sunday May 2, 2021 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA