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Thursday, April 26
 

2:30pm

BEYOND OUR BORDERS #1

AINHOA (19) Ivan Sainz-Pardo;Florida Premiere  
https://vimeo.com/200258183
Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil. Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults.

BULLYING AND BEHAVIOR Japan (5:59) Yasuhiro Tamura; St. Petersburg Premiere 
One day after being assaulted by a group of bullies a teenage boy abruptly starts dancing and never stops.

UTOPIANS  – Russian Federation (30) Svetlana Sukhanova; St. Petersburg Premiere
https://youtu.be/jAad9yzRw_I​​​
This is the movie about not being afraid to live, about friendship and how dreams have the right to be realized.

SINGLE PLAYER – Hungary (12:43) Robert Odegnal; Florida Premiere 
https://vimeo.com/260033563​​​
Film depicts the desperate fight of a mother to save her son from his addiction to video games.

FOR YOU – Venezuela (2:18) Sharon M. Waich B.; North America Premiere
In a country in crisis, a young venezuelan woman, has to choose between leaving the country to have a better future or staying with her sick father.

NEVADA (15:21) Javier Kühn; Florida Premiere 
 A hotel room and two women. Elsa does not know exactly what she is doing but for Mrs. Taylor, the secret is  known and she is prepared to take action.

TIME: 85:21




Thursday April 26, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 1

4:30pm

CELEBRATING LOCAL: St. Pete Clearwater Film Society Local Showcase
A showcase of local films by the St. Pete Clearwater Film Society

The Lost (18) Rick Danford; World Premiere (in attendance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC03bCfebak&feature=youtu.be
The Lost is a short dramatic film with a strong message at its core. It tells the story of Frank who recently lost his wife to cancer after a 30 year marriage. This loss has devastated Frank as she was his world.

Hide (9:50) Ranelle Golden and John Kouromihelakis; nspired by real events, a young girl coming of age must deal with the unwanted attention of her Mother's lover. (in attendance)
Ranelle Golden 10m

Complicity (10) Anjani Pandey; Florida Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/260337388
"Complicity" is a mystery thriller about a women who plans the perfect crime which goes wrong or did it!!! Was it for "Love" or was it for "Money" or could it have been for both?

Battlesuit  (20) Marcus Kempton; World Premier (in attendance)
"Hard-Boiled Undercover Cop Ryan Craig was Having a Bad Day, Until he Found the.." Ryan Craig is an average cop with a chip on his shoulder until Battlesuit. Best Special Effects, Best Visual Effects, 2nd Best Screenplay, 2nd Best Actress, 2nd Best Wardrobe at the Action Film Challenge

Loved One (18) Gary Stoneberg ; (in attendance)
A couple is mourning the loss of their child and have lost their faith in God. It is a story about grief, loss, hope and strength to finding the way back to their faith. Inspired by a true story.

Thursday April 26, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 1

6:30pm

RED CARPET OPENING NIGHT
Strut your stuff on the Red Carpet for Opening Night at the 13th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival.  DJ Fresh, paparazzi, reporters, fans and you!

Thursday April 26, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:30pm

OPENING NIGHT FILM: WILD HONEY
https://vimeo.com/233595196​​​
DESCRIPTIONDirector and Talent in Attendance
ROMANTIC COMEDY
Francis Stokes, USA, 2018, 88 m  
Florida Premiere

A lonely, down-on-her-luck, woman working as a phone sex operator in Chicago  falls for one of her callers, and flies out to LA to find him.  Fleeing her mother she must now navigate through a complicated relationship with her high achieving sister.



Thursday April 26, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 1

9:00pm

OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Opening Night Party, must have badge to attend.  Purchase of Thursday Day Pass includes the Opening Night Film.

Purchase of VIP Badge gives access to all films, workshops and parties.

Filmmaker and Sponsor badges give full access to all workshops, films and parties.

Thursday April 26, 2018 9:00pm - 11:30pm
FarmTable Cucina at Sundial 179 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
 
Friday, April 27
 

10:00am

DISTRIBUTION Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

DISTRIBUTION: Distribution (PANEL) – If you don’t get your films into the market, you won’t last long as a producer. Our panelists tackle the difficult subject of film distribution from the viewpoints of both independent filmmakers and the studio. If you’d like to make your second feature film, you can’t afford to miss this panel.    
  • Moderator: Dave DeBorde 
  • Speakers: Tony Armer.
  • Time: 10-11:00am, Friday, April 27th
  • Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.


Friday April 27, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

10:00am

THE BOAT
Petrus Cariry, Brazil, 2018, 72 m  
Portuguese with English subtitles
World Premiere

In an isolated fishing village, Esmerina is married to a fisherman and has 26 children. The oldest son secretly desires to leave to see the world beyond the sea. The daily routine of this family is suddenly altered when a mysterious boat runs aground on the beach entering Ana, a girl who survived the shipwreck.

More mystical than real. More allegorical than actual.  The film challenges the human need to venture beyond the known and the fear of change that keeps many immobilized.


Friday April 27, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

CELEBRATING LOCAL #1
Celebrating local film making!  Block 1

SHIFT (6:55)  Rebeca Donovan; World Premiere (in attendance)
A mood short about a young woman struggling with friendship. After the loss of someone she once considered a "best friend" she learns that happiness can be found differently than expected.

DOWNPOUR (9) Tony Ahedo; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
With a category 4 hurricane imminent, two brothers, bunker down at home to wait out the storm. When they let a stranger in looking for help, they realize maybe the real danger isn't outside, but inside with them.

WOOLY BURGER (10) Briston George; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
With the help of a guide, four film students set out to make a film about an urban legend where it's said to take place. Along the way they get more of the story than they asked for.

THE PURGATORIST (10:50) Maurice Jovan; (in attendance)
A man must watch his wife commit suicide over and over again until he can figure out how to stop it.

PHONE: INSTAFAMOUS (10:30) David Scott Leatherwood;St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
Two friends want to become internet celebrities so they can quit their jobs and get paid to post on social media. Who do you follow?

PALEO MAN (20) Bill Leavengood ; World Premiere (in attendance)
https://youtu.be/aFO3AHs1EdM
 “I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.” ― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein. A lonely and traumatized teenaged runaway with a terrible secret must try to live off the land with the help of a mysterious homeless veteran who calls himself Paleo Man.

RELAX (7) Matthew Herbertz; Florida Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/246853320
Soon after the 2016 U.S. election, an anti-Trump activist waits outside a supporter’s home considering something that could result in deadly consequences.

AUDITION (11:42) Robert Dittmer; World Premiere (in attendance)
A chance meeting at an audition changes the lives of two unlikely friends.

TIME 85:57


Friday April 27, 2018 10:00am - 11:45am
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:15am

WRITING: Screenwriting Basics (WORKSHOP)
Limited Capacity seats available

WRITING: Screenwriting Basics (WORKSHOP) – Professional screenwriters discuss the do’s and don’ts of writing for the screen.  Moderator  Dave DeBorde 
Speakers  Bandar Albuliwi, Cullen Douglas,
Time: 11:15am-12:30pm, Friday, April 27th
Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.



Friday April 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:00pm

DO U WANT IT?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU1c1qHe1ec&t=9s​​​
Josh Freund + Sam Radutzky,  114m
Florida Premiere

Do U Want It? This is a MUST see for music lovers! It is acelebration of the musical culture of New Orleans. The film chronicles the rise of beloved New Orleans' band Papa Grows Funk and uses their illustrious thirteen-year career, from formation up to the band's emotional final shows, as a vehicle to explore the nuances of success and struggle in the greatest musical city in the world.

Over a twelve-year weekly residency at the iconic Maple Leaf Bar, the band became a staple within the local community, inspiring admiration from New Orleans’ musical royalty and legions of die hard fans who came from all over the world to witness their epic Monday-night shows.

Friday April 27, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:15pm

CELEBRATING LOCAL #2
BLOCK 2

LISTENING (16:05) Mark Zampella;St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/238300516
A small-time grifter in search of his next score. He gets realtor Sara Holmes in his sights, but will she turn the tables on him? A neo-noir rom-com involving high-end real estate, wiretapping, blackmail, bird watching, and petty theft.

THE APOCALYPSE NEEDS WEIRDOS (13:18)
The Apocalypse Needs Weirdos is a road trip comedy...with zombies. Our two resident weirdos are unknowingly driving themselves to their own death, Godfather style. Can weirdos make the cut in the new world order?

POLTERHEIST (25:05) Austin Spicer; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ_3v75EUlM
Two men return from a heist and begin to experience several paranormal things that cause them to wonder if the whole heist was worth it.

CHECKMATE (16:30) David Jeremy Meyer; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
We don't fear the dark, we fear what's in it. Checkmate invites you on a slow burn descent into our most primal fears. How will you survive? It's your move.

REVENGE OF THE PIZZA KING (7:24)
A local pizza parlor owner, the self proclaimed, "Pizza King" seeks vengeance from the grave after his failing 15 minute guarantee drives him into bankruptcy.

 HALF AN HOUR (4) Victoria Jorgensen; World Premiere (in attendance)
A woman past her prime, prepares for her 'date' in front of her dresser mirror. There is an old photo of a younger version of her dressed in circus show garb, stuck on the mirror. As she prepares for the 'date', she musters strength from the memory of her former, untainted, idealistic self.

THE DEATH SWITCH (4) Jeremy Westrate; World Premiere (in attendance)
In a strange sequence of events, a retired police detective is haunted by his past.

TIME: 86:12


Friday April 27, 2018 12:15pm - 2:00pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:45pm

FILM FINANCE: It’s not “Show-art,” it’s show business! (Workshop)
FILM FINANCE: It’s not “Show-art,” it’s show business! (Workshop) – We’re not going to mince words here – if you are an independent Film producer, this is the most important class you will EVER take on film financing and how it all works. Literally, one of the leading experts in independent finance and Seriously, buckle your seat belt and take notes like a maniac! As someone who lives in this space everyday, lawyer Jonathan Gray takes you through the up-to-date nitty gritty of how movie finance and marketing works.    Moderator  Jonathan Gray (Birth of a Nation, Precious
)
Speakers  Jonathan Gray (Birth of a Nation, Precious
) and Viviana Zarragoitia (VP 3 Point Capital)
 Time: 12:45pm-2:00pm, Friday, April 27th
Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.



Friday April 27, 2018 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:15pm

COURSE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVXGNqHoSd4​​​
Foreign: Argentina; Spanish with English subtitles
Agustin Falco, Argentina, 2017,75m  
North American Premiere

Film narrated in eight continuous takes. Ariel is a young family man, who loses his job in the middle of an economic crisis. Ashamed by it, he decides to hide the truth from his wife and daughter, agreeing to take part in some dangerous and sketchy business.

Course is a reminder that economic stress of the middle class is not just a USA reality.  It is also a look at the shame of job loss and the extreme measures one might take to maintain the ability to care for one's family when greater powers turn your world upside down.



Friday April 27, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:15pm

SCREENWRITING: So You Have a Screenplay or an Idea for a Film, the Truth on How to Get it Made.
SCREENWRITING:  The Truth on How to Get Your Idea or Screenplay Made.  (WORKSHOP) –  You've got a screenplay or a great idea for a film.  You want an agent or a producer or someone, anyone to help you make your movie.  This workshop tells you he real truth on how to make that happen.
Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Viviana Zarragoitia, Tony Armer, Robert Enriquez        
Time: 2:15pm - 3:45pm, Friday, April 28th
Place: Hyatt Place Conference room.



Friday April 27, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:15pm

REFLECTIONS ON LIFE: DRAMATIC SHORTS
DEKALB ELEMENTARY (20:23)Reed Van Dyk (Oscar Nominated)
https://vimeo.com/205092257
Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident.

SON TO SON (8) Taron Lexton; World Premiere (in attendance)
A late-night meeting between a father and son reveals an insidious secret lurking beneath the surface. What began as an innocent habit has led to the most deadly—and unexpected—epidemic in modern history.

FADING SCARS (13;21) Cullen Douglas
https://vimeo.com/243480230
Soft music plays, the fire roars. Ben and Alison’s physical chemistry is off the charts and they’re falling for one another, hard. But they’re both carrying painful secrets. If their love is to last, they’ll need to lay bare the most damaged parts of their souls and hope they still shine. (MAYBE list the two stars?)

HUMAN PROJECT (12:39) K. Spencer Jones; Florida Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/236131613
In the wake of their father’s death, two estranged siblings begin a journey of self discovery. When family responsibility conflicts with their dreams, they must learn to love each other before they can truly begin to heal.

MARCUS (10) J.R. Poli; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
A group of men struggle with a life changing decision. They find themselves on different sides of an argument.  One which could possibly lead to a tragic ending.

RALLY (4:29) Wasly Castillo; World Premiere
Michael decides that it is time to stand up to his sister when their father is imprisoned for marching in a racist rally. Sara feels that her brother needs to put family first and help get their father out of jail.

PLEA (19:59) Joseph Oppenheimer; St. Petersburg Premiere
https://vimeo.com/209355065
A public defender has minutes to save her 16-year-old client from a life sentence for murder by convincing him to take a plea deal for a crime he only technically committed, but to defend this boy, she will have to condemn him.

TIME   88:51


Friday April 27, 2018 2:15pm - 4:00pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4:15pm

LOVE IS IN THE AIR (mini)
CAT (11:20) Tural Manafov, Zeke Gase (Co-Director); Florida Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/227348617​​​
Kevin is a lonely guy who lacks confidence & doesn't have courage to speak to the girl he likes. Eventually he decides to ask for advice from a hand puppet who's much more confident than him.
   
THE PROFESSIONAL CUDDLER (15:32)  Mika Orr; Florida Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/219453243
A young Israeli man is about to meet his long-distance lover for the first time-- while pursuing his dreams in NYC playing the trumpet by day and working as a Professional Cuddler by night.

US (13) Will Darbyshire; Florida Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/255443676/244d14e514
On the journey to the airport, a young couple lock horns over the differing views of their tumultuous relationship. What transpires is a conversation about distance, commitment and the uncertain future ahead.

AFTER ME (3:15) Randy Garcia; World Premiere (in attendance)
Camila leaves her life, and everything she knows to embark on a journey without return. She says goodbye to her boyfriend, the city and her past. She leaves with melancholy, and the decision to not go back.


Friday April 27, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4:15pm

BEYOND OUR BORDERS #2
TWO STRANGERS WHO MEET FIVE TIMES (12:12) UNITED KINGDOM Marcus Markou; Florida Premiere
https://vimeo.com/237923323
Two strangers meet just five times over the course of their lives. Initial prejudice and conflict gives way to friendship.

THE WHOLE WORLD (29:53)SPAIN 15+ Awards!! Julián Quintanilla; St Petersburg Premiere
https://vimeo.com/237936823​​​
As he does every year, Julián visits his dead mother in the village cemetery. She appears to him and they make plans... more or less 'together': she devises them and he obeys. 15+ Film Festival Awards.

LIMIT – Iran (7) Javad Daraei; World Premiere
A desperate man frantically pleads with strangers to accompany him to his home, without being clear on his intentions.

SANDWICH– HUNGARY (FF) (29:56) Loran Banner Szucs; World Premiere (in attendance)
There is nothing more exciting for an either year old than going to work with Dad.  But her father has a very different job. A professional soldier, he heads up a special border unit that apprehends illegal border transgressors.

GUSANO (5:14) FF  (CUBA/USA) R.H. Norman; World Premiere (in attendance)
In 1961 post-Revolutionary Cuba, a condemned political prisoner makes a last request of his cellmate. Produced under the supervision of Werner Herzog, “Gusano” is the first political prison film ever shot in Cuba.

TIME 84:15

Friday April 27, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

5:45pm

CRACKING ACES
https://vimeo.com/234790104/108aae35e8​​​
Producer and Director in Attendance
Documentary,
H. James Gilmore, USA, 2017, 65m  
St. Petersburg Premiere
Cracking Aces tells the fascinating story of the pioneering women who broke through the glass ceiling of professional poker.   Long before the #MeToo movement, a group of poker players said "times up" when they challenged stereotypes and battled a hostile environment where women were often physically and verbally assaulted and sexually harassed.


Speakers


Friday April 27, 2018 5:45pm - 6:45pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

6:00pm

CAPTAIN BLACK
https://vimeo.com/232872128​​​
Director and Talent in Attendance
DRAMA
Jeffrey S. Johnson, USA, 2017, 86 m  
Florida Premiere
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival: Best Director

Mike, a mild-mannered restaurant manager finds a bag of comic books & quickly becomes somewhat obsessed with hero "Captain Black". When he is invited to a Halloween party, he indulges in his fan-boy fantasies, dresses as Captain Black &  meets a woman dressed as "Kitt Vixxen", also from the same comic. They share a night not to be forgotten. But every fantasy has its price, and they soon find themselves questioning their seemingly rash decisions.



Friday April 27, 2018 6:00pm - 7:45pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

7:00pm

SELLING ISOBEL
https://vimeo.com/256847760​​​
Director and Talent in Attendance
Drama/Thriller
Rudolph Buitendach, USA, 2017, 102 m  
Florida Premiere
Raindance Film Festival (London): Best Indie Film; San Diego Film Festival: Breakout Film; ECU Film Festival (Paris): Best Non European Feature
The film follows a young woman who is kidnapped, drugged, and sex trafficked. What makes this story all the more harrowing is that Frida Farrell, the actress that plays Isobel, went through such an ordeal in real life. A film that keeps you on the edge of the seat and is a reminder of the dangers that exist in our world.




Friday April 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:15pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

8:15pm

POOR GREG DROWNING
https://www.facebook.com/poorgregdrowning/​​​
Director and Talent in Attendance
Comedy
Jeffrey Scott Collins, USA, 2018, 88m
World Premiere
Cast:

Greg is a love addict whose girlfriend left him for their couples therapist. Depressed, heartbroken, and unemployed, Greg must find a roommate to help pay rent. But Greg scares all potential roommates away, except for a girl named Peyton who moves in and whom Greg falls madly in love with.

A film that will have you laughing at Greg's trials and tribulations, but will also remind you of the craziness that relationships bring to our lives.  His therapist, his friends, his sister and her dysfunctional husband all add to the humor of Greg's life!



Friday April 27, 2018 8:15pm - 10:00pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

9:00pm

FILMMAKER'S PARTY
The Friday night Filmmaker's Party takes place downstairs at the Hyatt Place.  Mix, mingle and get to know your fellow filmmakers and VIP pass holders.

Friday April 27, 2018 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
 
Saturday, April 28
 

10:00am

PRODUCING: But Seriously, What Does a Producer “Do?” (WORKSHOP)
PRODUCING: But Seriously, What Does a Producer “Do?” (PANEL) – This is an in-depth look at how to get a film/TV project made with a variety of panelists representing different aspects of the industry. Take lots of notes and come with your own questions. If you’re a filmmaker, you CANNOT afford to miss this panel!  
Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Amar Adatia, George Wehmeyer,
Time: 10:00am-11:00am, Saturday, April 28th
Place: Hyatt Place Conference room.




Saturday April 28, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

10:00am

LEAVING MY FATHER’S FAITH
https://vimeo.com/157533280​​​
John Wright, USA, 79m
Florida Premiere

International best selling author and preacher Tony Campolo is devastated when his 50 year old son Bart announces that he no longer believes in God. Having worked together in for decades in Christian ministry, the two must now find a way to reconcile their personal understandings of Christianity and Humanism before a rift separates them indefinitely.


Saturday April 28, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 2

10:00am

CELEBRATING LOCAL: STUDENTS
GOTTA PEE  -  (3:05) Quinn Chittenden; World Premiere (in attendance)
In a world of popcorn snacks and really long movies, we can't all expect to hold in our urine for over two hours. Gotta Pee follows the journey of one man as he discovers the difficulties of the male public restroom.

KNOCK KNOCK (5:32) Jacob Ulintz; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
Eve Wulff commits embezzlement in retaliation to a corporation she despises. Once he becomes aware of the situation, her boss sends a hitman for her and her family. While in hiding, Eve begins to reflect upon her previous decisions.  

KNOCK KNOCK (7) Briana Flouro-Smith; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
A newly single girl gets an unexpected message from an old friend. Despite sharing their affection online, he never seems to show up when they try to catch up in person. Her suspicion grows as time goes on.

Fine combs (10:50) An old man's comb collection presents the opportunity of a lifetime.

FUGUE (8:33) When two people are locked in a room with limited food and water what becomes of their humanity.

HERO (4:25) A young man's desire to be a hero leads him down an unexpected path.

LOVESTORY (6:39) A young girl's dream date doesn't turn out quite as she expected.

THE DOG HOUSE (4:26) Eric tries unsuccessfully to locate his girlfriend's missing dog.

SUDDENLY (1:40) Blake Drivas; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
A man on the run. He must trust no one.

GET A GRIP (4) Antonino Fabiano; St Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
Our short film is about the effect of drugs in our area. Our film will follow the story of a student who picks up a bad habit of abusing drugs.

SECOND CHANCE (7) Maddie Glas; World Premiere (in attendance)
When 15 year old Donte Glover was arrested for armed robbery, he thought he had no one. His whole life changed when his high school biology teacher took an interest in helping him. This is the story of a young man's journey through the justice system and how he learned to find hope in the darkest of times.

SOMEDAY (7) Maddie Glas; St Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
Life was never easy for Robbie Gordon. Wheelchair bound, he struggled to find happiness in his life. It wasn't until he found wheelchair basketball that he truly begin to thrive.

70:10 MINUTES


Saturday April 28, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

STORIES WITH IMPACT (Documentaries)
THE SPRING (13:22)  Delaney Buffett; Florida Premier
In August 2016, seven female filmmakers, all under the age of 25, traveled to Central Florida to film the women of Weeki Wachee Springs, for whom performing daily mermaid shows is more than a job – it's a craft!

REEFS AT RISK (11:13) Malina Fagan & Lynn Pelletier; Florida Premiere (In Attendance)
Set on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, “Reefs at Risk” explores the harmful effects some sunscreen chemicals have on coral reefs and marine life.
www.reefsatrisk.org

FIGHT LIKE A GIRL (13) Agustin Gonzalez & Nicole Wulf Maldonado; St. Petersburg Premiere
VikkiKitty, Port, and Xaltis, three South Florida women, work hard, compete, and push through male dominated competitive video gaming despite losses and personal trauma.
https://vimeo.com/242069830

EUGENE ALEXANDER: THE FASHION OF EUGENE STUTZMAN (14:30) Jake Smucker; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
Documentary that reveals the lasting impact of the couture dresses created by the fashion design team of Eugene Stutzman and Alexander Wallace in the 1980s and 1990s and how the dresses have a second life through the Eugene Alexander Hope Foundation.
https://vimeo.com/239883480

TO THE TOP AND BEYOND: THE ANTREL ROLLE STORY (16:47) Christopher Fodde;St. Petersburg Premiere (In Attendance)
To The Top and Beyond is a documentary that chronicles the life of former NFL pro Antrel Rolle and his efforts to improve his hometown of Homestead, FL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX11L2ISNTU

SENZA TEMPO (20:36) JamiKay Binning/Forrest Canaday; St. Petersburg Premiere (In Attendance)
 Has classical music become a dying art form?  This documentary addresses that question by exploring the classical music community in the Tampa Bay area. Included in the film is The Florida Orchestra'a Musicl Director Michael Francis, and Russell Gant of WUSF.

TIME 89:28 MINUTES

Saturday April 28, 2018 10:00am - 11:45am
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

WOMEN IN FILM BRUNCH
Saturday April 28, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Orange Blossom Catering 220 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:15am

ACTING: Discovering the Male Voice (WORKSHOP)
ACTING: Discovering the Male Voice (WORKSHOP) – This is an interactive workshop that is focused on helping male actors, find the distinct traits of their characters and how to effectively bring that to the screen. Moderator  Dave DeBorde
Speakers  Jeffrey Johnson, Cullen Douglas, Keidrich Sellati, Antoine Perry and Joe Davison      
Time: 11:15-12:30pm, Saturday, April 28th
Place: Hyatt Place Conference room.


Saturday April 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:00pm

How You Think You Look When You Play Nerf
​​https://youtu.be/MhpuJw7xfrE​​​
How You Think You Look When You Play Nerf

ACTION/COMEDY
Wilder Troxell, USA, 2017, 71 m  
Florida Premiere
Attending: Wilder Troxell, Director

Ryan, a shy kid, is forced into a game of Nerf by his friends. Experience their imaginations taking over the story as we follow the characters through their fantastic battles. Eventually, Ryan and his team lose their winning grip on the game and realize “fair” and “winning” are two very different things. Come enjoy this high speed, epic battle, explosion filled, action comedy.



Speakers


Saturday April 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:00pm

EMERGING FILMMAKERS: COLLEGE SHORTS
BURT AND THE WALL CHILDREN (13:51) Michael Boyle; World Premiere
A lonely, embittered old man is terrorized by a tribe of feral children that live in his walls. The children steal his food, play tricks on him, and ruin the first date he's had since he was 20.

ONE SMALL STEP (13:18) Aqsa Altaf; Florida Premiere
A 9-year-old girl attempts to juggle the responsibilities of school and her younger siblings after her mother goes missing.

THE LAST INTERVIEW (12:23) Jamie Cunxia Wang; Florida Premiere
A man with memory loss walks into a room where a woman is waiting to interview him. He decides to go along but things get stranger as she knows everything about him.

MERMAIDS (12) Dream Thanika Jenjesda; St. Petersburg Premiere
After the untimely death of his wife, a grieving young man struggles to raise his five-year-old stepdaughter.

KARMA (19:21) Irmak Tasindi; World Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/256255336
Haunted by the memories of his past life, a ten-year-old boy, is looking for his ex-wife Jenny in his search for answers.

MY LOYAL AUDIENCE (12:23) Megan Seely; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/229757664​​​
In this dark comedy, a socially insecure teenage girl begins to suspect the unimaginable — that her most personal, embarrassing thoughts may not be as private as she had hoped.


TIME:  83:16


Saturday April 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:45pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:00pm

THE ORGANIZER
www.theorganizerfilm.com​​​
Wade Rathke ACORN Founder in Attendance
Nick Taylor,2017  105m  
Florida Premiere
2017 Woodstock Film Festival: Best documentary; 2017 New Orleans Film Festival
THE ORGANIZER is a portrait of Wade Rathke, the controversial founder of ACORN, as well as an exploration of the much maligned and misunderstood occupation of community organizing.

Speakers
WR

Wade Rathke

ACORN Founder



Saturday April 28, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 2

1:00pm

WRITING: Pitch Fest! (WORKSHOP)
WRITING: Pitch Fest! (WORKSHOP) – This is your opportunity to pitch movers and shakers in the industry! There will be a sign up sheet and you will be given one minute to pitch and then receive two minutes of feedback from our panel of big industry machers. It will be 1st come, 1st serve and once the sheet fills up, there won’t be an opportunity to pitch your big idea to the panel. Do you have what it takes to be the next big thing? We’ll find out! Moderator  Dave DeBorde
Speakers  TBA
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Saturday, April 28th
Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:45pm

THRILLS & CHILLS
NOBLE CREATURES (19:53) Daniel Lafrentz; Florida Premiere
Film pits two adversarial escaped convicts - with different ideas about how to hold onto their freedom - against a tortured, but resolute, female corrections officer known as 'put-down'.

17 LOCUST ST.(16:50) Daniel Wyland; Florida Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/251910504
Two detectives want to ask a loner a few questions about a recent hit-and-run. Little do the detectives know they will find themselves trapped and become victims of a twisted mind.

CELLS (12)Raymond Wood; Florida Premiere (in attendance)
http://vimeo.com/227126851
When a reputable doctor finds himself being held captive by a group of masked intruders, he struggles to understand their motives while being forced to answer why billions of dollars go wasted each year in the name of medical research.

LIGHTS OUT (4:50) Savannah Bloch; Florida Premiere (in attendance)
To the point of desperation, a young women copes with the struggles of motherhood, while dealing with her toddler's desire to leave the lights on.

.HIJO POR HIJO (CHILD FOR CHILD) – VENEZUELA (10:53) Juan Avella; St. Petersburg Premiere
https://vimeo.com/201736210
The life of a Venezuelan Kidnapper takes an unexpected turn on his last job.

DISCLOSURE (8:48) Lawayne & Dewayne Bontrager; Florida Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/twiinmedia/disclosuretrailer
Detective Nash is questioned for the decisions he made during his attempts of apprehending the ring leader of merciless group bank robbers... and the consequences that followed.

FATHER & FATHER (9:54) Michael Baumgarten; World Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/253230475
Udo, a wounded, infamous mobster enters a church to confess his sins. As  two priests hear Udo's confession, a large group of bad guys enter the church looking for him.

 DRIVER (11) Shaine Jones; World Premiere (in attendance)
A woman is forced to fight for her life and escape the clutches of a serial killer, who catches his victims by impersonating as a driver with a ride share company.


Time 94:08


Saturday April 28, 2018 1:45pm - 3:30pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:00pm

ANIMATED ADVENTURES
GARDEN PARTY (6:50) Théophile DUFRESNE, Florian BABIKIAN, Gabriel GRAPPERON, Lucas NAVARRO, Vincent BAYOUX, Victor CAIRE; OSCAR NOMINATED
In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

NEGATIVE SPACE (5:30) Max PORTER & Ru KUWAHATA;   OSCAR NOMINATED
My dad taught me how to pack.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT (5:45) Neal Fox; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
Human rights need to be on everyone's mind. It should be taught in the schools starting at an early age. "You Have The Right" is an animated music video about human rights. I believe the Arts are the best way to convey the message.

MARTINI BOMBINI O’FEENAY MOONAY (6) Gerry Mooney; Florida Premiere
An eight-year-old boy builds his own hydrogen-powered race car to enter in the Big Race. When they find out he's only eight, they won't let him in. He doesn't like that and decides to enter anyway!

UNKNOWN POTATO SELLER (15) (EGYPT) Roshidy Ahmed; St. Petersburg Premiere
A murder investigation of a boy who sold sweet potatoes during the revolution of Egypt. Events follow where the truth is lost in chaos and no one know what is true from false.

DREAM CATCHER (9 MIN) Matthew J Killian; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
For a child, choosing the right toy for bedtime can mean the difference between sweet dreams and terrible nightmares, but for the toy it could mean the difference between life and death. The Dream Catcher tells the story of a gentle, stuffed bear who will stop at nothing to protect his child from a nightmare inducing creature from the shadows.

 AIRPORT  (10:35) Michaela Müller; St. Petersburg Premiere
https://vimeo.com/216051945
In a modern day airport, the flow of passengers is broken by sudden irregularities. Security forces try to get to the cause of the disruption, the atmosphere turns menacing at the slightest anomaly.  The film explores the borders between the right to freedom of movement and the restrictions national security requirements put on society.

CATHERINE (11:51)Britt RAES;
https://vimeo.com/169825442​​​
Catherine loves pets! But most of all, she loves her cat. As she grows up, she can not connect with other people. Her cat is her life, and little by little she grows up to be a crazy old cat lady. Will she ever find friendship or love?

BEYOND THE BOOKS (6:37) érôme BATTISTELLI, Mathilde CARTIGNY, Nicolas EVAIN, Maéna PAILLET, Robin PELISSIER, Judith WAHLER  -  Musique : Amin K. GOUDARZI; Florida Premiere
You will discover the immensity of a giant library through the eyes of an old librarian, until an unforeseen event which will turn his life upside down, as never before.

76:37 MINUTES


Saturday April 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:45pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:15pm

Discovering the Female Voice (WORKSHOP)
ACTING: Discovering the Female Voice (WORKSHOP) – This is an interactive workshop that is focused on helping female actors, find the distinct traits of their characters and how to effectively bring that to the screen. Moderator  Dave DeBorde
Speakers  Andi Matheny, Eugenie Bondurant, Mary Rachel Dudley
Time: 2:15pm-3:30pm, Saturday, April 28th
Place: Hyatt Place Conference room.




Saturday April 28, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:30pm

THE FAVORITE
https://youtu.be/QBv3KBnJuQw
Director and Talent in Attendance
Drama
Curtis Graham, USA, 2018, 114 min  
Florida Premiere
Filmed locally

Inspired by the physical and spiritual experience of Luke Bernard after his near fatal car accident.
The Favorite is the story of one distanced and agitated son, hurt by what he perceives as favoritism given to his older brother, who then vents his anger through MMA fighting. Will he injure the very people he loves most? Or will he find healing before it is too late? Starring John Schneider, Matthew Fahey, Luke Benjamin Bernard, Mollee Gray, Tyron Woodley, and Uriah Hall.

Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 2

3:45pm

DOCUMENTARY: Truth Through A Looking Glass (WORKSHOP)
DOCUMENTARY: Truth Through A Looking Glass (PANEL) – This is an in-depth look at documentaries from the mechanics of their creation to the search for “truth” or answering an important question.  Moderator  Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Wade Rathke, Jonathon Gray, Christopher Fodde, George Wehmeyer
Time: 3:45pm-4:45pm, Saturday, April 28th
Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.



Saturday April 28, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:00pm

ROCKAWAY
https://vimeo.com/221365944​​​
Director, Producer and Talent in Attendance
Drama
John J. Budion USA, 2017, 85 min  
Florida Premiere
2017 Hollywood Film Festival: Most Impactful Film; 2017 Catalina Film Festival: Best Feature - Best of Festival; Audience Award for Best Feature Film Rhode Island Film Festival
Inspired by true events, a man recounts the summer of '94, when he and his brother plotted revenge against their abusive father. A film about friendship and coming of age.  A Story of how brothers cope with difficulties in the home. A compelling story delivered with top notch young actors.



Saturday April 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:45pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4:00pm

WHAT IF? (SciFi)

RFLKTR (7:15) Matt K. Turner; Florida Premiere
https://vimeo.com/236829249
RFLKTR is a story of nature vs. nurture and the internal struggles waging in all of us. The short centers on Captain Avery, a commercial pilot who crashes on an alien planet.

THE MANUAL (29:30) Wil Magness; St. Petersburg Premiere
https://vimeo.com/219709990
In a dystopian future, the last human is raised by a machine. He struggles with the loneliness of no human interaction and questions the teachings of a mysterious religious 'Manual' which the machine claims is holy.
       
CARONTE (15) Luis Tinoco; Florida Premiere
https://vimeo.com/203857821
Debbie is rude with her own family, but after a dramatic car accident, she starts to regret  the way she behaved with them. Unexpectedly, Debbie's  connects with Arsys's, an experienced military and space fighter pilot who tries to survive a  space battle.

THE PRIME  (17:58) Jessica Alexandra Green; North American Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/260483488
Lone Wolf Jeffrey McKenna lives in the cracks of an Orwellian reality where Dogma, Spirit and Ideology are heretical and forbidden. Wondering if the whispers he hears come from God, he challenges the tenets of The Prime.

THE TOLLS (19:59) Liz Anderson; St. Petersburg Premiere
https://vimeo.com/248618313
1945. A grieving U.S. army corporal is transported to an alternate, Nazi-occupied San Francisco. Here, he'll put the lives of millions at risk in order to reunite with his lost love.

89:42


Saturday April 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:45pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

5:15pm

OUR NEW PRESIDENT
http://ournewpresident.us​​​
Maxim Pozdorovkin, 2017, 78m  
St. Petersburg Premiere
2018 Sundance Film Festival;

The story of Donald Trump's election told entirely through Russian propaganda. By turns horrifying and hilarious, the film is a satirical portrait of Russian meddling in the 2016 election that reveals an empire of fake news and the tactics of modern day information warfare. 


Saturday April 28, 2018 5:15pm - 6:30pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 2

6:00pm

SEPTIEMBRE, UN LLANTO EN SILENCIO
https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=2s&v=dE50mdFOZg0​​​
DESCRIPTION
Kenneth Muller, Guatemala, 2017, 70 m  
Spanish with English subtitles
St. Petersburg Premiere

Teresa was just three months old when, on September 5th 1980, a bomb tore through the bus carrying her and her mother. She lost her mother and her hearing that day. The years to come would be a time of painful reckoning for Teresa, her father and her country wounded by a 30 year civil war.   Septiembre grants the viewer a look into life with a disability in a of country in the throes of chaos. It is also a film about parental love, control and the struggle of letting go.



Saturday April 28, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

6:00pm

DEAD RINGER
https://vimeo.com/240811809​​​

Action
Richard Colton,
UK, 2018, 90 min
World Premiere
Cast: Luke White,  Bentley Kalu, Stephen Boehm, Amar Adatia
Modern day version of The Prince And The Pauper where one man from a poor background ends up taking over another man’s life from the entirely opposite end of the spectrum.
When Jamie poulton is offered the chance of a lifetime to replace the lead singer of the boy band D5 he thinks this will be an easy route to success however it is not all it seems.

Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2018 6:00pm - 7:45pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

8:00pm

AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT / THEATER 4, 2
The Awards will be announced via a video playing simultaneously in theaters 4 and 2 prior to the films being screened in those theaters.

Awards Announcement of all the winning film categories.

Best Short: Drama
Best Short: Florida Film
Best Documentary Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Webseries
Best Feature Film
Best Foreign  Short Film    
Best Foreign  Feature Film
Best Short: Animation
Best Student Film : High School
Best Short: Emerging Filmmaker
Best Short: Comedy
Best Short: Thriller/Sci Fi
Best Feature Film Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Sunshine Award: Chosen by community leaders as film most reflective of our community


Saturday April 28, 2018 8:00pm - 8:15pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 2

8:00pm

BEYOND THE EDGE


Fantasy/Adventure 101m
Regional Premiere
Cast: Antonio Banderas
   
Set in Moscow, Russia, a talented gambler gathers a team of con artists with supernatural powers to win big at a casino. But, their plan unravels when they encounter a stronger mystical rival.

Saturday April 28, 2018 8:00pm - 9:45pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

8:00pm

ALL SQUARE
https://vimeo.com/257784576​​​
Director and Talent in Attendance
COMEDY
John Hyams, USA, 2018, 95 m  
Florida Premiere

John Zbikowski (Michael Kelly) is a small town bookie having a hard time collecting on outstanding debts. After a one night stand with an ex-girlfriend (Pamela Adlon), John strikes up an unlikely friendship with her 12-year old son, Brian (Jesse Ray Sheps), and develops a plan to recoup the money owed to him by taking bets on Brian’s Youth League Baseball games.
The film also stars Josh Lucas, Tom Everett Scott, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Harris Yulin and Yeardley Smith.


Saturday April 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 2

8:00pm

BUTTERFLY KISSES
https://youtu.be/_kR--RmIkoo​​​
Director and Talent in Attendance
Horror
Erik Kristopher Myers, USA, 2017, 91 min              
Florida Premiere
http://www.thebloodlust.net/everything-else/2018/2/20/2018-silver-scream-fest


Found footage and urban legend come together in chilling fashion to spin this unsettling film, shot on location in Ellicott City, Maryland. A videographer sorting through used tapes uncovers hours of footage of a young woman obsessed with an apocryphal figure known as “Peeping Tom.” Determined to uncover the mystery behind her fascination, he in turn loses himself in the vanished woman’s tale.

Frightening and chilling. You have never been so conscious of blinking as you will be after seeing this film!




Saturday April 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00pm

SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY - KARAOKE!
It's partay time!  With Karaoke of course!

Saturday April 28, 2018 10:00pm - Sunday April 29, 2018 1:00am
Imagine Museum 1901 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713, USA
 
Sunday, April 29
 

11:00am

LEGAL: Ask the Lawyer (WORKSHOP)
LEGAL: Ask the Lawyer (PANEL) - Learn about the legal fundamentals needed for your project. Referred to as one of the top lawyers for independent film, Jonathan Gray will discuss ownership rights, clearing, production/financing/distributions deals, insurance and more. The information covered is worth thousands of dollars, so bring a notebook and get ready to write fast!  Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers  Jonathan Gray (Lawyer, Birth of a Nation, Precious 
)
Time: 11:00am - 12:15am, Sunday, April 29th
Place: Hyatt Place Conference room.



Sunday April 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

11:00am

WINNING BEST FEATURE: BUTTERFLY KISSES
Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best cinematography.

https://youtu.be/_kR--RmIkoo
Director and Talent in Attendance
Horror
Erik Kristopher Myers, USA, 2017, 91 min              
Florida Premiere
http://www.thebloodlust.net/everything-else/2018/2/20/2018-silver-scream-fest


Found footage and urban legend come together in chilling fashion to spin this unsettling film, shot on location in Ellicott City, Maryland. A videographer sorting through used tapes uncovers hours of footage of a young woman obsessed with an apocryphal figure known as “Peeping Tom.” Determined to uncover the mystery behind her fascination, he in turn loses himself in the vanished woman’s tale.

Frightening and chilling. You have never been so conscious of blinking as you will be after seeing this film!

Sunday April 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
AMC SUNDIAL - THEATER 18 151 2nd Avenue North

11:00am

BEYOND OUR BORDERS 1
DESCRIPTION

LIMIT – Iran (7) Javad Daraei; World Premiere
A desperate man frantically pleads with strangers to accompany him to his home, without being clear on his intentions.

AINHOA (19) Ivan Sainz-Pardo;Florida Premiere
https://vimeo.com/200258183​​​
Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil. Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults.

BULLYING AND BEHAVIOR Japan (5:59) Yasuhiro Tamura; St. Petersburg Premiere
One day after being assaulted by a group of bullies a teenage boy abruptly starts dancing and never stops.

SINGLE PLAYER – Hungary (12:43) Robert Odegnal; Florida Premiere
https://vimeo.com/260033563​​​
Film depicts the desperate fight of a mother to save her son from his addiction to video games.

UTOPIANS  – Russian Federation (30) Svetlana Sukhanova; St. Petersburg Premiere
https://youtu.be/jAad9yzRw_I​​​
This is the movie about not being afraid to live, about friendship and how dreams have the right to be realized.

FOR YOU – Venezuela (2:18) Sharon M. Waich B.; North America Premiere
In a country in crisis, a young venezuelan woman, has to choose between leaving the country to have a better future or staying with her sick father.

TIME: 77

Sunday April 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:00am

CELEBRATING LOCAL: St. Pete Clearwater Film Society Local Showcase
A showcase of local films by the St. Pete Clearwater Film Society

The Lost (18) Rick Danford; World Premiere (in attendance)
The Lost is a short dramatic film with a strong message at its core. It tells the story of Frank who recently lost his wife to cancer after a 30 year marriage. This loss has devastated Frank as she was his world.

Hide (9:50) Ranelle Golden and John Kouromihelakis; nspired by real events, a young girl coming of age must deal with the unwanted attention of her Mother's lover. (in attendance)
Ranelle Golden 10m

Complicity (10) Anajani Pandey; Florida Premiere (in attendance)
"Complicity" is a mystery thriller about a women who plans the perfect crime which goes wrong or did it!!! Was it for "Love" or was it for "Money" or could it have been for both?

Battlesuit  (20) Marcus Kempton; World Premier (in attendance)
"Hard-Boiled Undercover Cop Ryan Craig was Having a Bad Day, Until he Found the.." Ryan Craig is an average cop with a chip on his shoulder until Battlesuit. Best Special Effects, Best Visual Effects, 2nd Best Screenplay, 2nd Best Actress, 2nd Best Wardrobe at the Action Film Challenge

Loved One (18) Gary Stoneberg ; (in attendance)
A couple is mourning the loss of their child and have lost their faith in God. It is a story about grief, loss, hope and strength to finding the way back to their faith. Inspired by a true story.

Sunday April 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:00am

Rise and Shine Filmmaker Breakfast Meetup
FILMMAKER BADGE ACCESS ONLY  
Catered by Black Crow Coffee

Meetup and grab some coffee and munchies the morning after Sunscreen's world famous Saturday night Karaoke Party.

Sunday April 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:30pm

“But, What I Really Wanna Do Is Direct” (WORKSHOP)
 DIRECTING: “But, What I Really Wanna Do Is Direct” (PANEL) – Learn from industry veterans, the essentials every director should know and the potential pitfalls. Also, expect a dose of healthy cynicism, with a dash of optimism in this directing panel.   Moderator  Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Michael Baumgarten (Martial Arts Kid), Curtis Graham, Jeffrey Scott Collins, Richard Colton, H. James Gilmore (Cracking Aces), John J. Budion
Time: 12:30am-1:30pm, Sunday, April 29th
Place: Hyatt Place Conference room.




Sunday April 29, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:00pm

WEBSERIES
WINNER: GOOD MORNING ST. PETE (17:14) Andi Matheny; World Premiere (in attendance)
TV host Stacy McAndrew's career has taken a dive and her last chance is hosting a live morning talk show in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Inspired by filmmaker Andi Matheny's experiences as a talk show host.

WAKING UP WITH STRANGERS (14) Antoine Perry; World Premiere (in attendance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSaNmWYZX58
 New comedic anthology digital series based on the true stories of millennials whose search for intimacy the night before leads to awkward, honest and revealing truths told from a different perspective of hookup culture: the morning after.

TINDER IS THE NIGHT (11) Misha Calvert; St. Petersburg Premiere
https://vimeo.com/222606156
Dorky gamer Eddie has finally decided to give online dating a try but finds that the strangers she’s been romanticizing are even more pathetic than she is.

BITES AND REC (14:16) Karleigh Chase; World Premiere (in attendance)
What begins as a typical day in photography camp quickly spirals out of control as the students find themselves at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse.

OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN 16:31 Anna Maria Hozian & Brad Riddell; St. Petersburg Premiere
https://vimeo.com/219624124
Margot Antler dreams of becoming a renowned novelist with a three-book deal and a summer house in Ghent. Reality check: she's a rookie second-grade teacher about to experience the insanity of parent/teacher conferences for the first time! I

DO THE VOICE (12:51) Darren Stein
https://www.dothevoice.com/trailer​​​
“Do The Voice” is a musical comedy starring Lori Alan, as a self-absorbed but lovable 50-year-old famous voice over actress struggling to find true love and relevancy in the unforgiving world of Hollywood.

TIME 85:35 MIN


Sunday April 29, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

1:00pm

WOMEN TAKING CHARGE!
HER CALLING (10:50) Travis Mills; Florida Premiere
https://vimeo.com/234671485
Based on true events surrounding Mansfield Female College, the first female college west of the Mississippi, 'Her Calling' tells the story of a young female student forced to give up her studies and become a nurse during the Civil War.

DESERT ROSE (17) Ryan K. McNeal; Florida Premiere
Emilia leads a secluded life on a ranch with her husband.  One day, a passing stranger arrives, who kills her husband and leaves her to fend for herself. Through her grief, Emilia realizes she must live in fear of the stranger's return or take up her late husband's gun.

THE SHIVA LIST (11) Ashley Hillis; World Premiere (in attendance)
Sisters Julia and Emily don't get along at all and they would just assume living their separate lives, but the death of their mother forces a reunion. Mother has left a list of specific instructions for her own shiva, and the question is can the sisters fulfill her dying wishes without killing each other in the process?

BEEF WELLINGTON  (11:40) Jimi Dava; Florida Premiere (in attendance)
The City of Los Angeles is in the grip of a serial killer nicknamed ‘The Butcher’. About to strike his latest victim, he's lured by the intoxicating smells coming from a neighbor’s home and quickly finds out he's not the only one who knows what the best cut is.

GRAPE LEAVES (7:33) Dina Najjar; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
A well-respected, Arab American professor, is stunned into silence after her world is shaken in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy. She is forced to rethink the relationships with those closest to her.

ANATOMY OF AN ORCHID (8:26) Sonja O'Hara & Dan McBride; World Premiere (in attendance)
When introverted freshman Cassie enrolls in a botany class, she becomes convinced that her orchid is trying to communicate with her. As she begins to experiment with flower pollination, she comes to terms with her own sexuality.

THE SKIN YOU ARE IN (5) Stefanie Davis; World Premiere (in attendance)
As Leslie prepares for a night out, she falls victim to her own self esteem issues. Her ex boyfriend has used harsh words and derogatory language to bring her spirit down.

GIRL MEETS ROACH (17:01) Christopher Zatta; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/alisonzatta/gmrtrailer
Reeling from a sudden pre-Christmas breakup, Maggie hides herself away from the outside world, avoiding work, friends, and a persistent delivery guy. But then a cockroach appears in her apartment.

TIME: 88:30


Sunday April 29, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

1:00pm

COLD WATER
https://vimeo.com/236245955​​​
Director and Talent in Attendance
Drama
David Zelina, USA, 2017, 95 m  
Florida Premiere  
2017 Austin Indie Fest: Best Feature; Borrego Springs Film Festival: Winner Best Feature

In this quirky dramedy, things are not going well for Alice Fuller. She’s 32 years old with no marketable skills and no friends. She’s freaked out by her boyfriend’s attempts to get closer to her, and now she has to spend a week cramped in a cabin with the last people on Earth she wants to see: her family. Cold Water follows Alice (Amy Shelton-White), her hedonistic mother (Elizabeth White) and underachieving brother (Lee Shelton) as they prepare to say goodbye to the family cabin. The film takes us on a journey of coming to terms with things long ignored in a family and the complexities of revisiting painful memories.




Speakers


Sunday April 29, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
AMC SUNDIAL - THEATER 18 151 2nd Avenue North

1:45pm

PRODUCING: Florida Film (WORKSHOP)
PRODUCING: Florida Film (PANEL) – This panel comprised of experts with unique knowledge and understanding of the film scene in Florida, will take you through the tropical landscape of shooting a film in the sunshine state! From permits, to state and local incentives, this panel is your one stop shop for figuring out how, when and why to shoot in Florida. Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Tony Armer (Film Commissioner, St. Pete Clearwater), Tyler Martinolich (Film Commissioner, Tampa).
Time: 1:45pm-2:45pm, Sunday, April 29th
Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.



Sunday April 29, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:00pm

FILMMAKING: Women in Film (WORKSHOP)
FILMMAKING: Women in Film  (PANEL) –Explore the triumphs and setbacks of women in the industry. Expect to be challenged and inspired by our panel of experts.  Moderator  Eugenie Bondurant
Speakers  Andi Matheny (The 5th Wave) Mary-Rachel Dudley (Fantastic Four),
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm, Sunday, April 29th
Place: Hyatt Place Conference room



Sunday April 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown 25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:00pm

BEST SHORTS: Winners Announced Saturday night April 28th 8 P.M.
WINNING SHORTS BLOCK

1.NEVADA (15:21)Best: Foreign short
2.REEFS AT RISK (11:13)best short documentary
3.MY LOYAL AUDIENCE (12:23)  best Emerging film maker
4.DREAM CATCHER (9)Best Animation; Best Florida Short
5.HIJO A HIJO (SON TO SON)–VENEZUELA (10:53)   Best thriller/scifi
6.OVER THE HILL (12)Best Comedy
7.PROFESSIONAL CUDDLER (15:32) Best Short Drama
8.TWO STRANGERS WHO MEET FIVE TIMES (12:12) FF UK ; Sunshine Award Winner

98:34 minutes



Sunday April 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

3:00pm

LOTS OF LAUGHS
BROWN FISH (15:39)  Troy Deutsch; World Premiere (in attendance)
https://vimeo.com/241000491
It all starts with a missing goldfish and a strange smell. Now a young woman's world spins out of control, as she goes to meet her friend in the park.  

POSITIVE (13) Ty Minton-Small; Florida Premiere (in attendance)
A surprise herpes diagnosis sends a lonely man on a quest for connection.

READY TO GO  (9:30)  Lynda Reiss; North America Premiere 
Lance is taking his cat to be put down....and he wants to talk.

CROSSING (6) Morgan Dameron; World Premiere (in attendance)
Two friends are on an adventure when Finn suddenly refuses to cross a deserted road, making absurd excuses for his hesitation and bringing the journey to a standstill.

WINNER: OVER THE HILL (12) Marty Fortney; Florida Premiere
A hip Hollywood couple finally makes the move to the San Fernando Valley, where things aren't always as they seem.

MAN WITH BEARD  (10) Abie Axen; St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR0N7K_-yh8
A man with a beard begins to receive unexpected attention from strangers who are acting strangely. He doesn’t show much interest in trying to find out why, until the reason is thrust upon him.

DEAR KIMBERLY (5:40) Jonathan Steinfield; World Premiere (in attendance)
On his last day of work, a straight-laced consultant writes a love letter to his office crush, telling her all the wonderful ways she's inspired him to change his life.

TIME :72


Sunday April 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

3:15pm

EL RIO (THE RIVER)
https://vimeo.com/245379091​​​
Juan Pablo Richter, Bolivia, 2018, 95 m  
Spanish with English subtitles
St. Petersburg Premiere

Sebastian comes to a small tropical-jungle town on the banks of a huge river where his father Rafael lives with his young mistress, Julieta. Sebastian, a city kid, must adapt to a new competitive macho environment of dominance, money and raw sex.  Slowly the river’s secrets and force appear before his eyes; the so-called paradise teems with violence, lies and power games in which women are pawns and victims.   Reluctantly, Sebastian enters those rhythms. Chaos results from his obsession with Julieta; Sebastian feels trapped. The turbulent waters of the river are the backdrop for the tensions in the home and his own dangerous pursuits.




Sunday April 29, 2018 3:15pm - 5:00pm
AMC SUNDIAL - THEATER 18 151 2nd Avenue North

5:00pm

GETTING NAKED
https://vimeo.com/255653499​​​
James Lester,  2018, 86 m              
St. Petersburg Premiere

“Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story” peels back the curtain to reveal the sexy sub-culture of the neo-burlesque scene in New York City. This verité documentary intimately follows four performers, each of whom has discovered a newfound identity and belonging in a world of bawdy comedy and striptease. However, they find all that glitters is not necessarily gold, as this liberating community does not insulate from the harsh realities of sexism, illness and existential crisis. “Getting Naked” explores what it means to be an artist, an entertainer, and a woman in the toughest city on Earth.


Sunday April 29, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 7 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

5:15pm

ST PETE UNFILTERED
https://vimeo.com/259796484
Evan Smith / Caroline Smith , 2018  35m  
St. Petersburg Premiere; In Attendance
In 2015 the City of St Petersburg, Florida began operations to permanently close 25-percent of its human waste treatment capacity. In the summer of 2016 three significant rain events caused the city to dump and spill more than 200-million gallons of raw, untreated sewage into Tampa Bay and the surrounding surface waters. in addition to these spills and discharges, the city pumped, and is still pumping, more than 800-million gallons into the Florida Aquifer with the use of injection wells, threatening the city's drinking waters.

St. Petersburg's spills and tepid response to them lead to a lawsuit that is still pending and an Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission investigation that found the city was willfully and knowingly responsible for 89 felonies and 103 misdemeanors in violation of the Clean Water Act. These crimes have gone unpunished.

Panel discussion to follow.

Speakers
MI

Melissa Isacs

Co-Producer
JO

Justine Ortiz

Co-Producer
ES

Evan Smith

Director


Sunday April 29, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
AMC SUNDIAL 20 - THEATER 4 151 2nd Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701