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Thursday, September 24
 

5:00pm EDT

CELEBRITY CRUSH
Feature
Oliver Robins, USA, 2019, 78 minutes, St. Petersburg Premiere (in attendance), Filmed Locally

A delusional fan imprisons the star of an 80s horror movie with the hope of making him fall in love with her.

Speakers

Thursday September 24, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

6:30pm EDT

Opening Night Arrival Pre-Film
There will be a step and repeat backdrop for physically distanced pictures.  No traditional Red Carpet interviews, photographers or gathering.

Thursday September 24, 2020 6:30pm - 7:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Entrance 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:15pm EDT

OPENING NIGHT FILMS: Short: Wake Up Feature: Beast Beast
Short film: Wake Up (10:16) USA; Olivia Wilde; Florida Premiere 
In a short film directed by Olivia Wilde, Margaret Qualley stars as a woman awakened to a world she doesn't recognize, one where people are more engaged with screens and devices than with each other. She sets out on a journey to find connection in a disconnected world and relearn what it means to be human.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpiwc00NXKo

Feature: Beast Beast (86) USA; Danny Madden; St. Petersburg Premiere
Three interwoven stories of youth navigating identity, first love, petty crime, and gun violence in a Southern, American town.
Executive Producer: Alec Baldwin
Starring: Shirley Chen; Will Madden; Jose Angeles;


Thursday September 24, 2020 7:15pm - 9:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

7:15pm EDT

OPENING NIGHT FILMS: Short: Wake Up Feature: Beast Beast
Short film: Wake Up (10:16) USA; Olivia Wilde; Florida Premiere 
In a short film directed by Olivia Wilde, Margaret Qualley stars as a woman awakened to a world she doesn't recognize, one where people are more engaged with screens and devices than with each other. She sets out on a journey to find connection in a disconnected world and relearn what it means to be human.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpiwc00NXKo

Feature: Beast Beast (86) USA; Danny Madden; St. Petersburg Premiere 
Three interwoven stories of youth navigating identity, first love, petty crime, and gun violence in a Southern, American town.
Executive Producer: Alec Baldwin
Starring: Shirley Chen; Will Madden; Jose Angeles;


Thursday September 24, 2020 7:15pm - 9:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:15pm EDT

OPENING NIGHT FILMS: Short: Wake Up Feature: Beast Beast
Short film: Wake Up (10:16) USA; Olivia Wilde; Florida Premiere F
In a short film directed by Olivia Wilde, Margaret Qualley stars as a woman awakened to a world she doesn't recognize, one where people are more engaged with screens and devices than with each other. She sets out on a journey to find connection in a disconnected world and relearn what it means to be human.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpiwc00NXKo

Feature: Beast Beast (86) USA; Danny Madden; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Three interwoven stories of youth navigating identity, first love, petty crime, and gun violence in a Southern, American town.
Executive Producer: Alec Baldwin
Starring: Shirley Chen; Will Madden; Jose Angeles;


Thursday September 24, 2020 7:15pm - 9:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
 
Friday, September 25
 

10:00am EDT

STALKING CHERNOBYL
Stalking Chernobyl: Exploration After Apocalypse (57 min) USA/Ukraine; Lara Lee; Florida Premiere
Documentary; Languages: English, Ukranian, Russian
This documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, examines the underground culture of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Three decades after the world's most infamous nuclear disaster, wildlife has returned in the absence of human settlements. Meanwhile, illegal hiking adventurers known as "stalkers," extreme sports aficionados, artists, and tour companies have begun to explore anew the ghostly, post-apocalyptic landscape.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWaWaedzgxg&t=13s / https://www.dropbox.com/s/z2ejqm4ezohzhnh/STALKING_CHERNOBYL_TRAILER_MASTER.mp4?dl=0​​​




Friday September 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

10:00am EDT

The Story of Plastic
The Story of Plastic (95 min); USA; Deia Schlosberg; Florida Premiere
Documentary Feature

THE STORY OF PLASTIC is a searing expose, uncovering the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic and the villains behind one of the world's most pressing environmental issues, from the extraction of fossil fuels to plastic disposal and the global resistance fighting back.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=krhZmrDVv_k&feature=emb_logo

StoryofPlastic.org


Friday September 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

10:00am EDT

Florida Tales
A collection of films by Florida Filmmakers.  Sunscreen seeks to highlight and champion works by Florida Filmmakers.

¡Come! (Eat!) (12) Florida; Lizette Barrea; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Set in Florida, a 12 year old Puerto Rican girl’s perspective changes when she brings a popular dessert dish, Arroz con Leche, to a thanksgiving event at her school and no one eats it

HER PLACE (5:12) Florida; Kathryn Parks; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending) 
A 1950s housewife awakens to a future far removed from mid-century nostalgia.

UNDETERMINED (10) Florida; Sunscreen Film School; Mila Ortiz; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A girl’s family is murdered. Fueled by revenge she becomes a medical examiner to strategically get away with murder. Each murder is unsolved and undetermined.

SYMPHONY (6:30) Florida; Sunscreen Film School;Sean Simpson; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending);

PAPERS (8:15) Florida;Julian Merrill; Florida Premiere (attending)
Jim, a slacker college student, decides to procrastinate on an essay worth 25% of his grade. Will he finish in time, or suffer the consequences?

RIVALTE (12) Florida;Jeremiah Baumbach; World Premiere (attending)
Two Jazz singers are in competition for the spotlight at a local music joint, but this particular rivalry may be more than it seems.

TIME OFF (6:50) Florida; Jadon Cal Fitzpatrick;Florida Premiere (attending)
Henry is working his life away after working at a local pub in Boston. He's confronted by his older bar-tending co-worker, Freddy, about this workaholic lifestyle.


TICS (14) Florida;Ted E Haynes;St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
For Bobby, a man strangled by personality disorders, making friends has been murder. Even simple social exchanges are disastrous. When Jackie storms in with her own baggage Bobby may have found someone worth fighting to keep.
https://vimeo.com/361368358











Friday September 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

10:30am EDT

MARKETING/PR: Hey World, I’ve Got A Movie! (PANEL)
This is an in-depth look at how to strategically, and economically use social media, traditional media and other means in order to get your movie out there.  Moderator: Dave DeBorde Speakers: Ash Greyson (Ribbow Media), Antony Francis (Head of Lettuce - Social Media co.) Paul Wilson (Wilson Media)

Speakers
avatar for Antony Francis

Antony Francis

CEO / Founder, 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 →
DD

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Friday September 25, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Workshops 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:00pm EDT

Confinement
When an online stalker hacks a family’s chat room, terror is the name of the game.

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:00pm EDT

Film Business: Are You a Swiss Army Knife? How and Why You Can Do it All - Presented by Tampa Bay Times
2020 demands flexibility from everyone in the industry. Listen to some key panelists who discuss the art and not-so-exact science of surviving as a multi-hyphenate (being more than one thing in the industry; writer, director, actor, producer) in an industry that likes to paint you in a corner.
Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Ash Greyson, Lucius Baston, Robert Enriquez, Liz Cardenas, Avril Speaks

Place: Sundial AMC Theaters - Workshop Theater



Speakers
LB

Lucius Baston

Independent Rep, Prooximity Marketing
DD

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Workshops 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:00pm EDT

OPENING NIGHT FILMS: Short: Wake Up Feature: Beast Beast
Short film: Wake Up (10:16) USA; Olivia Wilde; Florida Premiere 
In a short film directed by Olivia Wilde, Margaret Qualley stars as a woman awakened to a world she doesn't recognize, one where people are more engaged with screens and devices than with each other. She sets out on a journey to find connection in a disconnected world and relearn what it means to be human.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpiwc00NXKo

Feature: Beast Beast (86) USA; Danny Madden; St. Petersburg Premiere 
Three interwoven stories of youth navigating identity, first love, petty crime, and gun violence in a Southern, American town.
Executive Producer: Alec Baldwin
Starring: Shirley Chen; Will Madden; Jose Angeles;


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

12:00pm EDT

NAVIGATING THE JOURNEY OF FAMILY
One universal reality is we all must navigate the journey of our families.  These films engage us in the complexities of modern day families.

EXTRA INNINGS (8:34) USA; John Gray; St. Petersburg Premiere
An aggressive sports reporter interviews the manager of the Boston Red Sox in an attempt to uncover secrets from his past.
https://vimeo.com/369076214/e462a2661d

THE OLD GUITARIST (12:45) USA; Christian Everhard; World Premiere (attending)
A father must come to terms with the death of his wife after his children stage a surprise intervention to convince him it's time to taker her off life support.

MINOR KEY (11:49) Spain; Ivan Sainz-Pardo; St. Petersburg Premiere
The moving story about a man locked in a Portuguese fado.
https://vimeo.com/261330659

PAPPY HOUR (10:40) USA;Nell Teare; Florida Premiere (attending)
A daughter must bring together her dysfunctional family to fulfill her father’s last wish.
https://vimeo.com/384908685

THE SHADOWS OF LIFE ((6) USA; Ken Feinberg;  Florida Premiere (attending)
Emotional highlights from one man's journey through life, told silently.
https://vimeo.com/344189005

THE PORTRAITIST (15:42) Luxembourg; Cyrus Neshvad; Florida Premiere
A grandfather at the edge of despair is called to care for his dying granddaughter. Through art, he kindles a relationship with her that brings beauty to the darkness in their lives.
https://vimeo.com/322582639​​​

FATHER BY LAW (18) USA; Maria De Sanctis (student); St. Petersburg Premiere
A father attempts to reconnect with his daughter on her wedding day after finding out she would rather do the father-daughter dance with her stepdad than with him.




Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:00pm EDT

LOOKING FOR LOVE?
STOOD UP (4:40) France; Cjay Boisclair; St. Petersburg Premiere
Charming, loyal and perpetually single Ben is tired of always being the best friend and wing-man. After deciding to shake things up, he agrees to a blind date.

THE LOST WEEKEND (14) USA;Ryan O’Leary; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
After a rough breakup, Charlie Monahan dives headfirst into the world of online dating. Guided by his charismatic best friend, Rufus, Charlie meets the charmingly complicated Maggie Mae.

DON GINO (10:48) ITALY; Salvatore Sclafani; North American Premiere (attending)
Don Gino is the leader of the Patanè mafia family, a proud and masculine organization that rules the city of Palermo. One day his most trusted and loyal man's son gets discovered as being gay.

WITHIN REACH (9:07) USA;Heather Fusari; Florida Premiere (attending)
We follow the struggle for Olivia to find love with her ideal 'Mr Right'. But maybe that pursuit kept her from true love.
https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1109048345

BACKBEAT (3:51) USA; Martin Bank; Florida Premiere
Love... 86 years in 4 minutes.

LONGER (11) USA (local); Susana Darwin; Florida Premiere (attending)
Starring: Eugenie Bondurant
Playing it cool behind a simmering bossa nova beat, Joanne carries a secret torch for Vida. An old friend with fresh eyes spots the flame and sprinkles a little magic.

FOR NO ONE (7:48) USA; Christopher Todd; Florida Premiere
On a normal morning when Paul starts to lose everything in his life, eventually something that matters will disappear.

IF YOU PLEASE (8:40) Belgium;Laura Neri; St. Petersburg Premiere
Muriel and Fabien are a Belgian couple that has lost that "special spark" over the years. When Fabien strays, he certainly does not expect the consequences which for Muriel must follow quite logically...



Friday September 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:00pm EDT

ACTING: Talent and Representation Part 1 (PANEL)
This is the 1st of two interactive panel discussions that go in depth on the ins and outs of trying to carve out a career as an actor, while working collaboratively with your talent manager. How do you get started? How do you find representation? How do you get in front of the right people? How do you know when to take an actor on as a client? Etc.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Robert Enriquez (Red Baron Talent Management Los Angeles), Lucius Baston (Atlanta based Actor) Keith Schwabinger (Alexa Talent)




Speakers
DD

Dave Deborde

Education Director
LB

Lucius Baston

Independent Rep, Prooximity Marketing


Friday September 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Workshops 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:15pm EDT

Animation Short Films
MAESTRO (1:34) France; Illogic; St. Petersburg Premiere
Deep into a forest, a gathering of wild animals start a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.
https://vimeo.com/340941024

THE MECHANICAL DANCER (12:34) USA; St. Petersburg Premiere
In a run-down part of town there stands a small theater, owned by an eccentric old man. His spectacle "The Mechanical Dancer" is a sight to behold, although perhaps it has seen better days.
https://vimeo.com/364677062

DEEPNESS OF THE FRY (4:02); Denmark;August Niclasen (student); St. Petersburg Premiere
What makes us special? What makes us stand out? What makes us unique? Nothing.
https://vimeo.com/311397940

FINAL ACT (7:40); Florida Premiere
Yohan GANTELET, Lucie KRENCKER, Clara OBEIDI, Miguel AMENDOLA-BORRALLO, Antonin GERAL-ARIES, Geoffrey RAKOTOARISOA (student);
Cheetah's season has arrived. André and Philip, two pals as valiant as they're bold, establish the ultimate hunting technique.

SHORT CHANGED (5:09) UK; Zoe Hutber; Florida Premiere
Short Changed is a stop motion animated short in which everyone is made of coins.
https://vimeo.com/288904050

PINK YOUTH (5) USA (local); Esteban Valdez; Florida Premiere (attending)
In a dark and bleak society controlled by the powers-that-be, a young courageous hero seeks to bring life and color to the world.

SERPENDIPITY (7:12) USA: Kevin Barwick & Carlos Mejia (student)
Gordon does not want to freeze during his dinner date. Not only is Gordon nervous, but he has a secret.

THE MAN AND THE HEAD (5:56) Denmark; Nilas RØPKE DRIESSEN; World Premiere
A little man builds a house on a giant floating head. The man and the head develop a friendship, talk about their days and try to figure out what to do with their lives.

TIFFANY (6:15) USA; Christina Christie; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
While packing away her deceased grandmother's affairs, Pauline discovers that one of their stained glass sculptures has come to life.
https://vimeo.com/user23585013/download/341910494/cec9838be9

HOT DOG (5:42) France; Flore BURBAN, Logan CAMERON, Nicolas DIAZ, Chloé RAIMONDO, Hugues VALIN (students); Florida Premiere
Facing the gate of a fancy property under surveillance, a lonely dog falls in love for a female dog sitting on her balcony at the very end of the garden.






Friday September 25, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

2:15pm EDT

ANGELA
https://vimeo.com/392695860​​​
Foreign Film
Director: Agamenon Quintero
Colombia, 2019, 93 minutes, Spanish with subtitles

Angela is a 13-year-old peasant girl whose virginity is bought from her father by Calixto, a landowner in the area. A story that takes place in Córdoba in the 40s, a rural region in Colombia, in the midst of a social and political event that crosses the historical of the characters. Angela is forced to remain continuously next to Calixto regardless of the circumstances. Calixto, as a result of the different pressures that his social environment imposes on him, makes decisions that lead to using Angela as a shield or escape to them. Angela is the story of how the birth of a woman ends up becoming the curse of being at the mercy of what men and social rules decide about the body and life of women

Friday September 25, 2020 2:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:30pm EDT

PRODUCING: The Truth On How To Get Your Movie Made in 2020 and Beyond Part 1
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. Part 1 will focus on the eternal state of purgatory in the industry, also known as Development. How do you get started? How do you pick your projects and why are you picking those projects? 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: Ramfis Myrthil (Cicada), Milan Chakraborty (My Friend Dahmer), Avril Speaks (Jinn), Liz Cardenas (A Ghost Story), Marty Poole (Fairway Film Alliance)

Speakers

Friday September 25, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Workshops 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:45pm EDT

Who Doesn't Need A Laugh At This Moment In Time?
LIMITED TIME OFFER ACT NOW (8:32) USA; Aaron Wertheimer; World Premiere (attending)
Charles Henderson is an average everyday guy living in the suburbs. After receiving an urgent piece of mail, he realizes his life may not be quite what it seems, and embarks on a desperate search to uncover his true reality.
https://vimeo.com/362868895

A DUNDER PLUNDER (7:56) UK; Grace Alwyn Ashworth; Florida Premiere
In this dark comedy, a cat burglar's plans to steal from a football manager's house are derailed, when he encounters the owner's sobbing ex-wife in one of the bedrooms.
https://vimeo.com/351161382​​​

KING OF HEARTS (8:33) USA (local); Tony Ahedo; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A reality show turns upside down when a mysterious avocado appears in a toilet on set.

THICK AS THIEVES (12:08) USA; Sam Fichtner; Florida Premiere (attending)
When Gary brings his girlfriend, Rose, to a dinner party, he must face an unexpected truth.
https://vimeo.com/361365734​​​

DUMMY LOVE (7:27) USA; Evan Barber (student, FSU); St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
After nearly choking to death, Julia attends a CPR training course. There, Julia inexplicably brings a wisecracking, but vulnerable CPR Mannequin to life.

PATRICIA (16:57) USA; Cameron Fife; Florida Premiere
Sarah and Beth are mostly perfect roommates, understanding and accepting of each other's differences and idiosyncrasies. That is until "Patricia", a seemingly homeless man decides to start living in their backyard.
https://vimeo.com/360918142​​​

AGE OF BRYCE (9:50) USA; Brian Elliott and David Feagan; St. Petersburg Premiere
Smothered by an adoring, over-protective mom, 12-year-old Bryce Yancy Paul (Bip) is pushed to the brink of pubescent revolution.



Friday September 25, 2020 3:45pm - 5:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:00pm EDT

GIANTS BEING LONELY

GIANTS BEING LONELY (78 min.) USA; Grear Patterson; Florida Premiere (attending)
Starring: Alejandro Castro Arias, Tal Chatterjee, Amalia Culp

Who will get out of here alive? The setting is the cursed last year of high school for Bobby, Adam and Caroline. Not much is going on in this frighteningly idyllic place somewhere in the countryside of the USA. The directorial debut of visual artist and filmmaker Grear Patterson balances perfectly contagious lightness with oppressive heaviness in this story about growing up in the American outback.




Friday September 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

4:15pm EDT

SKYMAN
Documentary Feature

SKYMAN (93 min) USA; 2019; Dan Myrick; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
An obsessed man is on a mission to document a reunion between himself and the 'Alien' of his youth.
See the newest work by the director and writer of The Blair Witch Project!

https://vimeo.com/352142860

Speakers
DM

Dan Myrick

Director



Friday September 25, 2020 4:15pm - 6:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

5:45pm EDT

Keep The Lights On Tonight: Horror
HISTORY OF MONSTERS (19:39) USA;  Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Evelyn lives isolated in a cabin in the woods haunted every night by monsters of unknown origin. One day she finds a dying man in the forest and decides to help him.
https://vimeo.com/355980399

 GHOST SHOT (6:25) USA;Paula MacDonald; World Premiere: SUNSCREEN FILM SCHOOL (attending)
An amateur ghost hunter discovers a mysterious camera during a ghost photography expedition at an old abandoned house.

AWFUL DREAMS (5) USA;Sean Cruser; Florida Premiere
A man’s plan for a quiet evening at home is shaken when a malevolent entity begins to stalk him.

WHITE TAIL BUCKS (14:16) USA;Derek Tonks; USA Premiere (attending)
Three generations of deer hunters - Grandfather, Father, and Son - butt heads as they trek deep into an Idaho forest during the treacherous winter of 1978.

BLACK MOON (8:10) USA; Ryan Graff; Florida Premiere
On rare occasions, there are two new moons in the same month, the second is known as a black moon. These irregular events cause supernatural occurrences that are hidden in plain sight.

BLEEDING KANSAS (14:40) USA;Daniel Lafrentz; Florida Premiere
A pair of mismatched U.S. Marshals is sent to the Kansas frontier to uncover the fate of a Marshal who went missing escorting a member of a notorious gang to his hanging.
https://vimeo.com/314054811

THE FOLD (13) USA (local); Andrew Kiaroscuro; Florida Premiere (attending)
A place frozen in time. A darkness stretching out. What lies in the darkness will soon find you. Witness the first episode of The Fold where a group of teenagers get caught in the middle of a small town mystery, and soon find out they are a part of the nightmare. Your friends may not be who you think they are.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61WsnTnarsY&feature=emb_title​​​




Speakers
JP

Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz

Writer-Director History of monsters
TS

Talya Stern

Producer



Friday September 25, 2020 5:45pm - 7:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

6:00pm EDT

MISEDUCTION OF BINDU
MISEDUCATION OF BINDU (92 min); USA; Prarthana Mohan; Florida Premiere (attending)
Comedy Starring: David Arquette, Priyanka Bose
When a bullied Indian teen forges her mother’s signature to test out of high school, she discovers she must pay a test fee by 7th period, leaving her no choice but to turn to the students she desperately wants to leave.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV_CuWq19Ug​​​


Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

6:00pm EDT

Snapshops Of Life
A grouping of films that catch  people in diverse situations that give us brief glimpses into the diverse moments of our lives.

THE CLAM KID (12:37); USA; Jim Morrison; Florida Premiere (attending)
Self sufficient teenager, Clammy James struggles with a chaotic home life, as he finds solace in shellfishing the bays of the small seaside tourist village of Greenport Long Island, in hopes to provide food for his family.

THE SAME BLUE (13:35); USA;Wasly Castillo; Florida Premiere
In the wake of a deadly incident, EMT Camila Perez can no longer walk the line between right and wrong. It's their badge, or her conscience

MIDAIR (10:48) USA;Zhaoxin Liu; Florida Premiere (attending)
A young boy follows a black balloon around his neighborhood on the day his father passes away. With has no idea what to do with himself or where to go, the only thing he knows is is his desire to assuage his burning emptiness and longing to see his father again. To do this, he desperately seeks to connect with this buoyant balloon.

BAD MOTHER (11:24) USA;Marnie Baxter & Nicola Stuart-Hill; Florida Premiere
Bad Mother is an unnerving drama about motherhood, made by three generations of women. It explores the struggles of motherhood, questioning our relationship with strangers in this modern world, and how we judge each other as mums.

THREE GRAND SOULS (18:29) USA; Johnny Greenlaw; Florida Premiere (attending)
A Post Traumatic Love story. Chuck a former Special forces vet suffering from PTSD wastes away in a motel room drinking himself to death meets Melinda, a brazen but beautiful prostitute who tries to save his broken soul, But is her soul darker than his?

OAKDALE, 1959 (14:53) USA;Josh Garvin; Florida Premiere
In a sleepy suburb in 1959, young Chuck learns that his life may not be as Rockwellian as it may appear.
https://vimeo.com/391982559


Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:45pm EDT

SCHEMERS
Schemers (89 min); 2019; UK; Dave McClean; Florida Premiere 
Starring: Conor Berry, Grant R. Keelan, Tara Lee

Based on a true story. His soccer career over, Davie starts promoting gigs in Dundee with his friends John and Scot – leading to a hugely ambitious IRON MAIDEN show. Out of his depth and deep in debt with FERGIE, a gangster of legendary violence, Davie needs to pull off the biggest scheme of his life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfSRNXs2h1A&feature=youtu.be

David Mclean and Alex Weston founded Riverman Management in 1989 and partnered with some of the most well respected artists in music from Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Foo Fighters & Pearl Jam to Cypress Hill, Rage Against The Machine & Beck.


Friday September 25, 2020 7:45pm - 9:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

8:00pm EDT

W.D.E.D (Zombie film)
W.D.E.D. (85 min); USA (local); Maurice Jovan Billlington; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Starring: Carl Rimi, Kevin "SBK" Caswell, Elayna Clair
A failing radio morning show uses a zombie invasion to try and get better ratings. They pit listener against zombie in stupid radio games putting not only the listeners but themselves at risk.

Warning: Adult Themes and Humor

https://youtu.be/avcsYtlbhd8​​​


Friday September 25, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

9:00pm EDT

Filmmakers' Event
Official Filmmaker gathering at Green Bench Brewing. 2nd floor of Webb's City Cellar adjacent to Green Bench is reserved for Sunscreen. Green Bench Brewing is open to everyone and the general public.  Mix, mingle and network with the filmmakers of the 15th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival.  Local bars and restaurants are subject to 50% capacity rules.

Green Bench Brewing 1133 Baum Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705.

Friday September 25, 2020 9:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
Green Bench Brewing Company
 
Saturday, September 26
 

10:00am EDT

HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS
WAIT (4:11); Milabella Salamone; World Premiere (attending)
A girl is mysteriously drawn to follow a boy who passes by on a skateboard. She barely keeps up, almost losing him entirely, until the story reaches a confounding turning point. Featuring the sights and chickens of historic Ybor City.

CATHARSIS (8); Josh Ceranic; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A psychotic woman struggles with illusion and reality in her attempt to find a meaningful relationship. Her deeply rooted insecurities come to light when yet another date goes awry. The dark fantasies that plague her only last so long before the harsh reality of her mental illness sets in.

CRANES (6:11); Alexandra Archipov; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
but they’re everything to him. After a young boy endures a tragic experience in his life, he needs to find a way to say goodbye. This story is about letting go, one fold at a time.

MELTED (3:47); Kaia Goudreau;
A young girl's ice cream fantasy could be a reality if it was not for a pesky yellow note from her mom. She's torn with a decision.

DOUG AVALANCHE (7:30) James Rouleau; World Premiere (attending)
Doug Avalanche is a struggling actor. He goes on an adventure of self discovery and finds that his selfish path has compromised his career thus far. Doug finally learns that acting is about people, and he finds his inner love for life.

MANIFEST (9:36); Hollis Rosenkranz; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
As high school graduation nears, Charlie is unsure of where her future will lead her. In an attempt to find the inspiration that guided her when she was younger she looks for answers in unlikely places. What she learns is a surprise...


Saturday September 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

10:00am EDT

ACTING: Talent and Representation Part 2 (PANEL)
This is the second of two interactive panel discussions that go in depth on the ins and outs of trying to carve out a career as an actor, while working collaboratively with your talent manager. This session will pick up where the previous day’s session left off. How do you effectively build a career? What does the process look like when you take an actor out to meet with producers, networks and studios? How does an actor create a sustainable career?


Moderator: Dave Deborde
Speakers:
Lucius Baston
Robert Enriquez
Keith Schwabinger
Paul Wilson

Place: Sundial AMC Theaters - Workshop Theater.

Speakers
LB

Lucius Baston

Independent Rep, Prooximity Marketing
DD

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Saturday September 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Workshops 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

10:00am EDT

MISEDUCATION OF BINDU
MISEDUCATION OF BINDU (92 min); USA; Prarthana Mohan; Florida Premiere
Comedy Starring: David Arquette, Priyanka Bose
When a bullied Indian teen forges her mother’s signature to test out of high school, she discovers she must pay a test fee by 7th period, leaving her no choice but to turn to the students she desperately wants to leave.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV_CuWq19Ug​​​





Saturday September 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

10:00am EDT

FLANNERY
FLANNERY (97 min); USA; 2019; Elizabeth Coffman & Mark Bosco, SJ; Florida Premiere (attending)
Documentary

Co-Sponsored by Keep St Pete Lit and Tombolo Books

Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress / Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, Flannery is the lyrical, intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic style influenced a generation of artists and activists. With her family home at Andalusia (the Georgia farm where she grew up and later wrote her best known work) as a backdrop, a picture of the woman behind her sharply aware, starkly redemptive style comes into focus. Including conversations with those who knew her and those inspired by her (Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Hilton Als and more),

https://vimeo.com/258864556

https://www.flanneryfilm.com/

“Flanneryis an extraordinary documentary
that allows us to follow the creative process of one of our country’s greatest writers.”
—Ken Burns, Oscar-winning documentarian




Speakers


Saturday September 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

10:00am EDT

Florida Tales
A collection of films by Florida Filmmakers.  Sunscreen seeks to highlight and champion works by Florida Filmmakers.

¡Come! (Eat!) (12) Florida; Lizette Barrea; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Set in Florida, a 12 year old Puerto Rican girl’s perspective changes when she brings a popular dessert dish, Arroz con Leche, to a thanksgiving event at her school and no one eats it

HER PLACE (5:12) Florida; Kathryn Parks; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending) 
A 1950s housewife awakens to a future far removed from mid-century nostalgia.

UNDETERMINED (10) Florida; Sunscreen Film School; Mila Ortiz; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A girl’s family is murdered. Fueled by revenge she becomes a medical examiner to strategically get away with murder. Each murder is unsolved and undetermined.

SYMPHONY (6:30) Florida; Sunscreen Film School;Sean Simpson; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending);

PAPERS (8:15) Florida;Julian Merrill; Florida Premiere (attending)
Jim, a slacker college student, decides to procrastinate on an essay worth 25% of his grade. Will he finish in time, or suffer the consequences?

RIVALTE (12) Florida;Jeremiah Baumbach; World Premiere (attending)
Two Jazz singers are in competition for the spotlight at a local music joint, but this particular rivalry may be more than it seems.

TIME OFF (6:50) Florida; Jadon Cal Fitzpatrick;Florida Premiere (attending)
Henry is working his life away after working at a local pub in Boston. He's confronted by his older bar-tending co-worker, Freddy, about this workaholic lifestyle.


TICS (14) Florida;Ted E Haynes;St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
For Bobby, a man strangled by personality disorders, making friends has been murder. Even simple social exchanges are disastrous. When Jackie storms in with her own baggage Bobby may have found someone worth fighting to keep.
https://vimeo.com/361368358











Saturday September 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

11:15am EDT

Coloring Outside The Lines: New Media & Experimental Films

TERROR TALES (6:49) USA; Domonic Smith; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Terror tales is an Anthology series. We focus on true stories that are submitted by our fanbase. And things go from scary hitch hiking stories, scary craigslist meetups gone wrong, home invasions, and even the occasional ghost story.

IN LIMBO (13:53) USA;Sylvia Ray, Antoine Perry; Florida Premiere (attending)
Inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, two childhood frenemies are sentenced to the Purgatory Level of Los Angeles and challenged to face their inner demons together to avoid hell and reach heaven.
https://vimeo.com/382266120

THE TALL BIKE JOUST (17:38) USA; Sam Frazier, Jr.; Florida Premiere (attending)
After the global apocalypse of 2015, the few and the quick take to the streets in bicycles of immense height, settling their differences by the law of the lance in bizarre jousting tournaments in craft brewery parking lots.
https://vimeo.com/362174872

DEMISE (6:10) USA; Tony Kim; USA Premiere (attending)
In a world of high priced escorts, billionaires and madams, Jason is caught between two worlds and he’s made a choice.
https://vimeo.com/367735931

TODD GROBIN'S GOING AWAY PARTY (10) USA; Andrew Melzer; USA Premiere (attending)
An anthology series that showcases the awkward debauchery we’ve come to know and dread from workplace parties, but through the distorted lense of a genre-hopping cinematic magical realism.
https://vimeo.com/366387090

THE TRILLO & SUEDE WEB SERIES (4:35) USA; Ophir Ariel & Ryan Collins; Florida Premiere (attending)
Episode 1 of Trillo & Suede, a film noir parody web series, featuring a ventriloquist detective and his wooden partner.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eTmZN8Ydzw​​​

SAD ASS BLACK FOLK (6:26) USA; Neima Patterson, Maya Cryor, Joel Boyd & Phoenix Williamson; Florida Premiere
After deciding grad school is wack, Preston, a socially inept, aspiring black psychologist, brings together a group of South L.A. misfits for a homemade group therapy “case study”, only to discover his own demons.
https://youtu.be/rm1df4sBFbA​​​

LANCASTER PARK (18) UK; Lynda Reiss; Florida Premiere (attending)
A single mother assumes the worst of her daughter. After destroying what she believes to be incriminating evidence she becomes lost in the desert where she learns that not everyone is as they seem.
https://vimeo.com/386785047​​​



Saturday September 26, 2020 11:15am - 1:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

11:30am EDT

WRITING: Screenwriting Structure (WORKSHOP) Presented by Tampa Bay Times
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
DD

Dave Deborde

Education Director

Saturday September 26, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Workshops 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:00pm EDT

ANGELA
https://vimeo.com/392695860​​​
Foreign Film
Director: Agamenon Quintero
Colombia, 2019, 93 minutes, Spanish with subtitles

Angela is a 13-year-old peasant girl whose virginity is bought from her father by Calixto, a landowner in the area. A story that takes place in Córdoba in the 40s, a rural region in Colombia, in the midst of a social and political event that crosses the historical of the characters. Angela is forced to remain continuously next to Calixto regardless of the circumstances. Calixto, as a result of the different pressures that his social environment imposes on him, makes decisions that lead to using Angela as a shield or escape to them. Angela is the story of how the birth of a woman ends up becoming the curse of being at the mercy of what men and social rules decide about the body and life of women


Saturday September 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

12:15pm EDT

Did My Pulse Rate Just Go Up? Thrillers!
Hold on to the seat tightly for this collection of thrillers!

LET ME RUN (12:28) USA; Elmar Bayramov; North American Premiere (attending)
This is a story of ORKHAN ADIGOZAL, preparing to deliver a motivations speech in front of a large audience tomorrow.

CRIMSON CUFFS  (7:04) USA; Madeline Vail; Florida Premiere (attending)
Laurena goes on a blind date at the behest of her pushy mother despite her feeling that “something just doesn’t feel right.”
https://vimeo.com/386635635

FAR FROM ORDINARY (13:28) USA; Paul Bulgarian; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
David Thompson is an unassuming outsider who is about to embark on an enormous project that will change his life forever. Now faced with a deadline, does Dave have the will and resolve to go through with his plan, and finish his project?

TIGER CLAW (12:42) UK; James Cotton; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A trio of kung fu enthusiasts are on their way to a regional tournament when they witness a small-scale jewellery heist, and are faced with the decision of whether to fight.

STANDSTILL  (12:35) Canada; Katia Shannon; USA Premiere
A fight to get through the gridlock becomes a fight for survival for Amanda as her body comes to a standstill.
https://youtu.be/4tUEFUs1zbY

HOUSESITTERS  (13:06) USA; Whitney St. Ours; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
On their last day as house sitters, a young couple is visited by a stranger who exposes the lies between them.
https://vimeo.com/324318513

WRITER'S BLOCK (10) John J. Budion & Wyatt Oleff; World Premiere (attending)
Claire, a young aspiring writer, embarks on a retreat to shut off the world, and turn on her creative flow.
https://vimeo.com/370357078

Speakers
JB

John Budion

Co-Director Writer's Block
WO

Wyatt Oleff

Co-Director Writer's Block



Saturday September 26, 2020 12:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

12:15pm EDT

STORIES THAT MATTER: SHORT DOCUMENTARIES
Stories That Move  And Fascinate Us!

THE MAGIC HOUR (15:30) USA (local); Victoria Jorgensen (attending)
Documentary about aging. Six local women discuss aging in place including their thoughts on sex, regrets, relationships, body image, money and spirituality.

SAVING PARADISE: ARTISTS WITH A CAUSE (13:07) USA (local); Lynn Marvin Dingfelder, Larry Wiezycki; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Their uniforms are flowing skirts, big brimmed hats and sunscreen. Armed with paint brushes, oils and easels, our heroines, The Cottage Artists, have saved historic beach cottages.

THE NEXT SHIFT (12:49) USA (local); Jennifer Msumba (attending)
Finding a job you love is hard. For those with autism, it can feel impossible. When autistic adults attempt to enter the workplace, they are often met with skepticism of their abilities and potential.

PIE IN THE PUSS (9:27) USA; Stacey Davis (in attendance); St. Petersburg Premiere
From a pie in the face, to the pie toss, to the ultimate pie fight - the evolution of pieing in film.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/teupzkzc4is645q/AADUvKlECSuKJSTMNxuLCO6ka?dl=0&preview=pieInThePuss_teaser_v1_2019_07_21.mp4

KITTY DANIELS WITH MAJID SHABAZZ JAZZ LEGENDS (15:10) USA (local); Louise Krikorian; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
This documentary chronicles the lives of award winning musicians, Kitty Daniels and Majid Shabazz, who are 85-year-old Tampa, Florida jazz legends.
https://youtu.be/OY1cEiaXedA

ONE LAST JOB (15:40) USA (local) ;Tony Armer, Declan Flynn; World Premiere (attending)
True story about Carl Begovich, a devoted husband and family man, a fourth-grade teacher, coach and recreation director whose life quickly turned upside down.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/DhurwyE3TRM

PURE EUPHORIA (16) USA, Timo Bruun & Edward Knowles; World Premiere
Pure Euphoria is a look into the mind of a determined man’s rise from the depths of depression and suicidal thoughts.
https://vimeo.com/365345019



Saturday September 26, 2020 12:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:00pm EDT

PRODUCING: The Truth On How To Get Your Movie Made in 2020 and Beyond Part 2 (PANEL)
This is the 2nd part of our in-depth look at how to get a film/TV project made with a variety of panelists representing different aspects of the industry. Part 2 will focus on dealing with the new Covid landscape, revisiting Me Too as a producer, creating helpful industry relationships in the modern era, landing the plane (pushing a production across the finish line), racial and sexual identity representation and other topics. NOTE: we might touch on finance and distribution, but we will focus on those in the following panel. If you’re a filmmaker, you CANNOT afford to miss this panel!

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Ramfis Myrthil (Cicada), Milan Chakraborty (My Friend Dahmer), Avril Speaks (Jinn), Liz Cardenas, Marty Poole (Fairway Film Alliance).

Place: Sundial AMC Theaters - Workshop Theater.

Speakers

Saturday September 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Workshops 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:15pm EDT

FACING THE UNEXPECTED
What one faces today may not have been what is planned. These films engage us in the journey of facing the unexpected.

MICHAEL EMMADRI AND THE MERMAID (11:47) USA; Ryan Dougall; Florida Premiere (attending)
In the wake of her home's destruction as Hurricane Michael makes landfall in the Florida Panhandle, a little girl finds herself in the stressful situation of her parents trying to find them a place to stay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5ULmkhyvKY

BLAMING CAIRO (15) USA; David Chambers (student FSU); St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
College athlete Cairo Jones quickly goes from Big Man on Campus to Public Enemy Number 1 when he is accused of a crime he didn't commit.
https://vimeo.com/374444885

SEEING THINGS AS THEY ARE (11) USA; Daniel Stein (student); Florida Premiere (attending)
For a newly blind girl, a quiet afternoon evolves into a threshold as she grapples with how her expectations inform her perception.

WRITE ME (8) USA; Pearl Gluck; Florida Premiere (attending)
Write Me follows an older woman who joins other survivors in reclaiming the histories tattooed on their bodies.
https://vimeo.com/332890004

FINDING HAROLD (5:19) USA; Katarzyna Kochany; Florida Premiere
An aging actor is grateful to be cast in a theatrical production, but he feels lost and unwanted among his college-aged castmates.

IN LIEU OF HONOR (15:46) USA (local); Coco Bermudez; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Sometimes the battle is within ourselves. The day Frank Chapman receives life altering news, he crosses paths with a complete stranger which changes their lives forever.

THE ABSENCES (7:30) USA; Hansel Porras Garcia; Florida Premiere (attending)
After trying to revive once again the lost passion of her marriage, a young woman will make a radical decision she had planned some time ago.
https://vimeo.com/383913840

THE BLUE CAPE (5) USA (Puerto Rico); Alejandra López; Florida Premiere (attending)
In hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, medicine can be hard to come by. A little boy has to grow beyond his limits if he is to help his grandfather.




Saturday September 26, 2020 1:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:00pm EDT

Exploring Beyond The Known: SciFi
BUTTERFLY (22) USA (local); Austin Newman; World Premiere (attending)
10 years after Lacey’s father abandons her at age 15, she receives a note from her estranged alcoholic father on the eve of her big software launch.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAVE THE WORLD (3:30) USA; Kevin O'Brien; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
As danger closes in on him, an adventurer searches an abandoned building for a mysterious artifact.

BODYHACKERS (7:25) USA (local); Dale Metz; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A father/daughter camping trip takes a turn for the worse.

WILLY GOES WAY BACK (13) USA; Ryan Wagner; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Willy is a oddball-outcast grieving the loss of his mother. With the promise to cure Willy's sadness, a suspicious doctor recruits Willy to be the pilot tester for his new experiment.

SPEED OF TIME (12:40) USA; William J. Stribling; Florida Premiere (attending)
Future cop Johnny Killfire (John Hennigan, WWE) must go back in time and team up with his former self (Sean Marquette, The Goldbergs) in order to stop the TimeBorgs from getting their hands on an app that could break the space-time continuum by delivering pizzas into the past...before they were even ordered.

HONOR AMONG THIEVES (10) USA; Justin Eugene Evans; Florida Premiere (attending)
When a planet-hopping cowboy-criminal (Jason R. Moore, Marvel’s The Punisher) returns to New Mexico after a heist-gone-wrong, he expects a hero’s welcome.

ALL THE BOYS DIE (13:06) USA; Julio C. Vargas; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
In 2068, puberty is a death sentence for all boys. When 10-year-old Oscar’s voice cracks, doctor’s perform an “extraction” in order to ensure his bloodline.
https://youtu.be/DzMnS-dsv7k​​​


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

2:15pm EDT

GIANTS BEING LONELY
GIANTS BEING LONELY (78 min.) USA; Grear Patterson; Florida Premiere (attending)
Starring: Alejandro Castro Arias, Tal Chatterjee, Amalia Culp

Who will get out of here alive? The setting is the cursed last year of high school for Bobby, Adam and Caroline. Not much is going on in this frighteningly idyllic place somewhere in the countryside of the USA. The directorial debut of visual artist and filmmaker Grear Patterson balances perfectly contagious lightness with oppressive heaviness in this story about growing up in the American outback.


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:15pm EDT

Mott Haven
Mott Haven (96 min); USA; Michael Domino; Tampa Bay Premiere (attending)
Starring: Robert Davi, Paul Wilson
A beleaguered businessman, who owns a plastic recycling factory in the South Bronx, is feeling desperate and isolated, Hebefriends Hal Stewart (Robert Davi) on a park bench one day. Together they battle a thuggish superintendent (Chuck Zito) and the forces of gentrification in the South Bronx.

https://youtu.be/2GbtiRiJRAs​​​



Saturday September 26, 2020 2:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:30pm EDT

FILM FINANCE & DISTRIBUTION: 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 could be one of the most important workshops you will EVER take on film financing and how it all works. Seriously, buckle your seat belt and take notes like a maniac!  
Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers:Avril Z. Speaks (Jinn), Ramfis Myrthil (Cicada), Liz Cardenas (A Ghost Story) Milan Chakraborty (My Friend Dahmer), Jason Brown (Called Higher Studios), Santosh Govindaraju (Inheritance)
Place:  Sundial AMC Theaters - Workshop Theater

Speakers
avatar for Marty Poole

Marty Poole

President, Fairway Film Alliance
DD

Dave Deborde

Education Director
JB

Jason Brown

Called Higher Studios


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Workshops 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:30pm EDT

UNCLE ED'S BUCKET LIST
UNCLE ED'S BUCKET LIST (91); USA; Kelby Joseph; Florida Premiere (attending)
Starring: Phil Cook, Kelby Joseph
While on the hike, Uncle Ed faints only to wake up 2 weeks later in the hospital from a coma where he learns he only has 6 months to live. In an effort to relive his glory days, Uncle Ed recruits Jason and a guru, Ashley, to complete a bucket list. With some of the most outlandish items to accomplish, the 3 embark on a mission to accomplish everything this list.

https://youtu.be/nhDidHpBYQM​​​


Saturday September 26, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:00pm EDT

WRITING: The Art and Science of Pitching (WORKSHOP) Presented by Tampa Bay Times
Learn from the pros how to pitch your production and actually land the deal. Learn the guidelines of pitching your project and yourself.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Ramfis Myrthil, Liz Cardenas, Avril Speaks, Santosh Govindaraju




Saturday September 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Workshops 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:15pm EDT

SNAELAND
Foreign  Feature
Snaeland (75 minutes); Iceland; Lise Raven; Florida Premiere 
Languages: English, French, German and Icelandic
When disgraced German journalist goes to a small Icelandic fishing village, he stumbles upon the tabloid story that could redeem his career. The beekeeping wife of a local taxi driver might in fact be a young French nanny who killed herself after being accused of murdering a child. Unable to sleep under the relentless glare of the midnight sun, Fred pursues the truth. A slow burn Nordic Neo-noir.

https://vimeo.com/351028051



Saturday September 26, 2020 4:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:30pm EDT

BASTARD'S ROAD
Documentary Feature

BASTARD'S ROAD (96 min) USA; Brian Morrison; Florida Premiere (attending)
A Veteran’s life spirals out of control after coming home from war. After hitting rock bottom, he decides to walk across the country. Across 5,800 miles he wrestles with inner demons, visits members of his fellow 2/4 Marines - known as the The Magnificent Bastards - and families of their fallen. Along the way, Jon discovers a mission even bigger than his own redemption.
https://vimeo.com/263537316​​​




Saturday September 26, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:30pm EDT

Keep The Lights On Tonight: Horror
HISTORY OF MONSTERS (19:39) USA;  Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Evelyn lives isolated in a cabin in the woods haunted every night by monsters of unknown origin. One day she finds a dying man in the forest and decides to help him.
https://vimeo.com/355980399

 GHOST SHOT (6:25) USA;Paula MacDonald; World Premiere: SUNSCREEN FILM SCHOOL (attending)
An amateur ghost hunter discovers a mysterious camera during a ghost photography expedition at an old abandoned house.

AWFUL DREAMS (5) USA;Sean Cruser; Florida Premiere
A man’s plan for a quiet evening at home is shaken when a malevolent entity begins to stalk him.

WHITE TAIL BUCKS (14:16) USA;Derek Tonks; USA Premiere (attending)
Three generations of deer hunters - Grandfather, Father, and Son - butt heads as they trek deep into an Idaho forest during the treacherous winter of 1978.

BLACK MOON (8:10) USA; Ryan Graff; Florida Premiere
On rare occasions, there are two new moons in the same month, the second is known as a black moon. These irregular events cause supernatural occurrences that are hidden in plain sight.

BLEEDING KANSAS (14:40) USA;Daniel Lafrentz; Florida Premiere
A pair of mismatched U.S. Marshals is sent to the Kansas frontier to uncover the fate of a Marshal who went missing escorting a member of a notorious gang to his hanging.
https://vimeo.com/314054811

THE FOLD (13) USA (local); Andrew Kiaroscuro; Florida Premiere (attending)
A place frozen in time. A darkness stretching out. What lies in the darkness will soon find you. Witness the first episode of The Fold where a group of teenagers get caught in the middle of a small town mystery, and soon find out they are a part of the nightmare. Your friends may not be who you think they are.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61WsnTnarsY&feature=emb_title​​​




Speakers
JP

Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz

Writer-Director History of monsters
TS

Talya Stern

Producer



Saturday September 26, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

5:30pm EDT

MISEDUCATION OF BINDU
MISEDUCATION OF BINDU (92 min); USA; Prarthana Mohan; Florida Premiere (attending)
Comedy Starring: David Arquette, Priyanka Bose
When a bullied Indian teen forges her mother’s signature to test out of high school, she discovers she must pay a test fee by 7th period, leaving her no choice but to turn to the students she desperately wants to leave.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV_CuWq19Ug​​​


Saturday September 26, 2020 5:30pm - 7:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

6:30pm EDT

SCHEMERS
Schemers (89 min); 2019; UK; Dave McClean; Florida Premiere 
Starring: Conor Berry, Grant R. Keelan, Tara Lee

Based on a true story. His soccer career over, Davie starts promoting gigs in Dundee with his friends John and Scot – leading to a hugely ambitious IRON MAIDEN show. Out of his depth and deep in debt with FERGIE, a gangster of legendary violence, Davie needs to pull off the biggest scheme of his life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfSRNXs2h1A&feature=youtu.be

David Mclean and Alex Weston founded Riverman Management in 1989 and partnered with some of the most well respected artists in music from Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Foo Fighters & Pearl Jam to Cypress Hill, Rage Against The Machine & Beck.


Saturday September 26, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

7:00pm EDT

THE ILLEGAL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwROk-pHYDQ&feature=youtu.be

Director: Danish Renzu
Drama, 86 minutes, USA
Florida Premiere
Starring: Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi)

A gritty realistic story about a young film school student from middle class India who's forced to drop out to support his family while staying in the United States as an undocumented worker.


Speakers
avatar for Danish Renzu

Danish Renzu

Director


Saturday September 26, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

7:00pm EDT

The Seven

Horror
THE SEVEN (78 min); 2019; UK; Ricard Cotton; North American Premiere 
Starring: Dean Cain, Dave Courtney, Amar Adatia

Decades after the members of a satanic cult died in a fire that destroyed their mansion, a college stands on the very spot, the mansion once towered. A young college student hopes for a romantic night with the woman he has fallen in love with. Her friends, however, upon hearing of his plan, set out to sabotage the nights as much as they can. Unfortunately, everyone gets locked in by the college's live-in caretaker, a shady character who usually cleans up after the students.

https://youtu.be/unmrFhpULO4​​​



Speakers


Saturday September 26, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

8:00pm EDT

STALKING CHERNOBYL
Stalking Chernobyl: Exploration After Apocalypse (57 min) USA/Ukraine; Lara Lee; Florida Premiere
Documentary; Languages: English, Ukranian, Russian
This documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, examines the underground culture of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Three decades after the world's most infamous nuclear disaster, wildlife has returned in the absence of human settlements. Meanwhile, illegal hiking adventurers known as "stalkers," extreme sports aficionados, artists, and tour companies have begun to explore anew the ghostly, post-apocalyptic landscape.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWaWaedzgxg&t=13s / https://www.dropbox.com/s/z2ejqm4ezohzhnh/STALKING_CHERNOBYL_TRAILER_MASTER.mp4?dl=0​​​


Saturday September 26, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

9:00pm EDT

Awards and Saturday Night Event
Open to VIP, Day, Industry, Sponsor and Filmmaker pass holders. Awards and physically distanced gathering.

Saturday September 26, 2020 9:00pm - 11:59pm EDT
The Birchwood 340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
 
Sunday, September 27
 

11:00am EDT

FLY IN FLY OUT
FLY IN FLY OUT (65 min); 2019; France; Viola von Scarpatetti; USA Premiere
French with English subitles
Is love free? Sara and Olaf can no longer avoid the question. Confined to a motel room after one of their shows, the two musicians awkwardly attempt to save their tumultuous relationship, transporting us for one night only into a romantic and dramatic universe.

https://vimeo.com/345352332​​​


Sunday September 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

11:00am EDT

NAVIGATING THE JOURNEY OF FAMILY
One universal reality is we all must navigate the journey of our families.  These films engage us in the complexities of modern day families.

EXTRA INNINGS (8:34) USA; John Gray; St. Petersburg Premiere
An aggressive sports reporter interviews the manager of the Boston Red Sox in an attempt to uncover secrets from his past.
https://vimeo.com/369076214/e462a2661d

THE OLD GUITARIST (12:45) USA; Christian Everhard; World Premiere (attending)
A father must come to terms with the death of his wife after his children stage a surprise intervention to convince him it's time to taker her off life support.

MINOR KEY (11:49) Spain; Ivan Sainz-Pardo; St. Petersburg Premiere
The moving story about a man locked in a Portuguese fado.
https://vimeo.com/261330659

PAPPY HOUR (10:40) USA;Nell Teare; Florida Premiere (attending)
A daughter must bring together her dysfunctional family to fulfill her father’s last wish.
https://vimeo.com/384908685

THE SHADOWS OF LIFE ((6) USA; Ken Feinberg;  Florida Premiere (attending)
Emotional highlights from one man's journey through life, told silently.
https://vimeo.com/344189005

THE PORTRAITIST (15:42) Luxembourg; Cyrus Neshvad; Florida Premiere
A grandfather at the edge of despair is called to care for his dying granddaughter. Through art, he kindles a relationship with her that brings beauty to the darkness in their lives.
https://vimeo.com/322582639​​​

FATHER BY LAW (18) USA; Maria De Sanctis (student); St. Petersburg Premiere
A father attempts to reconnect with his daughter on her wedding day after finding out she would rather do the father-daughter dance with her stepdad than with him.


Sunday September 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

11:00am EDT

SNAPSHOTS OF LIFE
A grouping of films that catch people in diverse situations that give us brief glimpses into the diverse moments of our lives.

THE CLAM KID (12:37); USA; Jim Morrison; Florida Premiere (attending)
Self sufficient teenager, Clammy James struggles with a chaotic home life, as he finds solace in shellfishing the bays of the small seaside tourist village of Greenport Long Island, in hopes to provide food for his family.

THE SAME BLUE (13:35); USA;Wasly Castillo; Florida Premiere
In the wake of a deadly incident, EMT Camila Perez can no longer walk the line between right and wrong. It's their badge, or her conscience

MIDAIR (10:48) USA;Zhaoxin Liu; Florida Premiere (attending)
A young boy follows a black balloon around his neighborhood on the day his father passes away. With has no idea what to do with himself or where to go, the only thing he knows is is his desire to assuage his burning emptiness and longing to see his father again. To do this, he desperately seeks to connect with this buoyant balloon.

BAD MOTHER (11:24) USA;Marnie Baxter & Nicola Stuart-Hill; Florida Premiere
Bad Mother is an unnerving drama about motherhood, made by three generations of women. It explores the struggles of motherhood, questioning our relationship with strangers in this modern world, and how we judge each other as mums.

3 GRAND SOULS (18:29) USA; Johnny Greenlaw; Florida Premiere (attending)
A Post Traumatic Love story. Chuck a former Special forces vet suffering from PTSD wastes away in a motel room drinking himself to death meets Melinda, a brazen but beautiful prostitute who tries to save his broken soul, But is her soul darker than his?

OAKDALE, 1959 (14:53) USA;Josh Garvin; Florida Premiere
In a sleepy suburb in 1959, young Chuck learns that his life may not be as Rockwellian as it may appear.
https://vimeo.com/391982559


Sunday September 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

11:00am EDT

Beauty is Skin Deep
BEAUTY IS SKIN DEEP (97) USA (local); 2020; Joe Davison; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Zane (Adam Shimberg) is a new student, with a mysterious past, is looking to make friends but when several students are found dead all fingers point to the new guy. However his new love interest Lily (Taylor Halsey) has a few secrets of her own. But who's killing the students of Glennwood High School?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msl3eKQw9-c&t=2s​​​



Sunday September 27, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

11:30am 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: Attorney Scott Goldberg

Place: Sundial AMC Theaters - Workshop Theater.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Goldberg

Scott Goldberg

Entertainment Attorney, Goldberg Florida Law
Attorney Scott Goldberg has been practicing law in Florida for over 15 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 →
DD

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Sunday September 27, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Workshops 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:00pm EDT

Who Doesn't Need A Laugh At This Moment In Time?
LIMITED TIME OFFER ACT NOW (8:32) USA; Aaron Wertheimer; World Premiere (attending)
Charles Henderson is an average everyday guy living in the suburbs. After receiving an urgent piece of mail, he realizes his life may not be quite what it seems, and embarks on a desperate search to uncover his true reality.
https://vimeo.com/362868895

A DUNDER PLUNDER (7:56) UK; Grace Alwyn Ashworth; Florida Premiere
In this dark comedy, a cat burglar's plans to steal from a football manager's house are derailed, when he encounters the owner's sobbing ex-wife in one of the bedrooms.
https://vimeo.com/351161382​​​

KING OF HEARTS (8:33) USA (local); Tony Ahedo; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A reality show turns upside down when a mysterious avocado appears in a toilet on set.

THICK AS THIEVES (12:08) USA; Sam Fichtner; Florida Premiere (attending)
When Gary brings his girlfriend, Rose, to a dinner party, he must face an unexpected truth.
https://vimeo.com/361365734​​​

DUMMY LOVE (7:27) USA; Evan Barber (student, FSU); St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
After nearly choking to death, Julia attends a CPR training course. There, Julia inexplicably brings a wisecracking, but vulnerable CPR Mannequin to life.

PATRICIA (16:57) USA; Cameron Fife; Florida Premiere
Sarah and Beth are mostly perfect roommates, understanding and accepting of each other's differences and idiosyncrasies. That is until "Patricia", a seemingly homeless man decides to start living in their backyard.
https://vimeo.com/360918142​​​

AGE OF BRYCE (9:50) USA; Brian Elliott and David Feagan; St. Petersburg Premiere
Smothered by an adoring, over-protective mom, 12-year-old Bryce Yancy Paul (Bip) is pushed to the brink of pubescent revolution.



Sunday September 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

1:00pm EDT

WRITING: Pitch Fest! (WORKSHOP) Presented by Tampa Bay Times
This is your opportunity to pitch movers and shakers in the industry! There will be sign up slips, and you will be given one minute to pitch and when your slip is pulled out, 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: Ramfis Myrthil, Avril Speaks, Liz Cardenas, Robert Enriquez, Milan Chakraborty, Jason Brown, Marty Poole

Place:  Sundial AMC Theaters - Workshop Theater

Speakers
avatar for Marty Poole

Marty Poole

President, Fairway Film Alliance
JB

Jason Brown

Called Higher Studios
DD

Dave Deborde

Education Director


Sunday September 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Workshops 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:00pm EDT

STORIES THAT MATTER: SHORT DOCUMENTARIES
Stories That Move  And Fascinate Us!

THE MAGIC HOUR (15:30) USA (local); Victoria Jorgensen (attending)
Documentary about aging. Six local women discuss aging in place including their thoughts on sex, regrets, relationships, body image, money and spirituality.

SAVING PARADISE: ARTISTS WITH A CAUSE (13:07) USA (local); Lynn Marvin Dingfelder, Larry Wiezycki; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Their uniforms are flowing skirts, big brimmed hats and sunscreen. Armed with paint brushes, oils and easels, our heroines, The Cottage Artists, have saved historic beach cottages.

THE NEXT SHIFT (12:49) USA (local); Jennifer Msumba (attending)
Finding a job you love is hard. For those with autism, it can feel impossible. When autistic adults attempt to enter the workplace, they are often met with skepticism of their abilities and potential.

PIE IN THE PUSS (9:27) USA; Stacey Davis (in attendance); St. Petersburg Premiere
From a pie in the face, to the pie toss, to the ultimate pie fight - the evolution of pieing in film.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/teupzkzc4is645q/AADUvKlECSuKJSTMNxuLCO6ka?dl=0&preview=pieInThePuss_teaser_v1_2019_07_21.mp4

KITTY DANIELS WITH MAJID SHABAZZ JAZZ LEGENDS (15:10) USA (local); Louise Krikorian; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
This documentary chronicles the lives of award winning musicians, Kitty Daniels and Majid Shabazz, who are 85-year-old Tampa, Florida jazz legends.
https://youtu.be/OY1cEiaXedA

ONE LAST JOB (15:40) USA (local) ;Tony Armer, Declan Flynn; World Premiere (attending)
True story about Carl Begovich, a devoted husband and family man, a fourth-grade teacher, coach and recreation director whose life quickly turned upside down.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/DhurwyE3TRM

PURE EUPHORIA (16) USA, Timo Bruun & Edward Knowles; World Premiere
Pure Euphoria is a look into the mind of a determined man’s rise from the depths of depression and suicidal thoughts.
https://vimeo.com/365345019



Sunday September 27, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:15pm EDT

Exploring Beyond The Known: SciFi
BUTTERFLY (22) USA (local); Austin Newman; World Premiere (attending)
10 years after Lacey’s father abandons her at age 15, she receives a note from her estranged alcoholic father on the eve of her big software launch.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAVE THE WORLD (3:30) USA; Kevin O'Brien; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
As danger closes in on him, an adventurer searches an abandoned building for a mysterious artifact.

BODYHACKERS (7:25) USA (local); Dale Metz; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A father/daughter camping trip takes a turn for the worse.

WILLY GOES WAY BACK (13) USA; Ryan Wagner; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
Willy is a oddball-outcast grieving the loss of his mother. With the promise to cure Willy's sadness, a suspicious doctor recruits Willy to be the pilot tester for his new experiment.

SPEED OF TIME (12:40) USA; William J. Stribling; Florida Premiere (attending)
Future cop Johnny Killfire (John Hennigan, WWE) must go back in time and team up with his former self (Sean Marquette, The Goldbergs) in order to stop the TimeBorgs from getting their hands on an app that could break the space-time continuum by delivering pizzas into the past...before they were even ordered.

HONOR AMONG THIEVES (10) USA; Justin Eugene Evans; Florida Premiere (attending)
When a planet-hopping cowboy-criminal (Jason R. Moore, Marvel’s The Punisher) returns to New Mexico after a heist-gone-wrong, he expects a hero’s welcome.

ALL THE BOYS DIE (13:06) USA; Julio C. Vargas; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
In 2068, puberty is a death sentence for all boys. When 10-year-old Oscar’s voice cracks, doctor’s perform an “extraction” in order to ensure his bloodline.
https://youtu.be/DzMnS-dsv7k​​​


Sunday September 27, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

1:15pm EDT

HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS
WAIT (4:11); Milabella Salamone; World Premiere (attending)
A girl is mysteriously drawn to follow a boy who passes by on a skateboard. She barely keeps up, almost losing him entirely, until the story reaches a confounding turning point. Featuring the sights and chickens of historic Ybor City.

CATHARSIS (8); Josh Ceranic; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A psychotic woman struggles with illusion and reality in her attempt to find a meaningful relationship. Her deeply rooted insecurities come to light when yet another date goes awry. The dark fantasies that plague her only last so long before the harsh reality of her mental illness sets in.

CRANES (6:11); Alexandra Archipov; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
but they’re everything to him. After a young boy endures a tragic experience in his life, he needs to find a way to say goodbye. This story is about letting go, one fold at a time.

MELTED (3:47); Kaia Goudreau;
A young girl's ice cream fantasy could be a reality if it was not for a pesky yellow note from her mom. She's torn with a decision.

DOUG AVALANCHE (7:30) James Rouleau; World Premiere (attending)
Doug Avalanche is a struggling actor. He goes on an adventure of self discovery and finds that his selfish path has compromised his career thus far. Doug finally learns that acting is about people, and he finds his inner love for life.

MANIFEST (9:36); Hollis Rosenkranz; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
As high school graduation nears, Charlie is unsure of where her future will lead her. In an attempt to find the inspiration that guided her when she was younger she looks for answers in unlikely places. What she learns is a surprise...


Sunday September 27, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

2:45pm EDT

Did My Pulse Rate Just Go Up? Thrillers!
Hold on to the seat tightly for this collection of thrillers!

LET ME RUN (12:28) USA; Elmar Bayramov; North American Premiere (attending)
This is a story of ORKHAN ADIGOZAL, preparing to deliver a motivations speech in front of a large audience tomorrow.

CRIMSON CUFFS  (7:04) USA; Madeline Vail; Florida Premiere (attending)
Laurena goes on a blind date at the behest of her pushy mother despite her feeling that “something just doesn’t feel right.”
https://vimeo.com/386635635

FAR FROM ORDINARY (13:28) USA; Paul Bulgarian; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
David Thompson is an unassuming outsider who is about to embark on an enormous project that will change his life forever. Now faced with a deadline, does Dave have the will and resolve to go through with his plan, and finish his project?

TIGER CLAW (12:42) USA; James Cotton; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
A trio of kung fu enthusiasts are on their way to a regional tournament when they witness a small-scale jewellery heist, and are faced with the decision of whether to fight.

STANDSTILL  (12:35) Canada; Katia Shannon; USA Premiere
A fight to get through the gridlock becomes a fight for survival for Amanda as her body comes to a standstill.
https://youtu.be/4tUEFUs1zbY

HOUSESITTERS  (13:06) USA; Whitney St. Ours; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
On their last day as house sitters, a young couple is visited by a stranger who exposes the lies between them.
https://vimeo.com/324318513

WRITER'S BLOCK (10) John J. Budion & Wyatt Oleff; World Premiere (attending)
Claire, a young aspiring writer, embarks on a retreat to shut off the world, and turn on her creative flow.
https://vimeo.com/370357078​​​


Sunday September 27, 2020 2:45pm - 4:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

3:00pm EDT

Animation Short Films
MAESTRO (1:34) France; Illogic; St. Petersburg Premiere
Deep into a forest, a gathering of wild animals start a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.
https://vimeo.com/340941024

THE MECHANICAL DANCER (12:34) USA; St. Petersburg Premiere
In a run-down part of town there stands a small theater, owned by an eccentric old man. His spectacle "The Mechanical Dancer" is a sight to behold, although perhaps it has seen better days.
https://vimeo.com/364677062

DEEPNESS OF THE FRY (4:02); Denmark;August Niclasen (student); St. Petersburg Premiere
What makes us special? What makes us stand out? What makes us unique? Nothing.
https://vimeo.com/311397940

FINAL ACT (7:40); Florida Premiere
Yohan GANTELET, Lucie KRENCKER, Clara OBEIDI, Miguel AMENDOLA-BORRALLO, Antonin GERAL-ARIES, Geoffrey RAKOTOARISOA (student);
Cheetah's season has arrived. André and Philip, two pals as valiant as they're bold, establish the ultimate hunting technique.

SHORT CHANGED (5:09) UK; Zoe Hutber; Florida Premiere
Short Changed is a stop motion animated short in which everyone is made of coins.
https://vimeo.com/288904050

PINK YOUTH (5) USA (local); Esteban Valdez; Florida Premiere (attending)
In a dark and bleak society controlled by the powers-that-be, a young courageous hero seeks to bring life and color to the world.

SERPENDIPITY (7:12) USA: Kevin Barwick & Carlos Mejia (student)
Gordon does not want to freeze during his dinner date. Not only is Gordon nervous, but he has a secret.

THE MAN AND THE HEAD (5:56) Denmark; Nilas RØPKE DRIESSEN; World Premiere
A little man builds a house on a giant floating head. The man and the head develop a friendship, talk about their days and try to figure out what to do with their lives.

TIFFANY (6:15) USA; Christina Christie; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
While packing away her deceased grandmother's affairs, Pauline discovers that one of their stained glass sculptures has come to life.
https://vimeo.com/user23585013/download/341910494/cec9838be9

HOT DOG (5:42) France; Flore BURBAN, Logan CAMERON, Nicolas DIAZ, Chloé RAIMONDO, Hugues VALIN (students); Florida Premiere
Facing the gate of a fancy property under surveillance, a lonely dog falls in love for a female dog sitting on her balcony at the very end of the garden.






Sunday September 27, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:00pm EDT

WRITING: Writing the Scripts the Market Needs - Presented by Tampa Bay Times
You can write the script you want to write and it may not be what the industry is looking for at that moment. Hear from our panel of experts on which scripts the market is looking for: genre, period, budget, message, timeliness, you name it! Learn from these experts what the industry is looking for right now.

Moderator: Dave DeBorde
Speakers: Ramfis Myrthil, Avril Speaks, Liz Cardenas, Marty Poole, Milan Chakraborty,

Speakers

Sunday September 27, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Workshops 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:15pm EDT

LOOKING FOR LOVE?
STOOD UP (4:40) France; Cjay Boisclair; St. Petersburg Premiere
Charming, loyal and perpetually single Ben is tired of always being the best friend and wing-man. After deciding to shake things up, he agrees to a blind date.

THE LOST WEEKEND (14) USA;Ryan O’Leary; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
After a rough breakup, Charlie Monahan dives headfirst into the world of online dating. Guided by his charismatic best friend, Rufus, Charlie meets the charmingly complicated Maggie Mae.

DON GINO (10:48) ITALY; Salvatore Sclafani; North American Premiere (attending)
Don Gino is the leader of the Patanè mafia family, a proud and masculine organization that rules the city of Palermo. One day his most trusted and loyal man's son gets discovered as being gay.

WITHIN REACH (9:07) USA;Heather Fusari; Florida Premiere (attending)
We follow the struggle for Olivia to find love with her ideal 'Mr Right'. But maybe that pursuit kept her from true love.
https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1109048345

BACKBEAT (3:51) USA; Martin Bank; Florida Premiere
Love... 86 years in 4 minutes.

LONGER (11) USA (local); Susana Darwin; Florida Premiere (attending)
Starring: Eugenie Bondurant
Playing it cool behind a simmering bossa nova beat, Joanne carries a secret torch for Vida. An old friend with fresh eyes spots the flame and sprinkles a little magic.

FOR NO ONE (7:48) USA; Christopher Todd; Florida Premiere
On a normal morning when Paul starts to lose everything in his life, eventually something that matters will disappear. 

IF YOU PLEASE (8:40) Belgium;Laura Neri; St. Petersburg Premiere
Muriel and Fabien are a Belgian couple that has lost that "special spark" over the years. When Fabien strays, he certainly does not expect the consequences which for Muriel must follow quite logically...


Sunday September 27, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #3 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

3:30pm EDT

OPENING NIGHT FILMS: Short: Wake Up Feature: Beast Beast
Short film: Wake Up (10:16) USA; Olivia Wilde; Florida Premiere 
In a short film directed by Olivia Wilde, Margaret Qualley stars as a woman awakened to a world she doesn't recognize, one where people are more engaged with screens and devices than with each other. She sets out on a journey to find connection in a disconnected world and relearn what it means to be human.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpiwc00NXKo

Feature: Beast Beast (86) USA; Danny Madden; St. Petersburg Premiere 
Three interwoven stories of youth navigating identity, first love, petty crime, and gun violence in a Southern, American town.
Executive Producer: Alec Baldwin
Starring: Shirley Chen; Will Madden; Jose Angeles;


Sunday September 27, 2020 3:30pm - 5:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

4:30pm EDT

THE STORY OF PLASTIC
The Story of Plastic (95 min); USA; Deia Schlosberg; Florida Premiere
Documentary Feature

THE STORY OF PLASTIC is a searing expose, uncovering the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic and the villains behind one of the world's most pressing environmental issues, from the extraction of fossil fuels to plastic disposal and the global resistance fighting back.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=krhZmrDVv_k&feature=emb_logo

StoryofPlastic.org


Sunday September 27, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theater #6 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

4:30pm EDT

THE ILLEGAL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwROk-pHYDQ&feature=youtu.be

Director: Danish Renzu
Drama, 86 minutes, USA
Florida Premiere
Starring: Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi)

A gritty realistic story about a young film school student from middle class India who's forced to drop out to support his family while staying in the United States as an undocumented worker.


Speakers
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Danish Renzu

Director


Sunday September 27, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12, Theater #1 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA