9th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival

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Academy-sponsored festival celebrates filmmaking by screening 150 independent flicks and hosting workshops on the movie-making process

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Ticketing Options

  • $29 for one single-day pass (up to $52 value)
  • $99 for one four-day VIP pass (up to $154 value)

VIP passes include:

  • Access to all films, workshops, events, and parties throughout the festival
  • Entrance to the kickoff party on Saturday, April 19, at 7 p.m.
  • Entrance to the exclusive filmmaker party on Friday, May 2
  • Entrance to the awards ceremony and after party on Saturday, May 3
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9th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival


  • Confessions of a Womanizer: Gary Busey, C. Thomas Howell, and the WWE’s Bella Twins star in this comedy about a the unlikely friendship between a compulsive womanizer and a transgender prostitute. The filmmakers have begun a campaign to nominate Gary Busey for a Best Supporting Actor award due to his performance.
  • Bound by Sea: This documentary follows Jack Viorel and his daughter as they traverse four oceans in one year to inspire children with disabilities.
  • DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till: Adapted from Mike Wiley’s one-man play, this dramatization brings to life the interviews and events surrounding the lighting rod for the Civil Rights Movement—the slaying of a 14-year-old boy.
  • Click here to view all screening films.


  • Claim to fame: The Sunscreen Film Festival is one of just 23 film festivals sponsored by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Workshops: Award-winning producer Nathan Nazzario joins other Hollywood insiders to discuss and demystify screenwriting, acting, promotion, landing an agent, and leaving award parties with the maximum amount of shrimp in your pockets.
  • Fun stuff: Parties, karaoke, and receptions let movie buffs experience the lighter side of being in the business.
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  1. 1

    The Palladium Theater

    253 5th Ave. N

    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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    Nova 535

    535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N

    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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    Downtown St. Petersburg

    620 1st Ave. S

    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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