This weekend’s Sunscreen Film Fest brings red carpet parties, 50 new films to St. Pete

This weekend’s Sunscreen Film Fest brings red carpet parties, 50 new films to St. Pete

The annual Sunscreen Film Festival is making its return to St. Pete April 28 – May 1. Now in its 17th year, the Sunscreen Film Festival draws more than 10,000 attendees every year and takes place at The Sundial AMC 12 Theatres in downtown St. Pete. Check out the full list of events and find more details here.

This year’s festival will showcase more than 50 feature films, documentaries, shorts and foreign films, alongside a robust lineup of workshops from industry professionals. The festival is an opportunity for attendees to mix and mingle with filmmakers, actors, writers, producers and celebrities in an open and relaxed atmosphere. Tickets ranging from single movie screenings to day passes and all weekend VIP tickets are available here.

Festivities kickoff on Thursday, April 28 when the Sunscreen Film Festival hosts the opening night red carpet and the opening night party at NOVA 535. At 7 pm on Thursday, the festival showcases the world premiere of the feature film Rosé All Day, with the filmmakers in attendance.

Rosé All Day is the story of a group of college friends who meet once a year for a Rosé All Day pool party. But after several years of careers and different life paths, maybe their friendship has finally run its course. The cracks in their relationships become all-consuming sinkholes filled with vomit, tears and confessions.

Sunscreen Film Festival showcases incredible array of productions

Nearly 20 feature films will be screened over the course of the four-day festival. For those in (or interested in) the industry, more than a dozen workshops led by pros from across the country will offer opportunities to develop skills and make connections.

Workshops include classes on writing, how to pitch to investors, how to maximize local filmmaking incentives, the production of features in the $1 million to $5 million range, and even a workshop titled Why You Should Make A Bad Movie.

The Sunscreen Film Festival got its start in 2005 when it was hosted at [email protected] and drew a crowd of 600. In the years since, it has become one of the country’s most celebrated productions and has expanded to include a second festival each year in Los Angeles.

Organized and presented by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization, the annual Sunscreen Film Festival supports and enhances St. Petersburg’s economic profile by putting on an internationally recognized event to draw tourism and international media coverage to the city. The society is dedicated to educating the public about the art of visual storytelling, enhancing opportunities for filmmakers to develop their craft and art, and increasing the public’s awareness and support of filmmaking as a cultural asset.

Learn more about the Sunscreen Film Festival and see the full schedule of events here.

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