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Thursday, April 27
 

2:30pm

Shorts Program: St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Sociey
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Come experience the works of our local film society at their premiere screening!

812 Knavish Way (in attendance)
Eric Stalnaker, 13m
Two thieves discover what they think is the perfect impromptu heist, but once there, things aren't what they seem to be, and getting out may be harder than getting in.


All Consuming Film (in attendance)
Kimberly Trapiani, 10m
An introduction to the making of a feature film about the heartbreaking effects of illegal drug addiction and the over prescription if they are controlled substances. This is based on true events.


Ava's Blood (in attendance)
Kira Howe, 9m
A parents worst nightmare comes true when a young girl named Ava goes missing. Will the detectives on the case find her captor first or will a mothers revenge prove to be more terrifying?
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Bedsheets & Cigarettes
Alan Mehanna, 14m
A couple who have been together for 4 years in a mutually abusive relationship, reach a point where they have to come to terms with the sins of the past and their enigmatic future.
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Good Ol' Fashioned Christmas Video (in attendance)
Daniel O'Ryan, 5m
Bluegrass star, Daniel O'Ryan brings his hillbilly family home to meet his hot trailer park barbie wife. The moonshine is flowing, the decorations are being made and Daniel is getting pushed out of the way. After the dancing and drinking, there's a rock out session in the back with the bonfire. and fun ensues.


It's Not About Sex (in attendance)
Anjani Pandey, 9m
A celebration of coworkers bring an office couple to a turning point in their relationship. As Sharon cuts her cake and is happily fed by her fiancé. Sara decides to ask Brad if this is time for them to take their relationship up a notch and they too, get entangled, hooked line and sinker... Brad gets his hackles up. If only she knew it was more than about sex.
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One Step From Alpha
(in attendance)
Hector Luis Soto Vazquez, 5m
A loving father has a heart attack and does not know how much time has passed since his episode. By walking throw the stages of death, he has come into terms that he is not the only one that needs him.
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Phone
(in attendance)
David Scott Leatherwood, 6m
Phone is a vignette about a dysfunctional relationship and the way technology is destroying relationships.


Ransom (in attendance)
Stefanie Davis, 3m
Kitty and Kent need to come up with a plan to change their lives forever. Susan Daniels is the plan. 
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The Deposition (in attendance)
Carrie Drazek, 20m
Securely within the grasp of a midlife crisis and disillusioned with the legal profession, a once proud attorney goes through the motions of yet another tedious deposition; but when irritation turns to disgust with his narcissistic client and the arrogance of his opposing counsel, a brawl erupts which forces him to come to terms with his job and his life. 
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Thursday April 27, 2017 2:30pm - 4:15pm
The Palladium 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 95 minutes

5:00pm

Sugar w/ Dylan McDermott
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World Premiere
Dylan McDermott, USA, 2017, 20m
Producers: Tony Stopperan
Executive Producers: David Shapiro, Dylan McDermott
Cast: Steve Heinz, Zoë Lillian, Evan Reynolds White

Sugar, a teenage runaway, becomes lured into the world of human trafficking. The strength that enabled her to leave her past behind is tested as she finds herself homeless and alone in her dangerous new world.

Director
DM

Dylan McDermott

A Golden Globe-winner and Emmy nominee, Dylan McDermott has proven his talent in film, | television, and theater. McDermott was most recently seen on the big screen starring opposite Milla Jovovich in Survivor, from producers Charles and Irwin Winkler, alongside Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, and Angela Bassett. The film follows a State Department employee who goes on the run after being forced to let a potential terrorist into the U.S... Read More →

Producer


Thursday April 27, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Palladium 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

6:30pm

Opening Night Red Carpet
Thursday April 27, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Palladium 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

7:30pm

Opening Night Film - BLIND

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Director, Producer and Talent in Attendance

Michael Mailer, USA, 2017
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore, Dylan McDermott

A novelist blinded in a car crash that killed his wife rediscovers his passion for both life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman.

 



Director
MM

Michael Mailer

Michael Mailer has been producing independent films for over two decades. His productions have been presented at some of the world's best-known film festivals and released by companies including Sony, Universal, Fox, Lionsgate, and IFC. Through his dozens of films, Mailer has wor... Read More →

Talent
DM

Dylan McDermott

A Golden Globe-winner and Emmy nominee, Dylan McDermott has proven his talent in film, | television, and theater. McDermott was most recently seen on the big screen starring opposite Milla Jovovich in Survivor, from producers Charles and Irwin Winkler, alongside Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, and Angela Bassett. The film follows a State Department employee who goes on the run after being forced to let a potential terrorist into the U.S... Read More →

Producer
JG

Jennifer Gelfer

Jennifer Gelfer is a born New Yorker. After studying acting, and then working in the New York theatre scene, she went to England to further her artistic education. Upon returning to the states she headed to Los Angeles where she found her teacher and artistic mentor, Broadway and film director Milton Katselas. "Milton taught me to open myself up to all the artistic possibilities that lay within me." He encouraged me to direct as well as act. After working as an actress for many years in LA in film and television, Jennifer headed back to her first love, New York City and the theatre. Among her many directing credits are revivals... Read More →



Thursday April 27, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Palladium 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 98 minutes

9:45pm

Opening Night Party

Thursday April 27, 2017 9:45pm - 11:59pm
The Palladium 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
 
Friday, April 28
 

9:45am

Coffee Talk: An Introduction
Grab a cup of Joe on your Wey to the festival and meet the programming team behind Sunscreen this year.  Let's talk about your films.

Friday April 28, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
American Stage Theater Company - Filmmaker Lounge

10:00am

Distribution
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.

Moderated by Dwight Cenac


Director
MM

Michael Mailer

Michael Mailer has been producing independent films for over two decades. His productions have been presented at some of the world's best-known film festivals and released by companies including Sony, Universal, Fox, Lionsgate, and IFC. Through his dozens of films, Mailer has wor... Read More →

Speaker
JG

Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray is a practicing attorney concentrating in independent film for nearly two decades and is the founding partner of Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP (“GKSSD”). GKSSD has acted as production counsel on hundreds of independent films including The Station Age... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:00am

Shorts Program: International 1
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There's no boundaries with these short stories so sit back, relax, and experience the world.


Metube 2: August Sings Carmina Burana

Daniel Moshel, GERMANY, 5m
Cast: Raul Bartosch, Felipe Jimenez, August Schram

After Elfie and her nerdy son August successfully proved themselves on their home webcam in MeTube 1, the odd pair venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed!


Making a Killing (in attendance)
Justin Head, SOUTH AFRICA, 29m
Cast: Brandon Auret, Richard Lukunku, Hlubi Mboya

When South African special forces operative, Mike Harding, returns home after spending seven grueling years in an Angolan jail, he struggles to adapt to civilian life. To make matters worse, the government that he once fought for has crumbled and a new political landscape has emerged - one that has no room for ex-military that fought for an oppressive regime. Mike meets a shady businessman who offers him a job securing an illicit diamond deal in Sierra Leone, but there's a catch: the country's capital has fallen into rebel hands. A confrontation is imminent and before Mike can safely escape this hell hole he's going to make a discovery that will irrevocably change his life.
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The Pine Tree Villa
Jan Koester, GERMANY, 13m
Cast: Dirk Dreißen, Christoph Letkowski, Paolo Masini

Lion and Bird break into an uninhabited villa to find out about the reason why it is not aging. Immediately they feel the power that keeps the villa alive.


The Father Of My Daughter
Carlo Alberto Biazzi, ITALY, 13m
Cast: Giulio Scarpati, Antonella Attili, Alessia Mancarella

Anna comes back home, she's worried. She sees the dining table furnished for three and her daughter Alice intent preparing dinner. Alice's boyfriend is coming here, he's thirty years older than she. That night past and present will merge together and their destinies will change forever.


Terminal

Christian Meier, PERU, 16m
Cast: Stefano Meier, Steve Phelan

With only a few more weeks to live, Lucca -a misfit who's dying from some terminal disease- has been asked to kill someone in exchange for money. His fear of not leaving a legacy for his future son, makes him reflect about the right choice.


The Holy Cave (in attendance)
Aleix Massot, SPAIN, 15m
Cast:  Mario Marzo, Javier Bódalo, Anna Castillo, Àlex Batllori

Carlos is just another regular teenager in high school with just one friend: Juan, the classical nerdy guy. He's in love with Sofia; the girl of his dreams. But, when all of a sudden, Angel, the hottest guy in school is starting to date her, he'll work out something, along with Juan, that would change his entire life forever...THE HOLY CAVE.
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Friday April 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
American Stage Theatre Company 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 92 minutes

11:15am

Professional Screenwriting Basics
There’s a reason Tim Albaugh’s students have done so well in the industry – it’s called professional structure and story basics. As one of LA’s leading screenwriting gurus, Tim Albaugh will teach his coveted screenwriting techniques for the 1st time in FL. Bring lots of paper and pencils, because you WON’T want to miss this one!   

Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Speaker

Friday April 28, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:00pm

SAMI BLOOD
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Florida Premiere
Amanda Kernell, Sweden, 110m
Cast: Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj-Doris Rimp
2017 Sundance Film Festival

Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life, she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.  


Friday April 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 110 minutes

12:45pm

THE CITY OF THE FUTURE
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North America Premiere
Cláudio Marques & Marília Hughes, BRAZIL

Milla, Gilmar and Igor will form an unconventional family at Serra do Ramalho, in the drylands of Bahia.




Friday April 28, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
American Stage Theatre Company 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:45pm

It’s Not “Show-Art,” It’s Show Business!
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.   

Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Director
MM

Michael Mailer

Michael Mailer has been producing independent films for over two decades. His productions have been presented at some of the world's best-known film festivals and released by companies including Sony, Universal, Fox, Lionsgate, and IFC. Through his dozens of films, Mailer has wor... Read More →

Speaker
JG

Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray is a practicing attorney concentrating in independent film for nearly two decades and is the founding partner of Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP (“GKSSD”). GKSSD has acted as production counsel on hundreds of independent films including The Station Age... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:10pm

MY HINDU FRIEND
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Florida Premiere

Hector Babenco, BRAZIL, 115m

Diego is a film director very close to death, surrounded by people who are having trouble dealing with his current tempestuous mood. Chances are he won't survive, but if he does, that means he needs to relearn how to live. While in treatment, he meets a Hindu boy who becomes his friend, but one day the boy disappears. Diego is discharged, but his life has changed forever. He tries to find out what happened to his Hindu friend, and eventually meets another woman… 


Friday April 28, 2017 2:10pm - 4:00pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:15pm

Kicking Ass And Taking Names
Don “The Dragon” Wilson and our other speakers have kicked a lot of onscreen tail! Actors who have “been there and punched that” share tips, tricks and advice for acting in Action/Adventure movies and TV shows. You’d better attend, or they might find you!

Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Director
BD

Bill Duke

William Henry "Bill" Duke, Jr. is an American writer, director, producer and actor with over 35 | years of experience. He received his dramatic arts training at Boston University, New York | University's Tisch School of Arts and at the American Film Institute. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke's work frequently dwells within the action/crime and drama genres but also includes comedy. Duke first broke into TV in the early eighties directing episodes of well known TV shows including "Miami Vice", "Cagney... Read More →

Talent
Producer

Friday April 28, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:35pm

EAT. SPEAK. ST. PETE
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World Premiere
David Vega, USA

This is about community. This is about conversation. This is a story about why we like to break bread. Food is the conduit used to bring opposing viewpoints to the same table for tough conversations about ongoing challenges in the Southside of Saint Pete, FL. This film will take you to a part of town you may not be familiar with to learn decades of history that has almost been forgotten. Most of all, it will help you engage in an unscripted, unrestricted conversation about what is on the horizon for this great city!



Director


Friday April 28, 2017 2:35pm - 4:00pm
American Stage Theatre Company 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4:00pm

21st Century Cinematic Storytelling!
One of the most innovative minds in Hollywood, John Bucher, will guide you through the modern landscape of storytelling. Whether it be writing for Virtual Reality, Transmedia, online periodicals, Feature films, blogs, short films, and more, John will guide us through where we’ve been, where we are and where we are headed.   

Moderated by John Bucher


Friday April 28, 2017 4:00pm - 4:15pm
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4:30pm

Shorts Program: Now What?
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How do you handle life's curveballs? 


Margaret
Manan Singh Katohora, 13m
Cast: Anne Stone, Ali Dash, Carlos Macher, Obum Ezekwam

After dealing with a series of extreme characters during a speed-dating event for senior citizens, an elderly woman meets a charming, exotic gentleman.


Sorry 
David Cone, 12m
Cast: Jason Von Stein, Lauren Boyd, Nishant Gogna

Ricky's late arrival to an important event for his girlfriend, Sara, creates tension between them. Unable to resolve their issue, Ricky and Sara go separate ways to contemplate the future of their relationship.
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No Other Way To Say It
Tim Mason, 7m
Cast: Cayne Collier, Ed Flynn, Megan Kellie

A voice over actor tries to deliver the right performance while receiving confusing text messages and confusing direction.


Don't Think About It (in attendance)
Niv Klainer, 12m
Cast: Ariel Kaye, Matt Langer, Alaska L. McFadden, Madeline Ruskin

Ron and Casey are expecting a child, but things get out of hand when they both try to protect each other from an inevitable break-up.
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Rated (in attendance)
John Fortson, 19m
Cast: Christie Lynn Smith, John Fortson, Abby Ryder Fortson

What's so important about a 5 star rating? Maggie's about to find out! Maggie, a wife and mother, must find the courage to own up to her behavior when she wakes up to a world where every adult has received a YELP-like rating floating above their head. While most everyone has a shining 4 or 5 star rating, Maggie's got just 2.5. How many stars would you have?
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Lemon
Timothy Cooper, 13m
Cast: Jennifer Westfeldt, Noah Bean, Jenn Lyon

Seconds after the wedding ceremony, a bride is stunned to learn that her new husband fudged nearly everything he told her about his past, his family, and his accomplishments—but his revelations force her to come clean about a few shocking secrets of her own. 
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Friday April 28, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 73 minutes

4:30pm

KATE CAN'T SWIM
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Florida Premiere
Directed By Josh Helman, with Co-director Evan Jonigkeit, USA
  

Cast: Josh Helman, Evan Jonigkeit, Zosia

Mamet

 

When her best friend returns from Paris with a new lover, Kate's life is thrown off track. Encountering new personalities, old promises and sexual fluidity, Kate must decide to stay on her current path or burn it down to forge a new one.




Producer


Friday April 28, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
American Stage Theatre Company 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

6:15pm

CARTER & JUNE
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World Premiere

Nicholas Kalikow, USA, 88m
Cast: Michael Raymond-James, Timothy Omundson, Samaire Armstrong

Violent bank heists, inventive blackmail schemes, flamboyant gangsters, power politics, greed, evangelicals and sex collide in CARTER & JUNE.
Down-and-out grifter, Carter Jennings (Michael Raymond-James), feeling the sting of recent money troubles and the beatings they bring on, finds himself without the finances to payback the ruthless New Orleans gangster/strip club owner, Spencer Rabbit (Timothy Omundson). When Carter catches wind of a bank robbery about to go down, he imagines a pile of cash massive enough to pay all of his debts and vanish. But he also knows that a score that big could get him the one thing he wants more than money; his ex-flame, June O’Malley (Samaire Armstrong). Lucky for him, June’s at the bottom of a mountain of money troubles that she just can’t climb. Together, Carter & June craft a plan to piggy-back on the bank robbery while in progress and snag their largest score ever before disappearing out of New Orleans. A distraction here, a bag switch there, perfect planning, and even better timing will make sure nobody gets hurt. Bullets fly and bodies drop as the robbery takes a deadly turn leading Carter & June down a path of blackmail, double crosses and power plays between dirty politicians and New Orleans crime bosses. Quick wits and faster bullets are the only way to escape with their lives, and each other.

Special pre-screening of The Collection (short, 12m)

Cast and crew in attendance.
 

Director
NK

Nicholas Kalikow

Nicholas was born and raised in New York, where he graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Art History. He has been a producer for ten years, producing films including THE OUTDOORSMAN and LAST CUP, both of which appeared on SPIKE TV and the feature film EXPLICIT ILLS. He has directed numerous short films... Read More →

Talent
SA

Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong has appeared on such iconic television shows in the major recurring roles of Darvany Jennings in SONS OF ANARCHY and Summer Edgecombe in THE MENTALIST. She starred as Elaine Richards on ABC's critically acclaimed RESURRECTION and Juliet Darling in ABC’s DIRTY SEXY MONEY. Feature film work has included WINDSOR DRIVE, A WINTER ROSE, 5 SOULS, CONCRETE BLONDES... Read More →
TO

Timothy Omundson

Timothy Omundson recently starred as King Richard in ABC’s GALAVANT and as Detective Carlton Lassiter in the USA Network original series PSYCH, Most recently, Timothy wrapped | Universal Studios’ live-action/animated reboot of WOODY WOODPECKER, the independent | films CARTER & JUNE and WILD HONEY as well as the television pilots ME AND MEAN | MARGARET and WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. Omundson was raised in Seattle where he joined The Seattle... Read More →
MR

Michael Raymond-James

Originally from Michigan, Michael Raymond-James received his training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City, where he studied with esteemed acting coach George Loros. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Raymond-James finished filming CARTER & JUNE opposite Samaire Armstrong. He can be seen starring in THE FINEST HOURS opposite Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, and Eric Bana. Additionally, he was in director Christopher McQuarrie's JACK REACHER with Tom Cruise and ROAD TO PALOMA opposite Jason Momoa. Raymond-James made his feature film debut in BLACK SNAKE MOAN with Christina Ricci and Samuel Jackson. Raymond-James was recently a lead in... Read More →

Producer
SC

Sean Covel

Sean C. Covel is the producer of nine feature films including the cult classic NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Fox Searchlight) as well BENEATH (Paramount Pictures), THE 12 DOGS OF CHRISTMAS (Directed by Academy Award Winner, Keith Merrill for Universal Studios), CAFE (starring Jennifer Love Hewitt), BROKEN HILL (starring Academy Award Winner Timothy Hutton) and CONCRETE BLONDES (20th Century Fox). He is also the Co-Producer of the NAPOLEON DYNAMITE animated television series for FOX. Covel holds anundergraduate degree in Media Business from the University of Nebraska, and a Masters in Motion Picture and Television Producing from the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University Of Southern... Read More →
DR

Diane Richey

Diane Richey holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida International University. After | working for MTV Latin America in Miami, she expanded her pursuits to casting and worked on several films such as FULL GROWN MEN and TRANSPORTER 2 as well as many national commercials at Unique Casting in Miami. In 2006 she moved to Los Angeles and began working in the commercial division at Innovative Artists, which led to her pursuing her passion in film as a producer at Film 101, currently known as Sacred Bull Media. Past titles include, EXPLICIT ILLS winner of SXSW audience award, LAST CUP, written and directed by the academy award winning team of UNDEFEATED and CONCRETE BLONDES which sold to Showtime and Fox internationally. Her last film THE MIRAGE premiered in the Philadelphia Film Festival and sold to Invincible Pictures. Currently she has completed post- production on CARTER... Read More →
KR

Kyle Roper

Kyle Roper’s career in entertainment spans over a decade and has seen success both in front of, and behind the camera. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2002, Roper co-founded the sketch comedy group, The Exploding Pajamas, which performed at The Acme and Complex Theatres. The group was a critical success and served as a launching platform for Academy Award Winning Director Daniel Lindsay. Roper pursued his interests in media creation when joining Film 101 Productions in 2007. Since joining the company, Roper has not only creatively produced projects such as CONCRETE BLONDES, TALK TO ME and THE SHALLOW END, but he has directed the feature length documentary, THE MIRAGE, which is currently being distributed by Invincible Pictures. Roper has been an essential creative evaluator of 101... Read More →



Friday April 28, 2017 6:15pm - 8:00pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

6:30pm

Immigration Program: WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL
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St. Petersburg Premiere

Marc Silver, United Kingdom/Mexico
Cast:  Gael García Bernal, Charles Harding, Lorena Ivón Ton Quevedo
SUNDANCE 2013

An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.

Special pre-screening of I Look Ahead (short, 13m)

POST-FILM DISCUSSION WITH HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT AZADEH SHAHSHAHANI

Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director

Azadeh has worked for a number of years in the Southeast to protect the human rights of immigrants and Muslim, Middle Eastern, and South Asian communities. She previously served as National Security/Immigrants’ Rights Project Director with the ACLU of Georgia. Azadeh is a past president of the National Lawyers Guild. Through the NLG, Azadeh has participated in international delegations, including to post-revolutionary Tunisia and Egypt, a delegation focused on the situation of Palestinian political prisoners, and election monitoring delegations to Venezuela and Honduras. She has also served as a member of the jury in people’s tribunals on Mexico, the Philippines, and Brazil. Azadeh also serves as Chair of Georgia Detention Watch, Co-chair of the US Human Rights Network Working Group on National Security, and on the Advisory Council of the American Association of Jurists. She is the author or editor of several human rights reports, including a 2012 report titled “Prisons of Profits: Immigrants and Detention in Georgia,” as well as law review articles and book chapters focused on racial profiling, immigrants’ rights, and surveillance of Muslim-Americans. Her work has also appeared in the Guardian, the Nation, MSNBC, Aljazeera, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the Huffington Post, among others. Azadeh received her JD from the University of Michigan Law School where she was Article Editor for The Michigan Journal of International Law. She also has a Master’s in Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan. Azadeh is the recipient of the 2016 Georgia WAND Peace and Justice Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association 2012 Advocacy Award, and the University of Georgia Law School 2009 Equal Justice Foundation Public Interest Practitioner Award. She has been recognized as one of 100 Influential Georgia Muslims. In 2016, she was chosen by the Mundo Hispanico Newspaper as an Outstanding Person of the Year for her activism on behalf of the Latino community and defending the rights of immigrants in Georgia.


 


Friday April 28, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
American Stage Theatre Company 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

8:00pm

SPACEBALLS - 30th Anniversary Screening
FREE ADMISSION

USA
30th Anniversary Screening
Cast: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga
Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.



Talent
DZ

Daphne Zuniga

Daphne Zuniga is beloved by generations of moviegoers for her performances in such classic films as Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs, as Princess Vespa, and The Sure Thing, in which she starred opposite John Cusack. Other films include Vision Quest and Gross Anatomy. On television, she became familiar to millions of viewers when she starred as Jo Beth Reynolds on the mega-hit series Melrose Place. She later starred on... Read More →



Friday April 28, 2017 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

8:25pm

THE HERO
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Florida Premiere
Brett Haley, USA, 93m
Cast: Sam Elliott, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman, Laura Prepon, Katharine Ross

THE HERO stars the legendary Sam Elliott as an aging actor confronting mortality in the moving new film from writer/director Brett Haley (I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS).  Lee Hayden (Elliott) is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co- star-turned- dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.  THE HERO is a beautiful and poignant celebration of life and the legacies we all leave behind.

Special pre-screening of No Other Way To Say It (short, 7m)
 


Friday April 28, 2017 8:25pm - 10:00pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 93 minutes

9:00pm

Filmmaker Party
Friday night filmmakers' party.  Daphne Zuniga will be doing a special Q&A about Spaceballs which will wrap its outdoor screening at 9:30pm.

Friday April 28, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00am
Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:20pm

ALL ABOUT THE MONEY
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World Premiere
Blake Freeman, USA, 90m
Cast: Mindy Robinson, Danny Trejo, Eddie Griffin, Jon Gries

When one guy tricks his best friends in to taking a vacation to Colombia, it turns in to an insane and action-packed adventure when the friends find out that his real intentions are to track down America's most wanted drug dealer and claim the $25 Million bounty on his head.

 



Friday April 28, 2017 10:20pm - Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00am
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 90 minutes
 
Saturday, April 29
 

8:00am

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Pajama Party
Join Sunscreen Film Festival & Black Crow Coffee to celebrate the cartoons that made childhood Saturdays worth it!

Enjoy your favorite 80's's and 90's cartoons while enjoying delicious coffee and fresh baked donuts. Guests who arrive in pajamas will receive complimentary coffee & donuts!

See you there!


Saturday April 29, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Black Crow Coffee Shop 722 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

9:45am

10:00am

Hey World, I've Got A Movie!
This is an in-depth look at how to strategically, and economically market your movie. Learn best
practices for best utilizing the marketing tools available to market your movie projects.

Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Producer
Speaker
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Susan Engel

Susan Engel has worked in the entertainment public relations field for over 14 years. From her early beginnings at World Wrestling Entertainment to her current position at PMK*BNC, she has handled clients from many different verticals including film, television, consumer products... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:00am

Shorts Program: High School
FREE ADMISSION

RSVP HERE

Sound and Vision
William Stead, 21m
With the emergence of a radical new singer in the early 1970's, a young reporter sets out to uncover the startling truth behind the man who rocked the world in this tribute to David Bowie.

White Walls
Taylor Hammersla, 9m
A teen graffiti artist struggles to pursue his true passion.

What She Left Me
Lyndsie Zimmerman, 5m
A girl takes a moment away from her busy schedule to take inventory of her current circumstances.

Winning the Game
Thomas Ernst, 7m
An exploration of Bobby Fischer and Donald Trump’s respective rises to victory, there shared desire to win the game, and the implications this striking similarity may have for the country. 

Salutatorian
Lyndsie Zimmerman, 8m
A girl creates parables to help explain her current predicament.

Dadcula
Gage McCann, 6m
Jonathan, a modern teenage vampire, and his archaic vampire father, Petyr, work to make sure Jonathan’s date with a human girl go as planned.

Neon Noir
Savanna Woodson and Brennan Walsh, 5m
Some crimes are more personal than they may seem.

Super Hyper Mega Lactose Intolerance
Isabella David, 4m
Students in a class make an… acclaimed film.

The Pastels
Jake Sloan, 3m
An animation about the hurdles of the creative process.

Picture Day
Ryan Molter, 3m
Picture Day is always rough!

Monster Vision
Matthew Hoobin, 8m
A quickly paced and detailed timeline of the horror film genre followed by an analysis of what makes a movie scary and not a waste of time and reels.


Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 100 minutes

10:15am

Shorts Program: Fantasy Vs. Reality
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These stories walk the line between fantasy and reality. Which will you choose?


All the Marbles
Michael Swingler, 17m
Cast: Cole Sand, Meredith Thomas, Helen Sadler

A timid little boy challenges a villainous bully to a game of marbles in a bizarre and fantastical world where marbles are as precious as gold.
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Eleanora : The Forgotten Princess (in attendance)
Blair Skinner, 19m
Cast: Addison Aguilera, Mary Allwright, Noland Ammon

Raised to rule the kingdom, Eleanora finds her throne suddenly taken from her when her brother is born.
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Phobia (in attendance)
Chris Barron, 3m
Cast: Katharyn Grant

A woman gives into fear and kills an innocent spider. Now she faces the grave consequences of her fear.


Another Song (in attendance)
Elew, 9m
Cast: Adam Hargus, Kareem Savinon, Zoey Copsetta

A distraught father exacts revenge on the man who killed his daughter as part of a dark ritual to bring her back from the dead.
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The Cleansing Hour 
Damien LeVeck, 19m
Cast: Sam Jaeger, Heather Morris, Neil Grayston

Two failed filmmakers have found success running a webcast that streams LIVE exorcisms. However, every episode is an elaborately staged hoax, created to dupe their global audience. But, when their latest subject turns out to actually be demon-possessed, Lance and Drew are forced to reckon with their online charade- live in front of millions viewers.
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5 Films About Technology
Peter Huang, 5m
Cast: Kate Drummond, Jonathan Keltz, Spencer Macpherson

A look at the dumber side of technology.
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Saturday April 29, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 72 minutes

10:30am

Women in Film Brunch & Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a great brunch and network with fellow amazing women filmmakers.  
Co-sponsored by Women in Film and Television - Tampa Chapter.  
Limited seating.
VIP, Day, Filmmaker, Sponsor Passholders only.  First 50 only.

Sponsors
WI

Women in Film and Television

Women in Film & Television-Florida (WIFT-FL) is a volunteer organization run by an active Board of Directors, elected by the membership. The women and men who serve on the board come from all disciplines within the film and television industry. Board members hold offices as well... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Chihuly Collection 720 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:15am

Discovering the Male Voice
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.
Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Director
BD

Bill Duke

William Henry "Bill" Duke, Jr. is an American writer, director, producer and actor with over 35 | years of experience. He received his dramatic arts training at Boston University, New York | University's Tisch School of Arts and at the American Film Institute. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke's work frequently dwells within the action/crime and drama genres but also includes comedy. Duke first broke into TV in the early eighties directing episodes of well known TV shows including "Miami Vice", "Cagney... Read More →

Talent
Producer
JG

Jennifer Gelfer

Jennifer Gelfer is a born New Yorker. After studying acting, and then working in the New York theatre scene, she went to England to further her artistic education. Upon returning to the states she headed to Los Angeles where she found her teacher and artistic mentor, Broadway and film director Milton Katselas. "Milton taught me to open myself up to all the artistic possibilities that lay within me." He encouraged me to direct as well as act. After working as an actress for many years in LA in film and television, Jennifer headed back to her first love, New York City and the theatre. Among her many directing credits are revivals... Read More →

Speaker
CS

Cinda Snow

Cinda is the mother of one of Hollywood’s most successful young actors, Brittany Snow. Cinda continues to encourage and support her daughter’s career while now managing other young talent to follow their dream. Cinda started Snow Entertainment to help guide, nurture and develop Talent at all ages in the Entertainment Industry. As mother of a successful young actor and being in the business... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:30am

Environmental Issues w/ Steve Michelson
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THE BURDEN
Florida Premiere
Roger Sorkin, USA, 40m

The Burden is the first film to examine how America’s dependence on fossil fuels poses serious immediate and long-term national security threats – and how the military is taking a leading role in the battle for clean, renewable energy. The film presents the determined voices of those within the military and across the political spectrum who advocate for breaking America’s addiction to fossil fuels as essential to improving our national security. Featuring high-level active duty and retired military leaders, elected officials and others, the film illustrates a tale of energy innovation.
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NATURE'S ORCHESTRA
Florida Premiere
Stephen Most, USA, 24m

Nature sounds have been recognized as crucial indicators of environmental quality ever since the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Traveling across the planet to every continent since the late 1960s, noted musician and soundscape ecologist Dr. Bernie Krause has recorded more than 15,000 species -- marine and terrestrial. Nature's Orchestra follows Krause on a soundscape expedition in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to reveal the changes to the ecosystem through the natural soundscape.
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Producer
SM

Steve Michelson

Steve is a 40-year veteran of the documentary space. He believes and has demonstrated that film can change the world. Steve has built a career at the forefront of technology and media. He was co-founder and President of San Francisco's largest production and post-production studio, One Pass, from 1975-85 before starting his own documentary production company in 1986. He is a recipient of the Gilbert Award for outstanding contribution to Northern California's film community. He has served four terms as a Governor with the National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Steve has served as Executive Producer on many award-winning documentary films including Climb Against the Odds (1998), Oil on Ice (2004), Crude Impact (2006), Burning the Future (2008), River of Renewal (2009), Power Paths (2009) and Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives (2010),Walking in Two Worlds (2015) and Nature's Orchestra (2016). Current projects include: In Our Own Hands: How patients are reinventing medicine. Steve is a graduate of the University of... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
American Stage Theatre Company 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:45am

FAMILY LIFE
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St. Petersburg Premiere
Cristián Jiménez & Alicia Scherson, CHILE

A young man spends a few weeks housekeeping for a relatively distant relative and enjoys taking over the comfort of their lives in Santiago. Soon, he meets a cute neighbor and starts pretending for his personal benefit.

Special pre-screening of Terminal (short, 16m)
 


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:45am - 1:30pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 80 minutes

12:10pm

THE NEW 8-BIT HEROES
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World Premiere
Joseph Granato IV, USA, 111m

After the discovery of childhood illustrations, a team of modern creatives embarks on a quest to retrofit their skills to realize the abandoned ambition of developing a brand new, cartridge based game for the 30 year old Nintendo Entertainment System. The team finds that they are not alone. There is an entire hidden community of artists that devote years of their lives to developing for the obsolete hardware despite its obsolescence and its crippling technological limitations. What begins as a novelty project about making a video game quickly shifts into an analysis of the relevance of the ambitions we all shed in our youth and an examination of what happens when we try to inject them into our adult lives.  

Director and Talent in Attendance  

Director
Producer


Saturday April 29, 2017 12:10pm - 2:00pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:15pm

THUNDER
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World Premiere
Rob O'Cruz, USA 

Maya is a washed up rodeo star who, after years of drugs and domestic violence, hits rock bottom. Maya gets some bad news and decides to start picking her self up and putting her life. In the process she starts to make amends and finds herself helping others going down the same path.

 

Director
Producer


Saturday April 29, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 91 minutes

12:50pm

Shorts Program: Melting Pot
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Random but powerful. Unrelated yet extraordinary. Let each of these stories immerse you in their dark world. 

No Name Maddox

Glenn Pack, USA, 26m
Cast: Shane Callahan, Ethan Alexander McGee, Dan Morriss

A young priest tries to help a 14-year-old Charles Manson.


Pronoia
Nick Efteriades, USA, 18m
Cast:  Stelio Savante, Catherine Chadwick, Lou Mastantuono

A man and a woman wait out a rainstorm in a hotel lobby some place between ‘”here and nowhere.’’ When the TV news reports the disappearance of a high-ranking Pentagon official, neither he nor she know of the ramifications it will have on their brief, seductive encounter. "Pronoia" is a short film, a thriller, a neo-noir, in which the truth is just a notion.
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Soldier Bee
Alex Hardy, United Kingdom, 20m
Cast: Shauna Macdonald

Jodie Baxter is a Captain returned home from Afghanistan after being injured in a rigged booby trap that has left her scarred both physically and on a deep psychological level. She struggles to reconnect with her husband on a sexual and emotional accord and begins to realize the distance between herself and her child as her daughter hides pivotal moments of puberty that a mother should be there to support. In the middle of moving out of their Service Family Accommodation, Jodie escapes to her one place of solace, a hotel where she resides to be free and remember the past. It is there she notices and becomes obsessed with a couple, an abusive older man and a young prostitute who he humiliates and debases. Following them back to their room, Jodie enters into the situation and it is through an extreme act of violence, lust and in her eyes 'protection' she has a revelation concerning what she has experienced and what has been haunting her deep within her cognizance.
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The Visit (in attendance)
Romina Schwedler, USA, 13m
Cast:  June Squibb, Sean Maher, Sadie Katz, Dominick Coniglio

During an encounter with his aging mother, a man is confronted with an unsettling truth about himself.
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Nil: No Blood For Coffee
James Turner, CANADA, 3m

Worker Proun Nul awakes and heads out to work, only to find himself unceremoniously drafted into a war for morning coffee. Lost on a battlefield, he finds camouflage in the form of a sign that says, ‘I am not here’, and bearing this protection, he manages to reach the combat cafe. Unfortunately, he neglects to get creme. 
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Saturday April 29, 2017 12:50pm - 2:00pm
American Stage Theatre Company 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 81 minutes

1:00pm

Making Films That Make A Difference
Join filmmaker/producer/distributor Steve Michelson and Tony Stopperan from Ringling College as they discuss Making Media that Matters, a new program that will provide a detailed understanding of what it takes to achieve successful distribution of cause-related documentary films and generate sales that drive the success of these projects.  Two of Steve's films Nature's Orchestra and The Burden premiere at Sunscreen Film Festival this year!

Moderated by Tony Stopperan

Producer
SM

Steve Michelson

Steve is a 40-year veteran of the documentary space. He believes and has demonstrated that film can change the world. Steve has built a career at the forefront of technology and media. He was co-founder and President of San Francisco's largest production and post-production studio, One Pass, from 1975-85 before starting his own documentary production company in 1986. He is a recipient of the Gilbert Award for outstanding contribution to Northern California's film community. He has served four terms as a Governor with the National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Steve has served as Executive Producer on many award-winning documentary films including Climb Against the Odds (1998), Oil on Ice (2004), Crude Impact (2006), Burning the Future (2008), River of Renewal (2009), Power Paths (2009) and Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives (2010),Walking in Two Worlds (2015) and Nature's Orchestra (2016). Current projects include: In Our Own Hands: How patients are reinventing medicine. Steve is a graduate of the University of... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:00pm

WHOSE STREETS?
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Florida Premiere
Sundance 2017 Premiere
Sabaah Folayan And Damon Davis, USA

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.


Saturday April 29, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 103 minutes

2:15pm

Discovering the Female Voice
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.
Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Talent
EG

Edy Ganem

GANEM is an American actress. Before landing the highly coveted role of Valentina in Marc | Cherry’s “Desperate Wives” follow up "Devious Maids," Ganem was part of several independent feature "Black Limousine" with David Arquette and Vivica Fox; "Like Crazy" with Jennifer Lawrence, Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones; and... Read More →
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Selenis Leyva

Selenis Leyva is earning critical praise as one of the breakout stars of the Netflix hit series Orange Is the New Black, which recently won the coveted Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series. Selenis will reprise her role as series regular (and fan favorite!) Gloria Mendoza when the hit series returns for a fifth season on June 7th. In addition to Orange, Selenis will star as Peter Parkers teacher Ms. Warren in the blockbuster film SPIDERMAN HOMECOMING. Selenis may be a recognizable face to internet viewers, but her career already spans television, film... Read More →
DZ

Daphne Zuniga

Daphne Zuniga is beloved by generations of moviegoers for her performances in such classic films as Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs, as Princess Vespa, and The Sure Thing, in which she starred opposite John Cusack. Other films include Vision Quest and Gross Anatomy. On television, she became familiar to millions of viewers when she starred as Jo Beth Reynolds on the mega-hit series Melrose Place. She later starred on... Read More →

Producer
TC

Thada Catalon

THADA CATALON began her film career in 2008 as an actress. That path soon led her to | writing, directing and producing her first short film “Academic Affairs”; which went on to be | NOMINATED for Best Domestic Short at the 7th Annual 2009 Queens International Film | Festival. Her acting... Read More →
JG

Jennifer Gelfer

Jennifer Gelfer is a born New Yorker. After studying acting, and then working in the New York theatre scene, she went to England to further her artistic education. Upon returning to the states she headed to Los Angeles where she found her teacher and artistic mentor, Broadway and film director Milton Katselas. "Milton taught me to open myself up to all the artistic possibilities that lay within me." He encouraged me to direct as well as act. After working as an actress for many years in LA in film and television, Jennifer headed back to her first love, New York City and the theatre. Among her many directing credits are revivals... Read More →

Speaker
CS

Cinda Snow

Cinda is the mother of one of Hollywood’s most successful young actors, Brittany Snow. Cinda continues to encourage and support her daughter’s career while now managing other young talent to follow their dream. Cinda started Snow Entertainment to help guide, nurture and develop Talent at all ages in the Entertainment Industry. As mother of a successful young actor and being in the business... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 2:15pm - 3:30pm
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:15pm

CHICAGO BOYS
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Florida Premiere
Carola Fuentes & Rafael Valdeavellano, CHILE

The thousands of Chileans marching on the streets threaten the best economy of Latin America, as the creators of this economic success observe with surprise. They recall how they became Milton Friedman’s students in Chicago in the ’50s and what were they willing to do to pursue their extreme economic ideas, aided by Pinochet’s dictatorship in the ’70s. Previously unseen images and new testimonies allow us to understand the historic process that transformed the Chilean people and made Chile the country that it is today, an image of success and discontent.

Director
CF

Carola Fuentes

Carola Fuentes (Chile, 1970) is a renowned Chilean investigative Journalist who for more that 20 years has reported unknown stories throughout Chile. Her work for television has transcended over time, including an investigation that led to dismantling a network of pedophiles, and another that led to the arrest of... Read More →
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Rafael Valdeavellano

Rafael Valdeavellano (Guatemala, 1972) has produced and directed documentaries exploring indigenous, historical and social issues, like the series on Chilean native cultures Sons of the Earth (2007). He produced Mines of Gold, Waste of Death (2010) about mining waste deposits (also doing cinematography and editing). He is the executive producer and director of the documentary series Why In My Back Yard (2011 - 2014, 2 seasons). He also edited the International Emmy nominated documentary Testigo, The Coup (2003). Currently he is a partner at La Ventana... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:25pm

Shorts Program: Sunshine State Shorts
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Homegrown and homemade: the best of Florida.


The Newest Member 
(in attendance)
Andi Matheny, 3m
A group therapy session is upended by the behavior of a new member.  


You Are Not Alone
(in attendance)
Cam Simon, 5m
5 young adults face the challenges of overcoming anxiety and depression.


T's Up: Branding Team Tampa
(in attendance)
Travis Bell, 14m
Team Tampa featured over a dozen Division I football recruits as they competed for a third national title in five years at the 2015 IMG 7v7 National Championship, Team Tampa was guided by Florida State quarterback Malik Henry, Clemson wide receiver T.J. Chase, and Georgia tight end Isaac Nauta. The documentary highlights Team Tampa's chase for the championship, explains the construction of the Team Tampa brand, and discusses the impact of 7v7 on college football recruiting and media coverage.


The Bridge
(in attendance)
Dewayne Bontrager & Lewayne Bontrager, 8m
A troubled boy searches for the meaning of family and finds his answers under a mystical bridge.
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Oklahoma Sun
(in attendance)
Andrew Andrade, 34m
Based on true events, Oklahoma Sun is the incredible rise and fall story of boxer Tommy Morrison, Two-Time Heavyweight World Champion. Motivated by his troubled childhood, Tommy was a dominant force inside the ring with one of the greatest left hooks ever in the game. He quickly found fame and fortune as he co-starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in Rocky 5. Women loved him and men wanted to be him. His success in and out of the ring would eventually lead him to making a string of poor decisions. These poor decisions would end up costing him his life.


Tiny Bacteria
(in attendance)
Victoria Jorgensen, 6m
Martha Gelhorn, an American novelist, travel writer, and journalist, considered one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century, was was also the third wife of American novelist Ernest Hemingway, from 1940 to 1945. This narrative short is a moment of in Gelhorn's life. Gelhorn speaks to a friend on the phone lamenting her dissatisfaction with Hemingway and their relationship.


A Running Start (in attendance)
Tony Armer, 11m
An unemployed shoe salesman determined to prove he’s worthy of the girl he loves, witnesses a murder while on his way to ask his girlfriend’s father if he can marry his daughter and have a job. 
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Saturday April 29, 2017 2:25pm - 4:00pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 82 minutes

2:30pm

LADY-LIKE
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World Premiere
Brent Craft, USA
Cast: Beverly D'Angelo

When a quick-witted yet co-dependent college girl helps her best friend land a boyfriend, she's left on the outside looking in and is forced to deal with the realities of adulthood for the first time.

Director
Producer


Saturday April 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
American Stage Theatre Company 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

3:45pm

Pitching Your Script!
As one of LA’s leading screenwriting gurus, Tim Albaugh has taught some of the best story pitchers in Tinseltown and during this informative workshop, you’ll learn Tim’s secrets to successful pitching. This workshop will not only help you effectively tell your story, but will also prepare you for the Pitch Fest!   

Speaker

Saturday April 29, 2017 3:45pm - 4:30pm
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4:05pm

DAVI'S WAY

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Florida Premiere
Tom Donahue, USA

In Davi's Way, legendary actor/singer Robert Davi, is given one year to recreate Sinatra's fabled 'Main Event' concert in Madison Square Garden on Sinatra's 100th Birthday in this unpredictable, poignant and comedic documentary that starts to feel like a real life cross between Curb Your Enthusiasm and This Is Spinal Tap.



Producer

Saturday April 29, 2017 4:05pm - 5:45pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 86 minutes

4:10pm

THOSE LEFT BEHIND

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St. Petersburg Premiere
Maria Finitzo, USA
Cast:  Kasey Buckley, Jack Griffo, Daphne Zuniga

At only 16 years old, Jamie takes an overdose of pills and steps off the end of the dock at his family’s summer home. No explanation can ever justify his terrible choice, an act that forever shatters his family’s history. Those left behind are Jamie's mother Peg (Debra Mooney, Dead Poets Society), his father Robert (Michael Hogan, Battlestar Galactica) and his sister Shelly. 

Now, 25 years after Jamie’s death, Shelly (Daphne Zuniga, The Sure Thing) and her 16-year-old son Noah (Jack Griffo, The Thundermans) return to the summer home to help Peg recover from minor heart surgery. Although Peg has come to terms with her grief over her son, the years have not brought closure for her husband or daughter. Both blame themselves for Jamie’s death and have become estranged. Peg hopes Shelly’s visit will finally repair  that relationship.

 When Shelly arrives at the house, she is flooded with memories. Jamie’s ghost is everywhere: on a swing by the lake, in the corner of an old treehouse they played in as kids, and in the feel of the rocks he once collected. Photographs, home movies, sounds and even touch trigger flashbacks that move the story forward, eventually revealing all that led up to the moment of Jamie’s suicide.

Written and directed by Maria Finitzo, Those Left Behind is a story about loss and a family confronting the hard work of mourning. It is also a story of how a family recovers, and how they find the courage to move forward from that loss and accept that they can never change what has happened.



Talent
DZ

Daphne Zuniga

Daphne Zuniga is beloved by generations of moviegoers for her performances in such classic films as Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs, as Princess Vespa, and The Sure Thing, in which she starred opposite John Cusack. Other films include Vision Quest and Gross Anatomy. On television, she became familiar to millions of viewers when she starred as Jo Beth Reynolds on the mega-hit series Melrose Place. She later starred on... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 4:10pm - 6:00pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4:15pm

DIANI & DEVINE MEET THE APOCALYPSE
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Florida Premiere

Etta Devine & Gabriel Diani, USA
Cast: Etta Devine, Gabriel Diani, Jonathan Silverman

A struggling comedy duo discovers that surviving the end of civilization is almost as difficult as surviving in Hollywood. It’s like those old Hope and Crosby “Road to...” movies meets Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road.”
But funnier.


Saturday April 29, 2017 4:15pm - 5:45pm
American Stage Theatre Company 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4:25pm

PAYING MR. MCGETTY
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S
t. Petersburg Premiere
Michael Baumgarten, USA
Cast: R. Marcos Taylor, Don Wilson, Anita Clay

An action-comedy about a St. Pete wannabe music producer Tyrell (R. Marcos Taylor) who wakes up in downtown Tampa with Cecelia (Alissa Schneider) -- a mobster's daughter -- and struggles to get back home and make things right with his girlfriend -- Meena (Anita Clay). But when a friend of Cecelia's fiance snaps a phone pic of Cecelia leaving the hotel with Tyrell and shares it with her fiance Rocco (Wade Williams), it sets in motion a bunch of bad guys tracking down Tyrell all over the Tampa Bay area. Among them, a dangerous assassin named Shota Kabu (Don 'The Dragon' Wilson) who never fails on a job. This will be a day Tyrell will never forget... if he survives it. 

Director
MB

Michael Baumgarten

A native of Key West, Michael began his film career as a production assistant and assistant director in Orlando at Universal Studios.  In a short time, he gained valuable production experience by working on numerous MTV Spring Break specials, the MTV LaTino Launch, and in L.A. on the MTV Video Music... Read More →

Talent
Producer


Saturday April 29, 2017 4:25pm - 6:00pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4:45pm

Pitch Fest!
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!
Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Director
NK

Nicholas Kalikow

Nicholas was born and raised in New York, where he graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Art History. He has been a producer for ten years, producing films including THE OUTDOORSMAN and LAST CUP, both of which appeared on SPIKE TV and the feature film EXPLICIT ILLS. He has directed numerous short films... Read More →
MM

Michael Mailer

Michael Mailer has been producing independent films for over two decades. His productions have been presented at some of the world's best-known film festivals and released by companies including Sony, Universal, Fox, Lionsgate, and IFC. Through his dozens of films, Mailer has wor... Read More →

Producer
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Sean Covel

Sean C. Covel is the producer of nine feature films including the cult classic NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Fox Searchlight) as well BENEATH (Paramount Pictures), THE 12 DOGS OF CHRISTMAS (Directed by Academy Award Winner, Keith Merrill for Universal Studios), CAFE (starring Jennifer Love Hewitt), BROKEN HILL (starring Academy Award Winner Timothy Hutton) and CONCRETE BLONDES (20th Century Fox). He is also the Co-Producer of the NAPOLEON DYNAMITE animated television series for FOX. Covel holds anundergraduate degree in Media Business from the University of Nebraska, and a Masters in Motion Picture and Television Producing from the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University Of Southern... Read More →

Speaker
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Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray is a practicing attorney concentrating in independent film for nearly two decades and is the founding partner of Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP (“GKSSD”). GKSSD has acted as production counsel on hundreds of independent films including The Station Age... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 4:45pm - 6:00pm
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

5:30pm

A Conversation with Robert Davi
Limited Capacity seats available

An intimate conversation with Robert Davi, moderated by Tampa Bay Times Film Critic/Reporter Steve Persall. From his portrayal of the opera singing baddie in "The Goonies" and one of the most popular James Bond villains Franz Sanchez in "Licence to Kill" to FBI Special Agent Big Johnson in" Die Hard" Robert Davi is one of the film industry's most recognized tough guys. He is also one of the top vocalists of our day in interpreting the Great American Songbook, thrilling audiences by playing top venues in Las Vegas and aruond the country. His debut album Davi Sings Sinatra- On the Road to Romance produced by Phil Ramone shot to number 6 for more than several weeks on Billboard's Jazz Charts.

Moderators
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Steve Persall

Movie critic/reporter, Tampa Bay Times
Steve Persall's movie reviews usually appear in Thursday's Weekend section but — like his columns, features and interviews — can pop up anywhere in the Tampa Bay Times, any day of the week. Persall was conceived behind a Tarpon Springs drive-in theater his father managed, making... Read More →

Producer


Saturday April 29, 2017 5:30pm - 6:00pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

6:05pm

CREATED EQUAL
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World Premiere
Bill Duke, USA
Cast: Aaron Tveit, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edy Ganem

Desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church, Alejandra Batista turns to Thomas Reilly, a successful lawyer who files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause. As the trial unfolds an extremist concocts a plot to stop the heresy against the church by attacking Alejandra and threatening to kill her if she doesn't back off.

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Director
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Bill Duke

William Henry "Bill" Duke, Jr. is an American writer, director, producer and actor with over 35 | years of experience. He received his dramatic arts training at Boston University, New York | University's Tisch School of Arts and at the American Film Institute. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke's work frequently dwells within the action/crime and drama genres but also includes comedy. Duke first broke into TV in the early eighties directing episodes of well known TV shows including "Miami Vice", "Cagney... Read More →

Talent
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Edy Ganem

GANEM is an American actress. Before landing the highly coveted role of Valentina in Marc | Cherry’s “Desperate Wives” follow up "Devious Maids," Ganem was part of several independent feature "Black Limousine" with David Arquette and Vivica Fox; "Like Crazy" with Jennifer Lawrence, Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones; and... Read More →

Producer
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Roger Brown

Roger Brown is a recovering lawyer and a lifelong Catholic who lives in Texas, Colorado, and Mexico throughout the year. After publishing his first book, Created Equal, Brown decided to bring his narrative to the big screen. Created Equal is Brown's first foray into executive pro... Read More →
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Thada Catalon

THADA CATALON began her film career in 2008 as an actress. That path soon led her to | writing, directing and producing her first short film “Academic Affairs”; which went on to be | NOMINATED for Best Domestic Short at the 7th Annual 2009 Queens International Film | Festival. Her acting... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 6:05pm - 8:00pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

6:15pm

RESIDUE
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World Premiere
Rusty Nixon, USA, 83m
Cast: James Clayton, Taylor Hickson, Matt Frewer

Private investigator Luke Harding reads a book of demonic origins and unknowingly puts his daughter and himself in a fight for their lives… and their eternal souls.

Director and Talent in Attendance 



Saturday April 29, 2017 6:15pm - 7:45pm
American Stage Theatre Company 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 83 minutes
  • Website www.motorcycleboyproductions.com
  • Facebook www.facebook.com/residuefilm
  • Twitter www.twitter.com/residuefilm

6:25pm

ELIZABETH BLUE
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Florida Premiere
Vincent Sabella , USA, 94m
Cast:  Anna Schafer, Ryan Vincent, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Recently released from a Psychiatric Hospital, Elizabeth (Anna Schafer) returns to her Los Angeles apartment where she lives with her fiancé, Grant (Ryan Vincent). With the guidance of her new psychiatrist, Dr. Bowman (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje)and the unfaltering support of Grant, Elizabeth works at regaining control of her mental stability and her life as she begins to plan their wedding. Struggling to navigate daily voices, hallucinations, anxiety, failing medications and her judgmental, unsupportive mother, Carol (Kathleen Quinlan), Elizabeth fears that Grant won’t be able to deal with her much longer. 



Producer


Saturday April 29, 2017 6:25pm - 8:15pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

6:30pm

PERROS
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Florida Premiere

Harold Trompetero, COLOMBIA

Misael is imprisoned for a passion crime. During his confinement, he is abused and humiliated by guards and other prisoners. He also is blamed and forgotten by their loved ones. Misael, lonely and abandoned, finds affection and tenderness in Sarna, the dog of the prison. 

Director
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Harold Trompetero

Harold Trompetero Saray was born in Bogotá in 1971. He is | a Social Communicator of the Pontificia Universidad | Javeriana and publicist of the Jorge Tadeo Lozano | University. He studied film in Cuba, Spain and France. He | served as Creative Director for three years at the Leo | Burnett Agency in... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 6:30pm - 7:45pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

7:45pm

Awards Ceremony and After Party
The star studded awards ceremony and red carpet event of the 12th Annual Festival.  The party carries on after the awards with the annual Sunscreen karaoke after party!

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

Dress to impress. 


Saturday April 29, 2017 7:45pm - Sunday April 30, 2017 11:30pm
NOVA 535 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North

8:15pm

SIN MUERTOS NO HAY CARNAVAL / SUCH IS LIFE IN THE TROPICS
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St. Petersburg Premiere
Sebastián Cordero, ECUADOR, MEXICO, GERMANY
Cast:  Daniel Adum Gilbert, Victor Arauz, Diego Cataño

Everything begins with a stray bullet... And a wealthy young man trying to evict 250 families who are squatting on the land he inherited from his father. The leader of the squatter settlement is ready to negotiate, knowing that an eviction will not happen without blood. Suspecting a betrayal, the dwellers voice their concern. SIN MUERTOS NO HAY CARNAVAL portrays the city of Guayaquil through all its social strata, full of latent tensions that can only be resolved through violence.



Saturday April 29, 2017 8:15pm - 9:30pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 100 minutes

8:25pm

2016 Sundance Short Film Tour

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Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 95-minute theatrical program of eight short films selected from this year’s Festival, which over the course of its more than 30-year history has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the distinct 2016 program traverses vibrant styles from wild comedy to reflective poetry. Each breaks through its limited timeframe with a high level of artistry and story that will resonate with audiences long after it ends.

Affections 
Written and directed by Bridey Elliott. U.S.A., 16 minutes. 
This comedy about isolation and loneliness follows a young woman who is adrift and seeking intimacy in the most unlikely places.

Bacon & God’s Wrath 
Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction, Presented by YouTube 
Written and directed by Sol Friedman. Canada, 9 minutes. 
A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time.

Edmond 
Short Film Jury Award: Animation, Presented by YouTube 
Written and directed by Nina Gantz. United Kingdom, 9 minutes. 
Edmond's impulse to love and be close to others is strong—maybe too strong. As he stands by a lake contemplating his options, he reflects on his defining moments in search of the origin of his desires.

Her Friend Adam 
Short Film Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance (Grace Glowicki) 
Written and directed by Ben Petrie. Canada, 17 minutes. 
A boyfriend's jealous impulse spirals out of control in 16 minutes of romantic doom.

Jungle 
Written and directed by Asantewaa Prempeh. U.S.A., 13 minutes. 
The lines between trust, betrayal, and forgiveness are intertwined for two Senegalese vendors as they try to make a living on the streets of New York City.

The Grandfather Drum 
Written and directed by Michelle Derosier. Canada, 13 minutes. 
As the balance of the world turns upside down for the Anishinabek people, the elder Naamowin builds a healing drum to save his grandson and his people.

The Procedure 
Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction, Presented by YouTube 
Written and directed by Calvin Lee Reeder. U.S.A., 4 minutes. 
A man is captured and forced to endure a strange experiment.

Thunder Road 
Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Presented by YouTube 
Written and directed by Jim Cummings. U.S.A., 13 minutes. 
Officer Arnaud loved his mom.



Saturday April 29, 2017 8:25pm - 10:30pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

8:30pm

I CAN I WILL I DID
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Florida Premiere
Nadine Truong, USA
Cast: Ik Jo Kang, Mike Faist, Ellie Lee, Selenis Leyva

Depressed foster youth Ben is bullied and as a result gets into a car accident. His recovery process is slow, until he meets Adrienne, a wheelchair bound fellow patient at the hospital who breathes hope into his life and introduces to him her grandfather, Taekwondo Master Kang. Kang not only teaches him how to walk and get back up on his feet, but also how to take charge of his own life.

TRAILER 

Director
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Nadine Truong

German-born Vietnamese filmmaker, Nadine Truong worked in talent representation and at various production companies prior to earning her MFA degree in Directing in 2009 from the American Film Institute. Nadine received her BA degree in Anthropology from UCLA in 2003 and resides in Los Angeles, where she also works as a Yoga Teacher. | | Her directorial short film credits include CHOPSTICKS, IN THE DARK and INITIATION. In 2006 she became a proud fellow with Los Angeles Asian American Pacific Film... Read More →

Talent
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Selenis Leyva

Selenis Leyva is earning critical praise as one of the breakout stars of the Netflix hit series Orange Is the New Black, which recently won the coveted Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series. Selenis will reprise her role as series regular (and fan favorite!) Gloria Mendoza when the hit series returns for a fifth season on June 7th. In addition to Orange, Selenis will star as Peter Parkers teacher Ms. Warren in the blockbuster film SPIDERMAN HOMECOMING. Selenis may be a recognizable face to internet viewers, but her career already spans television, film... Read More →

Producer
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Brian Yang

Actor and producer Brian Yang was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in the Bay Area, Yang is a second generation Chinese American who began his acting career after he attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied biology and dramatic arts. | | In 2009, he was the host of Shanghai Rush... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 8:30pm - 10:30pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

10:05pm

KING CHARLES
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St. Petersburg Premiere
Rod Grant, USA

A shady DEA agent does everything in his power within and outside the law to catch a cocaine kingpin. During DEA’s crime lord investigation his partner is gunned down. He’ll now stop at nothing to catch his man and what he’s about to do next is pure justice. 



Saturday April 29, 2017 10:05pm - 11:59pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 2 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
 
Sunday, April 30
 

10:00am

But, What I Really Wanna Do Is Direct
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.  
Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Director
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Michael Baumgarten

A native of Key West, Michael began his film career as a production assistant and assistant director in Orlando at Universal Studios.  In a short time, he gained valuable production experience by working on numerous MTV Spring Break specials, the MTV LaTino Launch, and in L.A. on the MTV Video Music... Read More →
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Ron Chapman

Producer, director and entrepreneur, Ron Chapman began his career as a musician, and went on to manage musical artists and produce albums. His legendary Toronto music club “The Edge” provided a scene for some of the most exciting international artists of the day, and he promoted concerts in the... Read More →
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Carola Fuentes

Carola Fuentes (Chile, 1970) is a renowned Chilean investigative Journalist who for more that 20 years has reported unknown stories throughout Chile. Her work for television has transcended over time, including an investigation that led to dismantling a network of pedophiles, and another that led to the arrest of... Read More →
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Nicholas Kalikow

Nicholas was born and raised in New York, where he graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Art History. He has been a producer for ten years, producing films including THE OUTDOORSMAN and LAST CUP, both of which appeared on SPIKE TV and the feature film EXPLICIT ILLS. He has directed numerous short films... Read More →
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Michael Mailer

Michael Mailer has been producing independent films for over two decades. His productions have been presented at some of the world's best-known film festivals and released by companies including Sony, Universal, Fox, Lionsgate, and IFC. Through his dozens of films, Mailer has wor... Read More →
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Harold Trompetero

Harold Trompetero Saray was born in Bogotá in 1971. He is | a Social Communicator of the Pontificia Universidad | Javeriana and publicist of the Jorge Tadeo Lozano | University. He studied film in Cuba, Spain and France. He | served as Creative Director for three years at the Leo | Burnett Agency in... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:00am

Shorts Program: College
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The future Spielberg's and Lucas’ have something to say.


Icon
(in attendance)
Tony Ahedo, 10m
After soon learning he will become a parent, Jay searches out for his own father who abandoned him long ago. 


Caliber (in attendance)
Tanner Cusumano, 16m
While experiencing flashbacks from his time in Iraq, Officer Mike Banner responds to a domestic violence call in a bad neighborhood. He arrives, tension mounts, and the drunk, rage-fueled man (Constantine) charges Banner. Shots are fired. Constantine is down. Banner uses his training as an army medic to help stabilize the wounds and enlists the help of his terrified son, Elijah. But it’s quickly clear that Constantine won’t survive for long. Banner -- moved by the realization that Constantine is a fellow veteran -- takes matters into his own hands.


Blood and Water
Brian Blum, 20m
Platform Diver Garrett Delaney was born to compete at the Olympic Games, and his mother Tracy has been training him his entire life to make that happen. But after a horrific accident at practice, Garrett’s faith in his dream wavers. With Olympic trials only two weeks away, Garrett fears he must make a decision: give up, or die trying.


Yo Miro Para Adelante
(I Look Ahead)
Illian Ipes & Carolina Beguiristain, 13m
Mirtha immigrated to the United States from Uruguay in the 70's. Ana immigrated to the United States from Cuba 8 months ago. Despite this time barrier, their intentions and stories intertwine through their shared desire for a better future for their children and their struggles with adapting to a new culture. Mirtha's story becomes a letter of encouragement to Ana, who is still struggling with her acclimation to the United States.


The Tramcar Girl
Gerard Zarra & Dan Lewinstein & Alex Tymchak, 9m
A young woman rescues a man buried up to his neck in sand on the beach. Summer love takes off from there, as she hunts for the man while trying to escape her boring summer job. Experience some good old-fashioned fun in the sun with The Tramcar Girl.
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White People (in attendance)
Emil Benjamin, 7m
Having been rejected from all the universities he applied for, young Axel must vie for his father's approval by helping him carry out an unspeakable act in this absurdist, painfully first-world romp.
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Next
Elena Brodach, 7m
Another night, another naked body in her bed. She feels no love, just passion. A sharp lancet in her hands and a hidden box with her secrets. Only she knows how it all will end and who will be her next victim.


Emma Inspired
Nicole Machon, 12m
Emma is a recent college grad, unsure of her next move in life. Her friends and family are constantly parading around their accomplishments, and her love life is uneventful at best. She has a job, but it’s cleaning up vomit at a skating rink. She’s a little behind, but she’s gonna figure it out eventually.
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Sunday April 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 95 minutes

11:00am

Shorts Program: International 2
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Letter To God

Maria Ibrahimova, Germany, 17m
Cast: Yuri Baliev, Metanet Eres, Nigar Gulmahmudova, Maria Ibrahimova

Letter to God is a film about the power of faith - irrespective of belief or religion. A lonely widower discovers that he is dying and after a series of mysterious encounters decides to do the only thing he can think of: write a letter to God.


Eden Hostel
Gonzaga Manso, SPAIN, 14m
Cast: Mario Alberto Díez, Yanet Sierra, Juana Andueza, Rafael Revuelta

The Eden Hostel is a humble and dirty place run by an elderly couple. Hanging from the wall of one of its rooms is a statue of the Virgin Mary who narrates, from her peculiar point of view, the stories of the various guests who stayed there through the years. One of those stories, the one of Yolanda and Felix, will make a huge impact on her. 
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The Last Journey Of The Enigmatic Paul WR
Roman Quirot, FRANCE, 17m
Cast: Hugo Becker, Nicolas Giraud, Emilie Gavois Kahn, Dorcas Coppin

The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of its generation. But few hours before the start of the Great mission, Paul disappeared.
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Fils (Son)
Cyrus Neshvad, LUXEMBOURG, 15m

Sébastien, who cannot come to terms with his son being in a coma, begins to question his reality.
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Backstory
Joschka Laukeninks, GERMANY, 8m
Cast:  Jan Stapelfeldt, Xenia Assenza, Jessica McIntyre

As a young child our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his dreams and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him, a sudden event changes the course of his life forever. A story about how everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day be gone.


Breakfast With Tiffany
Andres Molano Moncada, COLOMBIA, 14m
Cast: William Aguirre, Raquel Leon, Reina Sanchez, Eduardo Castro

Rafael must get up to prepare the breakfast for the woman who sleeps next to him. It is not easy; everything seems against him, including his love for her.
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Chika, The Dog In The Ghetto
Sandra Schießl, GERMANY, 16m
Cast: Hendrik Greve, Tina Landgraf, Bernhard Meindl, Kai Windhoevel

Chika the dog and the five-year old Mikasch are the heroes of this story which is set in a Jewish ghetto in an unnamed Polish city. The little dog helps Mikasch to develop as a child despite the persecution of the Jews and the threats of the 2nd World War. During World War II it was forbidden for Jews to keep their pets. One day the official orders decreed that Jews have to deliver all dogs.  Mikasch's father hides the dog outside the ghetto at a non-jewish friends house. Then one day a soldier knocks on the door of the families apartment and delivers a command. The family has to gather with all other Jewish families to be deported. 


Sunday April 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
American Stage Theatre Company 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 101 minutes

11:00am

Shorts Program: Real Life Documentaries

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International and North American independent documentaries that push society's emotional boundaries

Beneath The Crown (in attendance)
Susan Gallagher & Dr. Lisa Mills, 23m
When the spotlight and sparkles fade, what remains beneath the crown? The story of the most beautiful woman in the world in 1967, Miss USA/Miss Universe, Sylvia Hitchcock Carson - not your average beauty queen.


Gifts From The Heart (in attendance)
Cindy Karafilis, 18m
Eric Piburn was born with a congenital heart disease and needs a heart and double lung transplant. Unfortunately, his condition was diagnosed inoperable and he was pronounced terminal. His parent's have started a bucket list for Eric so that he may live life to it's fullest. And some hometown children give from their hearts to help Eric cross off his bucket list item of becoming a rock star. 


Slam (in attendance)
Michael Torbisco, 33m
Achieving a backcountry slam (catching a bonefish, tarpon and permit in one day) in the Florida Keys is rare. But more women are stepping up to the challenge. Three expert anglers from different walks of life bring the stoke and drama of the difficult quest to the big screen.


Plastic is Forever (in attendance)
Dylan D'Haeze, 19m
What happens when you throw plastic trash away? Dylan, a 13-year-old from the San Juan Islands follows plastic trash to where it ends up and shows how kids can help make a difference in a world that is increasingly dependent on plastic.
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The Collection 
Adam Roffman, 11m
Two friends stumble upon a unique and highly valuable treasure trove of movie memorabilia in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Sunday April 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 103 minutes

11:10am

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

FREE ADMISSION

Cecil B. DeMille, USA
1952 Academy Award Best Picture Winner 

The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.



Sunday April 30, 2017 11:10am - 1:30pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 18 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 152 minutes

11:30am

Ask the Lawyer
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! 

Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Speaker
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Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray is a practicing attorney concentrating in independent film for nearly two decades and is the founding partner of Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP (“GKSSD”). GKSSD has acted as production counsel on hundreds of independent films including The Station Age... Read More →

Sunday April 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

11:30am

Filmmaker Brunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday April 30, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
400 Beach Seafood & Tap House 400 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

12:00pm

Shorts Program: St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Sociey
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Come experience the works of our local film society at their encore screening!

812 Knavish Way (in attendance)
Eric Stalnaker, 13m
Two thieves discover what they think is the perfect impromptu heist, but once there, things aren't what they seem to be, and getting out may be harder than getting in.


All Consuming Film (in attendance)
Kimberly Trapiani, 10m
An introduction to the making of a feature film about the heartbreaking effects of illegal drug addiction and the over prescription if they are controlled substances. This is based on true events.


Ava's Blood (in attendance)
Kira Howe, 9m
A parents worst nightmare comes true when a young girl named Ava goes missing. Will the detectives on the case find her captor first or will a mothers revenge prove to be more terrifying?
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Bedsheets & Cigarettes
Alan Mehanna, 14m
A couple who have been together for 4 years in a mutually abusive relationship, reach a point where they have to come to terms with the sins of the past and their enigmatic future.
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Good Ol' Fashioned Christmas Video (in attendance)
Daniel O'Ryan, 5m
Bluegrass star, Daniel O'Ryan brings his hillbilly family home to meet his hot trailer park barbie wife. The moonshine is flowing, the decorations are being made and Daniel is getting pushed out of the way. After the dancing and drinking, there's a rock out session in the back with the bonfire. and fun ensues.


It's Not About Sex (in attendance)
Anjani Pandey, 9m
A celebration of coworkers bring an office couple to a turning point in their relationship. As Sharon cuts her cake and is happily fed by her fiancé. Sara decides to ask Brad if this is time for them to take their relationship up a notch and they too, get entangled, hooked line and sinker... Brad gets his hackles up. If only she knew it was more than about sex.
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One Step From Alpha 
(in attendance)
Hector Luis Soto Vazquez, 5m
A loving father has a heart attack and does not know how much time has passed since his episode. By walking throw the stages of death, he has come into terms that he is not the only one that needs him.
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Phone 
(in attendance)
David Scott Leatherwood, 6m
Phone is a vignette about a dysfunctional relationship and the way technology is destroying relationships.


Ransom (in attendance)
Stefanie Davis, 3m
Kitty and Kent need to come up with a plan to change their lives forever. Susan Daniels is the plan. 
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The Deposition (in attendance)
Carrie Drazek, 20m
Securely within the grasp of a midlife crisis and disillusioned with the legal profession, a once proud attorney goes through the motions of yet another tedious deposition; but when irritation turns to disgust with his narcissistic client and the arrogance of his opposing counsel, a brawl erupts which forces him to come to terms with his job and his life. 
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Sunday April 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Studio 620 620 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 95 minutes

12:45pm

Florida Film…????
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.

Moderated by Dave DeBorde


Sunday April 30, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

1:00pm

GOOD BONES
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St. Petersburg Premiere
Tim Bohn, USA
Cast: Theodora Miranne, Chloe Levine, Blanchard Ryan 

Danny O'Brien dedicates one last summer to his family's Hamptons real estate company, and to his father Joe's seemingly obsolete values: poetry, integrity and community. Good Bones celebrates summer romance and the enduring tradition of the idealistic underdog. 

Director


Sunday April 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

1:00pm

THE FORBIDDEN SHORE

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The amazing diversity of contemporary Cuban music is gorgeously explored in Ron Chapman’s third documentary feature. The Forbidden Shore follows the great success of The Poet of Havana, which featured Carlos Varela. With this ambitious new film, Chapman captures the full gamut of what’s happening now in Cuba, both the most exciting artists and the distinct musical scenes they move in, from classic son and salsa, to trova, nueva trova, reggaton, rock, jazz, metal, rap, electronic, classical, choral, pop, changu, danzón, rumba, yoruba, bolero, conga, timba, mambo and—if you can believe it—more.

But the present can only be understood within the context of the past, thus the film’s wonderful soundtrack is comprised of music new and old, of the sounds of modern iconoclasts and the immortal music of the old guard. This is a one-of-a-kind journey into the heart and soul of a sonic culture like no other, a place where music is cultivated and thrives through the enduring desire of its people to forge a sound that is all their own. Andres Castillo


Director
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Ron Chapman

Producer, director and entrepreneur, Ron Chapman began his career as a musician, and went on to manage musical artists and produce albums. His legendary Toronto music club “The Edge” provided a scene for some of the most exciting international artists of the day, and he promoted concerts in the... Read More →



Sunday April 30, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
American Stage Theatre Company 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

1:05pm

TILL THE ACES COME
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Florida Premiere
Adam Everett, USA
Cast: Callie Chardonnay, Adam Everett, Brittany Fisheli 

A failed entrepreneur decides to help a terminally ill drunkard with his new, cutting edge eye scanning technology...not knowing that the drunkard is actually the venture capitalist of a prestigious investment firm.
 



Sunday April 30, 2017 1:05pm - 2:30pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

1:55pm

Shorts Program: Web Series/TV
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THE SMALL AND SMALLER SCREEN IS WHERE IT IS AT WITH THESE SHORT TALES

Young and Reckless

Brianne Nord-Stewart, 5m
A comedy (web) series about a 28 year-old dude whose arch nemesis is a 13-year-old girl.
When law-school dropout Devon Young moves back in with his mom, the last thing he expected was to fall for Claire, the Camaro-driving advertising exec who lives across the street. Now Devon will do anything to win the woman of his dreams, including battling her 14-year-old daughter Olivia, the teen of his nightmares.
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The Rub (in attendance)
Kenny Beaumont & Jonathan Davenport, 10m
Failing business owner Paul Bennet struggles to reign in his employees' shenanigans and make a go of the only legitimate massage parlor in downtown Tampa, Florida.  
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You Got A Problem...
(in attendance)
Charles Mandracchia, 8m
Uncle Louie and his Italian-American Paisanos solve a problem that the Pizza Man is having with a bunch of kids from a Brooklyn neighborhood. You got a problem, no problem...just call uncle Louie. He'll take care of it! No Problem!
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BTS
(in attendance)
Christian Cashmir, 8m
BTS is a docu-style comedy in the vein of The Office. The show gives an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a small film studio. When their lead actor gets thrown in jail, they must come up with a new movie to film before their studio goes bankrupt.


Running With Violet 
Lindsay MacKay, 8m 
Two women and a toddler chasing freedom on the road trip of their lives.
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Shoot Me Nicely (in attendance)
Elias Plagianos, 19m
“Shoot Me Nicely” explores the New York City art and fashion world through the eyes of photographer Sean Wheeler (John Behlmann). After losing his cushy magazine job, and his superstar status, Sean is forced to take odd jobs to pay the bills and his rent. Recently, his agent Layla (Linda Hamilton), has been working overtime selling Sean’s paparazzi pics as she attempts to get him back into the spotlight of the fashion world.  
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Sunday April 30, 2017 1:55pm - 3:00pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 18 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 55 minutes

2:00pm

But Seriously, What Does a Producer “Do?"
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!  

Moderated by Dave DeBorde

Director
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Michael Mailer

Michael Mailer has been producing independent films for over two decades. His productions have been presented at some of the world's best-known film festivals and released by companies including Sony, Universal, Fox, Lionsgate, and IFC. Through his dozens of films, Mailer has wor... Read More →

Producer
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Sean Covel

Sean C. Covel is the producer of nine feature films including the cult classic NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Fox Searchlight) as well BENEATH (Paramount Pictures), THE 12 DOGS OF CHRISTMAS (Directed by Academy Award Winner, Keith Merrill for Universal Studios), CAFE (starring Jennifer Love Hewitt), BROKEN HILL (starring Academy Award Winner Timothy Hutton) and CONCRETE BLONDES (20th Century Fox). He is also the Co-Producer of the NAPOLEON DYNAMITE animated television series for FOX. Covel holds anundergraduate degree in Media Business from the University of Nebraska, and a Masters in Motion Picture and Television Producing from the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University Of Southern... Read More →

Speaker

Sunday April 30, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:00pm

CANVAS
Screening of the critically acclaimed, Florida made, 2006 Film Canvas starring Joe Pantoliano and Marcia Gay Harden.  

Post Film Q & A with Joe Pantoliano

Director - Joseph Greco
Run Time - 101 minutes

A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son. 

Roger Ebert - 2006:
Canvas" is a serious film about mental illness and a sentimental heartwarmer, and succeeds in both ways. It tells the story of a 10-year-old whose mother is schizophrenic, and whose father is loyal and loving but stretched almost beyond his endurance.

The portrayal of schizophrenia in the film has been praised by mental health experts as unusually accurate and sympathetic; the story of the boy and his dad is a portrait of love under enormous stress.

 



Sunday April 30, 2017 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Studio 620 620 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

2:55pm

LAST BROKEN DARKNESS
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Florida Premiere
Christopher-lee Dos Santos, USA
Cast: Sean Cameron Michael, Suraya Santos, Brandon Auret

Last Broken Darkness follows the exciting story of Sam (Sean Cameron Michael, Black Sails, Shooter), a broken man who after the world ends from a massive Meteor shower and the death of his son, is forced to survive underground. He and his trusted friend Troy (Brandon Auret, Elysium, Chappie) along with a young female Rose (Suraya Santos), are thrust on a journey that takes them into the darkest parts of the underground world where they find themselves on the run with a crew of heavily armed Rangers. Hunted down by infected people, bandits and cannibals alike, their undeniable defiance to return home is challenged, and an honest story emerges to reveal the heart of friendship in the face of death. Last Broken Darkness is a tale of selflessness, friendship and courage.


Sunday April 30, 2017 2:55pm - 5:00pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

3:15pm

Women in Film
Explore the triumphs and setbacks of women in the industry. Expect to be challenged and inspired by our panel of experts. 

Moderated by Eugenie Bondurant  

Talent
Speaker
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Karlie Loland

Karlie has worked in the demanding industry of entertainment since age 15, her array of experiences have given her a unique insight to the industry and have taught her to be wise beyond her years. Growing up as a young actress, she became familiar with being in front of a camera. However, she early on realized that her true love was actually for what went on behind the camera. For more than a decade, Karlie has worked diligently building a name for herself in the challenging world of talent development, coaching, production, casting, scouting, and photography, all while conquering every goal she set for herself. Her company di.versE, works cohesively in entertainment marketing, public relations, client management, professional networking, and more. She is currently working with clients in Tampa, Naples, New York City, Atlanta... Read More →
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Cinda Snow

Cinda is the mother of one of Hollywood’s most successful young actors, Brittany Snow. Cinda continues to encourage and support her daughter’s career while now managing other young talent to follow their dream. Cinda started Snow Entertainment to help guide, nurture and develop Talent at all ages in the Entertainment Industry. As mother of a successful young actor and being in the business... Read More →

Sunday April 30, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
American Stage Theater Company - Conference Room 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

3:15pm

TRACKTOWN
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USA
Florida Premiere
Cast: Alexi Pappas, Chase Offerle, Rachel Dratch
Plumb Marigold is a famous but lonely distance runner preparing for the biggest race of her life: The Olympic Trials. But when an injury forces her to take an unexpected day off, Plumb wanders into a bakery where the aimless boy behind the counter catches her eye. In this story that captures the experience of a young Olympic hopeful, many of the actors are actual Olympic athletes -- including co-writer/director and lead actor Alexi Pappas.



Sunday April 30, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Runtime 88 minutes

3:30pm

Audience Award Winner
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Cast: Josh Helman, Evan Jonigkeit, Zosia

Mamet

 


When her best friend returns from Paris with a new lover, Kate's life is thrown off track. Encountering new personalities, old promises and sexual fluidity, Kate must decide to stay on her current path or burn it down to forge a new one.



Sunday April 30, 2017 3:30pm - 5:15pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 18 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

3:30pm

Immigration Program: AFTER SPRING
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Directors/Producers
: Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching
Executive Producers: Jon Stewart and Chris McShane 
Run time: 101m
TriBeca Film Fesival 2016

With the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. After Spring is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. With no end in sight for the conflict or this refugee crisis, everyone must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent. World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2016. Executive Produced by Jon Stewart.



Sunday April 30, 2017 3:30pm - 5:15pm
American Stage Theatre Company 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4:00pm

A Conversation with Joe Pantoliano
Limited Capacity seats available

An intimate conversation with Joe Pantoliano focusing on his career and thoughts on the world of entertainment today. Moderated by Tampa Bay Times Film Critic Steve Persall.  Affectionately know as "Joey Pants" he has more than 100 film, television and stage credits to his name.  Memorable roles, from Guido in Risky Business (1983) to Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run (1988), Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive (1993), Cypher in The Matrix (1999) and Teddy in Memento (2000).  Winner of a primetime Emmy for his work on The Sopranos (1999), for which he also received two SAG Award nominations.

Moderators
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Steve Persall

Movie critic/reporter, Tampa Bay Times
Steve Persall's movie reviews usually appear in Thursday's Weekend section but — like his columns, features and interviews — can pop up anywhere in the Tampa Bay Times, any day of the week. Persall was conceived behind a Tarpon Springs drive-in theater his father managed, making... Read More →

Talent


Sunday April 30, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Studio 620 620 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

5:30pm

Closing Night Film - ALBION: THE ENCHANTED STALLION
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St. Petersburg Premiere
Castille Landon, USA
Cast:  Jennifer Morrison, Debra Messing, Liam McIntyre, John Cleese, Daniel Sharman

A twelve-year-old girl is transported by a magical black stallion to the mystical world of ALBION, where she discovers that she alone is the key to saving an entire race of people.
 



Sunday April 30, 2017 5:30pm - 7:15pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 4 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

5:30pm

Closing Night Film - ALBION: THE ENCHANTED STALLION
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St. Petersburg Premiere
Castille Landon, USA
Cast:  Jennifer Morrison, Debra Messing, Liam McIntyre, John Cleese, Daniel Sharman

A twelve-year-old girl is transported by a magical black stallion to the mystical world of ALBION, where she discovers that she alone is the key to saving an entire race of people.
 



Sunday April 30, 2017 5:30pm - 7:15pm
AMC Sundial 20 - Theater 7 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

5:30pm

FINDING BABEL
Limited Capacity seats available

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St. Petersburg Premiere
David Novack, USA/FRANCE/RUSSIA
Cast: Liev Schreiber, Andrei Malaev-Babel, Antonina Pirojkova

75 years after iconic Soviet writer Isaac Babel's wrongful execution, his grandson comes closer to the elusive truths of his heritage. Andrei Malaev-Babel confronts lingering traces of a turbulent history that echo in his grandfather's subversive writing brought to life by Liev Schreiber, and in the conflicts of today’s post-Soviet borders. Babel’s life story and his fiction are woven into Andrei’s search with ethereal animation that puts viewers, like Babel’s readers, somewhere between fantasy and reality.!


Director


Sunday April 30, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ringling College 2700 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234