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A thousand generations live in you now. See Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in theaters December 20.

James Bond 007 No time to die 2020 Daniel Craig, Rami Malek

Trailors in 2020

 Edie is a 2017 British drama film directed by Simon Hunter and written by Elizabeth O'Halloran. Discovered at the SBIFF not to be forgotten.

Prince

Venice 66th Film Festival - Characterisation - The Prince of Tears - Yonfan and cast/crew of Prince of Tears. 4th September 2009

On CHARACTERISATION “Drawing is important to express oneselfIt doesn’t have to be real nor unrealDrawing is to express our thinkingEmploying his imagination, liberating art To liberate our thoughts on paper and bycolours” Master Qiu(scene 1, Prince of Tears) Yonfan, director of Prince of Tears, shows us as in classic Chinese painting,there is a form LIU BAI that is to leave some whitespace on the paper, or si

Rio de Janerio International Film Festival announces 2009 Line Up

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FESTIVAL DO RIO 2009 : 24 September to 8 October, 2009 Across 15 days, commencing September 24, the city of Rio de Janeiro once again becomes the official capital of cinema. Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, will present more than 300 films from more than 60 countries, shown in around 40 locations, distributed between cinemas and sites around Rio.  This year's programme will include for the first time public events staged in 10 of the city's squares. Festival do...

Romania Fest unveils line up for WOMEN IN CINEMA

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The 1st Romania International Film Festival unveils line up for the competitive program WOMEN IN CINEMASeptember 18, 2009 - Arad, Romania: The much-anticipated Romania International Film Festival announced the selection of its competitive section Women in Cinema. This competition, which runs parallel to the CineBlackSea competition, includes narrative feature films, documentaries and short films. The first edition of Ro-IFF takes place in the Romanian city of Arad from September 26 - October 4, ...

Von Stroheim´s MERRY WIDOW perks interest for GIORNATE opening

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THE MERRY WIDOW (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, US 1925) is the opening night film at the 2009 Giornate de Cinema Muto 200, The Music When I first accompanied The Merry Widow years ago, I was totally struck by this highly creative and inventive film adaptation of the operetta, directed by the genius Erich von Stroheim. Immediately I realized that my “one” piano + singer accompaniment wasn’t at all enough to serve this brilliant film. I started a serious quest to develop a score for the...

The Merry Widow

THE MERRY WIDOW is the opening film ofthe 2006 Giornate de Cinema Muto. Comments on The Music When I first accompanied The Merry Widow years ago, I was totally struck by this highly creative and inventive film adaptation of the operetta, directed by the genius Erich von Stroheim. Immediately I realized that my “one” piano + singer accompaniment wasn’t at all enough to serve this brilliant film. I start

Nine movies in Bangkok's BIFF 2009 competition

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THERE are nine movies in the main competition of the Bangkok International Film Festival 2009: Across the River (Iran); Adrift (Vietnam); Altiplano (Belgium); Breathless (South Korea); Everyone Else (Germany); Huacho (Chile/ France/ Germany); I Killed My Mother (Canada); Inland (Algeria / France), and The Search (China).   Across the River, by the prolific US-based Iranian director Abbas A. Motlagh, has barely been shown outside Iran, but is bound to attract attention here. In ...

Nine movies in Bangkok's BIFF 2009 competition

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THERE are nine movies in the main competition of the Bangkok International Film Festival 2009: Across the River (Iran); Adrift (Vietnam); Altiplano (Belgium); Breathless (South Korea); Everyone Else (Germany); Huacho (Chile/ France/ Germany); I Killed My Mother (Canada); Inland (Algeria / France), and The Search (China). Across the River, by the prolific US-based Iranian director Abbas A. Motlagh, has barely been shown outside Iran, but is bound to attract attention here. In the wake of a majo...

Pat Conroy to Receive the 2010 Beaufort International Film Festival's Highest Award

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South Carolina native son and bestselling author Pat Conroy was named this week as the 2010 'Jean Ribaut Award Winner' for 'Outstanding and Inspiring Original Material for Film' which will be presented to him at the Beaufort International Film Festival's Awards Ceremony on February 20th.Four of Mr. Conroy's novels to date have been made into films: Conrack (based on The Water is Wide), Lords of Discipline, Prince of Tides, and The Great Santini, all of which have been set in the Lowcountry of So...

Novelist Pat Conroy to Receive the 2010 Beaufort International Film Festival's Highest Award

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South Carolina native son and bestselling author Pat Conroy was named this week as the 2010 'Jean Ribaut Award Winner' for 'Outstanding and Inspiring Original Material for Film' which will be presented to him at the Beaufort International Film Festival's Awards Ceremony on February 20th. Four of Mr. Conroy's novels to date have been made into films: Conrack (based on The Water is Wide), Lords of Discipline, Prince of Tides, and The Great Santini, all of which have been set in the Lowcount...

Feel Good Festival Highlights

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THE FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO EGYPTIAN THEATRE FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2009 ROCK SLYDE ANNOUNCED AS OPENING NIGHT GALA PRESENTATION FULL FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED ED ASNER WILL BE SUBJECT OF TRIBUTE LOS ANGELES, CA July 17, 2009 - The 2009 Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) announces it will return to the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9. The three-day event once again will feature films aimed at both adult and family audience...

Balkan Film Days

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Sponsored over a weekend last May 30 and 31st by the Federation of Balkan American Associations, these no frill film days were organized primarily for members of ethnic communities from Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Herzegovina, and other countries from former Yugoslavia. Screening took place at the Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College with a program curated by the author who teaches media research at the college. In keeping with the public service objective, admission to all screenings was fr...

Balkan Film Days

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Sponsored over a weekend last May 30 and 31st by the Federation of Balkan American Associations, these no frill film days were organized primarily for members of ethnic communities from Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Herzegovina, and other countries from former Yugoslavia. Screening took place at the Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College with a program curated by the author who teaches media research at the college. In keeping with the public service objective, admission to all screenings was free. Wit...

“Body & SOUL NYC” 2009 Memorial Day Weekend Dance Celebration

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By Maria Esteves - June 9, 2009 The "Body & Soul NYC" 2009 Memorial Day Weekend dance celebration presented by John Davis, JD Productions with world renown DJs Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, Francois "K" Kevorkian (MAESTRO documentary film), and Danny Krivit (The God Father of Disco, MAESTRO documentary films) was held at the historical Webster Hall, New York, Sunday, May 24,  6:00 PM. The evening featured talent warm-up by Andi Hanely, lights by Ariel, and host...

Programme : Wednesday May 20TH

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COMPETITION  - Grand Théâtre Lumière 8:30 am, 12:15 noon and 7:00 am : INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS by Quentin Tarantino – 2h40 4:00 am : LES HERBES FOLLES ( Wild Grass) by Alain Resnais– 1h44 UN CERTAIN REGARD - Salle Debussy 11:30 am and 5:00 pm: EINAYM PKUHOT (Eyes Wide Open) by Haim Tabakman – 1h31 2:00 am and 10:30 pm: NANG MAI by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang - 1h49 CANNES CLASSICS - Salle Buñuel 4:30 am: PRINCE YEONSAN* by Sang-Ok Shin – 2h13 7:15 am: L’AVVENTURA...

Martin Scorsese honorary President of Cannes Classics 2009

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Godard, Losey, Antonioni, Visconti, Tati, Franju et Sergio Leone once again in the Official Selection? Pierrot le Fou, Eyes Without A Face or Senso in Competition against L’Avventura or Once Upon A Time…the Revolution? Martin Scorsese is the honorary President of Cannes Classics 2009, a section established in 2004 to accompany the contemporary films of the Official Selection with a program of restored  and rediscovered films, to be released theatrically or on DVD. The film...

Portland Jewish Film Festival Programme

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17th Annual Jewish Film FestivalApril 16-26The NW Film Center and the Institute for Judaic Studies present the 17th annual Portland Jewish Film Festival. This year's films, while they express specific Jewish experiences, resonate beyond their cultural settings and speak to experiences and issues that confront our common humanity. 
This year's Festival is co-sponsored by the Jewish Review with individual program support from Cedar-Sinai, Neveh Shalom, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Port...

60 films lined up from Houston WorldFest

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Houston World Fest will run April 17 - 26, 2009 WorldFest was founded 49 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality fi...

Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves

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The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 16th Annual Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, March 28, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m. Moderated by Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker of award winning documentary THIS IS THE LIFE. The Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion will occur at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue (650 Bronson Ave.), Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios) Chaplin Screening Room ...

Tribeca Film Festival line up announced

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, today announced its remaining out-of-competition feature film selections in the Encounters, Spotlight, Showcase, Restored/Rediscovered and Midnight sections. The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 22 to May 3, 2009 in lower Manhattan and will feature not only film screenings, but also an array of free community events designed to share the Festival experience with as many New Y...

Sarasota Film Festival highlights

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The 11th Annual Regal Entertainment Group SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will get underway on Friday evening March 27, 2009 and run through Sunday, April 5, 2009. The Festival will be presented at Sarasota’s Hollywood 20 Cinemas with Opening Night at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Closing Night Tribute at the Sarasota Opera House, screenings and conversations at the Historic Asolo, and other area venues. This year’s Festival will present over 160 narrative, documentary and short films from t...

Day 6 at Fantasporto: 2 films

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 Le Prince de ce Monde (in fantastic competion) One of the most popular sub-genres of terror movies is the one about diabolical possessions, seen in films such as "Repulsion", "The Exorcist" and "The Omen". Father Donato hopes to find peace in a small village, far from worldly temptations. But Baroness De Bailleux, a young nymphomaniac aristocrat, has other plans for the cleric. Bewitched by the sensuality of the baroness, Donato finds himself involved in ...

Dancing with Kendra

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Director: Cedric Green.
What happens when a young sexy lady in New York meets Mr Right right in the vicinity and not even realize it? How far will Mr Right go to convince her that he is her prince charming? And, what happens when love meets friendship? Watch this heart warming romantic story to find out!

Sunscreen Film Festival

Sunscreen Film Festival is organized and presented by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization, which is dedicated to educating the public about the art of visual storytelling, enhancing opportunities for local filmmakers to develop their craft and art, and increasing the public’s awareness and support of local filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset. 

History:

The Sunscreen Film Festival has grown from its first festival in a local art gallery with 600 attendees in 2006 to a nationally recognized event with an attendance of over 11,000 people in 2011.  The SSFF has screened over 600 independent films in its first 6 years.  The festival is based at the Baywalk Entertainment Complex and Muvico 20 Theaters.  The festival additionally utilizes multiple locations around downtown St. Petersburg.

Sunscreen places a great emphasis on supporting and encouraging Florida based talent.  A grant has been established and given to the past two Best Florida Film winners at Sunscreen.  Additionally SSFF has film acquisition execs in attendance every year.  Over a dozen films have been picked up for distribution in the last 3 years at Sunscreen. 

Sunscreen is different from other festivals in that the festival guests are expected to take part in workshops, classes or some other manner that supports the mission of the festival.  Guests are asked to participate in educational programming as a part of their attendance at the festival.  Past guests over the first 6 festivals have included;

Just a few of our past guests have included:

  • actor John Travolta (Grease, Pulp Fiction)
  • actor Kelly Preston (Jerry Maguire)
  • actor Billy Dee Williams (Empire Strikes Back, Brian’s Song)
  • actor Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, Phantom of the Opera)
  • actor Jeff Donovan (Burn Notice, Changeling)
  • actor Ethan Supplee (My Name is Earl, Butterfly Effect)
  • actor Bill Cobbs (Night at the Museum, over 100 credits)
  • actor Alexa Vega (Spy Kids 1,2,3, Broken Hill)
  • actor Ayanna Berkshire (Twilight, Leverage)
  • actor Solomon Trimble (Twilight)

  • Ralph Winter (Producer, X-men 1-3, Wolverine, Fantastic Four, Star Trek 2-4)
  • Phil Cooke (Author, Filmmaker, Media Consultant)
  • Dean Batali (Producer, Head Writer, That 70’s Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Sean Covel (Producer, Napoleon Dynamite)
  • Doc Wyatt (Producer, Napoleon Dynamite)
  • Leo Partible (Comic Author, Producer)

  • screenwriter Timothy J. Sexton (Oscar nominee for Children of Men)
  • screenwriter Steven de Souza (Die Hard, 48 Hours)
  • casting director Lana Veenker (Twilight, Leverage)
  • casting director John Jackson (About Schmidt, Sideways)
  • composer, musician Michael Tolcher, (Scrubs, One Tree Hill, ESPN)
  • producer Dave Anderson (Prince of Egypt)
  • distribution, finance, acquisitions Jamie Fleming
  • distribution, finance, acquisitions John Flynn

Description:

The Sunscreen Film Festival which is put on by The non-profit St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Society not only screens great films and brings in top notch Hollywood talent but it also provides excellent year round programming.  The festival’s year round programming includes; special film screenings in partnership with and screened at the Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg, free outdoor film screenings, a Film School Summer Camp, and educational “Film Schools” for adults and kids throughout the year.  As well as actor’s workshops and community support programs.  Sunscreen additionally screens local independent films throughout the year in a theater environment to support local and Florida filmmakers.

The Sunscreen Film Festival is steadily growing into one of the top film festivals in the country. By programming great films, and bringing in top notch industry talent Sunscreen has established itself as one of the best young film festivals around. 

Sunscreen continues to receive community support from the following entities in the form of resources and in-kind donations.  The City of St. Petersburg, The Pinellas County Film Commission, The St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Tampa, Southeastern University Lakeland, The Dali Museum, Baywalk Entertainment Complex and Muvico Theaters, and The Renaissance Vinoy Resort.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival

The Manhattan Short is presented in over 200 Venues across Three Continents during the last week of Sept. From as Far North as St Petersburg RU to as far South as Buenos Aires ARG. Audiences Vote, and votes are emailed to Union Square Park NYC.

Peach City Short Film Festival

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The annual Peach City Short Film Festival is designed to give independent filmmakers an avenue to showcase their shorts and participate in educational panels.

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