Bright Spots Series: Sunscreen Film Festival

Posted On 04/11/2016 by St. Pete Chamber

In it’s 11th year, Tampa Bay’s largest film festival will return on April 28th through May 1st. As one of only a handful of festivals that are recognized and sponsored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Sunscreen Film Festival offers the best in great films for the public to enjoy.

The Sunscreen Film Festival is an annual film festival hosted by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation. The Festival’s primary goal is to encourage the creation, production, and exhibition of independent film in Florida through our educational programs and public screenings, thereby increasing awareness and support of local film making as a cultural and economic asset.

The Festival and it’s board members, including Ryan Tarrant, St. Petersburg Chamber Member of the Year, hope to continue to consistently entertain and challenge audiences and create memorable moments for filmmakers, special guests, judges, and the film-loving public.

Founder, Tony Armer noticed that there was a gap in the market and knew that downtown St. Pete would be the perfect backdrop for a Florida film festival.

​Sunscreen Film Festival offers attendees the opportunity to see great independent films, attend fantastic parties and have the chance to rub elbows with the people who worked and acted in the films. Previous festival’s have attracted John Travolta, Patrick Wilson, Billy D. Williams, WWE’s John Cena and the Bella Twins.