ST. PETERSBURG - The four-day Sunscreen Film Festival will take place at various venues throughout St. Petersburg Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4.
This year's festival will kick off with the opening night film "Confessions of a Womanizer," starring Nicole Bella and John Cena.
The festival 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.
The Sunscreen Film Festival is organized and presented by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization. It has grown from its first festival in a local art gallery with 600 attendees in 2006 to an internationally recognized event with an attendance of over 15,000 people in 2012. It was one of only 23 film festivals sponsored by the academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars) in 2013 and was named Best Film Fest by Tampa Bay Magazine in 2012.
The festival uses multiple venues around St. Petersburg including American Stage, the Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, the Palladium and Studio@620.