The Sunscreen Film Festival is entering its fifth year in 2010. The past half-decade of the annual event has seen rapid growth and popularity, with a 600 percent increase in attendance from 2006 to 2009. Hosted by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, the Sunscreen Film Festival was founded – at a kitchen table – by Tony Armer and Derek Miner, in 2005.
The primary goal of the Sunscreen Film Festival,
according to their website, is “to encourage the creation, production,
and exhibition of independent film in Florida through its educational programs and public screenings, thereby increasing awareness and support of local filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset.”