Date

September 29 - October 2, 2016

Location

710 Pier Ave Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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ABOUT THE EVENT /

The Sunscreen Film Festival WEST is presented by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society Inc. , a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and other Independent sponsors dedicated to education, economic development, informing the public about the art of visual storytelling, enhancing opportunities for filmmakers  to develop their craft and art, and increasing the public’s awareness and support of filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset.

Sunscreen is one of only a few film festivals nationwide to be sponsored and acknowledged by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2009, MovieMaker magazine voted Sunscreen one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” in the country.

In 2013 Sunscreen launched in the South Bay after 8 successful years in Florida.  Sunscreen Film Festival West is happy to call the Hermosa Civic Theatre home and hopes to keep growing as a South Bay destination for filmmakers and Film Lovers.

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Festival Team /

Tony Armer

Co-Founder

Robert Enriquez

SSFF WEST Festival Director

Blair Skinner

SSFF/West Programming Director

Julie Nunis

Executive Director of Community Development

Ty Leisher

Executive Director of The Bijou Screening Series

Michael Hixon

Advisory Board Member

Dave DeBorde

Education Director

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DAY PASS

50$

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BLOCK PASS

8$

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Schedule / A show for everyone!

Florida Sunscreen Film Society with Q&A

Florida Sunscreen Film Society with Q&A

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Short films from the Florida Sunscreen Film Society including Lessons of Don Armando (Armand Al Alvarez), Brotherz (Keith Alexa), Peace, Love, Unity, Retribution (Marcus Kempton),  Cerrera (Niel Guilarte).
Lady Bug with Q&A

Lady Bug with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Dir. Brooks Campbell
Genre: Psychological Thriller (Feature Film)  

A study of a chemically dependent woman who loses control of her life after her children and Afghanistan war veteran husband leave her to start anew in a far off city. Willing to do anything to get to her children, she stows away on a private boat only to find herself face to face with a suicidal maniac.

Romanc-edy Block with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Marco Gadge, Erik Linthorst, Conor Woodman, Jennifer Morrison, Rebecca Davey, Delayna Myers, Morten Forland
Genre: Comedy / Romance  

Enjoy some romance, comedy and dramedy. Films including He And She, She Sings For Me, Turkey, Jester, Warning Labels, Put It In My Soup and Total Awesome Viking Power with a Q&A session afterwards with the filmmakers.

Turkey SHe Sings For Me Warning Labels Total Awesome Viking Power
7 Days in Syria with Q&A

7 Days in Syria with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Robert Rippberger
Genre: Documentary  

"7 Days in Syria gives a window into the lives of families struggling to survive on the frontlines of the Syria conflict. Their courage and resilience shines through in impossible circumstances. I hope their stories will inspire greater efforts by all sides to end the bloodshed." - Angelina Jolie Pitt

  7 Days in Syria is a documentary feature unlike any other, offering a rare glimpse at life during war and the incredible lengths journalists go to shine a light in the darkest places on earth.
Next Goal Wins with Q&A

Next Goal Wins with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Dir. Mike Brett & Steve Jamison
Genre: Sports  

In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst soccer team on the planet. A decade after that humiliating night, they remain rooted to the bottom of FIFA's World rankings, having scored only twice in seventeen years. They have lost every competitive game they have ever played. Against this backdrop of serial underachievement, the team face the daunting prospect of a qualification campaign for the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil. It would take a miracle-maker or a madman to turn the team's fortunes around - and in maverick Dutch coach Thomas Rongen the islanders somehow find both. As a loan appointment from the mighty U.S. Soccer Federation, with experience of playing alongside football greats like George Best and Johann Cruyff, Rongen is completely unprepared for what greets him on the island - in his own words it is "by far the lowest standard" of football he's ever seen, with only half of his team even fit enough to play a whole game. A lack of athleticism aside, Rongen's ailing squad contains the emotionally scarred goalkeeper who conceded 31 goals against Australia a decade earlier and a member of Samoa's third gender, the fa'fafine, who lives 24/7 as a woman. To complicate matters further the team's best player has been posted 6000 miles away by the US military. With the team about to embark on a grueling World Cup Qualification campaign, Rongen has just one month to transform this ragtag of losers into a winning team - and perhaps learn a little about himself along the way. COACH RONGEN and JAIYAH SAELUA will be attendance.
Envelhenscia

Envelhenscia

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Filmmakers: Gabriel Martinez
Genre: Documentary (Feature Film)  

The feature film Envelhescência tells the story of six people who live life to the fullest and show us, through their own experiences, that habits and routine after age 60 can be filled with activities and good humor.
Nathan East: For The Record

Nathan East: For The Record

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Filmmakers: Dir. Chris Gero
Genre: African American, History, Music, Biography (Feature Film)  

A documentary film that takes viewers behind-the-scenes as one of the most influential bass players in modern music recorded his debut solo album last year.
Sidewalk Traffic

Sidewalk Traffic

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Filmmakers: Dir. Anthony Fisher
Genre: Dramedy  

When Declan, a 30 year old husband and new father is squeezed out of a promotion, he finds himself wracked by internal crises, including career envy, bitterness over bad breaks and the still-lingering fallout from the suicide of his former creative partner. Searching for salvation, Declan surrenders to the role of stay-at-home dad, and is forced to face his demons while pushing strollers, changing diapers and heating up bottles all the while working to resurrect his dreams.

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That Block with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Sean Robinson, David Sebastian Buus, Scott Storm, Stella Deng, Olivier Fuoc, Derrick Hausen, Teddy Cecil
A short film block with various genres including Indigo Grey: The Passage, Say Something, The Apple Tree, Plastic, What Brings Me More Violently to Life - Unfair To Facts, Start of Something, HELIO.

Say Something The Apple Tree Start of Something Helio

Documentary Shorts #1 with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Alexandre Mello, Wesley Shrum, Paul Zinder, Nickolas Wolf, Jeremy Lynch, Matthew Taylor and Drew Taylor
Genre: Documentary Shorts  

Documentary shorts including Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball, Oito zero oito, Women of the Storm, Signwriter, One Single Butterfly and Tomgirl. Oito zero oito   Tomgirl
Documentary Shorts #2 with Q&A

Documentary Shorts #2 with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Todd Welch, Brandon Vedder, Steer Films
Genre: Documentary Short  

Three documentary short films including The Edge, Woo and A Certain Kind of Light.

Documentary Shorts #1 with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Alexandre Mello, Wesley Shrum, Paul Zinder, Nickolas Wolf, Jeremy Lynch, Matthew Taylor. Both Matthew Taylor and Drew Taylor
Genre: Documentary Shorts  

Documentary shorts including Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball, Oito zero oito, Women of the Storm, Signwriter, One Single Butterfly and Tomgirl.

Oito zero oito Women of the Storm Tomgirl
Drama Shorts Block with Q&A

Drama Shorts Block with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Jeremy Cloe, Lisa J Dooley, Fred Castadot, Michael Mohan, Fabien Martorell, Chris King, Alonso Alvarez Barreda
Genre: Drama Shorts  

Drama shorts including This Way Up, The Road Home, Blazing Sun / Plein Soleil, PINK GRAPEFRUIT, Unbelief, Birthday and The Walk.

Romanc-edy Block with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Marco Gadge, Erik Linthorst, Conor Woodman, Jennifer Morrison, Rebecca Davey, Delayna Myers, Morten Forland
Genre: Comedy / Romance  

Enjoy some romance, comedy and dramedy. Films including He And She, She Sings For Me, Turkey, Jester, Warning Labels, Put It In My Soup and Total Awesome Viking Power with a Q&A session afterwards with the filmmakers.

Turkey SHe Sings For Me Warning Labels Total Awesome Viking Power
Saturday Night Shorts

Saturday Night Shorts

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Genre: Various Genres  

A selection of great shorts for a Saturday night including Stable Boy, Situational and Joe, Actually.
LA Kings: 2014 Stanley Cup Moments

LA Kings: 2014 Stanley Cup Moments

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Genre: Documentary (Feature Film)  

Before the LA Kings were crowned the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions, they endured an incredible journey of adversity and comebacks. The familiar faces of the LA Kings players, staff and management tell their side of the story in Kings Vision's 2014 Stanley Cup Moments.
Bad Hurt with Q&A

Bad Hurt with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Dir. Mark Kemble
Genre: Drama (Feature Film)  

A testament to the power of love, Bad Hurt chronicles a family's hopeful battle to stay together as personal demons and destructive secrets threaten to rip them apart
Sci-Fi Shorts Block with Q&A

Sci-Fi Shorts Block with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Marco Kalantari, Rafael Bolliger, Aaron Bevan Bailey, Andy Sutton, Michael Grier 
Genre: Science Fiction Shorts  

Short science fiction films including The Shaman, Clones, Dust, Populace and The Army Within.
War / Western Block with Q&A

War / Western Block with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Brian Crewe, Tim Guinee, Jamie Donoughue, Brandon Vedder
Genre: War & Western Shorts  

Various war/western short films including Une Libération, One Armed Man, Shok and Bosniak
Web Series Block with Q&A

Web Series Block with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Dave Patten, Andrea Kjemperud, Eirik Daleng, Heath Woodlief, Spencer Willis, Rhys Ernst, Iveel Mashbat, Hannah Cheesman
Genre: Web Series  

Web series episodes including Escorts, Halsnoy, Discount Fitness, This is Me and Whatever, Linda as well as another web series that has yet to be announced.
Desiree (aka Dermaphoria) with Q&A

Desiree (aka Dermaphoria) with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Dir. Ross Clarke
Genre: Drama/Thriller/Crime (Feature Film)  

An inspired experimental chemist, wakes up in a New Orleans jail, accused of arson that's linked to an illegal drug-manufacturing ring. Suffering from amnesia, he's unexpectedly released on bail, determined to find his missing girlfriend.

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Ron Perlman will be in attendance.
Astro Samantha: The Space Record Woman

Astro Samantha: The Space Record Woman

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Filmmakers: Gianluca Cerasola
Genre: Documenatry (Feature Film)  

Narrated by Giancarlo Giannini, the docu-film 'Astrosamantha' is a unique and intimate portrait of the Space record woman, Samantha Cristoforetti, and her spaceflight to the International Space Station. Samantha is the female astronaut who has spent the most time in Space, she is the astronaut from the ESA who has spent the highest number of consecutive days in Space, she has traveled 130 million km, the longest ever voyage by any woman, she is the first person to have brewed and drunk an espresso in space, she is the first Italian woman in Space.

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That Block with Q&A

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Filmmakers: Sean Robinson, David Sebastian Buus, Scott Storm, Stella Deng, Olivier Fuoc, Derrick Hausen, Teddy Cecil
Genre: Various Genre  

A short film block with various genres including Indigo Grey: The Passage, Say Something, The Apple Tree, Plastic, What Brings Me More Violently to Life - Unfair To Facts, Start of Something, HELIO.

Say Something The Apple Tree Start of Something Helio
Making Of Block with Q&A

Making Of Block with Q&A

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Genre: Making-Of  

Various making of videos from Dust, Une Liberation, The Army Within, Double Blind No. 1, Clones, The Shaman, Apple Tree and Helio.

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