12th Sunscreen Film Festival Awards and Afterparty

12th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival Awards and Afterparty
Saturday April 29, 2017 at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535

7:00 pm Red Carpet
8:00 pm Awards
9:30 pm Afterparty with Karaoke

Explore the lush brick and bamboo courtyard gardens, the swanky upstairs lounge and balcony, plus the historic main gallery. Enjoy the architectural magnificence of St. Pete’s favorite venue, originally built in 1920. Locals and guests alike love their NOVA 535 experience.. Multiple cash/credit bars, plenty of cozy places to chat, schmooze, dance and enjoy the final night of our 12th annual Sunscreen Film Festival… JOIN US!!


Sunscreen was voted one of the “25 Coolest Film Fests” in the country by MovieMaker Magazine in 2009 and was voted the Best Tampa Bay Area Film Festival in 2012 by Tampa Bay Magazine. Sunscreen was one of only 23 Film Fests in the country to be awarded a Film Festival Grant by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2013.  Filmmakers consistently rave about Sunscreen’s hospitality and atmosphere. Filmmakers from around the world attend the fest travelling from Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia.

PARKING and DIRECTIONS to NOVA 535 sunscreen film festival at DTSP historic wedding and event venue NOVA 535


The Sunscreen Film Festival has grown from its first festival in a local art gallery with 600 attendees in 2006. Now it is an internationally recognized event with an annual attendance of over 10,000 in St. Petersburg, FL and Los Angeles, CA. The Sunscreen Film Festival is an annual film festival hosted by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation. Our 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 filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset.


The 89th Oscars Watch Party Black Tie Dinner

Sunday February 26, 2017 

7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The 89th Oscars Watch Party Black Tie Dinner

The Sunscreen Film Festival & Tampa Bay Film Society have partnered to bring the 1st Annual “The” OSCARS Viewing Event at Tampa Bay’s #1 event venue NOVA 535 in beautiful Downtown St. Pete. This will be the premier Oscars viewing event in the Tampa Bay area, you will not want to miss this! Get Tickets Now!

Enjoy a night of Hollywood style fun with a plated dinner, hour of open bar, and viewing the Oscars on a 25 FOOT MOVIE SCREEN. The night will include Oscar activities with gift baskets for winners.

ATTIRE: Black Tie (Women = Formal evening gown, Dressy cocktail dress, Your dressiest “little black dress”) (Men = Tuxedo or Black Suit Black Tie)

(1) 7:30 pm-8:30 pm One Hour Open “Call” Bar
(2) Plated Gourmet Dinner
(3) Sunscreen Film Festival Apr 27-30, 2017 *Day Pass
(4) St Pete Clearwater Film Society 2017 Membership (Free future film events + annual discounts)
(5) Viewing Event for Oscars on 25ft Movie Screen (6) Cash bar during Oscars


The 89th Oscars Watch Party Black Tie Dinner at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535


I make films like a girl

I make films like a girl. Well maybe not me, personally. See last night, Thursday, August 18, 2016, instead of hosting my weekly Entrepreneur Social Club here at modernized historic venue NOVA 535, I spent time with WIFT. WIFT who? Women In Film and Television. WIFT. WIFT Florida, specifically, tonight. The lovely ladies were here to schmooze, laugh and connect. To network and expand their contacts, and to enjoy time with fellow filmmakers, producers, directors, actors, cast and crew. Feature films and docs, web series and TV commercials, shorts and indie scripts, there was a bit of it all. The common thread here was the love of film. Everyone in attendance, no matter what set, or direction they’re coming from, are ALL film LOVERS. And some are lucky enough to do it for a living. Ready Set, ACTION!2016 0818 WIFT-Women-Film-TV-at-venue-NOVA-535-DTSP-phone-212605

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WIFT Summertime Mix and Mingle

WIFT Tampa Bay Mix and Mingle
Thursday August 18, 2016
6:30 pm
535 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Street North, St. Pete, 33701
Sponsors:  St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission
Food Sponsor: Hawkers
Tickets: Free entry, RSVP required (scroll to bottom)
[] Rich Roddman, Colorist will demonstrate the latest and greatest with DaVinci software.

[] Marie Claire Marcotte and Rebecca Davey, Canadian filmmakers who will also speak about their upcoming shooting in Pinellas County.

The event is open to both Women and Men in the industry or those looking to be a part of our filmmaking community!

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NOVA 535 is perfect location for tv film photo shoots

NOVA 535 Unique Event Space, located in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, Florida, is a perfect location for any kind of shoot; web series, infomercials, tv film photo shoots…for so many reasons. Why? For starts our location is private, secure and easily accessed from Tampa, Sarasota and the Beaches, right off the interstate.

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Tech Smash and Movie night with Cinema Squatch

Thursday May 19, 2016 we enhanced our weekly social club at NOVA 535 for business owners and Entrepreneurs, the Entrepreneur Social Club (the ESC), by inviting in our pal Ryan Tarrant, owner of Cinema Squatch, for a movie night and tech smash. See Ryan’s company provides huge screens and the big-boy projectors to give your home, office or in this case, a world-class wedding and event venue, a real deal movie experience. So we all teamed up with superstar DJ FRESH, the Sunscreen Film Festival and several other local businesses to make this a truly Smashing Event!2016 0519 DTSP-ESC-NOVA535-2 Tech Smash and Movie night with Cinema Squatch featuring Office Space Film at NOVA 535 is DTSP during Entrepreneur Social Club Continue reading




Welcome to summer. Welcome to the new way to enjoy Cult Classic Movies!

Join Cinema Squatch & Sunscreen Film Festival at NOVA 535 for Downtown St. Pete’s biggest office party! This will be one for the history books! So join us Thursday May 19, 2016 for Cinema Office Party showing cult classic film “Office Space” here at DTSP venue NOVA 535. At 5:30 pm Cash Bar and Food Truck, movie starts at 7pm. Tickets are free but you MUST RSVP.

Superstar DJ FRESH
CULT CLASSIC FILM – tickets are free but you MUST RSVP (scroll to bottom)

5:30 pm   HAPPY HOUR with full cash/credit bar and hot food available for purchase
6:00 pm   Technology SMASHING Session
(Safety Glasses Provided, Liability Form Required)
7:00pm   OFFICE SPACE screening INSIDE Tampa Bay’s #1 Event Space!

SEATING PROVIDED for the first 200 to enter night of event
CAN’T BRING OWN FOOD nor DRINKS – both available for purchase at NOVA
21 + EVENT

===   FULL SEASON SCHEDULE of FILMS via Cinema Squatch   ======

Thursday May 19th Office Space ’99 (R) at NOVA 535
 (no dogs allowed, seats provided)
MOVIE = “Office Party” (SPYP Night)
5:30-7:00 pm  Happy Hour with Cash Bar and Food Available
7:00 pm          Movie
9:30 pm          Event Ends
Sunday June 12th Footloose ’84 (PG) at MFA Lawn
(dogs allowed, bring your own blankets/low chairs)
MOVIE = “Shakin & Bacon on the Lawn”
7pm – entertainment
Dark – Movie
Thursday July 7th  Major League ’89 (R) at CAGE BREWING
(dogs allowed, bring your own blankets/low chairs)
MOVIE = “Baseball & Brews”
7pm – entertainment
Dark – Movie
Sunday July 31st  Best in Show ’00 (PG13)
(dogs allowed, bring your own blankets/low chairs)
MOVIE = “Bark in the Park”
7pm – entertainment
Dark – Movie
Sat August 20th Pretty in Pink ’84 (PG)
(no dogs allowed, seats provided)
MOVIE = “Totally Awesome 80s Party”
7pm – entertainment
Dark – Movie
Sunday Sept 11th Pee-wees Big Adventure ’85 (PG)
(dogs allowed, bring your own blankets/low chairs)
MOVIE = “Bikes on the Lawn”
7pm – entertainment
Dark – Movie

Digital Caviar Film Premiere Party featuring Artist Jason Skeldon

Friday April 29th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at historic downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535, Digital Caviar, in association with the Sunscreen Film Festival, 208 Monkeys LLC, Jason Skeldon, and SilverBox Studios, is proud to present an immersive filmmaking experience that showcases Digital Caviar’s unique approach to Indie filmmaking through integration of top of the line equipment and cutting-edge filmmaking techniques. In addition, this event will also double as our Pre-Launch Party for our feature film Crazy Lake, premiering Sunday, May 1st, as a part of the Sunscreen Film Festival here in DTSP.

This event will include:

Cinema Quality equipment demonstrations including new RED Weapon, C-Motion, Teradek, Flanders, DaVinci Resolve, Q-Take, etc.

Real-time editing & color grading with DaVinci Resolve and Q-Take – with special guest Rich Roddman

A VFX event with special guests 208 Monkeys

Live filming of a scene from the upcoming short film “Tagged” incorporating the event attendees

An art show and exhibition containing the work of local Artist Jason Skeldon

Not to mention… shaking hands with many local and international filmmakers and business owners.

All ages invited to attend.

There will be a cash bar (21 & Up)

Dress Code: semi-formal



Unsullied Film Premier Party with Filmmaker Simeon Rice

Saturday August 22, 2015 we enjoyed the Florida Unsullied Film Premier Party with Filmmaker Simeon Rice right here in gorgeous downtown St. Petersburg, Florida at the meticulously renovated historic venue NOVA 535 Unique Event Space. Simeon is famous for his sacks, multiple Pro Bowl appearances and helping lead our Tampa Bay Buccaneers to our Superbowl Ring, yet that wasn’t enough for him. So he went to NY Film Academy and became a real deal filmmaker. Show off!

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