How to Start to Make a Film

St. Pete filmmaker Susana Darwin shares the pre-production steps she takes to develop an idea into a workable plan – the complex array of things that have to happen before a filmmaker starts filming…. Read More

From the Classroom to the Screen

By Laura Kepner. 20 years ago, Janet Lee was trying to engage a class of tired teens. Little did she know that the next few hours would mark the beginning of a beautiful friendship – and that in 2023 she’d create a documentary about the crucial need for literacy – Always Ask For Help… Read More

Exploring a Cinematic Dreamscape

By Susana Darwin. Dreamlike and layered with references, Corazón Azul (Blue Heart, 2021) shows its audience a Cuba alien yet familiar.
Filmmakers Miguel Coyula and Lynn Cruz presented the film at Eckerd College’s free International Cinema Series… Read More

Arts In Podcast – Eugenie Bondurant

Eugenie Bondurant is film and TV actor, cabaret singer, teacher, director, international runway model – and part of the heart of St. Pete. You can listen here as Eugenie shares backstage stories and how she humanizes the villains she plays onscreen. … Read More

Desireé Moore

Desireé Moore is a time-based artist who hybridizes film modes and media technologies. Her practice is collection/archive-driven and emphasizes themes of female subjectivity, memory and loss in the 21st Century…. Read More

Filmmaking Close to Home and Global

By Susana Darwin. My ten-minute film “Flag Act” will have its US premiere on Saturday, October 7, at the Tampa Bay Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival. I’ve been politically active for more than 40 years, and each of my three short narrative films has focused on the experiences of women…. Read More

Sunscreen Film Fest 2023

By Tony Armer. Here are some highlights I’m looking forward to at this weekend’s Sunscreen Film Festival, and the array of top-quality workshops… Read More

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