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 January 11-20, 2020

We are excited to have been nominated as being one of the Best film festivals in the Tampa Bay Area. Each year we strive to show our growth and create even bigger opportunities for filmmakers and film lovers from all over the Tampa Bay Area and beyond. We are truly grateful for this recognition and to all those voted. Win or Lose for us it's not about competition, but it still makes us feel good to know someone sees the work and the effort we put to Shining a light on this art form in our community and the amazingly talented people creating it.  Thank you visiting our page! 

       BIGGER.BETTER.BOLDER. BRIGHTER! The Sunshine City Film Festival... Where independent Filmmakers Come to Shine! 


Sunshine City Film Festival

SCFF 2020
Will be one to truly remember! We're excited to announce that this years festival will be extended to 10 days!! Yes , you read that right! SCFF 2020 will be 10 days of Impactful Events, New Movies, New Filmmakers, Bigger Workshops, Celebrity Guests, Networking Socials, Live Music, New Artist, More Industry Professional Mixers, Prize Giveaways and so much more... SCFF 2020 is definitely going to be one festival in paradise you Don't Want To Miss!! 

                        More days, More Fun, More Sun...
                   BIGGER, BETTER, BOLDER. BRIGHTER- 

SCFF is one of the premier film festivals that highlights some of the best independent filmmakers in the local Tampa Bay area and other parts of the country. Each January this festival looks to celebrate diversity and present the amazing works of up and coming filmmakers from all over the Bay Area and Beyond.

The city of St. Petersburg is an oasis of it's own with beautiful year round warm weather, pristine waterfronts that canvas it's downtown scenery, real beaches that look just like the pictures, Restaurants and shops that makes it the perfect backdrop to enhance the festival experience.  

Attendees will be enthralled with what this festival has to offer, from it's Pre- Launch Kick Off Party, To our Nightly Social Industry Networking Mixers at some of the premier downtown hot spots, To our D.I.Y.
(Do it Yourself) Workshops and Panel Discussions that are designed to help enhance the creative works of local filmmakers both near and far- conducted by top industry professionals in the Bay Area- just to name of few things happening over the course of this magical experience.
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Films submitted are screened by our panel of expert judges and carefully selected to be presented on the big screen at the illustrious

SCFF Categories for Prizes:  

  • Best Documentary  
  • Best Editing
  • Best Indie Short
  • Best Feature
  • Best Web Series
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Female Actor  
  • Best Male Actor 
  • Best Director  
  • Audience Choice

The SCFF Committee embraces whole heartily the art of film making and looks forward to congratulating this years winners in all categories.