The MBS Media Campus in Manhattan Beach will host the first annual Sunscreen Film Festival October 11 through October 13.
The Sunscreen Film Festival is organized and presented by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society and has grown from its first festival in a local art gallery with 600 attendees in 2006 to a nationally recognized event with an annual attendance of over 11,000.
Sunscreen is different from other festivals in that the festival guests are expected to take part in workshops, classes or some other manner that supports the mission of the festival. Guests are asked to participate in educational programming as a part of their attendance at the festival. Prior guests have included actors, producers, screen writers, casting directors and composers.
Some of the films to be screened: Waste of Space; Vivir En La Musica; Darwin – Somewhere In The Desert; Book Club; Isabel and others.
In addition to the screenings, there are several other events taking place over the three days of the Festival.
The Opening Night Party takes place on Friday, October 11 from 9:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. at MBS Studios located at 1600 Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach.
Ed Asner will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, October 12 from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Arclight Beach Cities located at 831 South Nash Street in El Segundo.
An Awards Ceremony and party will take place Saturday, October 12 from 9:15 to 11 p.m. at the Belamar Hotel located at 3501 North Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.
The After Party takes place on Sunday, October 13 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Jackson’s Food + Drink located at 2041 Rosecrans Avenue in El Segundo.
Several ticket packages are available at for guests interested in attending some or all of the events.
For additional information and complete schedule of events, visit the website at http://www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com/festival-2013/schedule.html.