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The Clearwater Film and Music Festival


The Clearwater Film Festival is evolving.

In 2010 we came out of the gate with a glowing presence, hosting 75 films, a dozen educational film panels, six beautiful parties and the initiation of The Wavecrest Award.

This year we are poised to do it again, bringing a stronger live music element with a multitude of stages at participating establishments on Clearwater Beach.  In addition to keeping our eyes open for great films, this summer we have our ears to the ground to locate the brightest musical talents seeking a spotlight.  At festival time we will present a ripe harvest with a bounty of entertainment with something for everyone.

Be part of it.

Opportunities are here for everyone, whether you are here to be one of our many outstanding artists, partake of the entertainment, or join us as a vendor.  We want you involved.


The Clearwater Film & Music Festival is a platform built to showcase seasoned filmmakers and emerging artists who demonstrate the synergy of the actor, writer and director. When great talents work harmoniously the results may be beautiful, questionable or even shocking. When the talents of the actor, writer and director belong to the same person, the triple-threat filmmaker, those results are often extraordinary. It is here that we applaud those efforts. Quality film submissions of any length are welcome from all genres worldwide.
You need not be a “triple-threat filmmaker” to participate, just show us what great teamwork can do, and bring your vision.


The Clearwater Film & Music Festival Announces Early Selections

The results are in!

Some of them anyway.

With over 150 films to watch our
screeners are still hard at work finding those absolutely dazzling gems
that we know you will love.  The complete list of all films selected
will be available on August 1, but we just can’t contain our excitement
any more and had to let you in on what’s in store for this year.

Florida State University film student
Torch Eberhart comes through again, making this his second year in a row
to have a short film featured with us.  Another treat on the way to our
screen is Academy Award winner for Best Short Film, God Of Love by Luke

Director Sanjay Rawal brings us
Challenging Impossibility, the true story of the inspirational Sri
Chinmoy that premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and we are also
showcasing the critically acclaimed animation The Birds Upstairs by
Christopher Jarvis.

Our films are carefully selected for
inclusion and we congratulate our new inductees.  Please check back
again in August for the complete list.

Short Films
So Long by Charles Frisby
Finding Soil by Torch Eberhart
Some Jobs Are Simple by Jim Evans
Ashley Lynn by Travis Herbert Chapman
God Of Love by Luke Matheny (Academy Award Winner – Best Short Film 2011)

Documentary Films
Challenging Impossibility by Sanjay Rawal
In The Footsteps Of Willie Sutton by Richard Gold
The Triangle Of Death by Folleh Tamba
The Test by Gary Strieker
Return by Cyd Chartier Cohn

Animated Films
The Birds Upstairs by Christopher Jarvis
Bait by Michael Moore

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