SCF Student to Debut Film at Sarasota Film Festival

(Bradenton, Fla., April 1, 2011) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) film student Amanda Ibasfalean has been selected to show her film, “Derby Girls: Inside the Bradentucky Bombers,” during the 2011 Sarasota Film Festival at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, and 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20, 1993 Main Street, Sarasota.

In her documentary featured as part of the film series “Through Women’s Eyes,” Ibasfalean highlights the sportsmanship, athleticism and charity work of the women on the local roller derby team, The Bradentucky Bombers. Ibasfalean, a Bradenton native, was inspired by the women’s motivation to juggle their family lives and careers with their passion for the competitive, action-packed sport of roller derby. Click here to view a trailer of "Derby Girls: Inside the Bradentucky Bombers."

The Sarasota Film Festival will also feature short films by SCF alumni Shaun Greenspan and Charles Anderson at noon, Friday, April 15, and at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20.

Greenspan’s film, “The Break Up,” is about a nine-year-old boy who breaks up with his eight-year-old girlfriend on a pizza date.

Charlie Anderson, currently a film production instructor at Boston University, will show his film “All Day Yeah,” about a homeless teenager who lives for the moment.  Click here to preview the film.

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