Welcome to the Fourth Annual

Sun & Sand Film & Music Festival


October 9th-17th, 2015


Sun & Sand will draw scores of renowned actors, musicians, producers, directors and other entertainment-industry trendsetters to the sugar-white shores of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.



The Sun & Sand Festival provides a creative environment for producers, directors, writers, and industry professionals

(distributors, buyers, sales agents, etc.)

to showcase their work and at the same

time network with filmmakers on future projects.

Luminaries in the industry will discuss the continuous evolvement of independent films and technology.


The festival will host International films and filmmakers, making Sun & Sand

a truly International festival and film market. The festival will provide an opportunity for filmmakers to see the diverse locations and the lucrative incentives offered to film movies in the State of Mississippi.


While on the Mississippi Gulf Coast you will be able to enjoy the white sand beaches, casinos, golf, and endless seafood. Industry giants will host seminars and give demonstrations of equipment while enjoying films and music in a relaxed environment.


10 Days of Creative Genius

This ten-day mega-event will connect film and music enthusiasts across the nation with respected, rising and aspiring players in all facets of the filmmaking and music. All set in an emerging destination for filmmaking: Mississippi.


Films & Filmmaking

Sun & Sand will screen both new and previous releases of major motion pictures as well as independent films. In addition, the festival will unveil the latest concepts, equipment and technologies in the field, such as the digital effects that bring movies like Avatar to life.


Mini-Film School

Learn from top producers, screenwriters and other film professionals

in a week-long seminar on film.


Music Performances

To further fuel the creative energy, we’re hosting multiple concerts at several exciting venues each night—including beach front stages. Catch performances by rising local talent and hot headliners.




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