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“This is a unique event. … It’s a really big deal,” St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said of the BLUE Ocean film festival.CHERIE DIEZ | Times 

St. Petersburg officials weren't aware of payment promised to film festival

ST. PETERSBURG — Organizers of the city's inaugural and much-anticipated BLUE Ocean Film Festival were looking for more than just a nice proclamation when they went before the City Council last week. They also were expecting a check. Unbeknownst to current city leaders, the last administration promised more than ju …

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