Get ready for the time of your life at the 2017 Fort Myers Film Festival to be held March 8-12, 2017
We are proud to announce that the opening night film for the 2017 Fort Myers Film Festival, to be held March 8, is “Black Tide,” a documentary film by Steven Johnson that explores the challenges those who look to maintain clean SWFL waters contend with from water mismanagement, to the influence of big business and politics. The film will open with a red-carpet rollout at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall March 8, 2017. Tickets for the film are $19. VIP tickets for the evening which include a pre and post party with food and drinks is $99. A VIP membership to the whole festival is $199.
The edgy and fresh programming for the Fort Myers Film Festival has gotten the attention of a global independent film community. Last year’s opening night films include “Marcus Jansen: Examine and Report,” “Most Likely to Succeed,” “When I Walk” and “Alive Inside,” each receiving standing ovations, warm commendations from the Fort Myers mayor Randy Henderson and attending community as well as a future in distribution after being featured here. This year’s film “Black Tide” will be controversial, relevant and move all who attend. WATCH HERE FOR LAST YEAR’S EVENT Purchase tickets here!
The Fort Myers Film Festival’s 7th annual festival will be held March 8-12, 2017 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and Imaginarium Cinema with parties and dinners at Twisted Vine Bistro, Firestone, Blu Sushi and other select venues. The Black Tie Red Carpet Gala will be celebrated with excitement and style March 8, 2017 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 7 p.m. The event will begin with the red carpet rolling out, paparazzi clicking and doors opening at 5 p.m. for drinks, mingling & musical entertainment with local and international filmmakers prior to the featured movie. As VIP, you will enjoy a star studded backstage ON STAGE afterparty with the stars of the opening night’s films, with music, dancing, fully-stocked bar and chance to meet with the stars of the evening’s film, filmmakers and event VIP. The event will provide the delicious foods from La trattoria Cafe Napole, Crave Culinaire, Aux Delicies, Norman Love and more. Watch last years video here http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150579767950565. To buy individual one night tickets go to www.bbmannpah.com.
Then come back for all of the programming from March 9-12, 2017. Then finish off the weeklong celebration Sunday, March 12, 2017 with champagne & dessert awards ceremony which will take place at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Join all of the local and international filmmakers as the celebrate the winners of the Fort Myers Film Festival. Champagne and dessert will be shared, short award winning films will be played and toasts will be deservedly pronounced.
The Fort Myers Film Festival is an intelligent independent filmmaker’s preferred event to create, unite and showcase the finest artistic cinematic works. The Fort Myers Film Festival is known for world-class swagger and support of local filmmakers. The festival event offers ‘the most vibrant intellectual and edgy crowd to grace Lee County in decades.’
The event has featured hundreds of local filmmakers and is a must attend for cineasts who love indie film and film festivals living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. That’s right, Fort Myers has a film festival now, so come out for the excitement!
The Fort Myers Film Festival supports Lee County Schools filmmakers and Golisano’s Children’s Hospital. Sponsored by Chicos, UNIT A, Florida Weekly, Bennett’s Fresh Roast Coffee, Twisted Vine Bistro, J. Bert Davis M.D., F.A.C.S, Facial Surgeon, La trattoria Cafe Napole, Mermaid Garden Cafe, REE Corporation, Black Tie Tuxedos, Hampton Inn Suites, Twisted Vine Bistro, Market Earth, Riverside Realty, Blu Sushi, Riverside Realty, Douglas E. Spiegel. P.A., Crave Culinaire by Brian Roland, Chico’s FAS, Capone’s Pizza, Higginson Tax & Accounting and Florida SouthWestern State College, UNIT A, UBS Wealth Management.
The Fort Myers Film Festival was awarded the prestigious 2015 Chrysalis Award for Cultural Achievement by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Inc. at their annual Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers.
For more information go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com or join www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival for updates and events.
PARTY & GALA AT SIDNEY & BERNE DAVIS ART CENTER March 10, 2017, 2016: Friday the celebration continues as you attend the Sidney & Berne Davis Friday night gala with drinks, mingling & musical entertainment with local and international filmmakers prior to the featured movie.
LOCAL PROGRAMMING at the Alliance for the Arts March 10, 2017: Enjoy local programming from some of the top filmmakers in town as Fort Myers Film Festival keeps it local. Enjoy screenings and panel discussion at the Alliance for the Arts at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL.
CHAMPAGNE & DESSERT AWARDS GALA DINNER March 12, 2017: Then in a climactic champagne and dessert awards gala dinner to be held at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre at 1380 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL, Sunday, March 12, where the Fort Myers Film Festival will honor the winners to categories in the 7th annual Fort Myers Film Festival with a showing of one award winning film. Admission is $15, but FREE with your VIP year pass.