Fort Myers Film Festival to hold its 10th annual in person and online October 21-25, 2020

The Fort Myers Film Festival’s 10th annual festival will be held in the sunny, beautiful SW Florida region at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Wednesday, October 21-25, 2020 with other venues, restaurants and private parties to be announced.

The festival, which has been on hold due to entertainment regulations and keeping patron safety first in mind, will feature in person and virtual activities. Participants and attendees safety will be prioritized with organizers implementing reduced capacity with spaced seating, extra sanitization measures, strongly encouraging the use of masks, and social distancing.

OCTOBER 21: The event will being with a scaled back Red Carpet Opening Night and will be celebrated with excitement and style at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center 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. Tickets are $15 for movie only or $100 for movie and VIP meet and greet. Guests will enjoy fully-stocked bar and a chance to meet with the stars of the evening’s film, other filmmakers and event VIPs. The event will provide the delicious foods and beverages. Watch last year’s video here https://vimeo.com/336103431. To buy tickets go to www.sbdac.com. If you are looking for photos head to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival

OCTOBER 22-25: Then join us for all of the programming at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and other event centers around town. Films and short film blocks are $10 the rest of the festival. Participants and attendees safety will be prioritized with organizers implementing reduced capacity with spaced seating, extra sanitization measures, strongly encouraging the use of masks, and social distancing.

OCTOBER 25: Finish off the weeklong celebration with an awards ceremony. Join all of the local and international filmmakers as we 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.

ABOUT: 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. Fort Myers has a film festival, so come out for the excitement! For more information go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com or join www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival for updates and events. 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. The Fort Myers Film Festival was founded by Eric Raddatz, the award-winning presentation editor of Florida Weekly, regular contributor for NBC-2 in Fort Myers, and host of Fort Myers Film Festival’s indie film show, “T.G.I.M.”

FILMS: The official films selected for the 2020 Fort Myers Film Festival have been curated from all over the world and include movies in the categories Features, Documentaries, Shorts, Short Shorts, Strictly Local, Student and Environment. The list for films that have been selected can be found here. Times and programming will be announced and tickets will be made available later this month.

SUPPORT: The Fort Myers Film Festival supports Lee County Schools filmmakers, Raddatz Foundation and Golisano’s Children’s Hospital. Sponsored by 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, Sam Galloway Ford, Luminary Hotel, Black Tie Tuxedos, VanDyk Mortgage, Winged Foot Title, Riverside Realty, Blu Sushi, Douglas E. Spiegel. P.A., Capone’s Pizza, and Kearns Restaurant Group.