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fort myers film festival

The word is out! This year’s Fort Myers Film Festival will showcase a remarkable assortment of indie movies. Each film was selected by special guest judges and audiences during the 2016-2017 season of Thank God for Indie Mondays (TGIM). From March 8th – 12th, audiences can view a range of short and full length films, attend an opening night VIP party, and a participate in a closing night ceremony affair. Take a detailed look at what FMFF has in store!

Get VIP Treatment

The Fort Myers Film Festival opening night on March 8th will be a red carpet gala extravaganza! Feel like a star on the red carpet as you enter the Barbara B. Mann. Then, see the night’s feature film, Black Tidea documentary film by Steven Johnson that explores the challenges those who look to maintain our clean SWFL waters contend with from water mismanagement, to the influence of big business and politics. The event will begin with the red carpet rolling out, paparazzi clicking and doors opening at 5:30 p.m. for drinks, mingling & musical entertainment with local and international filmmakers prior to the featured movie, which will play at 7 p.m., hosted by NBC2s handsome anchor Chad Oliver. General admission tickets are $19, but you can get the VIP treatment for only $99.

Get Wrapped Up in Great Movies

Once the festival really begins, there will be nonstop movies to attend from morning until night! From March 9th – 12th, indie film lovers can see shorts blocks and full length documentaries, comedies, and dramas at Alliance for the Arts, the Imaginarium, and the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center during the Fort Myers Film Festival. Some standout viewings include, The Lavender Scare, The Next Big Thing, Women of Maidan, She Started It, Good Bones, Paradise Reef, and The New 8-Bit Heroes. Also, be sure to make it to a few shorts, like the Wild Shorts Block, the Deep Shorts Block, and the Late Night Shorts Block. All tickets are only $10.

Fort Myers Film Festival’s Cutting Edge

By closing night, everyone will be on the edge of the their seat in anticipation of the festival’s winners. Be a part of the action on Sunday evening when the winners are announced at the Broadway Palm. Enjoy champagne and dessert while you hobnob with the filmmakers. Tickets are just $15. Real film buffs won’t miss one day of the only film fest in SWFL!