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 living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties who love indie film and film festivals. That͛s right, Fort Myers has a film festival, so come out for the excitement!
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, March 22, 23, 24 & 25, 2018
Fort Myers Film Festival Official Selections 1 | Thur. 3.22 @ 1 p.m.
80:20 (20m, Singapore)
Not daddy (24m, France)
Close (14m, Germany)
Fort Myers Film Festival Official Selections 2 | Thur. 3.22 @ 2:10 p.m.
Elene (11m, Turkey)
Meli Melo (5m, U.S.A.)
Game (14m, Canada)
Freedom (3m, United Kingdom, Austria)
The Poet ( 7m U.S.A.)
Light Sight (8m, Iran)
Fort Myers Film Festival Official Selections 3 | Thur. 3.22 @ 3:15 p.m.
Dream Phone (4m, U.S.A.)
Bulldoze (7m, United Kingdom)
Emotion (10m, Mexico)
Krupa (3m, Canada)
Mirror (3m, U.S.A.)
“Don’t Sell My Guitars” (20m, U.S.A.)
Fort Myers Film Festival Official Selections 4 | Thur. 3.22 @ 5:30 p.m.
Sac de Merde (12m, U.S.A.)
When I Was a Kid (21m, U.S.A.)
The Age Of Imitation (92m, Australia) | Thur. 3.22 @ 6:30 p.m.
An affair develops between a young writing student, Elizabeth, and Stefan, a moody musician. In Elizabeth’s search for romantic inspiration she becomes entangled in Stefan’s relationship with the charismatic hippie healer, Casey, and their psychedelic drug-fueled melodrama.
The Idea Of Manhood (73m, U.S.A.) | Thur. 3.22 @ 8:15 p.m.
A classic two-hander, character-driven, film. Blunt, honest, and funny, it’s a rare glimpse at vulnerability you don’t normally see from men on screen.
Ambassador of Peace (47m, Poland) | Fri. 3.23 @ 11 a.m.
Portrait of US General Ed. Rowny, retired United States Army Lieutenant General of Polish origin. He was a commanding officer in World War II and Korea, a military advisor to five U.S. presidents and a negotiator on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
Fort Myers Film Festival Official Selections 5 | Fri. 3.23 @ 12 p.m.
Morning Light Seems the Brightest (8m, U.S.A.)
Reincarnation (4m, U.S.A.)
Zero (2m, U.S.A.)
The Last Embrace (4m, Kurdistan, Iran)
Girl, Wavering (20m, Japan)
Muscle (8m, U.S.A.)
Leap (95m, Belgium, U.S.A.) | Fri. 3.23 @ 1:30 p.m.
A one year experiment seeks to discover whether coaching can help ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.
Fort Myers Film Festival Official Selections 6 | Fri. 3.23 @ 3:15 p.m.
Jimbo (15m, U.S.A.)
The Visit (12m)
In a Sentimental Mood (117m, U.S.A.) | Fri. 3.23 @ 5:30 p.m.
Anna dropped out of college to become a painter but she finds herself pulled away from her artistic pursuits by her dysfunctional roommate and a new love interest.
Wastecase (51m, U.S.A.) | Fri. 3.23 @ 7:30 p.m.
The film is about a jacket and the various characters that inhabit it through one night in Miami.
Fort Myers Film Festival Official Selections 7 | Fri. 3.23 @ 8:30 p.m.
KRUMP (8m, Germany)
Bad Kiwis (3m, U.S.A.)
The Tug (1m)
Cul-De-Sac (14m, U.S.A.)
Leo Johnson (20m)
Fort Myers Film Festival Official Selections 8 | Fri. 3.23 @ 9:15 p.m.
What’s That in the Ground? (2m, U.S.A.)
Anna Karenina (15m)
Mirror (3m, Portugal)
screw me and leave (10m)
Annie Waits (9 m)
The Lion, the Antelope and the Beautiful Blonde (8m, Czech Republic)
Fort Myers Film Festival Official Selections 9 | Sat. 3.24 @ 11 a.m.
Once upon a dream (13m)
4242 (11m, Portugal)
Dope Crash (30m)
Fort Myers Film Festival Official Selections 10 | Sat. 3.24 @ 12 p.m.
The Little Chapel (3m, U.S.A.)
The Inuring (10m)
True Center (4m, U.S.A.)
Waking the Sleepers (16m)
Transmutation (4m, U.S.A.)
14:00 (1m Japan)
NOA (15m, U.S.A.)
Lost Springs (40m, U.S.A.) | Sat. 3.24 @ 1:30 p.m.
Experiencing a landscape scarred by government failure, an artist must come to grips with the impending loss of her subject matter: a collection of majestic freshwater springs exposed only for a short time before being smothered and forgotten beneath waters held back by an aging and purposeless dam.
The Arcade Creek Project: A Mosaic of Sustainability (30m)
The story of a small, deteriorated creek and a group of high schoolers who attempts to save the dying ecosystem before it is gone forever.
Talia (27m, U.S.A.) | Sat. 3.24 @ 3 p.m.
Talia is a charming and introverted young lady with Aspberger’s – high functioning autism spectrum disorder. She discovered a passion for acting and is devoted to her craft. This documentary follows Talia as she develops her acting skills for her aspiring career and her life.
Kids News (14m)
American Sock (7m)
Fort Myers Film Festival Official Selections 11 |Sat. 3.24 @ 4 p.m.
Full Circle (8m U.S.A.)
Carol’s Last Chance (27m, U.S.A.)
What’s The Point? (5m, U.S.A.)
Miss Bonita Springs 1967 (10m, U.S.A.)
Stardust & Moonbeams (17m)
Daddy Issues (88m, U.S.A.) | Sat. 3.24 @ 5 p.m.
A modern-day tragedy about a 19-year-old queer pixie, her estranged neurotic father, and the woman they’re both infatuated with.
Through the Windmill (80m, U.S.A.) | Sat. 3.24 @ 6:45 p.m.
This film explores the past, present and future of miniature golf through the voice of the talented, often unsung, people who design, build and operate them.
Testament (120m) | Sat. 3.24 @ 8:25 p.m.
In a world quickly descending into ruin, one man is asked to lead a people’s movement he’s not even sure he believes in.
Voices From a Falling Empire (60m, U.S.A.) | Sunday, 3.25 @ 11 a.m.
In a country where freedom of speech is questionable exile seems to be the only way out.
Boys School (80m, U.S.A.) | Sunday, 3.25 @ 12:15 p.m.
Abuse, rape, and murder, all to reform our youth. Boys School is the harrowing tale of a group of men that experienced unspeakable horrors at the infamous Dozier School for boys, in Marianna, Florida. After nearly 50 years in silence these men, along with a brave reporter serving as the narrator, tell their story.
Fort Myers Film Festival Official Selections 12 | Sunday, 3.25 @ 1:45 p.m.
Chrysalis (3m, U.S.A.)
Refugee Camp (2m)
Overpass (5m, U.S.A.)
All About Emily (8m)
Poetry in war (3m)
Cartoon Lullaby (8m)
Fort Myers Film Festival Filmmaker Meet & Greet Panel | Sunday, 3.25 @ 3:30 p.m.
Followed by a meet and greet at Filmmaker Lounge at SOHO, downtown Fort Myers.
* FIlmmaker/crew to attend or skype in.
All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets except for cancelled events that are not rescheduled. SBDAC does not offer refunds on purchased ticket. In rare circumstances when a performance may be cancelled (due to extreme weather, artist absence, or other unavoidable situations) we offer refunds or replacement tickets for another performance.