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Always join the afterbuzz at Twisted Vine Bistro where indie film festers get late night HAPPY HOUR PRICES and locally grown eclectic foods!

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2214 Bay St 
Fort Myers, FL 33901

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Join us at and other filmmakers at The Firestone Grille, Martini Bar & Sky Bar for the best view downtown, great beverages and excellent eats.

 
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Opening night documentary film exposes truths behind controversial SWFL water issues
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!

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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, Imaginarium, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre with parties and dinners at Twisted Vine Bistro, Firestone 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. Tickets are $19 for general admission or $99 for VIP, who will enjoy a star studded backstage 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, Maria's, Mermaid Cafe, Au Delicies, Norman Love and more. Watch last years video here.

Then come back for all of the programming from March 9-12. Films are $10 the rest of the festival. 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. Tickets are only $15. 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!

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For additional information check out ARTSWFL for roundups of each day's activities.

 

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We are proud to announce films that have been selected for the 2017 Fort Myers Film Festival, to be held March 8-12 at various locations around Fort Myers, Florida. They are:

The Lavender Scare (77m, USA)
Directed by Josh Howard

Winnie (90m, France/Netherlands/South Africa)
Directed by Pascale Lamche

Timeless Charms (2m, United Kingdom)
Directed by ZAH AHMAD

The Radical Jew (22m, USA)
Directed by Noam Osband

Horseshoe Theory (12m, USA)
Directed by Jonathan Daniel Brown

Evocation of a Nightmare (2m, USA)
Directed by Wally Chung

The Islands and the Whales (81m, United Kingdom, Denmark, USA)
Directed by Mike Day

Transformation: Art Peace Imagine in India (19m, USA)
Directed by Bob Williams

Leap (20m, USA)
Directed by Deb Foster

The White Orchid (85m, USA)
Directed by Steve Anderson

Pyschosis (2m, USA)
Directed by Ben Venturina

641 Muriel Court (61m, USA)
Directed by Kyle Jones

Hear the Silence (95m, Germany, Poland)
Directed by Ed Ehrenberg

Love (15m, France, Hungary)
Directed by Réka Bucsi

Three Wishes (8m, USA)
Directed by Curtis Collins

Bubbles (6m, USA)
Directed by Cesar Aguilera

Foster Shock (67m, USA)
Directed by Mari Frankel

Panic Attack! (3m, USA)
Directed by Eileen O’Meara

Not The Last Butterfly (58m, USA)
Directed by Cheryl Rattner Price

Women of Maidan (66m, USA)
Directed by Olha Onyshko

Tuesday, 10:08am (13m, Canada)
Directed by Thomas Pepper

The Counselor (11m, USA)
Directed by Guy Bauer

Black Tide (50m, USA)
Directed by Steven Johnson

Naked Problems (15m, USA)
Directed by A. R. Kara

Soleil (7m, USA)
Directed by Erik Kallin

The New 8-Bit Heroes (111m, USA)
Directed by Joseph Granato IV

Consent (13m, Australia)
Directed by Clare Sladden

Remember Pearl Harbor (81m, USA)
Directed by Tim Gray

Battle of the Brides (14m, USA)
Directed by Phillip Thomas

Forgive Me Journal (12m, United Kingdom)
Directed by Johnny Marchetta

Good Bones (82m, USA)
Directed by Tim Bohn

Invisible Point (5m, Iran)
Directed by Tanin Torabi

Aftermath (10m, Germany)
Directed by Ralf Beyerle

A Late Style of Fire: Larry Levis, American Poet (92m, USA)
Directed by Michele Poulos

The Last Cowboy (17m, Canada)
Directed by Terryll Loffler

Man’s Best Friend (7m, USA)
Directed by Christopher Bright

Waiting for Angel (7m, Australia)
Directed by Elli Iliades

The Stairs (10m, USA)
Directed by Hakym Reagan

126 seconds (2m, USA)
Directed by Mariapia Leila

Bombing (13m, Canada)
Directed by Gloria Mercer

Murder Springs: Chapter One (5m, USA)
Directed by Adam Van Dyke

The Hunt (10m, USA)
Directed by Nick Twardus

Moment of Truth (86m, USA)
Directed by Tim Ritter

The Next Big Thing (83m, USA)
Directed by Brody Gusar

Two Secrets (22m, USA)
Directed by Charles Dye

Striking a Chord: Instruments of Healing (28m, USA)
Directed by Susan Rockefeller

A la carte (14m, Hong Kong)
Directed by ka shing chu

Pony Tale (9m, Palestinian Territories, Israel)
Directed by Moran Nakar

Chosen People (18m, USA)
Directed by Qihui Wu

Capital Advice (24m, USA)
Directed by Jim Mauro

The Bus Stop (14m, USA)
Directed by Justin Malone

The Wedding Ceremony (12m, USA)
Directed by Nick Shanman

Rise and Shine (17m, USA)
Directed by Rob McKinley

Reflection (11m, USA)
Directed by Martin Castaneda

Daewit (15m, Germany)
Directed by David Jansen

Head (4m, Israel)
Directed by Stav Levi

Rinse (4m, USA)
Directed by Yuki Tokunaga, Yasuaki Fujinami

She Started It (90m, USA)
Directed by Nora Poggi

A complete list of programming will be made available in the weeks leading up to our festival.

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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. WATCH HERE FOR LAST YEAR'S EVENT Purchase tickets here!

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