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Thank you so much to our sponsors, our partners, our volunteers and family of FMff and TGIM crew!

GO VIP THIS YEAR— See every film, go to every party, every T.G.I.M., every Q&A with the FMff VIP PASS for 2015 -16 HERE



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Thank you so much to our sponsors, our partners, our volunteers and family of FMff and TGIM crew!

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Come downtown. We're like family here. SEE WHY!



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

Twisted Vine Bistro
2214 Bay St 
Fort Myers, FL 33901

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Market Earth

2224 1st Street,
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Call 239-226-0006

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Fort Myers Film Festival awarded prestigious 2015 Chrysalis Award for Cultural Achievement

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 the full story head to article by The News-Press and Florida Weekly or watch the video HERE.

Film Mondays will kick off again at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Monday, August 3, 2015 with a screening of the award-winning feature Leaving Circadia. The screening takes place at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers, located at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers. Doors open for happy hour at 6:30 p.m. with pizza from Capone's and coffee from Bennett's. Film will be presented at 7 p.m.

The popular T.G.I.M. film screening series will be held the first Monday of each month in downtown Fort Myers starting again September 7, 2015. T.G.I.M. features short indie films being considered for the sixth annual Fort Myers Film Festival. Those in attendance will have a say in the Fort Myers Film Festival’s April 7-10, 2016 programming. T.G.I.M. takes place at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers, located at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers. Doors open for happy hour at 6:30 p.m. with pizza from Capone's and coffee from Bennett's. Films are presented at 7 p.m.

An “afterbuzz” will be held following the film presentation at the nearby Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St., where late night happy hour prices on drinks and appetizers are offered to T.G.I.M. audience members. A special podcast of attending filmmakers will be taped.

T.G.I.M. tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Half-price tickets are available through the summer months for Facebook members. To learn more, visit the T.G.I.M. Indie Movies Downtown Facebook page or www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com.

The Fort Myers Film Festival's 6th annual festival will be held April 7-10, 2016 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and Regal Bell Tower 20 with parties and dinners at Twisted Vine Bistro, Blu Sushi, Firestone and other select venues.

Enjoy programming from Thursday, April 7-10, 2016 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Films are $10 the rest of the festival.

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! For more information go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival. com or join www.facebook.com/ fortmyersfilmfestival for updates and events. TO GET VIP TICKETS for the whole season from opener to closer, to see everything head to http://fortmyersfilmfestival.ticketleap.com/

The Fort Myers Film Festival supports Lee County Schools filmmakers and Golisano's Children's Hospital. Sponsored by Chicos, UNIT A, Florida Weekly, Garth Francis Photography, Bennett's Fresh Roast Coffee, Blu Sushi, News-Press, Twisted Vine Bistro, Firestone Bar and Grille, Patrick Buckley Law Offices, J. Bert Davis M.D., F.A.C.S, Facial Surgeon, La trattoria Cafe Napole, White Pear Catering in Bonita Springs, MusikBeats, Black Tie Tuxedos, Hampton Inn & Suites, Market Earth, Riverside Realty, The Starfish Grille, Sunshine Grille, Five Star Talent & Productions, Young Professionals Chamber of Comerce, Douglas E. Spiegel. P.A., City Tavern, Leoma Lovegrove, Kearns Restaurants, Crave Culinaire by Brian Roland and Imagen Newspapers.

The reputation for edgy and fresh programming at the Fort Myers Film Festival has gotten the attention on a global level, with films coming in from nearly over twenty countries this past season. Last year's opening night film "Alive Inside," 2014 Sundance audience-award winning story about how music can significantly and most positively impact those suffering with dementia and Alzheimer's, is one of the highest rated Amazon rentals for months with global distribution still on the horizon. The film was attended by filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett and Dan Cohen, founder of Musicandmemory.org, both from the film. It received by standing ovation, warm commendation from the Fort Myers mayor Randy Henderson and attending community. The year before "When I Walk" had, like "Alive Inside," only played at one or two venues, including Sundance Film Festival, making the Fort Myers Film Festival heading the pack of festivals playing new and fresh films not in distribution. It too was later picked up for major distribution with subsequent stories in Time, New York Times, CNN and others picking up on the movie months after it played here in Southwest Florida.

For more information go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com or join www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival for updates and events.

The popular T.G.I.M. film screening series will be held the first Monday of each month in downtown Fort Myers starting again in September 2015. T.G.I.M. features short indie films being considered for the fifth annual Fort Myers Film Festival. Those in attendance will have a say in the Fort Myers Film Festival’s March 2015 programming. T.G.I.M. takes place at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Doors open for happy hour at 6:30 p.m. with pizza from Capone's and coffee from Bennett's. Films are presented at 7 p.m.

An “afterbuzz” will be held following the film presentation at the nearby Twisted Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay St., where late night happy hour prices on drinks and appetizers are offered to T.G.I.M. audience members.

T.G.I.M. tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Half-price tickets are available through the summer months for Facebook members. To learn more, visit the T.G.I.M. Indie Movies Downtown Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/547960958592333/ or www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com.

"We decided to try doing the show at the Davis center only the first Monday of every month this season, so that we can pay closer attention to the quality of content, of judges and musical performances," Eric Raddatz the festival director for the 5th year said. "Plus, as passionate as our attendees can be, we found that most came out about once a month or so anyway, so we intend on making every first Monday more special, more memorable and more exciting. We can really be proud that we have fresh independent films on tap all season long with the Fort Myers Film Festival and not old played films everyone can see on Netflix or pick up at WalMart. I'm fond of the fact that we have an artistically-minded community that gets that."

The reputation for edgy and fresh programming at the Fort Myers Film Festival has gotten the attention on a global level, with films coming in from nearly over twenty countries this past season. Last year's opening night film "Alive Inside," 2014 Sundance audience-award winning story about how music can significantly and most positively impact those suffering with dementia and Alzheimer's, is only now hitting the big theaters with a July 18, 2014 opening night national big city release. The film was attended by filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett and Dan Cohen, founder of Musicandmemory.org, both from the film. It received by standing ovation, warm commendation from the Fort Myers mayor Randy Henderson and attending community. The year before "When I Walk" had, like "Alive Inside," only played at one or two venues, including Sundance Film Festival, making the Fort Myers Film Festival heading the pack of festivals playing new and fresh films not in distribution. It too was later picked up for major distribution with subsequent stories in Time, New York Times, CNN and others picking up on the movie months after it played here in Southwest Florida.

For more information go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com or join www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival for updates and events.

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