Get your tickets for our opening night film & gala March 8, 2017 at the Barbara B. Mann

We are less than a week away from the best party Fort Myers will see all year, oh and an amazing film too! 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. 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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