The edge has come to Fort Myers. This limited availability FMff VIP All ACCESS Platinum CINEAST MEMBERSHIP will entitle the holder to attend all Fort Myers Film Festival public and VIP events, with priority seating, schwag bags and first class treatment for our 2016-17 year.
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, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and Imaginarium Cinema with parties and dinners at Twisted Vine Bistro, Firestone, Blu Sushi 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. As VIP, you will enjoy a star studded backstage ON STAGE 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, Crave Culinaire, White Pear Catering and more. Watch last years video here http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150579767950565. To buy individual one night tickets go to www.bbmannpah.com.
Then come back for all of the programming from Thursday, March 9-12. Your VIP membership will entitle you to go to EVERY FILM BLOCK. Please arrive 10 minutes early to assure VIP seating. 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. 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 edgy and fresh programming for the Fort Myers Film Festival has gotten the attention of a global independent film community. Last years opening night films include "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. 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! The Fort Myers Film Festival supports Lee County Schools filmmakers and Golisano's Children's Hospital. Sponsored by Chicos, UNIT A, Florida Weekly, News-Press, Garth Francis Photography, Bennett's Fresh Roast Coffee, Twisted Vine Bistro, J. Bert Davis M.D., F.A.C.S, Facial Surgeon, La trattoria Cafe Napole, Mermaid Garden Cafe, REE Corporation, Black Tie Tuxedos, Hampton Inn Suites, Twisted Vine Bistro, Market Earth, Florida Mail, Riverside Realty, Blu Sushi, Riverside Realty, Douglas E. Spiegel. P.A., Crave Culinaire by Brian Roland, UBS Wealth Management, Chico's FAS and UNIT A.
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 more information go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com or join www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival for updates and events.
PARTY & GALA AT SIDNEY & BERNE DAVIS ART CENTER March 8, 2017: Friday the celebration continues as you attend the Sidney & Berne Davis Friday night gala with drinks, mingling & musical entertainment with local and international filmmakers prior to the featured movie.
ALL ACCESS TO ALL FILMS March 8-12, 2017: FMff VIP All ACCESS Platinum CINEAST MEMBERSHIP PASS holders will then have priority seating to attend every film of the Fort Myers Film Festival at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 2301 First St. Fort Myers, Florida. This includes any and all of the programming from Friday, April 8-10, 2016. (Passholders need to be available no later than 10 minutes prior to individual screenings seating for such access.) This includes features, documentaries, shorts, short shorts, strictly local, diverse and inspirational programming with any and all filmmaker Q&A's that are held at the center.
LOCAL PROGRAMMING at the Alliance for the Arts March 10, 2017: Enjoy local programming from some of the top filmmakers in town as Fort Myers Film Festival keeps it local. Enjoy screenings and panel discussion at the Alliance for the Arts at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL.
A PRIVATE filmmaker parties: Get alerts to the private parties during the week.
CHAMPAGNE & DESSERT AWARDS GALA DINNER March 12, 2017: Then in a climactic champagne and dessert awards gala dinner to be held at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre at 1380 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL, Sunday, April 10, 2016, FMff VIP All ACCESS Platinum CINEAST MEMBERSHIP PASSholders will have full VIP access to the opening evening champagne toast at 7 p.m.,WITH priority VIP seating for the best of the best awards ceremony and featured winning shorts and one special closing night film. The Fort Myers Film Festival will honor the winners to categories in the 6th annual Fort Myers Film Festival with a showing of one award winning film. THEN join us at the official afterparty at Twisted Vine in Fort Myers for song, dance, drinking and the best food in town.
FULL SEASON OF PASSES for TGIM: Thank God for Indie Mondays: MONDAY NIGHTS are always fun with indie show you can see how judges rate films in consideration. Admission is $10, but FREE with your VIP year pass. Doors open every first Monday night of the month at the center starting at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m.. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located in downtown Fort Myers at 2301 First Street. Join us for dinner and drinks at Ford's Garage prior to the event. Then join us at the afterparty, if you wish, at Twisted Vine for late night happy hour on the patio every first Monday of the month.
ALL ACCESS Platinum CINEAST PASSes will be provided opening night at the Barbara B. Mann Performing ARTS HALL or available to be mailed upon request. VIP pass is non-redeemable, non-refundable with no monetary value.