"The Black Maria Film Festival is an international award winning festival that has toured the nation for 32 years. It is hosted by museums and colleges throughout the country showcasing independent and experimental film and video." - Winter Estates
The event will be held outdoors on the riverside lawn of the Ford Estate and also at the Edison State College and Richard H. Rush Library and Auditorium.
"The films include a variety of contemporary works drawn from the annual juried selection of award winning films and videos. The Black Maria is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Awards qualifying festival for short films." - Winter Estates
Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and it is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
"The Estates is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site." - Winter Estates
For more information and updates visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates website at Edison Ford Winter Estates or call 239-334-7419. Contacts at the Estates are Chris Pendleton, President and CEO and Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director.