On June 27, 2014, the Fort Myers Film Festival announced that its new year's schedule has been released. The festival, out of Fort Myers, Fla., also stated that their 5th annual event will be held March 25-29, 2015.
"Our complete schedule of 5th year dates for the 2014-15 Fort Myers Film Festival have been announced. Films can be submitted when the site goes live." - Eric Raddatz, Founder & Executive Director at Fort Myers Film Festival, Film Curator at Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center and President/CEO at Naples International Film Production Association
According to FMff, films may be submitted online at www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. The film categories include: Features, Documentaries, Shorts, Short Shorts, Strictly Local, and Student.
"We support local filmmakers and students and will waive all fees associated with local students and filmmakers living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties through August 1, 2014." - FMff
In addition, the Fort Myers Film Festival's summer "Friday Film Night Series" continues. The first in the series will be the screening of "Pink Gold Rush," and it is a production of WGCU Public Media at the Alliance for the Arts on Friday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. It will include screenings on Friday, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12.
"Pink Gold Rush," a one-hour documentary, explores the history of shrimping in Southwest Florida, and the impact the industry has had on the region's economy, development, and environment. It also explores the stories of the men and women on Ft. Myers Beach whose livelihoods are tied to this succulent crustacean.
T.G.I.M. kicks off in late summer (Aug. 4), with shows the first Monday of every month. This event will be held every first Monday through season at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, and it is located at 2301 First St. in Fort Myers.
For the full schedule of FMff, go to 2014-2015 FMff Schedule of Events.