The fest was the Fort Myers Beach Festival (FMBFF), and it was held April 23-27. Sorvino, among other talented actors and filmmakers, was part of an indie film project called "Last I Heard."
This multi-talented actor was recognized and awarded Best Actor among the films screened this year at FMBFF. Sorvino originally had his heart set on a life as an opera singer, but ended making a career of portraying authority figures.
Sorvino is known for portraying Sgt. Phil Cerreta on the police procedural and legal drama television series "Law & Order." His daughter followed in Daddy's footsteps, as she is Mira Sorvino.
According to the film fest, they cater to a wide range of tastes and ages, plus the event spans several genres. The festival's films were viewed and enjoyed at the Beach Movie Theater.
Another recognizable face at the fest was John "Johnny" Martino. He is known for his work in "The Godfather." In 2013, Martino was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award through the Treasure Coast International Film Festival in Port St. Lucie, Fla. John's ultimate dream is to create a 1940s Dinner Club called Paulie. It is in the works and soon to become a reality!
Among the ten winners (see complete list below), another award-winner was Tara Cardinal. She won the Rising Star Award for her work in "Legend of the Red Reaper."
"We welcome and encourage feedback on this year's festival. This way we can keep bringing you the events and screenings you look forward to at the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival." - FMBFF
2014 FMBFF award winners: "I Love You Now Die" won Islander Award. "Job" won Friends of the Arts' Best Local Film Award. "The Violinist" won for Best Sudent Film. "Posthumous" won Best Short Film. "Tough Ain't Enough" earned Best Documentary. Best Feature Film went to "A Short History of Decay." Paul Sorvino won Best Actor. Tara Cardinal won the Rising Star Award. Stanley Isaacs won the Star Achievement Award, and the People's Choice Award went to "Pink Gold Rush."