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First time 2014 film festival to be held in SW Florida (Photos)

Filmmaking
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On April 12, 2014, the Bonita Nature Place announced that they will hold their first annual film festival. It will be held in Bonita Springs, Fla. on November 6, 2014.

This film competition is open to all ages and all levels from novice to professional filmmakers. There is no fee to enter. Entries must be “G” rated for all audiences and be a maximum of 15 minutes in length.

In addition, every film must be shot on location at the Bonita Springs Nature Place. Best overall film will win a cash award at the gala.

The top films will be shown that evening and possibly shown on BTV Comcast channel 98 at the Prado Stadium 12 in Bonita Springs.

This highly anticipated new venture is open to all genres, ages and skill levels. The Bonita Nature Place is looking for full support and participation from the Bonita Springs and Southwest Florida communities.

This is the perfect opportunity to showcase one's skills, to integrate yourself into the community, or even to promote the mission of your company or community.

Filmmakers might want to know that Bonita Springs is located on both Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The area referred to as Bonita Beach is located on a road-accessible barrier island (Little Hickory Island).

The barrier island lies between the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. The city is the northernmost city on the west coast of Florida that has a tropical climate - perfect for making films!

Bonita Bay at sunset
Bonita Bay at sunset Photo: Wiki

Bonita Bay at sunset

Bonita Springs is a city in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 43,914 at the 2010 census.

It is part of the Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located on the southwest coast of the state.

Film Crew
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Film Crew

A film crew is a group of people hired by a production company for the purpose of producing a film or motion picture.

The Crew is distinguished from the cast as the cast are understood to be the actors who appear in front of the camera or provide voices for characters in the film. - Wiki

Bonita Beach front as seen from the Gulf of Mexico
Bonita Beach front as seen from the Gulf of Mexico Photo: Wiki

Bonita Beach front as seen from the Gulf of Mexico

Bonita Springs, Fla. is located on both Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

The area referred to as Bonita Beach is located on a road-accessible barrier island (Little Hickory Island) that lies between the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay.

The Imperial River flows through the downtown district of the city and empties out into Estero Bay. - Wiki

Directing a film
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Directing a film

A film crew is separate from the producers as the producers are the ones who own a portion of either the film company or the film's intellectual property rights.

A film crew is divided into different departments, each of which specializes in a specific aspect of the production. - Wiki

Bonita Beach shoreline in Florida
Bonita Beach shoreline in Florida Photo: Wiki

Bonita Beach shoreline in Florida

Bonita Beach Park is a 2.5-acre beachfront park that features a boardwalk and swimming area.

Sand dunes and coastal vegetation surround a gazebo and 8 picnic shelters.

Barefoot Beach Preserve Park consists of 342 acres of natural land and one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida's southwest coast. - Wiki

Location of Bonita Springs, Fla.
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Location of Bonita Springs, Fla.

Here is a topography image of where the city of Bonita Springs is located in SW Florida.

The city is nestled between Fort Myers and Naples, and it is the northernmost city on the west coast of Florida that has a tropical climate. - Wiki