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In short, Fort Myers Film Festival was FUN (Photos)

Amy Raddatz and son having fun at FMff!
Amy Raddatz and son having fun at FMff!
Amy Raddatz and son having fun at FMff! Photo: Garth Francis Photography

On March 24, 2014, multiple Fort Myers Film Festival talent who either attended, were nominees or award winners contacted Examiner.com to say, bottom line, that FMff was fun!

The Fort Myers Film Festival was held March 19-23 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts and Broadway Palm Theatre.

Discover who the winning filmmakers were at 2014 FMff Award Winners.

There were parties and dinners to follow film screenings and the awards ceremony at Twisted Vine Bistro, a filmmakers lodge at Firestone, and breakfast panels at Bennett’s Fresh Roast and other select venues.

One of the filmmakers on board was award-winning Michael Rossato-Bennett. He is the founder and executive producer of Projector Media. The company is dedicated to inspiring conversations that investigate issues related to cultural consciousness.

“Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory" is Rossato-Bennett’s first feature length offering, and it won the Best Documentary Award!

Learn more about this amazing 2014 film festival, FMff, at Fort Myers Film Festival. Enjoy photos of FMff's Red Carpet Opening Night Gala at Photos.

FMff Guests had FUN

Photos by: Garth Francis Photography.

The Hendersons and Raddatz family
The Hendersons and Raddatz family Garth Francis Photography

The Hendersons and Raddatz family

Mayor Henderson and Ginny Henderson are with Eric Raddatz and family at the FMff in Fort Myers, Fla.

2014 FMff was held from March 19-23, 2014. The final awards ceremony was Sunday, March 23.

Eric Raddatz
Eric Raddatz Garth Francis Photography

Eric Raddatz

Eric Raddatz is the founder and executive director of FMff. For most of each year, every Monday, he and TGIM pre-judges film entries and holds their meetings at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers, Fla.

Happy couple on Red Carpet
Happy couple on Red Carpet Garth Francis Photography

Happy couple on Red Carpet

Many attended FMff and walked the Red Carpet which as part of the premiere night at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

The event was held in Fort Myers, Fla.

The happy Eric Raddatz family - son maybe not so happy that moment
The happy Eric Raddatz family - son maybe not so happy that moment Garth Francis Photography

The happy Eric Raddatz family - son maybe not so happy that moment

Eric Raddatz is the founder and executive director of FMff.

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 over four dozen local filmmakers is a must attend for cineasts who love indie film and film festivals living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.

Enjoying the Red Carpet were young Raddatz family members
Enjoying the Red Carpet were young Raddatz family members Garth Francis Photography

Enjoying the Red Carpet were young Raddatz family members

Opening-night festivities began at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The event began with the red carpet rolling out, paparazzi snapping photos, drinks, mingling and musical entertainment. After a warm welcome from the night's hosts Stephanie Davis, Chad Oliver and Mayor Randy Henderson, the movie began at 7 p.m.

Haley DeHaven
Haley DeHaven Garth Francis Photography

Haley DeHaven

FMff has featured over four dozen local filmmakers over a large area of SW Florida. In addition, it attracts filmmakers from across the globe!

Party goers having fun at FMff
Party goers having fun at FMff Garth Francis Photography

Party goers having fun at FMff

The Fort Myers Film Festival is an intelligent independent filmmaker's preferred event to create, unite and showcase the finest artistic cinematic works.

Dancing at post-award ceremony
Dancing at post-award ceremony Garth Francis Photography

Dancing at post-award ceremony

Don and Tara Molloy dance at 2014 FMff.

Always join the afterbuzz at Twisted Vine Bistro where indie film festers get late night HAPPY HOUR PRICES and locally grown eclectic foods!

This party was held at the Royal Palm Theatre.

Tara and Don Molloy dance the night away!
Tara and Don Molloy dance the night away! Garth Francis Photography

Tara and Don Molloy dance the night away!

Here the Molloys dance at the Champagne & Dessert event after awards ceremony at the Royal Palm Theatre.

Fort Myers has a film festival, so come out for the excitement! For more information go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com or join www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival for updates on who is coming and special events.

A host of guests at FMff on the Red Carpet
A host of guests at FMff on the Red Carpet Garth Francis Photography

A host of guests at FMff on the Red Carpet

After the Red Carpet, screenings, awards...

Everyone enjoyed the afterparties at Twisted Vine Bistro where indie film festers get late night HAPPY HOUR PRICES and locally grown eclectic foods!

 

FMff Awards
FMff Awards Garth Francis Photography

FMff Awards

The coveted FMff awards.

This was the fourth year of the FMff event. Local, national and international filmmakers were represented at the 2014 Fort Myers Film Festival.

 

April Voellmecke had fun at FMff!
April Voellmecke had fun at FMff! Garth Francis Photography

April Voellmecke had fun at FMff!

Here is another smashing gown and lady at the Fort Myers Film Festival.

It looks like she had a wonderful time. She and others like her look forward to 2015 FMff!

Nickolas Wolf FMff Red Carpet Interviewer
Nickolas Wolf FMff Red Carpet Interviewer Garth Francis Photography

Nickolas Wolf FMff Red Carpet Interviewer

This young gentleman is all about making people comfortable when he interviews them, especially on the Red Carpet at 2014 FMff!

Thanks Nickolas Wolf!

Marty Wisher
Marty Wisher Garth Francis Photography

Marty Wisher

Here Marty Wisher, on right, in gorgeous gown in Red Carpet celebrity style is ready to have fun at the 2014 FMff!

Wisher, out of Cape Coral, is a filmmaker and actress herself. Thanks for your support Marty!