On March 23, 2014, the Fort Myers Film Festival (FMff) enjoyed its last day of festivities. The festival ran from March 19-23 and was held at a variety of locations in Fort Myers, Fla. Here readers can check out the top five highlights of the event!
This was the fourth annual Fort Myers Film Festival. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts and Broadway Palm Theatre were the locations used by FMff for the premiere, film screenings and panels.
During the FMfffilm festival there was much preparation involved with the locations, panels, accommodations, talent, transportation, tech check for sound and video, judges, guests, celebs, food preparations, decorations, media and more.
"The festival's premiere film was "Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory." It is Mr. Rossato-Bennett's first feature length offering. The film is an award-winning independent film about music therapy with Alzheimer's patients.
This has been another great year and festival, and we look forward to presenting you with event photos and the names of the many winners soon! - Eric Raddatz, FMff Founder and Executive Director
The many film screenings, parties and dinners were held at Twisted Vine Bistro, a filmmakers lodge at Firestone, and breakfast panels at Bennett's Fresh Roast, plus other select venues.
At Screening - Eric Raddatz, Melissa Tschari DeHaven, Mayor Henderson
Eric Raddatz, Melissa Tschari DeHaven and Mayor Henderson on stage at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Center in Fort Myers, Fla. at 2014 FMff.
On Red Carpet - The Eric and Amy Raddatz family
The family of Eric and Amy Raddatz walk the red carpet and also enjoy the 2014 FMff films, celebs, after parties, and more.
The event was brought to everyone, in part, by Riverside Realty. It is a full-service real estate company located in Fort Myers, Florida with associates and administrative staff trained and dedicated to assisting all with every aspect of your real estate needs.
In Between Panels and Meeting Celebs - Melissa Tschari DeHaven, Amy Raddatz and Destiny Haggett
These three gals enjoyed dressing up and having fun at the 2014 FMff!
The Fort Myers Film Festival is an intelligent independent filmmaker's preferred event to create, unite and showcase the finest artistic cinematic works. The Fort Myers Film Festival is known for world-class swagger and support of local filmmakers.
Celebs - Mayor Henderson and Melissa Tschari DeHaven
Honorable Mayor Henderson with Melissa Tschari DeHaven at the 2014 Fort Myers Film Festival.
One of the after parties was held at Always join the afterbuzz at Twisted Vine Bistro where indie film festers get late night HAPPY HOUR PRICES and locally grown eclectic foods!
Twisted Vine Bistro is located at 2214 Bay St Fort Myers, Fla. 33901.
Partying! - Melissa Tschari DeHaven and other FMff guests
FMff guests enjoy a photo opp in between FMff panels and screenings in Fort Myers, Fla. at 2014 FMff.
One can grab a friend or two and go to Market Earth for earth friendly recycled goods at Market Earth on 2224 1st Street in Fort Myers, Fla.