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26-Apr-2015 2:48am PDT  

 

Fort Myers Film Festival

5 Annual March 25, 2015 to March 29, 2015

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2301 First St
Fort Myers FL 33901
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Phone: (239) 810-6323
eric@fortmyersfilmfestival.com
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Full Length Features
Any original work of fiction at least 30 minutes.
Documentaries
Any non-fiction film not including entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains some dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted.
Shorts
Any narrative film of U.S. origin with a running time of 30 minutes or less, OR any documentary film of U.S. origin with a running time of 30 minutes or less.
Short Shorts
Any narrative film of U.S. origin with a running time 5 minutes or less, OR any documentary film of U.S. origin with a running time of 5 minutes or less.
Strictly Local
Any professional or student work of fiction or documentary shot locally in Lee, Collier, Hendry and or Charlotte Counties.
Student
Any student film in the Lee, Collier, Charlotte or Hendry counties, Florida

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
To showcase indie creative, edgy films with heart. To create a connection between filmmakers and an audience, to produce and support an environment conducive to the constant creation of the finest films in the world. To create the premiere venues for the most cutting edge and exciting films in Southwest Florida. To create an international forum for indie film judging and consideration. To honor outstanding contributions to the industry with future productions.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Fort Myers Film Festival is an Intelligent independent filmmaker's preferred event to create, unite and showcase the finest artistic cinematic works. We're celebrating 5 years of the finest indie films on the planet. For submission, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities contact eric@fortmyersfilmfestival.com

The Fort Myers Film Festival’s 5th annual festival will be held in the sunny, beautiful SW Florida region March 25-29, 2015 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre with parties and dinners at Twisted Vine Bistro, Firestone and other select venues. The Black Tie Red Carpet Gala will be celebrated with excitement and style March 25, 2015 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 7 p.m. The event will begin with the red carpet rolling out, paparazzi clicking and doors opening at 5 p.m. for drinks, mingling & musical entertainment with local and international filmmakers prior to the featured movie. Tickets are $19 for general admission or $99 for VIP, who will enjoy a star studded backstage afterparty with the stars of the opening night's films, with music, dancing, fully-stocked bar and chance to meet with the stars of the evening’s film, filmmakers and event VIP. The event will provide the delicious foods from La trattoria Cafe Napole, . Watch last years video here http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150579767950565. To buy tickets go to www.bbmannpah.com. If you are looking for photos from the 2014 RED CARPET OPENING NIGHT GALA, they are HERE.

Then come back for all of the programming from Thursday, March 26-Sunday, March 29, 2015. Films are $10 the rest of the festival. Then finish off the weeklong celebration Sunday, March 29, 2014 with champagne & dessert awards ceremony which will take place at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Tickets are only $15. Join all of the local and international filmmakers as the celebrate the winners of the Fort Myers Film Festival. Champagne and dessert will be shared, short award winning films will be played and toasts will be deservedly pronounced.

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. The festival event offers ‘the most vibrant intellectual and edgy crowd to grace Lee County in decades.’ The event has featured hundreds of local filmmakers and is a must attend for cineasts who love indie film and film festivals living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. That’s right, Fort Myers has a film festival now, so come out for the excitement! For more information go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com or join www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival for updates and events. TO GET VIP TICKETS for the whole season to see everything head to http://fortmyersfilmfestival.ticketleap.com/


T.G.I.M. starts up August 4, with indie screenings running first Monday of every month through season

Come watch us judge short indie films EVERY FIRST MONDAY in season (*schedule of judges and musicians TBA) submitted to the Fort Myers Film Festival and have your say as to whether or not it makes the grade for final programming during our festival to be held March 25-29, 2015! Join us for happy hour at 6:30 p.m. and show, which starts at 7 p.m. TGIM takes place at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center located at 2301 First St., Fort Myers. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. There will be a 1/2 price off offered to all Facebook members through summer. Check out updates and deals at www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com, on Facebook & Twitter. Join us at the afterbuzz at Twisted Vine every Monday after the show for late night happy hour and appetizers.

"We decided to try doing the show at the Davis center only the first Monday of every month so that we can pay closer attention to the quality of content, of judges and musical performances," Eric Raddatz the festival director for the 5th year said. "Plus, as passionate as our attendees can be, we found that most came out about once a month or so, so we intend on making every first Monday more special, more memorable and more exciting. We can really be excited that we have fresh independent films on tap all season long with the Fort Myers Film Festival and not old played films everyone can see on Netflix or pick up at WalMart. This is something this city can be proud of."

The edgy and fresh programming for the Fort Myers Film Festival has gotten the attention of a global independent film community. Last years opening night film "Alive Inside," a story about how music can significantly and most positively impact those suffering with dementia and Alzheimer's, is only now hitting the big theaters with a July 18, 2014 opening night national big city release. The film was attended by filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett and Dan Cohen, founder of Musicandmemory.org, both from the film. It received by standing ovation, warm commendation from the Fort Myers mayor Randy Henderson and attending community. The year before "When I Walk" had, like "Alive Inside," only played at one or two venues, including Sundance Film Festival, making the Fort Myers Film Festival heading the pack of festivals playing new and fresh films not in distribution. It too was later picked up for major distribution with stories in Time, New York Times, CNN and others picking up on the movie months after it played here in Southwest Florida.

The Fort Myers Film Festival supports Lee County Schools filmmakers and Golisano's Children's Hospital. Sponsored by Chicos, UNIT A, Florida Weekly, Garth Francis Photography, Bennett's Fresh Roast Coffee, Edison Restaurant, Twisted Vine Bistro, Patrick Buckley Law Offices, J. Bert Davis M.D., F.A.C.S, Facial Surgeon, La trattoria Cafe Napole, White Pear Catering in Bonita Springs, Irresistible Confections, REE Corporation, CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, All About Closets, Rasmussen College, MusikBeats, Black Tie Tuxedos, Hampton Inn Suites, Twisted Vine Bistro, Market Earth, All About Closets, Florida Mail, Riverside Realty, The Starfish Grille, Sunshine Grille, HelpMe Social Media and Print, Douglas E. Spiegel. P.A., City Tavern, Crave Culinaire by Brian Roland, Chico's FAS and UNIT A.

ORGANIZERS
Amy Skehan ; Eric Raddatz (Executive Director) ; Eric Raddatz (Executive Director) ; Eric Raddatz (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES
TERMS AND CONDITIONS for filmmakers submitting to FMFF

1. I, the representative of the film being submitted (the "Film"),
acknowledge and agree as follows in connection with the film submitted for consideration for the Fort Myers Film Festival (the "Festival"):
2. I hereby represent and warrant to the Festival that (a) I am duly
authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons or
entities who have any ownership rights in the Film, to exhibit this
Film at the Festival, (b) this exhibition will not violate any law or
any right or consent of any person or entity and (c) the Film is not
subject to litigation nor is it threatened by any litigation.
3. I further represent and warrant that, to the best of my knowledge,
the exhibition of the Film at the Festival will not violate or infringe
any copyright, patent, privacy right, publicity right, trademark,
service mark or any other personal or property right of any person or
entity and that my Film does not constitute a defamation of any person
or entity. I have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance
fees, and other obligations, of any kind, arising from the exhibition
of the Film in connection with the Festival.
4. If accepted, I acknowledge that the exploitation of the Film does
not create any confidential or fiduciary relationship between the
Festival and I. I understand that I will not receive any compensation
for such exploitation, although some prizes at the Festival may include
cash awards. I acknowledge that no obligation of any kind is assumed by or may be implied against the Festival because of the Festival's selection of the Film. I understand and acknowledge that the selection of my Film by the Festival does not in any way constitute an express or implied endorsement or approval by the Festival or any opinion expressed therein.
5. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Festival with any affiliate, subsidiary and parent entities and the officers, directors, employees, attorneys, creative advisers and
agents of each of the foregoing from and against any and all claims,
losses, or liabilities (including reasonable attorneys' fees) that may
be asserted against any of the foregoing or incurred by any of the
foregoing at any time in connection with the Film or the Festival's use
thereof, and/or arising from any breach or alleged breach of any
representation made by me to FMFF.
6. I represent that I am 18 years of age or older, or that if I am
younger than the legal age to enter into contracts in my state, I have
provided a written consent from my parent or legal guardian. I agree
that any controversy arising out of or in connection with my Film and
the Festival will be governed by the internal laws of the State of
Florida and conclusively determined by arbitration in the City of
Fort Myers in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration
Association before a single arbitrator mutually agreed by the parties.
I hereby waive any and all rights and benefits which I might otherwise
have or be entitled to litigate any such dispute in court, including
without limitation a trial by jury.
7. If accepted, I hereby grant without reservations, to the Festival, and their related entities (a) the right to use footage, stills and/or titles or the film in its entirety and information from the Film for
promotional, public prescreening, network television or online broadcasting and or postscreening purposes without recourse to the owner, producer,director, or any other party asserting ownership rights of the submitted film and (b) the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the filmmakers and the Film and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information. I also agree to provide contact information for the director and producer(s) of the Film and grant the Festival the right to provide this information to film industry organizations sponsoring Festival events at its discretion.
8. If and when accepted I will not withdraw my submission for any purposes.
9. By clicking "I Agree" below, I constitute my full and complete
acceptance of the terms hereof. I acknowledge that no oral
representations of any kind have been made by the Festival.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS for filmmakers submitting to FMFF 1. I, the representative of the film being submitted (the "Film"), acknowledge and agree as follows in connection with the film submitted for consideration for the Fort Myers Film Festival (the "Festival"): 2. I hereby represent and warrant to the Festival that (a) I am duly authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons or entities who have any ownership rights in the Film, to exhibit this Film at the Festival, (b) this exhibition will not violate any law or any right or consent of any person or entity and (c) the Film is not subject to litigation nor is it threatened by any litigation. 3. I further represent and warrant that, to the best of my knowledge, the exhibition of the Film at the Festival will not violate or infringe any copyright, patent, privacy right, publicity right, trademark, service mark or any other personal or property right of any person or entity and that my Film does not constitute a defamation of any person or entity. I have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other obligations, of any kind, arising from the exhibition of the Film in connection with the Festival. 4. If accepted, I acknowledge that the exploitation of the Film does not create any confidential or fiduciary relationship between the Festival and I. I understand that I will not receive any compensation for such exploitation, although some prizes at the Festival may include cash awards. I acknowledge that no obligation of any kind is assumed by or may be implied against the Festival because of the Festival's selection of the Film. I understand and acknowledge that the selection of my Film by the Festival does not in any way constitute an express or implied endorsement or approval by the Festival or any opinion expressed therein. 5. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Festival with any affiliate, subsidiary and parent entities and the officers, directors, employees, attorneys, creative advisers and agents of each of the foregoing from and against any and all claims, losses, or liabilities (including reasonable attorneys' fees) that may be asserted against any of the foregoing or incurred by any of the foregoing at any time in connection with the Film or the Festival's use thereof, and/or arising from any breach or alleged breach of any representation made by me to FMFF. 6. I represent that I am 18 years of age or older, or that if I am younger than the legal age to enter into contracts in my state, I have provided a written consent from my parent or legal guardian. I agree that any controversy arising out of or in connection with my Film and the Festival will be governed by the internal laws of the State of Florida and conclusively determined by arbitration in the City of Fort Myers in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association before a single arbitrator mutually agreed by the parties. I hereby waive any and all rights and benefits which I might otherwise have or be entitled to litigate any such dispute in court, including without limitation a trial by jury. 7. If accepted, I hereby grant without reservations, to the Festival, and their related entities (a) the right to use footage, stills and/or titles or the film in its entirety and information from the Film for promotional, public prescreening, network television or online broadcasting and or postscreening purposes without recourse to the owner, producer,director, or any other party asserting ownership rights of the submitted film and (b) the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the filmmakers and the Film and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information. I also agree to provide contact information for the director and producer(s) of the Film and grant the Festival the right to provide this information to film industry organizations sponsoring Festival events at its discretion. 8. If and when accepted I will not withdraw my submission for any purposes. 9. By clicking "I Agree" below, I constitute my full and complete acceptance of the terms hereof. I acknowledge that no oral representations of any kind have been made by the Festival.