The Fort Myers Film Festival’s 10th annual festival will be held in the sunny, beautiful SW Florida region May 6-10, 2020 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Florida Southwestern College and IMAG with parties and dinners at Blu Sushi, Twisted Vine Bistro, Firestone and other select venues. 


The Black Tie Red Carpet Opening Night Gala will be celebrated with excitement and style May 6, 2020 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center 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 $25 for movie only or $150 for movie and VIP After Party. Guests will enjoy a fabulous rooftop After Party including music, dancing, fully-stocked bar and a chance to meet with the stars of the evening’s film, other filmmakers and event VIPs. The event will provide the delicious foods from G3 catering. Watch last year’s video here http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150579767950565. To buy tickets go to www.sbdac.com. If you are looking for photos head to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival



Then join us for all of the programming from May 7-10, 2020 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Films are $10 the rest of the festival. Finish off the weeklong celebration on Sunday, May 10, 2020 with a champagne & dessert awards ceremony at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Tickets are only $15. Join all of the local and international filmmakers as we 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.



The Fort Myers Film Festival supports Lee County Schools filmmakers, Raddatz Foundation and Golisano’s Children’s Hospital. Sponsored by UNIT A, Florida Weekly, Bennett’s Fresh Roast Coffee, Twisted Vine Bistro, J. Bert Davis M.D., F.A.C.S, Facial Surgeon, La Trattoria, Cafe Napole, Sam Galloway Ford, Black Tie Tuxedos, Best Western Waterfront, Twisted Vine Bistro, Market Earth, Riverside Realty, Blu Sushi, Douglas E. Spiegel. P.A., Capone’s Pizza, and Kearns Restaurant Group.


The Fort Myers Film Festival was awarded the prestigious 2015 Chrysalis Award for Cultural Achievement by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Inc. at their annual Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers.


For more information go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com or join www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival for updates and events.



LOCAL PROGRAMMING at the Alliance for the Arts, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Florida Southwestern College, IMAG and more will take place all week long.: Enjoy local programming from some of the top filmmakers in town as Fort Myers Film Festival keeps it local. E 


CHAMPAGNE & DESSERT AWARDS GALA May 10, 2020: Then in a climactic champagne and dessert awards gala dinner to be held at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre at 1380 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL, Sunday, May 10, 2020, where the Fort Myers Film Festival will honor the winners to categories in the 9th annual Fort Myers Film Festival with a showing of one award winning film and first ever Fort Myers Film Festival Edison award for distinct innovation and invention in film. THEN join us at the official After Party at Twisted Vine in Fort Myers for song, dance, drinking and the best food in town. 


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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, 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.

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  • Katie McEntire Wiatt

    We had a wonderful time at the Fort Myers Film Festival. Eric and his team are great to work with and you can tell the truly value independent films and filmmakers. We wouldn't hesitate to submit any future films to FMff!

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    THANK YOU Katie, this means tons coming from you. We were so honored to play your film and place it in a setting helpful to our community, hopefully inspiring and connecting as is our MO. Cheers and happy travels with this masterpiece of yours! FMFF

  • Mariya Pyter

    Amazing festival! Great selection of films, amazing festival team! Highly recommend submitting and attending if selected!!! This festival is a highlight of the year:)

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mariya. It was an honor having your film grace our festival. Keep us abreast of your successes. FMFF team.

  • Dale Metz

    What a great year at FMFF! Eric and his staff are always accommodating and we really enjoyed the networking events with filmmakers . We saw some exceptional films!

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dale your inclusion meant so much for us as well. We are delighted you had such a good time and appreciate our delicate and edgy curation of only the best indie films. Warmly, FMFF