VIP Festival Pass

Price $125.00
Sales End April 20, 2020

Event Date Apr 21, 2020 12:00 AM | Show Details Hide Details

Access to all screenings and events including workshops, networking parties, and a VIP filmmaker lounge. A VIP code will be sent to your email address to you can reserve seats at the theatre.

Weekend Pass

Price $45.00
Sales End April 20, 2020

Event Date Apr 21, 2020 12:00 AM | Show Details Hide Details

Access to all screenings on Saturday and Sunday including workshops, networking parties and the VIP filmmaker lounge.

Opening Night Event and Nomination Announcements

Price $5.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 21, 2020 6:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Join us on Tuesday, April 21st for our opening night event and our nomination Announcements. Enjoy a cash bar and light appetizers. And of course, meet the filmmakers of the 2020 Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival.

Two Ways Home

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 22, 2020 3:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Feature Film
1hr 32min

A young woman living with bipolar disorder struggles to care for her cantankerous grandfather and his dilapidated farmhouse, all while trying to reconcile with her estranged 12-year-old daughter.

Script Table Reads A

FREE
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 22, 2020 3:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Join our 2020 screenwriters for our script reading. Hear local actors read scenes from our script official selections.

Short Documentary Package 1

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 22, 2020 5:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Short Documentary
1hr 30min

MANUS • Lightning vs. Thunder
God is not to blame • In The Middle • Censoring Nuremberg

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Local Short Film Package 1

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 22, 2020 5:30 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Florida Made Films
1hr 30min

Riviera • Taboo • Deep Dive: A Midwestern Legacy in the Florida Keys
• With these Fists • Bite Me! • Keys • Eating Out: The Hunt for Sustainable

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Student Film Package 1

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 22, 2020 7:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Student Films
1hr 32min

Echo • VIDA • Colorfool • Bird of Paradise • Father By Law
• Baby Gallery Experience • The Best Best Friend

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Short Film Package 1

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 22, 2020 7:30 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Short Films
1hr 32min

Killer Date • Kim's Big Date • Invitation • Two Balloons
A Sari for Pallavi • Lady Parts • Pressure • Smile • Forum • The Hunt

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

International Short Film Package 1

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 22, 2020 9:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Short Films
1hr 30min

The Second • Leaving to live • Beyond Her Lens • Annabel Lee
Interloper • White Rope

Journey to Hope

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 22, 2020 9:30 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Documentary
1hr 16min

Purple Songs Can Fly, the first recording studio ever created on a pediatric cancer floor, was founded in 2006 at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. Twelve years and thousands of songs later, six childhood cancer patients, Mia, Layla, Dominic, Emily, Stephen, and Christian, come together as survivors to share "Journey to Hope" an original musical featuring their own songs, written and recorded in the Purple Songs Can Fly studio during their individual cancer journeys.

Driven to Abstraction

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 23, 2020 3:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Documentary
1hr 25min

Driven to Abstraction unravels a mutating tale of self-delusion, greed, and fraud-- the $80 million forgery scandal that rocked the art world and brought down Knoedler, New York City’s oldest and most venerable gallery. Was the gallery’s esteemed director the victim of a con artist who showed up with an endless treasure trove of previously unseen abstract expressionist masterpieces? Or did she eventually suspect they were fakes, yet continue to sell them for many millions of dollars for fifteen years? Whatever the truth, two women from very different worlds crossed paths in what would become the greatest hoax ever of Modern

Script Table Reads B

FREE
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 23, 2020 3:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Join our 2020 screenwriters for our script reading. Hear local actors read scenes from our script official selections.

Short Film Package 2

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 23, 2020 5:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Short Film
1hr 30min

The Turner Exhibit• The Wight Christmas • Burro
Doll Baby • Tainted Choices

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Search Engines

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 24, 2020 5:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Feature Film
1hr 35min

Sanity and relationships are put to the test when mysterious circumstances force a family to survive the annual American Thanksgiving holiday without their cell phones.

Team Marco

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 23, 2020 5:30 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Feature Film
1hr 30min

Screen time alert! Marco, 11, is obsessed with his electronics — his iPad, his Xbox, his VR headset — and hardly leaves the house. But when his grandmother dies and his grandfather moves in, Marco’s life is turned upside-down and he’s forced…to go play outside. “Nonno” (Grandpa) introduces him to bocce — the world’s oldest game — and to the neighborhood crew of old Italian men who play daily at the local court. With sport, laughter, and love, Marco finds a connection to other people “in real life” and rounds up a team of neighborhood kids to take on his grandfather and his pals. Learn more at www.teammarco.movie or get full details at www.meetborofive.com/team-marco-festivals

Student Film Package 2

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 23, 2020 7:30 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Student Films
1hr 32min

Grievances • THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS • A Dream of Us
Of the Sea • The Life of a Barrel • Late Again Ana •  A Lap Ahead
Garbageman, Nurse, and Cop

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Local Short Film Package 2

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 23, 2020 7:30 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Florida Made Films
1hr 30min

My Father's Fabulous Funeral • MOM • You’ll Make it in Florida Prophecy •
In Memory of Us • Catharsis • A.M.A

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Chasing the Present

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 23, 2020 9:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Documentary
1hr 37min

Director Mark Waters' visually stunning documentary follows James Sebastiano, a materially successful young man, as he engages in a perpetual battle against anxiety. During this life-changing journey, James explores why a person who seemingly has it all, can still suffer from debilitating panic attacks in the hope that he can learn how to finally break free from his crippling anxiety. On a worldwide journey of self-discovery from the streets of New York, to the stillness of the Ganges, and deep into the jungles of Peru, he unexpectedly uncovers deep truths about who and what he is.

International Short Package 2

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 23, 2020 9:30 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Short Film
1hr 32min

Sacred Hair • Memory Man • The Nun's Kaddish
ECHOES •  Sela (drink) • The Beach Raiders • Sammy The Salmon

MASTERCLASS - Short filmmaking Panel

FREE
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 24, 2020 3:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Meet some of the filmmakers in the short film category. Learn how they created their film from start to finish and why short filmmaking can be the most re-awarding type of storytelling.

Guests TBA

Short Documentary Package 2

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 24, 2020 3:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Short Documentary
1hr 58min

True Stories by Joe • Honor Flight San Diego •
Waterproof • The Kaleidoscope Guy at The Market • Mason • Motherland

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

When All Thats Left is Love

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 24, 2020 5:30 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Feature FIlm with the short film Alzheimer’s
1hr 32min

When All That’s Left is Love is the emotionally gripping story of a wife’s determination to care for her Alzheimer’s-stricken husband in their home. With unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access, the film reveals the toll that the disease takes on families coping with Alzheimer's, while also showcasing the power of love that sustains both patients and caregivers

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Short Film Package 3

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 24, 2020 7:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Short Film
1hr 59min

Tiffany • Honor Among Thieves • The Divisible
Take Me to the Stars  • Troubled Times • The Helping Hand • US MX • My Dinner With Schwartzey

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Local Short Film Package 3

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 24, 2020 7:30 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Florida Made Films
1hr 30min

Tics • My Florida Home • The Venus Project • Riviera
Ghostal Galaxies • ¡Come! (eat) • Her Place • Gasp

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

International Short Package 3

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 25, 2020 3:30 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Short Film
1hr 32min

Tiger Claw • A Dog's Life • A Bloody Mess • A Modern Magician
A Paper House • For the Girl in the Coffee Shop
Your Reality

MASTERCLASS - Woman in Film Panel

FREE
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 25, 2020 3:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Hear from our woman filmmakers on producing and creating some of our best films of the 2020 film festival

Guests TBA

Short Film Package 4

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 25, 2020 5:30 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Short Film

Wonderland • Stormchaser • To Us • Intervention
Justice Be A Mother • Method • Safe & Happy

A Room Full of Nothing

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 25, 2020 5:30 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Feature Film
1hr 30min

Everyone in the world has disappeared and it's all this couple's fault.

A break-up letter to Austin: A Room Full of Nothing is a sardonic romance that explores the complexity of modern relationships, the transient nature of art, isolationism, escapism, and classic absurdity. The story follows Phyllis, a collage artist and Barry, an actor, while they navigate reality as their world is unexpectedly turned upside down when they discover that they are the last two people left on Earth.

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Short Film Package 5

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 25, 2020 7:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Short Film
2hr

Portrait of a Woman at Dawn • Always •The Lost Weekend • Mend
Birthday Cake For Dinner • Broken Lilies • Bruised Fruit • Surfer Joe• Master Servant • Dear Frankie

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Red White & Wasted

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 25, 2020 7:30 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Documentary
1hr 29min

Mudding: it’s just something people do in Florida. You get your friends, your beer, and your truck, and you drive through the mud until you can’t see the paint. If you know where to look, you can find people mudding everywhere in Florida - even right behind SeaWorld. Swamp Ghost is the last real mudhole in Orlando, and that’s where we meet “Video Pat.” Pat has devoted his life to filming trucks at the mudhole and practically raised his daughters Krista and Jessi out there. But when Swamp Ghost goes up in flames, Pat loses everything. There’s nowhere left to go.

MASTER CLASS -Festival Organizer Panel

FREE
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 26, 2020 3:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Film festival programmers join us to discuss how they select films and share tips on how to ensure your film gets noticed when submitting to festivals.

Student Film Package 3

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 26, 2020 3:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Short Films
2hr

Melted • White & Blue • The Silence Between A Campfire Tale • Dummy Love • Tree #3 • Jack and Anna • Kwizera • A Separation • The Lead

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Wasted Hours

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 26, 2020 5:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Feature Film
1hr 30min

Three stories intersect on the last day of school in Pensacola, Florida. The film is a naturalistic portrayal of a class of teenagers in the slightly surreal Florida tourist town. It blends comedy with drama in a realistic manner. Shot on Super 16, the film feels like a memory of a hot summer day in Florida years ago.

Short Documentary Package 3

Price $8.00
Sales End April 27, 2020

Event Date Apr 26, 2020 5:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Short Documentary
1 hr 30min

Bound By Precedent • The Tides That Bind • L’EAU EST LA VIE • Bonfire
A Fresh Perspective • How To Be A PJ