Awards for the 2015 FMB Film Fest

RISING STAR – Ryan Potter – voice of “Hiro Hamada” in Disney’s Academy Award Winning animated feature Big Hero 6.

STAR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Christopher Atkins – actor, writer, director – best known for the worldwide blockbuster, “The Blue Lagoon”. He appeared in “Waiting in the Wings: The Musical” screened at the event.

BEST ACTOR – Jeffrey Johns – lead actor and writer of “Waiting in the Wings: The Musical”.

BEST STUDENT FILM – “The Unearthing” – writer/director/producer 17-year old Tristan James Jensen.

BEST FEATURE FILM – “Writers Cramp” – director/writer Darva Campbell.

BEST SHORT FILM – “Falling to Pieces” – directors Chris Connolly, Vivian Connolly; Writer Chris Connolly.

BEST DOCUMENTARY – “Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice and Survival” – director/writer Wayne Derrick; producer: Bill Erfurth; narrator: Vincent D’Onofrio

BEST LOCAL FILM – “Sisters” – director Mark Stolzenberg, executive producer Mark Schulman, producer/lead actor, Judy Copeland.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – “Waiting in the Wings: The Musical” – directed by Jenn Page; writer/actor Jeffery Johns; appearances by Lee Meriwether, Christopher Atkins, Shirley Jones, and Sally Struthers.

Who We Are

The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival is back for its ninth year, attracting independent film fans, filmmakers, and distributors to spend five fabulous days and nights on the Gulf beaches of Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

Attendees come from all over the world to exchange ideas, make new contacts, and enjoy some compelling and interesting films encompassing a wide range of tastes.

The festival begins on April 20th and and goes through April 24th, 2016 with events for all ages.

We hope to See You at the Movies!

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