Just announced! Sunday, April 26th at 2:00 pm:

hardyJoin NBC-2 Anchor/Reporter Natasha Verma as she brings her film “Hardy” to the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival.

For the past two years, a film crew has followed the inspirational life of professional boxer Heather Hardy from Brooklyn, a woman who was raped and uses boxing as a way to fight back. She trains at the legendary Gleason’s Gym where Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali trained.

When we first meet Heather, she is homeless amid Hurricane Sandy raising her daughter as a single mother. She had nothing but two hands and an unbreakable will.

Against all odds, She gave herself a fighting chance.

Filmmakers chronicled her battle to raise her daughter while pursuing a difficult relationship with her demanding trainer, who is also her lover. She was filmed showing her blood, sweat and tears as she fought to prove her worth in a male-dominated industry and ultimately become a world champion.

The film has the potential to impact and move masses with its powerful message of gender equality, a concept that has repeatedly come up in the media, and for a good reason.

Heather is the ultimate female phenom to promote this message.

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Includes, Welcome Reception, All Movies, Saturday Workshop

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 22nd and and goes through April 26th, 2015 with events for all ages.

We hope to See You at the Movies!

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