WHO WE ARE
The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival is back for its seventh year, attracting independent film fans, filmmakers, and distributors to spend four fabulous days and nights on the Gulf beaches of Fort Myers Beach, Florida to exchange ideas, make new contacts, and enjoy some compelling and interesting films encompassing a wide range of tastes. The events begin on April 24th and end on April 28th, 2013 with events to choose from for all ages. The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival presents abundant and entertaining reasons for families and friends to visit Fort Myers Beach in late Spring for some of the best films and weather anywhere in the country. Fort Myers Beach Hotels are offering special rates for Film Festival Fans along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico to help support the international celebration of independent filmmaking with special film festival hotel rates at Dolphin Inn. Accommodations are also available at Lovers Key Resort and SunStream Hotels and Resorts.
2013 AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED:
Islander Award: “Love Letter” directed by Taylor Hill
Best Local Film: “Stuck” directed by Mitch Glass
Best Student Film: “Red Tide” directed by Dino Gallina
Best Short Film: “The Last Session” directed by Chad Gurdgiel
Best Documentary: ”Joe Papp in V Acts” directed by Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen
Best Feature Film: “Blind Pass” directed by Steve Tatone
Best Actor: Sally Kirkland for her work in the film “Posey”
Rising Star Award: Danielle White
And this year’s Star Achievement Award winner is Billy DaMota, Director, Producer, Writer andCasting Director of “Posey”.
The People’s Choice Award (selected by the audience) went to “The Gift of the Game”, written and directed by novelist Randy Wayne White.