2017 Fort Myers Beach Film Festival Media Credentialing

Fort Myers Beach Film Festival Celebrates 11 years. Media credentialing must be completed 24 hours in advance of onsite visit. Many thanks for your interest.

To request media credentials, please send email to [email protected] and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Media Organization
  • Best Contact Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Story interest or focus (if known)
  • Intended date of visit to the festival

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Janeen Paulauskis, executive director
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(239)980-4381
Tanya Kaish Keller, external communications
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757-618-3655

2016 Fort Myers Beach Film Festival Announces Award Winners

Festival sets dates for April 26 – 30, 2017

FORT MYERS BEACH (April 25, 2016) – The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival is pleased to announce its 2016 award winners during yesterday’s closing awards ceremonies.

The winners are as follows:

  • People’s Choice: “Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago”, Peter Pardini, director
  • Best Student Film: “Coming to Terms” – director, David Betran
  • Best Local Film: “The Hanging Millstone” – filmmaker, Curtis Collins
  • Best Short Film: “Immunity” – written by Shari Umansky and directed by Alyn Darnay.
  • Best Feature: “Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?” – Produced by Lori Miller. Directed by Matt Cooper.
  • Best Documentary: TIE “Conversations with Alan Ladd Jr: It’s Always About the Story” – Stanley Isaacs and “Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago” – Peter Bardini
  • Rising Star Award: Peter Pardini, director and filmmaker, “Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago”
  • Star Achievement Award: Rena Sofer, actress – “Immunity”

Thanks again to our sponsors, the Town of Fort Myers, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts and Beach Theater. Thanks to the Fish-Tale Marina and Lover’s Key Resorts. We’ll see you at the movies, April 26 – 30, 2017!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Janeen Paulauskis, executive director
[email protected]
(239)980-4381
Tanya Kaish Keller, external communications
janes of all trades comms
[email protected]
757-618-3655

Fort Myers Beach Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years
Festival screening schedule is one not to miss

FORT MYERS BEACH (April 5, 2016) – The time has come to celebrate 10 years of independent film making at the 2016 Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, April 20 – 24. “This year is special as not only are we screening new features and film shorts, but we’re doing a retrospective with fan favorites from the previous nine years”, said executive director, Janeen Paulauskis.
The Festival kicks off Wednesday, April 20 at 2 p.m. with public invited to the opening ceremony at the Beach Theater at 6425 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, followed by full day screenings at the theater.

Throughout Wednesday – Sunday, there will be feature films, documentaries and shorts by domestic and international filmmakers which delve into the Holocaust, the streets of Miami, circus families and filmmaking genius to cover a few of the subjects.

Another component not to miss will be lunch and learn workshops with Red Flight Pictures on Friday, April 22 at 11 a.m. and the FMB Film Festival Talkfest workshop Q & A with filmmakers with focus on taking a short to get optioned as a feature, Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. These educational workshops give attendees the opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals in the industry about the nuts and bolts of filmmaking in a panel discussion format. Tickets for these workshops are $30 for Friday and $40 for Saturday and both include lunch.

On Friday, April 22, come out for fan favorite, Film on the Beach at Outrigger Beach Resort, 6200 Estero Blvd. This event is free and open to the community. Featured is Disney PIXAR’s Academy award-winning film, “Inside Out”.

Sunday closes out the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival with the awards ceremony at 2 p.m. Immediately following the ceremony the winning films will be rescreened at the Beach Theater.

MORE: Thanks to our sponsors, Beach Theater, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, Town of Fort Myers Beach and Greater Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts.

Tickets are $7 per screening or $30 and $40 for the Friday and Saturday workshops, respectively. Or if you want attend all events, consider the $150 VIP pass which includes the Friday workshop, all screenings and a festival t-shirt. Both opening and closing ceremonies are free and open to the public. For more information, sponsorships and tickets, visit FMBFilmFest.com or connect socially on Facebook.

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