- Sep 07 2020
- 7:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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TGIM Thank God for Indie Mondays by the Fort Myers Film Festival
T.G.I.M. runs first the Monday of every month in season. The 2020 schedule is as follows:
March 2, 2020
Host Eric Raddatz; Judges Sarah Owen, SWFL Community Foundation; Marc Collins, SalusCare; Angela Melvin, Valerie’s House; April Florio, actress.
Enjoy the 10th annual Fort Myers Film Festival May 6-10, 2020.
Get a look at how the Fort Myers Film Festival views submissions for independent films and participate in the selection process. Have a say whether or not they should make final programming. The house opens for cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7p.m. in the Grand Atrium of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, located at 2301 First St., Fort Myers. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students.
“This is one of the highlights of our season. It’s so much fun! Everyone loves coming out on Monday nights. There’s always something happening that you wouldn’t expect on a weeknight,” says Melissa Tschari DeHaven, producer and co-host of TGIM and the Fort Myers Film Festival, who is excited for a full season of film.
The season kicks off Monday night September 2 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center with host Eric Raddatz, and co-host Melissa Tschari DeHaven. Get a look at how the Fort Myers Film Festival views submissions for independent films and participate in the selection process! Have a say whether or not they should make final programming.
Come watch them judge short indie films EVERY FIRST MONDAY in season submitted to the Fort Myers Film Festival and have your say as to whether or not it makes the grade for final programming during our festival!
The Fort Myers Film Festival is an Intelligent independent filmmaker’s preferred event to create, unite and showcase the finest artistic cinematic works. We’re celebrating nearly a decade of the finest indie films on the planet. For submission, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fort Myers Film Festival’s 9th annual festival will be held in the sunny, beautiful SW Florida region May 6-10, 2020 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, IMAG and Edison & Ford Winter Estates, with parties and dinners at BLU, Firestone and other select venues. The Black Tie Red Carpet Gala will be celebrated with excitement and style beginning with the red carpet rolling out, paparazzi clicking and doors opening at 5 p.m. for drinks, mingling & musical entertainment with local and international filmmakers prior to the featured movie.Enjoy a star studded backstage afterparty with the stars of the opening night’s films, with music, dancing, fully-stocked bar and chance to meet with the stars of the evening’s film, filmmakers and event VIP. The event will provide the delicious foods from La trattoria Cafe Napole, Aux Delices and more. Watch last years video here https://vimeo.com/336103431. www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival
The Fort Myers Film Festival is an intelligent independent filmmaker’s preferred event to create, unite and showcase the finest artistic cinematic works. The Fort Myers Film Festival is known for world-class swagger and support of local filmmakers. The festival event offers ‘the most vibrant intellectual and edgy crowd to grace Lee County in decades.’ The event has featured hundreds of local filmmakers and is a must attend for cineasts who love indie film and film festivals living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. That’s right, Fort Myers has a film festival now, so come out for the excitement! For more information go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com or join www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival for updates and events. TO GET VIP TICKETS for the whole season to see everything head to http://fortmyersfilmfestival.ticketleap.com/
The edgy and fresh programming for the Fort Myers Film Festival has gotten the attention of a global independent film community. Last years opening night films include “Examine and report” which was the world premiere for Marcus Jansen’s documentary. The previous year “Most Likely to Succeed” provided the edge in a community that embraced the award-winning film that had only played at Sundance prior to our screening to a packed house at Barbara B. Mann. The year before that “Alive Inside,” a story about how music can significantly and most positively impact those suffering with dementia and Alzheimer’s was attended by filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett and Dan Cohen, founder of Musicandmemory.org, both from the film. It received by standing ovation, warm commendation from the Fort Myers mayor Randy Henderson and attending community. The year before “When I Walk” had, like “Alive Inside,” only played at one or two venues, including Sundance Film Festival, making the Fort Myers Film Festival heading the pack of festivals playing new and fresh films not in distribution. It too was later picked up for major distribution with stories in Time, New York Times, CNN and others picking up on the movie months after it played here in Southwest Florida.
The Fort Myers Film Festival supports Lee County Schools filmmakers and Golisano’s Children’s Hospital. Sponsored by Sam Galloway Ford List Distillery – Mr.Tom’s Spirit’s Unit A, Florida Weekly, Bennett’s Fresh Roast, Twisted Vine Bistro, Davis, J Bert MD FACS, La Trattoria Cafe Napoli, Black Tie Tuxedos, Market Earth, Blu Sushi – Downtown, Riverside Realty Group, Douglas E. Spiegel. P.A., Kearns Restaurant Group, Tim Hart- Loan Officer, Ford’s Garage, Capone’s Coal Fired Pizza and Five Star Talent and Productions