Fort Myers Film Festival May 22 – 26

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The Fort Myers Film Festival’s 14th annual soiree is set to take place from May 22 – 26 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
“Hellbent on Boogie” will kick off this year’s festivities at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center with a star-studded red carpet rollout reception on Wednesday, May 22. The event will include high fashion, drinks, dancing, music, and filmmakers attending from around the world.
The film was completely shot in Florida and is directed and produced by Vito Trupiano, executive produced by K.C. Schulberg, and stars Shiloh Fernandez, Emily Tremaine Fernandez, Ryan Ramirez, and John Farley. Stars from the event will attend a private reception before the screening and will be present for a Q&A afterward. The night will feature champagne toasts, paparazzi, delicious treats for VIP attendees, and an after party on the roof of the SBDAC with fun, dancing, and a night never to forget.
The Fort Myers Film Festival will be benefiting several nonprofits this year including Florida Arts Inc., #KindLee, Raddatz Foundation, FODASA and Kimmie’s Recovery Zone.
The exclusive party before the biggest film party of the year with the biggest stars of the week and benefit four great causes May 22 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
Join this private donor reception hosted by Cole Peacock and Gina Birch with the stars from this year’s official FMFF films from 5-6 p.m. in the Capital Gallery of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center before the opening night red carpet reception and film. Rub shoulders, get your pictures with the stars, have amazing cocktails and food from Jordan’s with desserts from Aux Delicies and an open bar with the featured drink of the night “Star Sipping” by Captiva Spirits in this intimate and private donor event to benefit Florida Arts Inc., Raddatz Foundation, KindLee, and FODASA.
Leave with an experience of a lifetime, a souvenir cocktail glass, a FMFF T-shirt, swag bag and the satisfaction of helping the community here in Fort Myers.
Tickets can be purchased for $250 for this event which includes the V.I.P. reception and ticket to see the opening night film downstairs (a $100 value), as well as attend the after party on the rooftop Sidney’s after the movie.
Tickets for the VIP Red Carpet event at 6 p.m. on May 22 are $100. Movie only tickets (7 p.m.) are $25.
Film showing times for the festival are Thursday, May 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.,; Friday, May 24 from 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. p- 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10.
A Film Festival panel and awards ceremony will be held Sunday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m.
For tickets and more information, visit at www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com or www.sbdac.com

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