Fort Myers Film Festival Partners with Sky Angel Productions to Create Faith/Inspirational Film Category for Inaugural 2011 Event

Written by Rhonda on August 31, 2010 – 11:46 am -

 

(Fort Myers, Fla. – August 31, 2010)  The Fort Myers Film Festival (FMFF) and Sky Angel Productions have partnered to nurture local original faith and inspirational programming for the inaugural film festival scheduled to be held March 24-27, 2011.  Sky Angel Productions offers a full range of video production services, from short form commercials to infomercials, weekly television series to national special live events, concerts and video training. Faith and inspirational films may be submitted online at www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com and local filmmakers can take advantage of waived submission fees through September 8, 2010.
 
The Fort Myers Film Festival will feature independent films galore March 24-27, 2011 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, with an opening night gala on March 23, 2011 for VIP guests from the city with filmmakers and cinemasts alike. The Fort Myers Film Festival is an intelligent independent filmmaker’s preferred event to create, unite and showcase the finest artistic cinematic works. This inaugural event will be one for the history books in Fort Myers and is a must attend for filmmakers and indie filmgoers living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.

Fresh off of the success of founding and directing the Naples International Film Festival, Eric Raddatz, film curator to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, is excited about bringing the edge to Fort Myers. “I am honored to have such support from the city of Fort Myers and many art and business moguls in the community,” Raddatz, the founder of the Fort Myers Film Festival and Executive Director offered respectfully. “Watching artistic visions come to fruition proves my greatest and most sincere satisfaction to the ultimate benefit of the artistic community in which we live. All who appreciate the art of film will be happy to know we have an outlet for the creation, promulgation and public consideration of international and locally produced pieces.”
 
Raddatz will host the Fort Myers Film Festival’s weekly Monday night intellectualization series, starting in November 2010, where guests will observe and weigh in on films in consideration for the film festival, along with celebrity judges.

Raddatz has been an active an active player in the Southwest Florida arts community for many years, producing films in the region and most recently birthing the Naples International Film Festival, serving as Executive Director its inaugural year in 2009. The festival featured award-winning international films, including The Cove, which afterwards went on to win an Oscar. The festival reports to have raised $900,000 in revenue to the city that year, earning awards from local media as ‘best festival in town,’ unifying the artistic film community and securing itself as a must festival to watch and attend.

For submissions, sponsorships, volunteer opportunities and media requests, please contact eric@fortmyersfilmfestival.com or visit www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com for all the details.
Press Contacts:
Fort Myers Film Festival:                                                                    Sky Angel – Public Relations
Phone: 239-810-6323                                                                            Phone: 239-404-2252
eric@fortmyersfilmfestival.com                                                         press@skyangel.com


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