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  • The Alliance for the Arts has retrofitted its performing arts theater into a cinema and will begin offering independent films and documentaries later this month. Here's WGCU's Tom Hall with the details about the Alliance's new Art House Cinema.
  • The Fort Myers Film Festival returns for it’s 13th year May 17-21 and will include screenings of 79 international and independent films in five categories as well as a red-carpet gala, Q&As with filmmakers, a cosplay competition and a closing-night award ceremony. We’ll get a preview with film festival founder Eric Raddatz. We’ll also hear from director Sasha Levinson whose short film “Yachts on the Rocks” will have its world premiere at the festival, and Steve Hilficker who produced the short film “Warriors: The Bernie Mac Disease,” which will be featured.
  • We get a preview of the 12th annual Fort Myers Film Festival, which runs May 18-22. The festival includes screenings of more than 70 films in seven categories and includes submissions from all over the world as well as films about and shot here in Southwest Florida. We’ll talk with the festival’s founder Eric Raddatz.
  • We’ll explore the 13th Annual Naples International Film Festival which runs Oct. 21-24 with Artis-Naples Executive Vice President David Filner and two filmmakers whose work will be screened.
  • The 12th annual Naples International Film Festival kicks off Thursday evening with an opening night gala and outdoor film screening of the multi-award winning documentary “The Donut King” by filmmaker Alice Gu. The film tells the story of a Cambodian refugee who came to the U.S. in 1975 amid the genocide of more than two million people under Marxist leader Pol Pot, and managed to become a millionaire in three years. We’ll talk with the filmmaker.
  • The 10th annual Fort Myers Film Festival will run from Oct. 21 – 25. Nearly 70 films will be screened in categories including Features, Documentaries, Shorts, Short shorts, Strictly Local, Student and Environment.As in past years, this year’s film festival will include celebrations, VIP meet and greet opportunities, filmmaker discussions and film screenings at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. There will also be virtual activities this year and a mind toward safety and social distancing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.We’ll get a preview from Fort Myers Film Festival Founder Eric Raddatz.
  • Of all the film festivals held around the world each year, one holds a certain amount of prestige -- the Cannes Film Festival, which is held in a city of…
  • The Fort Myers Film Festival raises the curtain on March 8, screening dozens of short and feature-length films for five days at various locations…
  • The opening gala of the 2014 Fort Myers Film Festival kicks off March 19 with film events ongoing through March 23. Among the works that will highlighted…