Film Festival Thanks


The red carpet is rolled, the curtain has fallen and the 10th Fort Myers Beach Film Festival has triumphantly concluded.

The success, of course, is attributable to the support of: The Town of Fort Myers Beach, The Visitors and Convention Bureau, The Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts, the Beach Theater; our Host hotel, Lover’s Key Resort, and our Silver Screen sponsor, TPI Hospitality Group. Cheers for the Outrigger who hosted ‪Friday night‘s film in the beach. A special thank you to Al and Kathy Durrett and the FishTale Marina staff for hosting the sneak peak Anniversary party, the Filmmakers Flip Flop Dolphin cruise, and the Awards Ceremony.

A heartfelt thank you to Jena Gordon, Volunteer Coordinator and her volunteers who reviewed films, collected items for the swag bags, took tickets, sold merchandise, answered questions, and hosted the Opening, Closing, and Hospitality Suite. A shout out to awesome photographer, Cassie Morgan.

Applause to Tanya Keller for outstanding PR support, locally, regionally and worldwide. Accolades, well earned, to our Executive Director, Janeen Paulauskis, for her dedication, energy and commitment.

Again, thanks to all! See you at the movies 2017!


Carla Mandel

Chair 2016 Fort Myers Beach Film Festival