Film Festival returns to southwest Florida



Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director
Photo:  The Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival will be held outdoors in November at the riverside estate of Henry Ford. 

Black Maria Film Festival
Coming to Southwest Florida in November

Fort Myers, FL (August 20, 2013)The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Edison State College announce the return of The Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival to southwest Florida for a seventh season November 1 at Edison Ford, and November 2 at Edison State College.  The Black Maria Film Festival is an international, award winning festival that has toured the nation for 32 years and is hosted by museums and colleges throughout the country showcasing independent and experimental film and video.  The films include a variety of contemporary works drawn from the annual juried selection of award winning films and videos.  The Black Maria is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Awards qualifying festival for short films.
Tickets go on sale October 1, 2013 at Edison Ford.  For more information and updates visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates website at

The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at

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