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30th Annual Black Maria Film Festival: Coming to Southwest Florida in March

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On September 7th

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Edison State College and BIG ARTS, Sanibel Island will host the 30th Annual Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival for a fifth season.  The award winning festival will be held on March 18, 2011 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, March 19, 2011 at Edison State College, and BIG ARTS on March 21, 2011. 

The Festival is hosted by museums and colleges throughout the country and showcases 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 will go on sale January 2011.  For more information and updates visit the following websites Edison & Ford Winter Estates at www.efwefla.org, Edison State College at www.edison.edu/artsedison  BIG ARTS at www.bigarts.org and the Black Maria Film Festival at www.blackmariafilmfestival.org .
 
The Estates is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Estates 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 www.efwefla.org.

2 Responses

  1. Linda Says:

    What time will the festival start?
    March 18, 2011 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, March 19, 2011 at Edison State College, and BIG ARTS on March 21, 2011.

    Posted on February 3rd, 2011 at 8:25 pm

  2. Edison & Ford Winter Estates Says:

    The festival will start in the evening, but times have not been announced as of yet. Keep checking in – we will be updating as we find out more.

    Posted on February 4th, 2011 at 10:29 am

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