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FLIBS Is Launchpad to Arts & Festivals August 14, 2014

Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey will bring his latest documentary, “Whale Sharks of the Yucatan: A Guy Harvey Expedition,” to this year’s FLIBS to join preview films from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in the Broward County Convention Center venue. FLIBS underscores South Florida as one of the sport fishing capitals of the world and Harvey’s documentaries and artwork highlights the sport and his and others’ conservation efforts in the marine environment.

The Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival is a video competition produced by Crew Unlimited – Professional Yacht Crew Placement Agency – for luxury yacht crew to exercise their creative talents in the medium of Video Shorts in 7 categories: Comedy, Action, Yachtie Lifestyle, Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor, Best Production Quality, and Best Original Screenplay. Yacht crew write, direct, and film the videos, then upload them between January and October 1 via www.FortYachtieDa.com to compete. Throughout the year, viewers can watch online, read about the producers and actors and rate the videos. Trophies and $500 are awarded in each of categories plus one for Best Overall and $1000.00. This year at FLIBS there will be a preview of the submissions for crew on Sunday night at the big screen in the Bahia Mar garden.

Each year YachtieDa has an awards ceremony described as one of the most glamorous evenings of the Superyacht calendar. It takes place in mid-November on the Saturday two weeks after FLIBS at The Cinema Paradiso, a movie theater and event venue, also home to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Guests include superyacht owners, families, friends and industry tradespeople. Support and media coverage comes from yachting industry publications such as Dockwalk, All At Sea, The Triton and The Superyacht Group for global impact. The event provides unique perspective on the size and importance of the crew industry in South Florida.

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which spans mid-October to mid-November, is an event that showcases some of the best independent movies from around the world. Visitors can expect to see over 100 compelling and thought-provoking feature, documentary, and short films at Cinema Paradiso in downtown Fort Lauderdale. In addition to more than two weeks of screenings, there are also seminars and parties. More details are located at www.fliff.com. A number of cultural, community, educational, travel and industry firms, including those from the marine sector, are sponsors for the festival.

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