Bonita Springs’ Seventh Annual Short Film Festival to take place Thursday, April 14th

Filmmakers Wanted

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (February 6, 2022) – The seventh annual Bonita Springs Short Film Festival is back. The event and red-carpet gala will held on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Prado Stadium 12 Theatre in Bonita Springs, beginning at 6 p.m.

The 2022 competition theme “Eat, Love, Play, Bonita” will encourage filmmakers of all ages, stages, and walks of life, to participate and showcase their talent on the giant silver screen. Only a portion of the film submitted needs to be filmed in Bonita Springs.

Award categories include Best Overall, Best Depiction of Bonita Springs, Best Cast, Most Original, Best Musical Video and the People’s Choice Award. “We are very excited to get the short film festival back on track after waiting two years during the pandemic”, states Antonio Correia, the organization’s founder. “This year is very important to move forward, so that we can continue to promote filmmakers and Bonita Springs.”

Company sponsors include, City of Bonita Springs, Henderson Franklin Attorneys at Law, FineMark National Bank and Trust, Bonita Springs Historical Society, Heaven Scent Flowers & Boutique, Bonita Video and TLC Marketing & Creative Services; Inc.

Friends of the Festival include Connie & Steve McIntosh, Gary Price, Amy Quaremba and Kathy McGrath. For more information about the Film Festival visit or, check the Bonita Springs Festival Facebook page where there will be weekly updates, or contact Film Fest Executive Director, Antonio Correia at


Media Contact

Trish Leonard, IOM

TLC Marketing & Creative Services, LLC

Co-Chair, Bonita Springs Short Film Fest Committee