Thank You to Our Sponsors

Bonita Video

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Bonita Video LLC is an award winning production team which has been shooting and editing video and film for over 25 years. We are a local Multimedia Production Company based in beautiful Bonita Springs, Florida, the center of the universe, providing one-on-one, in-person attention to all our clients.

We provide production solutions to all your video demands, from real estate tours, to open house presentations, from promos, PSAs, commercials, to music videos, to short and long format documentaries, to weddings, special ceremonies, family video albums, sports, indoor, outdoor, you name it, we do it. We are a one-stop shop for all your multimedia needs.

And do you remember VHS? 8mm? Super 8? 4-track? Cassettes? Micro-cassettes? 3/4″ tapes? Precious memories recorded on those formats like that are always worth the effort to restore them and bring them back to life. We can transfer your media storage from the XXth analog century to the XXIth digital century.

We also provide installation consulting and work with the top video and audio installation companies in Florida to provide you with state-of-the-art facilities, for your home and business.
Bonita Video is a proud partner of The Bonita Springs Short Film Festival. We salute all the contestants, organizing committee, and sponsors working diligently on this exciting event, and we are looking forward to see the stories brought to the screen.

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TLC Marketing & Creative Services Inc.

TLC Marketing & Creative Services, Inc, is a boutique marketing, public relations and event planning firm dedicated to helping businesses grow and enhance their companies through smartly placed messages, audience-growing events, and well-honed networking strategies certain to create a buzz.

We believe that communication is the key to a successful client relationship. Prior to starting work, TLC takes time to listen to your business needs. Together, we’ll discuss and explore your goals and objectives.

TLC believes that strong businesses grow strong communities, which, in turn, grow strong businesses. Let TLC help you define your role in the community and ensure you have the visibility you need to make it flourish!

From opening your door to creating your business buzz to planning your events, TLC Marketing & Creative Services proudly takes care of clients full circle.

President Trish Leonard, believes in the power of relationships, and she’s spent 25 years building a professional network in Southwest Florida that she can tap on behalf of her clients. “It’s the relationships you build over the years that are the most important thing in business.” Trish gives back to the community by serving on several Southwest Florida boards and not-for-profit organizations.

Spotlight Magazines


The Spotlight News Magazine shines a light on the people of Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. With a total circulation of 57,000, the Spotlight is a go-to source for businesses looking to reach affluent readers throughout Southwest Florida.

The Spotlight is direct-mailed to the finest gated communities throughout Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, including: Mediterra, Pelican Marsh, Bay Colony at Pelican Bay, Quail West Golf & Country Club, OldeCypress, Tiburon Golf Club, Quail Creek Country Club, Collier’s Reserve Country Club, The Strand, Talis Park, Audubon Country Club, Kalea Bay, Bay Forest, Vasari Country Club, Sterling Oaks, Barefoot Beach, Spanish Wells, Bonita Bay, Pelican Landing, Palmira Golf & Country Club, Bonita National Golf & Country Club, The Colony Golf & Country Club, Spring Run Golf Club, Tidewater, The Club at Grandezza, Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club, West Bay Club, Lighthouse Bay, Copperleaf Golf Club, Belle Lago, The Reserve at Estero, Shadow Wood Country Club, Estero Place and Corkscrew Shores.

The Spotlight is also available at nearly 200 locations throughout Southwest Florida. The Spotlight is published 18 times each year; twice-a-month November through April, and monthly May through October. For more information please email [email protected] or call (239) 204-2013.

City of Bonita Springs

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Prado Stadium 12

Bonita Movie

Prado Stadium 12 is proud to sponsor the Bonita Springs Short Film Festival Competition

Prado Stadium 12 is more than a state of the art movie theater with Sony 4K projectors in all our theaters, and amazing dolby surround audio system. We are also a place where you can relax, enjoy hang out with your family and friends. Prado Stadium 12 is Bonita Springs only state of the Art VIP seating luxury movie theater. Our complex features reserved seating, electronic recliners, and personal concierge service.

Outdoors you are welcomed to comfortable seating around our beautiful fire and water fountain before or after watching your movie. We have over 50 brands of beer and a full liquor bar. Our restaurant offers a wonderful dining experience from gourmet cheese platters, to flat bread pizzas, to awesome unique cheeseburgers, and of course we also offer a special kids menu.

We have Special Tuesdays discount where you can enjoy a regular movie for only $6 all day and all night, and we also offer matinées daily until 6pm. During season we also feature live music every weekend.

We invite you to visit our website at for the latest information on movie features and where you can also buy your tickets online.

We are very honored to be a sponsor and a host of the annual Bonita Springs Short Film Festival featuring our beautiful City. We look forward to see you at the Gala.

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.


Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is the largest, locally-based law firm between Tampa and Miami with over 55 attorneys and staff dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services. Since 1924, Henderson Franklin has been assisting clients build their homes, businesses and communities in Southwest Florida. The firm’s diverse client base ranges from individuals and small businesses to some of the largest companies in Southwest Florida and Fortune 500 companies. By being a strategic partner and understanding clients’ needs, Henderson Franklin’s attorneys look for opportunities to reduce risk and increase profitability, which is the difference between a business just “surviving” and succeeding.

Many of Henderson Franklin’s attorneys provide training to help clients reduce risk and liability. The firm publishes three blogs, including: the Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog to educate business owners and human resources professionals on labor and employment, immigration and workers’ compensation issues; The Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate Blog shares judicial updates and tips for those in the real estate, land use, and environmental industries; and, the Southwest Florida Business and IP Bulletin which provides resource to business owners on corporate and tax issues, as well as ways to secure and protect intellectual property.

More than one-third of the firm’s attorneys are Florida Bar Board Certified experts in diverse areas of law including: business litigation, civil trial, divorce, marital and family law, immigration, labor & employment, real estate, taxation and wills, trusts & estates. Over forty of its attorneys have achieved an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence. For three consecutive years, Henderson Franklin has been named “Best Large Law Firm” in the Gulfshore Business’ Best of Business awards (2013-2015).

Henderson Franklin’s attorneys work closely with their clients to resolve legal challenges and develop relationships built on trust. Whether in the courtroom or the boardroom, a vast depth of experience sets the firm apart so clients can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with professional, experienced representation and exceptional client service. For more information, please visit

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Founded in 2007, FineMark National Bank & Trust offers a comprehensive array of banking, trust and investment services to clients interested in establishing long term, high touch relationships. FineMark is dedicated to providing a culture of service to our clients and making a positive difference in the communities we serve.


The only way to serve you, is to truly know you. At FineMark, we take the time to build relationships. We listen and ask questions; we are committed to earning your trust and understanding your goals; and we will always help whenever and wherever we can.


No task is too big or too small for personalized, one-on-one service. At FineMark, providing exceptional service is at the core of who we are. Our clients come first and we always work to exceed their needs and expectations.


FineMark is a transparent company. We will never hide our actions or decisions and we will hold ourselves accountable for the decisions we make. We will always do what is right and what’s in the best interest of our clients.


We are inspired by the generosity, creativity and good will of our clients and our community. We believe it is our responsibility to get involved and give back. It is part of our culture and part of who we are at FineMark.
Experience the Advantage.

At FineMark National Bank & Trust, we strive to give you every advantage. We want you in the best position possible to reach your financial goals. We believe that takes getting to know you, your values and challenges. Our professionals understand that every individual and every situation is unique. Through a proactive approach, we will work with you to create a comprehensive strategy that parallels your personal values and goals. Together we will determine the best course of action to build wealth and create your legacy for generations to come. Through unparalleled service and a promise to always do what is right, we are committed to you.

Friends of the Bonita Springs Short Film Festival
If you want to become a friend, supporter, or volunteer of the Bonita Springs Short Film Festival please contact us to receive our official welcome.


We are proud to say that we are Bonita’s oldest family-owned florist, opening in 1985. We have been voted “Bonita’s Best Florist” for the past 19 years, are in the Top 1000 Teleflora Florists and were named the Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. We carry only the highest quality flowers & gifts, confirmed by our many satisfied customers. Our professional design, consultation staff and delivery team is dedicated to conveying your heartfelt emotion to every occasion through our beautiful designs. Come ’round the roundabout downtown Bonita, and explore our new gift boutique and tuxedo shop and enjoy an ice cream in For Heaven Shakes!

Bonita Springs Historic Society

The Bonita Springs Historical Society prides itself in “Telling The Stories” of Bonita Springs History. A visit to either one of our historic homes will delight anyone of any age. Things fade away but stories remain for centuries. The rich cultural historical is passed on to generation after generation through the story telling of the guides taking guests on one of our many tours.

We are always looking for new members to join us in our quest to keep history alive and meaningful.

When Bonita Springs was Survey and Imperial River was Survey Creek life was interesting and exciting. Many things have changed but some have not. By appreciating and recalling how we began it becomes sheer pleasure to keep the stories and history alive for those who follow us.

Statement from the Broker, Dina Marie

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I am not the typical real estate agent. I am a Real Estate and Design Professional who prefers to buy and sell real estate by the numbers as supported by relentless research! I believe that real estate brokerage is a serious business that requires the dedication of an entrepreneurial CEO and the courage, honesty, and fortitude to do what is right by the client. I love to study the statistics, trends, and forecasts of our market.
My real estate philosophy and governing belief is this- the true value of Real Estate is fundamentally indefinable. I take exception to the notion that price is the dominating factor to judge the health of the real estate market. The velocity of sales and total dollar amount is the more appropriate method of measurement.

All markets are not created equal. There are pocket markers within larger markets that react to their own market forces despite what the larger governing real estate market is doing. I believe in technology and use it. I prefer the speed of emails and text messages to voice messages, but feel that conversation is a necessary first step to fully understanding and defining the scope of someone’s needs.

I believe in gathering information from all sources that can affect real estate values. I communicate regularly with other experts. My family comes first. I love my husband, our six grown young adult children, three grandchildren, and two dogs. Should a conflict arise, I may ask to reschedule, but I will never leave you in the dark unattended; neither will I put you in a position that will cause you to lose.

Contact us or call Dina Marie at: 201.394.9606


NCH vision is to be a world-class leader of excellence in healthcare. Our mission is to help everyone live a longer, happier and healthier life. The NCH Healthcare System is an alliance of more than 700 physicians and medical facilities in dozens of locations throughout Collier County and southwest Florida. The services offered by the NCH Healthcare System are extensive. Inpatient services include: medical, surgical, cardiac, orthopedic, obstetric, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, oncology, emergency treatment, and diagnostics. Outpatient services include: rehabilitation, home care, walk-in centers, wound healing, and more. This year the system had 37,284 admissions, 87,100 emergency room visits, 3,033 births, 416 open heart surgeries, 11,282 surgical procedures, and 3,000 employee colleagues. NCH is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.