The Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival receives major recognition

The Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival (FYD) hosted by Crew Unlimited & CU Yacht Charters will receive major exposure and recognition from the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) during the 55th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).

There are some new sights and sounds at FLIBS that can be enjoyed by the marine industry and general public alike.

A new attraction, listed by show management as one of the “Top 13 things to do at FLIBS this year” is the ‘Boat Show Film Festival’ which will be held in the Broward County Convention Centre, every day of the show, 30th October to November 3rd from 10:00am to7:00pm Thursday to Sunday, and Monday at 10:00am to 5:00pm.  

This dedicated cinema will showcase a variety of films alternating throughout the day including:  All FYD entries from 2008 to 2013, as well as all 2014 FYD entries which will feature a fun and interactive “text2vote” option for the audience to help in determining this year’s winning yachting lifestyle short videos, produced by professional yacht crew.

Also showing in the cinema will be a selection of Guy Harvey’s ‘Ocean Conservancy Films’ and trailers from some of this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival movies (FLIFF).  This dedicated cinema and the combination of screenings is designed to entertain and educate the viewers.

There will be a sneak preview starlight screening on Sunday 2nd November, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, for crew, producers, and invited VIPs, on the Jumbotron in the food court at Bahia Mar.  This evening, viewers will get a glimpse of what’s to come at the 2014 Annual FYD Awards Ceremony, as well as watch the best 2008 to 2013 entries. Guests will also have the opportunity here, too cast their votes by text for this year’s winning entries.

Finally, during the boat show schedule, everyone attending will catch teasers from FYD every hour throughout the day on the Jumbotron, driving viewers to to watch all the entries online, vote for their favorites, and RSVP for the awards ceremony on 15th November, from 7:00pm – 12:00pm.

Ami Ira, president/owner of Crew Unlimited & CU Yacht Charters commented, “The support received from MIASF at FLIBS this year for Fort Yachtie Da gives the contest tremendous exposure to 100,000+ visitors attending FLIBS that we wouldn’t reach otherwise.  Allowing the general population to share some of the crew’s special adventures and experiences filmed while working on yachts, will entertain and educate others outside the industry as to what life is really like living and working as crew.

 “As well, the videos will inspire those with an interest to join the industry as crew, charter a yacht for vacations, or buy a yacht of their own, all of which supports our South Florida marine industry.  It’s a win/win for everyone.  We are proud of our collaboration with Guy Harvey and with the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, as well as extremely grateful to Phil Purcell, the president of MIASF, for the opportunity at FLIBS,”

Yachting Pages is sponsoring this year’s Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival and will help decide the winners.  For further information visit, Yachting Pages partners the yacht equivalent of the Academy Awards.

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