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BEST NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Punta Gorda Short Film Festival

Punta Gorda residents often bemoan the lack of a local movie theater. This explains — at least in part — the wild success of the Punta Gorda Short Film Festival. But the event’s popularity is primarily due to the fact that it’s a really fun night out. The festival is the vision of Punta Gorda resident Nanette Leonard and Asbury Shorts founder Doug LeClaire. Together, this dynamic duo has offered an evening of award-winning short films for three years running. From dramas to animated shorts, the event finds viewers laughing hysterically one minute and discreetly wiping their eyes the next. Fans are already eagerly awaiting next year’s screening.

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