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‘Touch’ is 2016 Fort Myers Film Festival’s Best Short Film


Best Short Touch CTouch by Harper Lee Rogers received Best Short honors at the Sixth Annual Fort Myers Film Festival.  The film is about a curious photographer who lives through her camera and views the world through her lens but, in so doing, loses touch with humanity and the art of interpersonal communication and connection.

Harper Lee Rogers DRogers conceived, wrote and directed the film while she was finishing her college degree. “I only had a couple of hundred dollars to finance the project,” Rogers told those who attended a Film Festival Q&A on FMff’s first day. She used classmates and friends for the actors. There is no dialogue in the film. And as she lacked the money for insurance or to pay for locations, she had to shoot the film guerrilla style. “It was a passion project, for sure. It was really, really low budget. But I’m really proud of it.” [Please click here for more about the making of this film.]

Harper Lee Rogers CAlthough the filmmaker was not in attendance at the champagne dessert and awards ceremony, she made the most of her time in Fort Myers, viewing as many films and networking with as many filmmakers as possible before leaving town to resume work on her current project.


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