Student Showcase Of Films Invites All Palm Beach County High School Film Students To Enter Competition
Florida’s student filmmakers now have the opportunity to showcase their own movies and commercials to a crowd of top industry professionals and hundreds of fans, in addition to winning cash awards for their work through the Student Showcase of Films (SSOF). The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), in collaboration with the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission, has announced the official ‘Call for Entries’ for SSOF’s 2013 competition. Film students enrolled in Florida high schools and colleges are encouraged to submit their entries online no later than Thursday, January 10, 2013 for the chance to compete in what is Florida’s largest student film competition.
This year, the Student Showcase of Films has launched a new digital submission process that is more convenient than ever. To enter through the online application program, view the awards breakdown and official rules and regulations, students are encouraged to visit pbfilm.com/studentshowcaseoffilms.cfm. The awards show will take place at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Celebrating 18 years, the SSOF is the largest statewide film competition and awards show for Florida’s student filmmakers. The juried competition recognizes outstanding high school and college students by presenting more than $10,000 in scholarships and awards in six film categories: Feature/Shorts, Documentary, Animation, Commercial/PSA, Music Video, and an Audience Award, in addition to a poster competition. Honoring the legacy of Burt Reynolds, the festival also awards an annual scholarship bearing his name, plus a Sara Fuller Scholarship through Film Florida.
Each year, the submitted films are judged by top industry professionals and competition finalists are honored at a sizzling live awards show for more than 700 attendees from around the state. Past guests have included such notables as Steven Bauer, Amanda Bynes, Vincent Cecere, Clint Howard, Jonathan Krane, Louis Lombardi, Brett Loewenstern, Vincent Pastore, Burt Reynolds, Daniel Samonas, Al Sapienza, Tico Torres and Nick Zano. Winning student films will also be screened in their entirety on the “big screen” at the students’ own premiere during PBIFF, which runs Apr. 4 to Apr. 11, 2013.
For more information about the Student Showcase of Films, please visit pbfilm.com or Facebook.com/StudentShowcaseOfFilms. This program is funded by the PBIFF, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, the Palm Beach County Economic Development Office and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission.
About the Palm Beach International Film Festival (April 4-11, 2013)
The PBIFF is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 founded in 1996 with the vision of offering an exciting cultural venue for the community and to be a tremendous fundraiser for educational film and television programs. The festival hosts more than 15,000 filmgoers annually, has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Destination Film Festivals in the World by Moviemaker Magazine. The festival has screened more than 322World Premieres, 177 Student Films and 2,168 films from 65 countries.
The PBIFF has welcomed a bevy of top talent and filmmakers including: Academy Award® Winners Adrien Brody, Anthony Hopkins, Tommy Lee Jones, Faye Dunaway, Dennis Hopper, Louise Fletcher and Michael Caine; Academy Award® Nominees Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Robert Evans, Sylvester Stallone, Woody Harrelson, Richard Jenkins and Burt Reynolds. Along with countless other legends, stars and filmmakers that have created movie magic for the past 80 years, including: Roger Moore, Faye Wray, Esther Williams, Anouk Aimee, Samuel L. Jackson, Cyd Charisse, Richard Zanuck, William Friedkin, Brett Ratner, Jacqueline Bisset, Michael Clarke Duncan and Rod Steiger.