Lynn University’s Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton was the scene for the 19th Annual 2014 Student Showcase of Films where finalists were selected out of 256 entries, the winners announced with more than $10,000 in cash and scholarships awarded. Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) is the largest statewide film competition for students enrolled in high school as well as college film and television programs. The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), in collaboration with the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission hosted the festivities in honor of Florida’s next generation of filmmakers.
About the Palm Beach International Film Festival (April 3-10, 2014)
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.
- See attached list for winners by category and info on Burt Reynolds and Sara Fuller scholarships.
REF: Press release, PB Film and Television Commission, Mar.2014