The Student Showcase of Films is Open for Submissions!

Deadline for submissions is January 25, 2019

Three Step Submission Process

Step 1 - Complete the online application and accept and agree to all terms and conditions after clicking Enter, you will then receive a corresponding signature page via email to print.

Step 2 - Obtain the proper signatures on the signature page and make a copy of your student I.D. Upload both documents through the website by clicking here. (Instructors performing multiple submissions may email a list of student names to ccobb@pbfilm.com in lieu of student I.D.s. Please list project titles along with student names.)

Step 3 - Upload your project (Burt Reynolds Scholarship Compilation Reel, Feature/Short, Documentary, Animation, Music Video, Commercial/PSA, Environmental PSA, Mental Health Awareness PSA and/or Screenplay) through FilmFreeway - by clicking here.

CLICK HERE for Instructions on POSTER DESIGN Entries


The Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF), formerly the Palm Beach International Film Festival's Student Showcase of Films, is the largest statewide film competition and awards show for Florida student filmmakers, writers, graphic design and digital media artists. The competition is crafted to grow and foster the talent found within Florida’s award-winning educational programs; with a goal of strengthening the workforce in The Palm Beaches and the State of Florida. The SSOF has given Florida students the experience of a lifetime, thrilling them on the red carpet, honoring them under the lights, promoting them in the media and lifting them up with cash prizes and scholarships totaling over $1.6 million during its 23 year history!

The juried competition recognizes outstanding high school and college students each year by presenting more than $15,000 in scholarships and awards in the following categories: High School & College Feature/Shorts, Suzanne L. Niedland Documentary, Animation, Vanilla Ice Music Video, Commercial/PSA, Environmental PSA, Mental Health Awareness PSA, Screenwriting and Poster Design. Honoring the late acting and directing legend, Burt Reynolds, the SSOF will continue to endow a scholarship bearing his name, memorializing his legacy as a staunch advocate for education, along with the Sara Fuller Scholarship sponsored through Film Florida.

The SSOF Red Carpet Awards Show attracts over 750 students and their families, along with celebrities, media, county and state dignitaries, performers and volunteers. Celebrity presenters have included  Bruce Campbell, Howie D. Dorough (Backstreet Boys), Chris Hayes, Vanilla Ice, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Cheri Oteri and more! Student submissions are judged by a panel of industry professionals from around the globe. Hosted by actor, entertainer and funnyman Frank Licari, it’s a serious red carpet award show for Florida's student filmmakers! The Showcase opens doors for emerging filmmakers to share their stories and get a jump start in their careers. Winners have garnered success as directors, writers and highly skilled cast and crew, as well as landing positions in some of the world’s top animaton studios. The SSOF propels students on their way to success so that they always remember where they got their start. See the complete rules and regulations.

The Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films is funded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners through the Department of Housing & Economic Sustainability. Major sponsors include Lynn University and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission. Category sponsors include Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. (Environmental PSA Award), Suzanne L. Niedland, Film Florida (Sara Fuller Scholarship), Michael Chasin (Nellie & Fred Chasin Screenwriting Award) and the Information Television Network (“Know Difference” Mental Health Awareness PSA Award).  For social media connections, please visit us on Facebook at StudentShowcaseOfFilms and follow us on Twitter @StudentFilmsFL.

2018 Student Showcase of Films Red Carpet Awards Show Highlights

Channel 20's Special Edition hosted by Craig Stephens and special guests Michelle Hillery, Deputy Film Commissioner for the Palm Beach County Film & Television, and Christopher Cobb, Producer for the Student Showcase of Films, highlight the winning student films, talented student filmmakers, generous sponsors, industry judges, celebrity presenters and all the festivities of the 23rd annual Student Showcase of Films Red Carpet Awards Show that took place on April 6, 2018, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

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