Film Festivals that take place in Palm Beach County

African American Film Festival in West Palm Beach

African American Film Festival

Each year James Drayton, with community support from the Kappa Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., teams up with the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts to present the annual African-American Film Festival. The festival provides the platform for the public to view films about the African-American experience. Each year’s festival revolves around a theme, offering a gallery educational films from early 20th century to today.

Boca Black Film Festival

Boca Black Film Festival

The Boca Black Film Festival is a premier creative arts and educational festival that specifically celebrates and champions independent film works created, designed and inspired by persons of black heritage. The festival promotes creative arts development, training sessions, networking, mentorship and endeavors that promote well-balanced, diverse images of color in film, television and other media venues. The Boca Black Film Festival celebrates the imaginative, organically grown, perspective that is uniquely black American. 

Boca Ration Jewish Film Festival

The Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival celebrated its inaugural year in 2017 by presenting a broad array of exceptional films from the United States, Israel and around the world. This included feature films, documentaries, comedies and short films that explore the Jewish experience, culture, history, identity and topics relevant to Jewish life. Their mission is to provide the newest, most stimulating and thought provoking films that encourage audiences to expand their understanding of the Jewish world and engage in dialogue to explore the many diverse perspectives portrayed by the films presented.


Boynton Beach Short Film Festival

The BBSFF  serves as a launching pad for emerging Floridia film-makers wishing to showcase their work.  With a wide range of submission categories, the festival invites the professional and student filmmakers to tell their untold stories. The BBSFF welcomes Jewish, LGBTQ, Caribbean, and scholastic communities as well as films from the classic categories of comedy, horror, romance, sci-fi, documentary, foreign, animation, and music videos.

Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival

Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival

As Palm Beach County’s oldest and most culturally significant film festival, each year the PBJFF boasts a memorable selection of films submitted from across the world. Films shown at the festival will make viewers in attendance laugh, learn, and remember, all while offering a cinematically rich glimpse into Jewish life. Often credited with paving the way for the success of other country festivals, the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival has something to offer everyone.

            L-Dub Film Festival in Lake Worth

L-Dub Lake Worth Film Festival

Launched with the goal of uniting hundreds of people, industry professionals, students and enthusiasts to expand upon independent filmmaking in South Florida. Film enthusiasts enjoy an eclectic collection of films produced by South Florida filmmakers. L-Dub is held in the Lake Worth Playhouse’s Stonzek Theatre and in the historic and cultural area of downtown Lake Worth, where guests can enjoy a variety local of sidewalk music, shops, and quality dining.


Florida International Horror Film Festival

Florida International Horror Film Festival (formerly Negative Fest) is a Genre Film Festival celebrating the past, present and future of Horror, Cult, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, Monster, Animation, Experimental, Grindhouse, Action, and Suspense. The festival’s director, Michael Favata is also the creator and curator of one of Florida’s longest running horror film series, Palm Beach County Grindhouse. It’s been screening cult horror films in theaters monthly since 2015 and has been featured locally in the New TimesPalm Beach PostSun Sentinel and nationally on Horror Movies Uncut & Horror News.

              Student Showcase of Films | Largest student film competition in Florida

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Student Showcase of Films

The Student Showcase of Films is the largest statewide film competition and awards show for Florida student filmmakers, screenwriters, graphic design and digital media artists. The SSOF has awarded over $1.6 million in cash, scholarships and prizes during its 24 years. Each year, the juried competition recognizes outstanding high school and college students by presenting $15,000 in scholarships and awards. Students are judged by top industry professionals from around the globe and competition finalists are honored at an electrifying live awards show for 750 attendees, as well as the broadcast and online audiences.


South Florida Student Film Festival

The South Florida Student Film Festival, open to high school students around the state of Florida and taking place at Movies of Delray, is an organization founded by students designed to bring about awareness concerning the art of student filmmaking. SFSFF shines a positive light upon middle and high school students who love the beauty and artistry of motion pictures.

                   Swedefest in Palm Beach

Swede Fest Palm Beach

Inspired by the 2008 Jack Black comedy “Be Kind Rewind,” Swede Fest Palm Beach was crafted as a fun and entertaining way to encourage South Florida residents to get active in amateur filmmaking. What is a “Swede?” A Swede is defined as a laughably bad, no-budget, shot-on-a-video-camera remake of a major Hollywood film. Swede Fest Palm Beach gets raves for providing a venue for amateur filmmakers to showcase their ingenuity and sense of humor. It’s a night of big laughs and good-natured homage to blockbuster movies.


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