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.

Art of Recovery Film Festival

The Art of Recovery encompasses an art show and film festival that is sobriety and recovery centered. Geared to inspire hope in the lives of many struggling with addiction issues. Since September 2014 The Art of Recovery has given people a platform to express themselves through artistic mediums that they may not be able to convey in a conversational format.


Boca Black Film Festival

Boca Black Film Festival

A creative arts and educational festival that specifically celebrates and champions independent film works created, designed and inspired by people of black heritage.  Promoting creative arts development with training sessions, networking, and mentorship to promote well-balanced, diverse images of color in film, television and other media venues. 


Boca Ration Jewish Film Festival

The Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival features films, documentaries, comedies and shorts 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 filmmakers wishing to showcase their work.  The wide range of submission categories invites the professional and student filmmakers to tell their 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) celebrates 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.


                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 award show for Florida student filmmakers, screenwriters, graphic design and digital media artists. During the past 25 years, the SSOF has awarded over $1.6 million in cash, scholarships and prizes.
The juried competition recognizes outstanding high school and college students and will present over $20,000 in scholarships and awards this year. Students are judged by industry professionals from around the globe with finalists honored at an live awards show.



South Florida Student Film Festival

The South Florida Student Film Festival, open to high school students around the state of Florida and takes place at Movies of Delray, The SFSSF is founded by students and 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 laughably bad, no-budget, 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 big films.


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