2019 SSOF Red Carpet Awards Show!
The 24th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF), the largest student film competition and awards show in Florida, is on the move! Almost 700 submissions were received with 280 advancing to the judges, surpassing last year’s total and revealing the depth of talent that can be found in Florida’s educational programs. Now it’s time for an elite group of 45 industry insiders from around the world to begin evaluating the student entries. The judges will review projects in 10 distinct categories as well as two coveted scholarship awards. This year the SSOF will award more than $15,000 in cash and prizes.
Student submissions are judged by industry professionals with finalists to be presented with cash awards and prizes during the red carpet awards show on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Every year, the SSOF awards show attracts more than 750 students and their families, along with celebrity presenters, industry pros, media, state and county dignitaries, performers and more. Celebrity presenters have included Burt Reynolds, Vanilla Ice, Cheri Oteri, Backstreet Boys Howie D., Thomas Ian Nicholas, Bruce Campbell, Clint Howard, Linda Blair and many more! The live show is hosted by actor, entertainer and star of CBS Blue Bloods and PBS South Florida’s On the Town in The Palm Beaches, Frank Licari! The SSOF 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), Film Florida (Sara Fuller Scholarship), Suzanne L. Niedland (Suzanne L. Niedland Documentary), Michael Chasin (Nellie & Fred Chasin Screenwriting Award) and Ralf Gschwend (Poster Design). For more information, please visit www.pbfilm.com/ssof.