March 9, 2018

The 23rd annual Palm Beach International Film Festival’s Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) is all systems go! Over 600 submissions were received with 234 advancing to the judges, revealing the depth of talent found in Florida’s educational programs. Student submissions are judged by a group of 42 industry professionals with finalists being presented over $12,500 in cash and prizes during the red carpet award show on April 6 at Lynn University in Boca Raton.

The red carpet award show attracts over 800 students and their families, along with celebrity presenters, industry pros, media, state and county dignitaries and performers. Celebrity presenters have included Burt Reynolds, Vanilla Ice, Cheri Oteri, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Bruce Campbell, Clint Howard, Linda Blair and many more. The live show with a radical Video Game theme will be hosted by actor, entertainer and star of Blue Bloods (CBS) and PBS South Florida’s On the Town in The Palm Beaches, Frank Licari. For more about the event visit


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