February 7, 2019

The 24th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films Awards Show (SSOF) is set to pay tribute to the late, great Burt Reynolds with lots of love and laughter, with a little help from his friends. Honoring the man who loved and supported Florida students will be the theme for the next exciting SSOF Red Carpet Awards Show! Iconic cars, kicking mustaches, tributes from former Burt Reynolds Scholarship winners and other surprises will weave a loving tapestry of the man who meant the world to the SSOF. “Burt Reynolds was an International icon in the entertainment industry,” stated show director and host Frank Licari. “This year, the SSOF will present a most deserving homage to the man who put Palm Beach County on the map.”

Burt Reynolds with the 2017 Burt Reynolds Scholarship Finalists (Jupiter Maltz Theatre)

The SSOF is a juried competition recognizing outstanding film students with $15,000 in awards. Student entries are judged by a prominent panel of judges from around the world that share a passion for education and artistic expression. The roster of judges will include Executive Producer of Warner Brothers’ The LEGO Movie Sequel Jinko Gotoh, Hollywood composer/orchestrator Hal Rosenfeld, Executive Producer of Patriot’s Day and Mile 22 John Logan Pierson, Broadway producer and filmmaker Suzanne Niedland, Miami casting legend Ellen Jacoby, acclaimed writer for Sony Pictures and Fox Television Hal Cantor, violin virtuoso Nick Kendall, Nikon’s Birding Adventures host James Currie, foremost Russian Arm Operator Michael Jordan, award-winning filmmakers Ron Davis, Kevin Sharpley and Andy McEntire, Leslie Gray Streeter of the Palm Beach Post and many more!

Finalists will be honored on Friday, April 5 at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Don’t miss your chance to shed a tear and grab a fair share of belly laughs as we celebrate the legacy of our dear friend, Burt Reynolds. Visit for more.


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