The 24th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) is loaded up and truckin’ with a tribute to the Bandit, honoring the late Burt Reynolds. Nearly 700 submissions were received with 260 advancing to the judges, revealing the talent found in Florida’s educational programs. Student projects are judged by 45 industry professionals with finalists being presented over $15,000 in cash and prizes during the red-carpet award show on April 5 at Lynn University in Boca Raton. The live show attracts over 750 students and their families, along with celebrity presenters, industry pros, state and county dignitaries, and the media. Along with Mr. Reynolds, past celebrity presenters have included Vanilla Ice, Backstreet Boy Howie D., Cheri Oteri, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Bruce Campbell, Clint Howard, Linda Blair and more. The live show 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 SSOF, visit pbfilm.com/ssof.