An Important Message Regarding
The 25th Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films Red Carpet Award Show...

As organizations like the CDC, the State of Florida, the Florida Department of Health and Palm Beach County have strengthened their advisories and warnings, it has become clear that caution is the best way to assist in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Governor Ron DeSantis’ latest communications have included strong recommendations to cancel large gatherings and events. With respect to current events and following government recommendations, The 25th Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) Red Carpet Award Show on April 3rd has been cancelled.

As much as we look forward to enjoying a spectacular award show production, such an event is ill-advised and a potential health risk at this time.  It is out of concern for the health and wellbeing of our students, their families, their schools and all our guests that we come to this conclusion.

Student winners will be announced on our website ( and on our various social media platforms in the near future. Cash awards and trophies will still be dispersed directly. Please keep checking the website and social media for updates.  Also, please stay up to date on the latest information and updates from the CDC and Florida Health.

May you and your loved ones be healthy and safe.


Michelle Hillery
Deputy Film Commissioner, FTC
Executive Producer, SSOF

About the Student Showcase of Films:
The SSOF is the cornerstone of the education outreach initiative of The Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission.  The competition engages faculty and school administrators in guiding student participation.  The SSOF is funded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners through the Department of Housing & Economic Sustainability and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission. Award sponsors include Suzanne L. Niedland (Suzanne L. Niedland Documentary Scholarship), Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. (Environmental PSA Award), Film Florida (Sara Fuller Scholarship), Michael Chasin (Nellie & Fred Chasin Screenwriting Award) and Ralfonso “Ralf” Gschwend (Poster Design Award).




The 24th Palm Beaches
Student Showcase of Films Highlight Show!

Join us as we highlight the magic of the 24th annual celebration on April 5, 2019.
“The Show Must Gone On” paid loving tribute to Florida’s own golden son
and a longtime advocate of the Student Showcase, Mr. Burt Reynolds.

Close to 25 years ago, Palm Beach County embraced a bold new vision – to create a program designed to honor and elevate the talent found within Florida’s award-winning educational system, with a goal of strengthening the workforce in The Palm Beaches and throughout the state. Now the largest student film competition and award show in the state of Florida, The Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films prepares to reach a quarter-century milestone!

Click here to check out last year's Student Showcase of Films Red Carpet and Award Show
Now On-Demand at ThePalmBeaches.TV

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