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Thanks to the thousands of students who submitted to the 21st Annual  Palm Beach International Student Showcase of Films.  The 2016 open call for entries is offically closed. Eligible submissions will move forward to our fantastic line up of judges from across America.  Good Luck to Everyone!




For 21 years the Palm Beach International Film Festival's Student Showcase of Films has served as a platform for Florida students to submit their projects for cash prizes.

The Annual Student Showcase of Films is open to students enrolled in Florida high schools and colleges. The juried competition recognizes outstanding film students by presenting over $11,000 in scholarships and awards in the following categories: Feature/Shorts, Documentary, Animation, Commercial/PSA, Environmental PSA, Music Video, Screenwriting, Poster Design, "Know Difference" Mental Health Awareness (NEW), and an Audience Award.

Honoring the legacy of Burt Reynolds, the festival awards a scholarship bearing his name to a qualifying student.  Additionally, the Sara Fuller Scholarship is awarded through Film Florida. All of the winning films will be screened in their entirety at the student premiere of the Palm Beach International Film Festival.

Competition finalists are honored and presented with cash awards and prizes at a high profile, one-of-a-kind red carpet award show inside the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10 am.

This program is funded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, the Palm Beach County’s Office of Economic Sustainability, the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission. Our generous sponsors include: Lynn University, Film Florida, Michael Chasin, Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. and Information Television Network.

ission to the SSOF is a THREE STEP process.

Step 1 - Complete the online application and accept and agree to all terms and conditions after  clicking Enter, you will then receive a corresponding signature page via email to print. 

Step 2 - Obtain the proper signatures on the signature page and make a copy of your student I.D. Upload both documents through the website by clicking here.  

Step 3 - Upload your project (Burt Reynolds Scholarship Compilation Reel, Feature/Short, Documentary, Animation, Music Video, Commercial/PSA, Environmental PSA, Mental Health Awareness PSA and/or Screenplay) through FilmFreeway - by clicking here.

For Poster Design entries follow the instructions here.


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