The Palm Beach International Film Festival's Student Showcase of Films is the largest statewide film competition and awards show for Florida student filmmakers. The juried competition recognizes outstanding high school and college students by presenting more than $11,500 in scholarships and awards in the following categories: Feature/Shorts, Documentary, Animation, Music Video, Commercial/PSA, Environmental PSA, Mental Health Awareness PSA, Screenwriting and a Poster Design competition. Honoring the legacy of Burt Reynolds, the festival also awards an annual scholarship bearing his name, an Audience Award and a Sara Fuller Scholarship through Film Florida. See the complete rules and regulations.
Each year, films are judged by top industry professionals from around the globe and competition finalists are honored at a sizzling live awards show for more than 700 attendees. Winning student films will also be screened in their entirety on the “big screen” at the students’ own premiere during Palm Beach International Film Festival.
The program is funded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, the Palm Beach County’s Office of Economic Sustainability, the PBIFF 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 the Information Television Network. For social media connections, please visit us on Facebook StudentShowcaseOfFilms or follow us on Twitter @StudentFilmsFL.
Visiting filmmakers enjoy the hospitality of a film-friendly community and make new industry contacts from around the world. Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of filmmakers, the festival hosts insightful industry panels, student filmmaking programs, and unique networking opportunities all set against the background of Palm Beach County’s tropical beaches, waterways, and elite venues.
For more information about the Palm Beach International Film Festival please visit pbifilmfest.org.
Watch the Telly Award Winning 2015 Palm Beach International Film Festival and Student Showcase of Films Review Show!