23rd Annual Student Showcase of Films Red Carpets Awards Show

ANIMATION AWARD
Esteban Bravo & Beth David - "In a Heartbeat" - Ringling College of Art & Design

BURT REYNOLDS SCHOLARSHIP
Brianna Seaberg - A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

COLLEGE FEATURE/SHORT FIRST PLACE AWARD
Gabriel A. Valbuena & Tiara Olson - "If" - Florida State University

COLLEGE FEATURE/SHORT SECOND PLACE AWARD
Chris Fodde & George Wehmeyer - "To The Top and Beyond: The Antrel Rolle Story" - Miami Dade College

COLLEGE FEATURE/SHORT THIRD PLACE AWARD
Janeen Talbott - "Sight" - Florida State University

COMMERCIAL/PSA AWARD
Angel Soto & Andrew Ray - "A Boy's Wish" - Palm Beach Atlantic University

ENVIRONMENTAL PSA AWARD
Sean Duong, Callie Brown & Jacob Hewitt - "Polluting Idiot" - West Orange High School

HIGH SCHOOL FEATURE/SHORT FIRST PLACE AWARD
Matthew Manyak, Brittany Paul & Zachary Phillips - "After the Fall" - Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

HIGH SCHOOL FEATURE/SHORT SECOND PLACE AWARD
Bronza Fox, TJ Nitti & Krzysztof Madro - "Paradise" - Key West High School

HIGH SCHOOL FEATURE/SHORT THIRD PLACE AWARD
Frankie McCarty-Brown, Eva Erhardt & Noah Terrell - "The Road Not Taken" - Howard W. Blake High School

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS PSA AWARD
Naskyya Hester - "Depression" - John I. Leonard High School

NELLIE & FRED CHASIN SCREENWRITING AWARD
Molly Smith - "Words to Speak, Stories to Tell" - Montverde Academy

POSTER DESIGN AWARD
Valentina Messina - Nova Southeastern University

SARA FULLER SCHOLARSHIP
Marianna Kaimakliotis - A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

SUZANNE L. NIEDLAND DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Maddie Glas, Briana Flouro-Smith & Shane Theobald - "Someday" - Howard W. Blake High School

VANILLA ICE MUSIC VIDEO AWARD
Matthew Baquero & Elias Zouak - "Till They're Back" - University of Florida

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, we look forward
to seeing you next year at the 24th Annual Student Showcase of Films!


The Student Showcase of Films is the largest statewide film competition and awards show for Florida student filmmakers. The juried competition recognizes out- standing high school and college students by presenting more than $12,500 in scholarships and awards in the following categories: High School & College Feature/Shorts, Suzanne Niedland Documentary (New), 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 industry professionals from around the globe and competition finalists are honored at a sizzling live awards show for more than 800 attendees. The SSOF is funded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners through the Department of Housing & Economic Sustainability. Major sponsors include Lynn University and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission. Category sponsors include Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. (Environmental PSA Award), Film Florida (Sara Fuller Scholarship), Michael Chasin (Nellie & Fred Chasin Screenwriting Award) and the Information Television Network (“Know Difference” Mental Health Awareness PSA Award).  For social media connections, please visit us on Facebook at StudentShowcaseOfFilms and follow us on Twitter @StudentFilmsFL.

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