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The Palm Beaches Student Showcase Of Films

SSOF 2022

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The 27th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF), Florida’s largest student film competition and award show, proudly announces this year’s class of winners. The star-studded event, live and in person for the first time since 2019, did not disappoint. The newly renovated Maltz Jupiter Theatre set the stage for a glamorous red-carpet welcome as a harpist enchanted guests as they arrived in style.

Reality TV star and rapper Vanilla Ice and Oscar-nominated director Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures) were among the celebrity presenters, along with several local television personalities.  Frank Licari, an Emmy-nominated host, a Telly and Addy award-winning writer, producer, actor, and star of South Florida PBS’s On the Town in The Palm Beaches hosted the live show.

One highlight of the morning was the presentation of the Burt Reynolds Scholarship, named after the late actor who founded the old dinner theatre which opened in 1979. The award was presented by actress and award-winning documentary filmmaker Suzanne Niedland, a multi-award-winning film and television writer, producer, director, and cinematographer Frank Eberling, and award-winning veteran Aaron Wells whose work has garnered national honors including Addy, Aegis, Communicator, Telly and Vision Awards.

“This year, the Student Showcase of Films received hundreds of submissions from nearly 50 different schools across Florida,” said Michelle Hillery, Palm Beach County’s Deputy Film Commissioner and Executive Producer of the Student Showcase of Films. “Our judging panel of 50 industry professionals had a tough assignment choosing the finalists, and to be back doing our show live after two years of virtual shows was incredibly rewarding!”

More than $20,000 in scholarship money, along with customized signature trophies, were awarded.

The winners of the 27th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films are:

Commercial/PSA Award ($750)

Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful Inc. Environmental PSA Award ($1,000)

Donald E. Ross Educational PSA Award ($1,000)

Nellie & Fred Chasin Screenwriting Award ($500)

Vanilla Ice Music Video Award ($1,000)

Animation Award ($1,000)

Suzanne Niedland Documentary Award ($1,000)

Burt Reynolds Scholarship ($5,000)

High School Feature/Short Awards

College Feature/Short Awards

Special Recognition Awards

Poster Design Award ($750)

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About The Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films

Student submissions are judged by industry professionals with finalists to be presented with cash awards and prizes during the red-carpet awards show. Every year, the SSOF awards show attracts more than 650 students and their families, along with celebrity presenters, industry pros, media, state and county dignitaries, performers and more. Celebrity presenters have included Burt Reynolds, Vanilla Ice, Cheri Oteri, Backstreet Boys Howie D., Thomas Ian Nicholas, Bruce Campbell, Clint Howard, Linda Blair, Montel Williams, Anthony Anderson, Ice-T, Martin Kove, Billy West, Hector David Jr., Conrad Ricamora, Zack Gottsagen and many more! The SSOF is funded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners through the Department of Housing & Economic Sustainability. Major sponsors include The Maltz Jupiter Theatre 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), Suzanne Niedland (Suzanne Niedland Documentary), Michael Chasin (Nellie & Fred Chasin Screenwriting Award) and Ralf Gschwend (Poster Design). For more information, please visit www.pbfilm.com/ssof

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