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SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR THE 29th ANNUAL PALM BEACHES STUDENT SHOWCASE OF FILMS

February 06, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact: Sandy Collier

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Saluting Florida's Future Filmmakers

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR

THE 29th ANNUAL PALM BEACHES STUDENT SHOWCASE OF FILMS

Florida's Largest Student Film Competition and Award Show

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (February 6, 2024) – The clock is ticking, but you’ve still got time! 

Attention all aspiring directors, producers, writers, graphic artists, designers, and digital media artists! Brace yourselves for an unparalleled film competition that brings the brightest talents among Florida's emerging student filmmakers and artists onto center stage.

The submission deadline for the 29th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) has officially been extended by one week. The new deadline for entries is now set for Monday, February 12, 2024, at noon. Better hurry.

With the extended deadline just around the corner, put some pep in your step! Time is of the essence for currently enrolled students in any high school or college in Florida. Hustle to submit your entries now! This is your golden opportunity to shine on the big screen.

Students now have the chance to win even more money, with increased funding from $24K to $28K in cash and prizes, thanks to our generous sponsors.

The SSOF is Florida's largest student film competition and award show, and an elite panel of judges will determine the next round of winners. The two-step submission process requires uploading projects through FilmFreeway and completing the online application.

Posters can be mailed or delivered but must be received by the deadline. Teacher nominations are a one-step process by emailing [email protected] to tell us why your favorite teacher deserves this inaugural award. Please visit individual category requirements for more details.

“The SSOF is the foundation of The Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission’s education outreach initiative, and we actively engage with faculty and school administrators in guiding student participation. The competition continues to be a legacy-building community event and provides an extraordinary opportunity for Florida students as they begin their journey of becoming future industry professionals," says Michelle Hillery, Commissioner of the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission.

Submission to the showcase is FREE!

In the following categories, finalists will be announced at a glamorous live award show on Friday, April 26, 2024, at the Maltz Jupiter Theater. The red carpet rolls out at 9:30 a.m. and the award show begins at 10:30 a.m.

*As a tribute to the legacy of film legend Burt Reynolds, the SSOF will present to a Palm Beach County high school senior, The Burt Reynolds Scholarship Award, a $5,000 cash prize.  Mr. Reynolds was a Palm Beach County icon, longtime supporter, and frequent presenter at the SSOF. Runners-up in this selection process will have a chance to win one of these prizes: The $1,000 Sara Fuller Scholarship, $1,000 Mel Maron Scholarship, and NEW this year, $1,000 Gray Family Scholarship and $1,000 Dr. B. Carleton Bryant Scholarship.

**NEW: Animation Award now sponsored by Five Peaks Animation increased from $1,000 to $3,000, the Suzanne Niedland Documentary Award increased from $1,000 to $2,000, and the Nellie & Fred Chasin Screenwriting Award increased to $650. Additional new sponsors this year include Poster sponsor, Laurence Gartel, and Palm Beach County Tourism PSA sponsor, Discover The Palm Beaches. Students, don’t forget to nominate your favorite instructor for the first inaugural Teacher Appreciation Award!

Submit your entries today – share your talents with the world and prepare to step into the spotlight! For more information, please visit pbfilm.com/SSOF.

 

Website:       pbfilm.com/SSOF

Facebook:    facebook.com/StudentShowcaseofFilms

Twitter:        twitter.com/StudentFilmsFL

Instagram:  instagram.com/studentfilmsfl

 

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