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The Palm Beaches Student Showcase Of Films

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The Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) is the largest statewide film competition and award show for Florida student filmmakers, graphic designers and digital media artists. Operating for nearly three decades the juried competition recognizes outstanding high school and college students by presenting more than $28,000 in scholarships and awards in the following categories: College & High School Feature/Shorts, Documentary, Music Video, Animation, Environmental PSA, Commercial PSA, Screenwriting, Poster Design and new for 2024, Palm Beach County Tourism PSA and Teacher Appreciation. 

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 three prizes; The $1,000 Sara Fuller Scholarship, $1,000 Mel Maron Scholarship, and new this year, $1,000 Gray Family Scholarship and the $1000 Dr. B. Carleton Bryant Scholarship.

Entries are viewed and evaluated by a panel of entertainment industry experts from around the globe. Some past judges include but are not limited to Rap star Vanilla Ice, American Idol and America's Got Talent musical director Michael Orland, four-time Primetime Emmy award-winning visual effects superstar Adam Howard, Grammy-nominated songwriter Elsten Torres, founding pioneer of the digital art movement Laurence Gartel, Hollywood composer Hal Rosenfeld, Emmy-nominated actress Kelsey Scott, Emmy and Grammy-nominated composer Ryan Shore, acclaimed artist and founder of The Boynton Beach Art District Rolando Chang Barrero, TV and film producer Elayne "E.K." Keratsis, award-winning music producer and composer Jamie Cuadra, and more.

Get ready for another memorable competition where we will unveil the best of Florida’s new generation of filmmakers and artists. Winners will be announced at the live awards show in Jupiter, Florida, on Friday, April 26, 2024, at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, red carpet begins at 9:30 am and the Award Show atarts at 10:30 am.  Frank Licari, the award-winning actor, director, and host of South Florida PBS' On the Town in The Palm Beaches with Frank Licari, will return to host another unforgettable awards show. Guests can enjoy networking opportunities with industry professionals and a show filled with original performances, clips from our finalists, and two new exciting award categories that are sure to be fan favorites. We will see how students put their best work together to show why we all #LoveThePalmBeaches and meet some educators who exemplify excellence in the film and television industry.

The SSOF is the cornerstone of the education outreach initiative of The Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission and engages faculty and school administrators in guiding student participation. The project is funded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners through the Department of Housing & Economic Development, Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, The School District of Palm Beach County, and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission. Award sponsors for the 2024 competition include Suzanne Niedland (Suzanne Niedland Documentary Scholarship), Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. (Environmental PSA Award), Discover The Palm Beaches (Palm Beach County Tourism PSA), Laurence Gartel (Poster Design), Film Florida (Sara Fuller Scholarship), family and friends of Mel Maron (Mel Maron Scholarship), The Gray Family (Gray Family Scholarship), Carla Bryant (Dr. B. Carleton Bryant Scholarship) and Michael Chasin (Nellie & Fred Chasin Screenwriting Award).


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Celebrating Florida's Future Filmmakers Since 1995

This Festival is FREE to ENTER!