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The Palm Beaches Student Showcase Of Films

 

Submissions are now closed for The 27th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF). Celebrating aspiring filmmakers, writers, graphic designers, and digital media artists who are currently enrolled in any high school or college in the state of Florida, the SSOF remains an enduring educational and artistic opportunity for Florida students. While the last two years have been challenging, SSOF is looking ahead and ready for a better tomorrow! With over $20,000 in cash, prizes and scholarships on the line, the SSOF Red Carpet Award Show will be held at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre on Friday, May 6, 2022, where student finalists and winners from across the state will be celebrated.

Florida’s Largest Student Film Competition Moves to the Judging Stage

Entries are viewed and evaluated by a panel of 49 entertainment industry experts from around the globe, including: Vanilla Ice, Kelsey Scott (How to Get Away With Murder and 12 Years A Slave), Michael Orland (American Idol) and Jane Rumbaua (The Falcon and The Winter Soldier), just to name a few. Click here to read more about the international panel of new and returning judges for 2022.

For nearly three decades, SSOF has awarded more than $1.6 million. The program offers more than $20,000 in cash, scholarships and prizes for entries in the following categories:  

Burt Reynolds Scholarship Documentary Commercial PSA
Sara Fuller Scholarship Animation Environmental PSA
College Feature Short Music Video Screenwriting
High School Feature Short Education PSA Poster Design


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 longtime supporter and frequent presenter at the SSOF Red Carpet Award Show.

Last season’s winners were announced on a special broadcast that premiered on a Facebook Watch Party and then rolled out to The Palm Beaches TV, as well as The Education Network of the School District of Palm Beach County and Palm Beach County’s Channel 20. The 2021 Award Show featured fully produced segments which included a dazzling original opening film by host, Frank Licari, pre-recorded student acceptance speeches, celebrity shout outs (Anthony Anderson, Ice-T, Martin Kove, Billy West, Hector David Jr., Conrad Ricamora and Zack Gottsagen), industry professional presentations, appreciation for the 2021 SSOF judges, all new Special Recognition Awards for Directing, Editing, Production Design and Special Effects, and several other entertaining pieces produced by Quite Frankly Entertainment and The Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission.

“There are so many talented students in Florida eager to find an audience for their work,” says Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission Deputy Film Commissioner and SSOF executive producer, Michelle Hillery.

The award show is hosted by award-winning actor/director Frank Licari (South Florida PBS’ On the Town in The Palm Beaches with Frank Licari) and has previously attracted a standing-room-only audience of students, celebrity presenters, industry professionals, government dignitaries, media and more. Previous presenters include Vanilla Ice, singer Howie D. (Backstreet Boys); TV host Montell Williams, former Palm Beach Post pop culture writer Leslie Gray Streeter, actors Cheri Oteri (SNL), Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Clint Howard (The Waterboy), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie) and of course, the legendary Burt Reynolds.

The SSOF is the cornerstone of the education outreach initiative of The Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission. The competition engages faculty and school administrators in guiding student participation. The SSOF is funded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners through the Department of Housing & Economic Sustainability and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission. Award sponsors include Suzanne Niedland (Suzanne Niedland Documentary Scholarship), Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. (Environmental PSA Award), Film Florida (Sara Fuller Scholarship), Michael Chasin (Nellie & Fred Chasin Screenwriting Award) and Ralfonso (Poster Design Award).

About the Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films

For nearly three decades, SSOF has awarded more than $1.6 million.  The program offers more than $20,000 in cash, scholarships, and prizes. The SSOF is the cornerstone of the education outreach initiative of The Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission.  The competition engages faculty and school administrators in guiding student participation.  The SSOF is funded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners through the Department of Housing & Economic Sustainability and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission. Award sponsors include Suzanne Niedland (Suzanne Niedland Documentary Scholarship), Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. (Environmental PSA Award), Film Florida (Sara Fuller Scholarship), and Michael Chasin (Nellie & Fred Chasin Screenwriting Award).

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