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Palm Beach Festival Opens Student Call for Films
(released 10/18/2008)

The Palm Beach International Film Festival, in collaboration with the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission, has opened their official “Call for Entries” for the 2009 Student Showcase of Films. Film students enrolled in Florida colleges and high schools are encouraged to submit their entries no later than Wednesday, January 21, 2009.

The Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) is the largest statewide competition for Florida student filmmakers. The juried competition recognizes outstanding high school and college students by presenting over $25,000 in cash awards, prizes and scholarships in five film categories: Feature/Shorts and Documentaries, Animation, PSA/Commercial, Music Video and Audience Award. The competition also includes awarding a $5,000 Burt Reynolds scholarship to two Palm Beach County high school seniors, a screenwriting competition and a $1,000 poster competition open to middle and high school students.

The professionally produced live Student Showcase of Films awards ceremony, a much anticipated signature event of the Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), will showcase the finest student works.  Entries are judged by industry professionals from around the United States. The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in Palm Beach County, FL, at Palm Beach Community College’s Lake Worth Campus, Duncan Theatre.

Every year, professionals from various facets of the production industry donate their time to conduct workshops & seminars, participate on industry panels and/or act as judges for the competitions.  Winning student films will be screened in their entirety at the students’ own premier during the film festival.

To submit, see awards breakdown and other info please visit PBFILM.COM.

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