Student Showcase Of Film 2017

About the Student Showcase of Films

The Palm Beach International Film Festival’s Student Showcase of Films is the largest statewide film competition and awards show for Florida student filmmakers. The juried competition recognizes outstanding high school and college students by presenting more than $12,000 in scholarships and awards in the following categories: Feature/Shorts, Documentary, Animation, Music Video, Commercial/PSA, Environmental PSA, Mental Health Awareness PSA, Screenwriting, Audience Award and a Poster Design competition. Honoring the legacy of Burt Reynolds, the festival also awards an annual scholarship bearing his name to a deserving Palm Beach County high school senior with the runner-up receving the Sara Fuller Scholarship through Film Florida. 

Each year, films are judged by top industry professionals from around the globe and competition finalists are honored at a sizzling live awards show for more than 700 attendees. Winning student films will also be screened in their entirety on the “big screen” at the students’ own premiere during Palm Beach International Film Festival.

The program is funded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, the Palm Beach County’s Office of Economic Sustainability, the PBIFF and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission.  Our generous sponsors include:  Lynn University, Film Florida, Michael Chasin, Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. and the Information Television Network.  

About The Palm Beach International Film Festival (March 29, 2017 – April 2, 2017)

The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) has secured its place as one of America’s oldest film festival, now in its 22nd year, including a long history of representing the best in independent and foreign films from around the globe. The festival thrives in the true spirit of independent cinema. In 2016, the 21st festival, PBIFF hosted 121 films from 24 countries. Over 125 filmmakers, cast, and crew attended the festival from countries around the world, such as Australia, Canada, Israel, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela.  For more information about the 22nd PBIFF go to

SUPERCAR WEEK PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL KICK OFF STUDENT SHOWCASE WITH FOUNDER BURT REYNOLDS AT LYNN UNIVERSITY WITH HOST FRANK LICARI AND SPECIAL GUEST, VANILLA ICE. Support your Film & Television Commission and your local Film Festivals Pix by Neil London Special Thank You to: Luc Viau, Joe Bonavita Jr., Steve Doormbos, Laurence Gartel, Bill Mazzoni, Schumacher Auto Group, Palm Beach Classics and Excell Auto group for their display of beautiful vehicles and driving the winning students up to the red carpet Video coming soon.