FOR FLORIDA (USA) HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY*

Celebrating 23 years, 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 $12,500 in scholarships and awards in the following categories: Feature/Shorts, Documentary, Animation, Music Video, Commercial/PSA, Environmental PSA, Mental Health Awareness PSA, Screenwriting and a Poster Design competition. Honoring the legacy of Burt Reynolds, the festival also awards an annual scholarship bearing his name, an Audience Award and a Sara Fuller Scholarship through Film Florida.

Each year, the submitted films are judged by top industry professionals from around the globe and competition finalists are honored at a sizzling live awards show on April 6, 2018, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. 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.

*FilmFreeway is only part of the submission process. You must also visit the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission website to submit your APPLICATION and PROOF of Florida student status.

For full details on the awards, prizes, rules & terms, and application process please visit www.pbfilm.com/student-showcase.

FOR FLORIDA (USA) HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY*

Awards & Prizes

College Feature/Short Film Entry
Open to Florida College students.
First Place $1200, Second Place $1000, Third Place $500.
Films must be 30 minutes or less. Funds will be awarded to the submitting school.

High School Feature/Short Film Entry
Open to Florida High School Students.
First Place $1000, Second Place $800 and Third Place $400.
Films must be 30 minutes or less. Funds will be awarded to the submitting school.

Documentary Entry
Open to Florida High School and Florida College Students.
$500 Award.
Films must be 30 minutes or less. Funds will be awarded to the submitting school.

Animation Entry
Open to Florida High School and Florida College Students.
$500 Award.
Films must be 30 minutes or less. Funds will be awarded to the submitting school.

Music Video Entry
Open to Florida High School and Florida College Students.
$300 Award.
Videos must be 5 minutes or less. Funds will be awarded to the submitting school.

Commercial/PSA Entry
Open to Florida High School and Florida College Students.
$300 Award.
Videos must be 30 or 60 seconds or less. Funds will be awarded to the submitting school.

Environmental PSA Entry
Open to Florida High School and Florida College Students.
$1,000 Award.
Videos must be 30 or 60 seconds or less. Funds will be awarded to the submitting.

Know Difference Mental Health Awareness PSA Entry
Open to Florida High School and Florida College Students.
$500 Award.
Videos must be 30 or 60 seconds or less. Funds will be awarded to the submitting school.

Screenwriting Entry
Open to Florida High School and Florida College Students.
$500 Award.
All work must be original. Adaptations are not permissible. Submissions must be a screenplay of 5 - 20 pages; in any genre. Funds will be awarded in the student's name.

2019 Poster Design Entry
Open to Florida High School and Florida College Students
$500 Award.
Funds will be awarded in the artist's name.
Poster design entries CANNOT be submitted through FilmFreeway. Please visit www.pbfilm.com/studentshowcaseoffilms for information on how to submit in this category.

Burt Reynolds' Scholarship Entry
Open to Palm Beach County, Florida High School Seniors Only.
$2,500 Award.
Funds will be awarded in the student's name.

Sara Fuller Scholarship
Awarded to the runner-up in the Burt Reynolds Scholarship category.
$500 Award.
Funds will be awarded in the student's name.

Rules & Terms

RULES & REGULATIONS FOR SUBMISSION 2016 STUDENT SHOWCASE OF FILMS

ENTRY IS A THREE STEP PROCESS:

Step 1 - Complete the online application at www.pbfilm.com/ssof-application-step-1

Step 2 - Upload the proper signatures and a copy of your FLORIDA student I.D. at www.pbfilm.com/ssof-application-step-2

Step 3 - Upload your project here through FilmFreeway

For all rules and regulations, please visit: www.pbfilm.com/student-showcase

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    Luis Mendez Jr

    Had a great time!! Amazing film festival! Thank you for the award!

    March 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Luiz! We were thrilled to recognize you for your exceptional work, and we'll be keeping a close eye on your career! All our best!

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    Mohammad Saad Nawab

    I'll keep this short, but the Student Showcase at the Palm Beach International Film Festival is just wonderful. They organized the ceremony in a warm and welcoming manner. All the filmmakers were made to feel special. I can't thank them enough for going out of their way and doing so much and giving equal importance to rising talent. I would submit to this film festival blindly.

    May 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mohammad! Your film, Frankenstein's Light, was truly amazing! Best of luck in your career as a filmmaker. We're very proud of you!