The 22nd Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival Announces 2017 Winners

A fun filled 5 days of meeting filmmakers, media, sponsors and most of all YOU-The Movie Going Public.  The 22nd Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival has truly captured a little bit of everything; from a commercial theater to a University theater surrounded by students; from Musicians to Fashion Icons; Filmmakers to Media; with all genres of film: Comedy to Drama; Romance to Adventure; New filmmakers to seasoned professionals …we’ve had just about everyone come thru to our films and special events.

 

(Opening Night, Music Icon, Connie Francis was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, The Flossy Award by Yaacov Heller.  The festival attracts many celebrities including TV host, Dr. Oz.) Photos by Michael Razler and many more available and furnished upon request.

 

Petrina Easton, Easton Art Gallery, assisted in giving out the upcoming, first time ever, Licky Awards, sponsored by San Bernardo Ice Cream, who has also donated scholarships to aspiring Palm Beach County student filmmakers for 2017 and thus created these fun awards that have filmmakers eagerly awaiting to hear who has the most delicious films this year:

  • The 1st category for the San Bernardo Ice Cream Licky Award for Most Delicious Action/Adventure goes to… Tales By Light
  • The next category for the San Bernardo Ice Cream Licky Award for Most Delicious Comedy goes to… Swing State
  • The next category for the San Bernardo Ice Cream Licky Award for Most Delicious Comedy goes to…Brave New Jersey
  • The last San Bernardo Ice Cream Licky Award for Most Delicious Drama goes to… DEAN

The Palm Beach International Film Festival Awards;

Best BIOGRAPHY… NANA

Best DOCUMENTARY… MY HERO BROTHER

Best DOCUMENTARY… Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices

Best FANTASY… THE SOUNDING

Best HISTORY… PRICE FOR FREEDOM

Best ROMANCE… DINA

Best SHORTS…Parent-Teacher Conference/André Heizer Films

Singer Miss Mackenzie Tammara dedicated a song to end the evening, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.”

Check PBIFilmFest.org for upcoming festival information this August.

PBIFF applauds Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission; Palm Beach County, Florida;  Discover the The Palm Beaches Florida; Keiser University, G Star School of the Arts, American Airlines, San Bernardo Ice Cream, First Financial Guarantee and Ann Fishman who headed the film select committee.

Please support all our sponsors.  Thank you to our filmmakers, volunteers and members of the media that made this years festival a success.

We couldn’t do it without YOU.

#pbiff2017

 

The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), is one of the most renowned celebrations of cinematic achievement in the world.  Filmmakers, Filmgoers and Actors from all corners of the globe come annually to Palm Beach, Florida to showcase their moving works of art.  Funds raised by PBIFF provide grants, scholarships and new technology to regional film students aspiring to one day create and feature their own motion pictures.