Money

Foster Shock

Like A Butterfly

Losers

Pawo

Peelers

Po

The Wedding Invitation

Why Support The Palm Beach International Film Festival? Picture This…

The 22nd Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) highlights the best of independent film with five days of movies from local filmmakers and from around the globe. We are renowned as a destination for filmmakers, attendees, press, and industry professionals. The PBIFF spans the Palm Beach area from Boca Raton to West Palm Beach. Last year, filmmakers made the trip here from as far as Canada, Israel, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela, to name just a few.

  • One of the top 25 independent film festivals in the world
  • High local economic impact – Since 2000, the festival has utilized over 8,000 hotel room nights at attendees’ expense
  • Screened: 2,587 films – 409 World Premieres – 213 Student Films – 102 countries represented
  • 2014 launched unique collaborations with the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Institute
    Educational seminars
  • A diverse audience of true cinephiles and trendsetters
  • Over $1.5 million donated to area school film programs

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.

Tony Robbins Visits PFIFF

Renowned entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist and the nation’s #1 Life and Business Strategist Tony Robbins visited the 2016 Palm Beach International Film Festival. He is pictured with his friend, Palm Beach International Film Festival President and C.E.O. Jeff Davis.

Selection of 2017 Films

A BRONX GIRL

KEISER-WPB SATURDAY 4/1/2017 6:30 PM
01 hours 25 minutes
Actor:Stephie del Otero, Theodore Copeland, Zahaira Curiel
Director:Adrian Manzano
Genre:Comedy
Release:June 25, 2016 Completed
Theater:KEISER UNIVERSITY THEATRE

THE NIGHT WE MET

KEISER-WPB FRIDAY 3/31/2017 3:30 PM
01 hours 25 minutes
Actor:Lawton Denis, Lorenzo A. Rodriguez, Sarah Joy Byington
Director:Jon Russell Cring
Genre:Romantic
Release:October 18, 2016-Completed
Theater:KEISER UNIVERSITY THEATRE

SWING STATE

CINEMARK-BOCA FRIDAY 3/31 3:00 PM
01 hours 35 minutes
Actor:Alex Beh
Director:Jonathan Sheldon
Genre:Comedy, Music, News
Release:November 1, 2016
Theater:?CINEMARK

PATTI CAKE$

CINEMARK-BOCA SATURDAY 4/1/2017 11:15AM
01 hours 48 minutes
Actor:Bridget Everett, Danielle Macdonald, Siddharth Dhananjay
Director:Geremy Jasper
Genre:Drama
Release:January 23, 2017
Theater:?CINEMARK

PRICE FOR FREEDOM "BIRTH OF TERRORISM-1979"

CINEMARK-BOCA SATURDAY 4/1/2017 6:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Actor:Paul Sorvino Navid Negahban Mary Apick Sally Kirkland Ken Davitian Martin Cove Eric Etebari Mandy Bruno
Director:Dylan Bank
Genre:Drama
Release:May 25, 2015 (USA) Completed
Theater:?CINEMARK

REMEMBER ME

CINEMARK-BOCA SATURDAY 4/1/2017 4:15 PM
01 hours 25 minutes
Actor:Rita Moreno
Director:Steve Goldbloom
Genre:Comedy
Release:March 5, 2016
Theater:?CINEMARK

FOSTER SHOCK

KEISER-WPB WEDNESDAY 3/29/2017 6:00 PM
01 hours 07 minutes
Actor:
Director:Mari Frankel
Genre:Documentary
Release:April 9, 2016
Theater:KEISER UNIVERSITY THEATRE

NANA

CINEMARK-BOCA WEDNESDAY 3/29/2017 1:00 PM
01 hours 40 minutes
Actor:Alice Michalowski, Serena Dykman
Director:Serena Dykman
Genre:Documentary
Release:November 6, 2016
Theater:?CINEMARK

A LATE STYLE OF FIRE

CINEMARK-BOCA SUNDAY 4/2 /2017 3:30 PM
01 hours 32 minutes
Actor:Gregory Donovan
Director:Michele Poulos
Genre:Biography, Documentary
Release:October 15, 2016
Theater:?CINEMARK

Sponsorship

For information about becoming a Palm Beach International Film Festival sponsor, please email us at info@pbifilmfest.org.

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.

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