Palm Beach International Film Festival Announces Call to Entries

Competitive Film Festival Welcomes Filmmakers Worldwide to Partake in the 12th Annual Event

Palm Beach, FL, October 04, 2006 --( The 12th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) has announced today that they are now accepting film submissions for the Festival taking place April 19-26, 2007. Filmmakers worldwide are encouraged to submit their projects for consideration. Festival organizers have already begun planning parties, seminars, workshops and endless networking opportunities with industry professionals.

All selected films are eligible to be included in the competition for "Audience Favorite" in the following categories – Feature, Short and Documentary. The competitive part of the film festival is available in the categories of Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short along with other awards.

“Every year we work hard to top the previous,” explains Randi Emerman, Executive Director of the Festival, “We have already lined up exciting venues, sponsors and underwriters and we are confident this will be a record setting year for PBIFF.”

Entry forms and eligibility guidelines are available on and the festival's website, Discounted entry fees are provided for films submitted by December 22, 2006, and the final deadline is February 2, 2007.


The Palm Beach International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization supporting film programs in local schools and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of future filmmakers by helping them fulfill their dreams to one-day work in the world of film.

Founded in 1996, the Palm Beach International Film Festival emerged as a major cultural venue for the community as well as a productive fundraiser for film and TV education. Each year it introduces filmmakers worldwide to the area’s unique resources, while celebrating the history and future of the film industry with seven days of world premieres, special events, seminars, feature films, short films and documentaries. The PBIFF has always been supported and attended by some of Hollywood's greatest talents: Academy Award® Winners Adrian Brody, Anthony Hopkins, Tommy Lee Jones, Faye Dunaway, Dennis Hopper and Michael Caine; Academy Award® Nominees Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Sylvester Stallone, Woody Harrelson, Anouk Aimee, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Robert Evans, Burt Reynold. As well as filmmakers Brett Ratner, Richard Zanuck and William Friedkin are just a few who have strolled the festivals red carpet over the years. For more information, please call (561) 362-0003.

Palm Beach International Film Festival
Kelli Bloechinger