Palm Beach Film Festival


The early deadline for the 14th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), taking place April 23-30, 2009, is approaching! The early deadline for submission is December 19, 2008; the late deadline is January 23, 2009.

Last year’s festival attracted worldwide media coverage for filmmakers in the New York Times, A&E Network, Comcast, Variety, Hollywood Reporter and in hundreds of newspapers and magazine articles.

A&E Network selected the Palm Beach International Film Festival to be the first to participate in its new “A&E IndieFilms Spotlight” campaign. As part of the campaign, select films from PBIFF aired on the network and on the website, with one selected film televised nationally on A&E. The program was part of A&E IndieFilms’ on-going efforts to highlight and support independent filmmaking.

The 2009 Festival will feature numerous seminars designed to help develop independent filmmakers of today and tomorrow. In addition to screenings of independent films representing filmmakers from around the world, the Festival organizers have planned eight days and nights of seminars, workshops, endless networking opportunities and parties at exciting and innovative venues.

Filmmakers worldwide are encouraged to submit their projects for consideration. All selected films are eligible to be included in the competition for “Audience Favorite” in the following categories – Feature, Short and Documentary. The competitive portion of the film festival is available in the categories of Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short along with other awards.

Entry forms and eligibility guidelines are available on and the festival’s website, Discounted entry fees are provided for films submitted by December 19, 2008, and the final deadline is January 23, 2009. For more information, please call (561)362-0003 or visit