Palm Beach International Film Festival Presenting Record Number of World Premieres
The 21st Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival, April 6-14, announced it will present a record number of World Premieres, outstanding films and documentaries, and gala parties with filmmakers and celebrity casts, plus a myriad of other events that make PBIFF one of the country’s preeminent film festivals befitting its glamourous, world-famous location.
“We have an amazing lineup of films, including an Opening Night World Premiere that will bring a celebrity cast to our theaters, which is as exciting as it gets,” said Jeff Davis, Chairman and President of The Palm Beaches Theatre/Palm Beach International Film Festival. “It’s what our patrons, media, and sponsors always hope to see – stars on the red carpet – icing on a delicious cinema cake.”
There are 172 films in the festival this year. The features lineup contains 28 premieres, including 16 World, one International, eight North American and three U.S. Premieres. The 88 features consist of 20 documentaries, 58 narrative features, and 10 titles in PBIFF’s first-ever Horror Film Competition. Tickets for all films are available at www.pbifilmfest.org or by calling 561.362.0003.
Highlights include Opening Night Film “MONEY!,” a World Premiere starring Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Wednesday April 6, with filmmakers and all-star cast walking the red carpet at 6:00 pm. On April 9, the James Franco-produced “The Adderall Diaries” is featured, starring Christian Slater and Amber Heard. The Closing Night Film on April 14 is “Silver Skies,” starring George Hamilton. Theaters include The Palm Beaches Theater, PBIFF’s new year-round home, G-Star Studios, Muvico Parisian, and Cinemark Palace, all included in the schedule now available.
Opening Night announcers include WOW Yachts Captain Sandra Yawn and presentation of the The first “Flossy Award,” proudly sponsored by Yaacov Heller of Gallery 22, to Yvonne Boice for her dedication, exemplary service and patronage for the Palm Beach International Film Festival.
In a first-ever collaboration of its kind, the world-renowned Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) joined forces with PBIFF in 2014 and its partnership with Sundance Institute is a first. Recently announced partnership with G-Star School of the Arts (www.GSTARSchool.org) provides PBIFF with additional space and technical facilities for screenings and production, as well as film educational outreach.
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