The 2015 lineup for the Palm Beach International Film Festival includes innovative films such as “Any Day”, “Bulgarian Rhapsody” and “Welcome To Me”.
Photo: Welcome To Me-PBIFF
January was the kickoff for film festival season, beginning with the Sundance Film Festival held annually in Park City, Utah, which ran from January 22 to February 1. The second major festival in the lineup is South By Southwest (SXSW), which takes place in Austin, Texas and it cleverly alludes to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 film “North By Northwest”. It’s finally festival time for Palm Beach, Florida home of the Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), celebrating this year it’s 20th anniversary.
Founded in 1996 by Commissioner Burt Aaronson in collaboration with from philanthropist George Elmore, the Palm Beach International Film Festival is a non-profit organization that has been a medium for local filmmakers to share their projects with the public. The festival has hosted major celebrities such as Burt Reynolds, Anthony Hopkins, Tommy Lee Jones and Adrien Brody, among many others. The festival widely promotes a “commitment to education” by donating festival proceeds to schools that have film and television programs in order to inspire and help future filmmakers.
The Palm Beach International Film Festival will run from March 26 to April 2, 2015. To get more information about tickets, programming, directions and hotel accommodations, visit their webpage http://www.pbifilmfest.org/ or call their main office: 561-362-0003. For daily updates on festival news, follow PBIFF on Facebook, www.facebook.com/pbifilmfest or Twitter @PBIFF.
If you reside in Florida or in Palm Beach County, consider becoming a member and obtaining discounts on festival tickets, opening night events, and more. For more information on how to become a member, visit http://www.pbifilmfest.org/membership.