Friday, June 26, 2009

Remembering Michael Jackson

The Palm Beach International Film Festival was honored to have Michael Jackson attend the 2003 Awards Presentation.

He will be greatly missed and always remembered as a musical icon and a true supporter of the arts.

Pictured: Adrien Brody, Brett Ratner, Michael Jackson

Pictured: Brett Ratner, Robert Evans, Michael Jackson, Al Malnik

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Palm Beach International Film Festival Receives Worldwide Press

Check out some of the great articles on the 2009 Palm Beach International Film Festival!!

"David and Goliath: An Essay About Film Festivals" by Emmanuel Itier

"Perfect Atmosphere and Common Ground" by Paul Wassberg Blog Updates by Sandy Mandelberger

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Filmmakers from Around the World to attend PBIFF!

Starting today, Thursday April 23, 2009 filmmakers from all corners of the globe will begin to arrive at the 14th annual Palm Beach International Film Festival. With screenings of more than 110 films, parties, seminars, and panels it is an event that should not be missed!

Whether it's a comedy, documentary or short film, there is something for everyone! Come out to a screening to participate in an audience Q&A with directors, producers, writers and the casts of our excellent independent films. More information is available on our website,!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

PBIFF Kicks-Off Thursday April 23rd!

The 2009 Palm Beach International Film Festival kicks-off tomorrow, Thursday April 23rd! Five exciting days of films, parties, panels and seminars followed by a "Best of the Fest" Weekend.

Charles Martin Smith's Stone of Destiny will open the festival Thursday night at Sunrise Cinemas at Mizner Park followed by the most fabulous party in Palm Beach County at the Mizner Rooftop. Tickets are almost gone, get yours now by calling the film festival office at (561) 362-0003.

Monday, March 30, 2009

2009 Film Line-Up Announced!

The Palm Beach International Film Festival has announced the 2009 film line-up! Check out our films, event schedule, seminars and panels at

The line-up will include 110 films from around the world. Opening night will kick off with Stone of Destiny written and directed by Charles Martin Smith (American Graffiti, The Untouchables) who is scheduled to be in attendance stars Charlie Cox, Kate Mara, Robert Carlyle (Full Monty), Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings) and Ciaron Kelly. Stone of Destiny retells the true story of four young Glaswegian students who, in 1951, outwitted the British authorities in their successful attempt to take back the Coronation Stone - Stone of Scone, a beloved symbol of Scottish pride from Westminster Abbey back to it's country of origin.

Stone of Destiny

Closing Night will feature the romantic comedy 500 Days of Summer. Directed by Marc Webb and starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, this is a story of boy meets girl, and a true-to-life and unique dissection of the unruly and unpredictable year-and-a-half of one young man’s no-holds-barred love affair.

500 Days of Summer

Other festival highlights include the World Showcase of Films, Spotlight on Italian Cinema, a Conversation with Joel Zwick, The 2nd Annual Film Production Finance Seminar.

Purchase a festival pass, tickets to screenings and events at our website. Stay tuned for more details on all of our happenings!

Check out some photos from the Bermuda International Film Festival!

Randi returned from a great trip to Bermuda for the 2009 Bermuda International Film Festival! Check out some of her photos....

Snacking on the must-have Bermuda favorite, fish sandwich on raisin bread!
Claire Varney of CTV, David Poland with Movie City News, and Dean with the Bermuda Fest

Enjoying Bermuda;s famous "Dark & Stormy's" cocktail at the local pub!
Nicole and Jo Roddick, Claire Varney of CTV, Randi Emerman - Executive Director of PBIFF and Chris Trela from "Guests of Cindy Sherman"

Getting in some beach time!
Chrisophe Van Rompaey - Director of MOSCOW, BELGIUM, Randi Emerman - Executive Director of PBIFF, Claire Varney of CTV, Peter Rainer of NPR

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Opening Night at the Bermuda International Film Festival!

Friday, March 20th was Opening Night at the Bermuda Fest and they kicked off with a film out of Denmark, Flame & Citron. The film takes place in 1944 Denmark during the Nazi occupation. Based on fact, the drama centers on two war resistors and how heroic acts provoked reprisals against innocent civilians. In attendance was Thure Lindhardt who plays Flame. Thure can be seen in the upcoming film Angels & Demons starring Tom Hanks.

We'll keep you posted on all the great films and people we meet at BIFF this week!