Events

20th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival
March 26 - April 2, 2015
At various venues throughout
Palm Beach County
&
1st Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival
in Naples, Florida

THURSDAY March 26
OPENING NIGHT FILM & CELEBRATION

The Palm Beach International Film Festival kicks off it's 20th Anniversary year with our Opening Night Film Welcome to Me complete with a Hollywood-style red carpet and screening. Following the film join us as we welcome filmmakers, movie lovers, industry professionals, and guests from around the world and celebrate eight days of film and entertainment.

Joining us for the film and festivities will be Welcome To Me director Shira Piven. We will be celebrating after with a rockin' party at Revolutions.

Tickets are $75 and include two Perfect Vodka cocktails, festive fare and access to VIP bowling!

7:00 - Welcome To Me
Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX
9:00 - After Party - Revolutions
477 S. Rosemary Ave. West Palm Beach-North end of City Place

6:00 - 1st Annual PBIFF in Naples Opening Night Reception
7:00 - X+Y
Location: Silverspot Cinema, Naples, Florida

FRIDAY March 27 - April 2
Movies... Movies... Movies

The stage is set for a cinematic journey around the world as the Palm Beach International Film Festival showcases the best in independent and foreign films to the community. Directors, producers, and talent attend many of these presentations and field questions from the audience, offering an interactive discussion about their careers and body of work.

Individual tickets and Festival Packages may be purchased online through www.pbifilmfest.org or at each theater's box office.

Theater venues: Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX at CityPlace, West Palm Beach; Cobb Downtown @ the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens; Cinemark Palace 20 & XD, Boca Raton

The Jewish Experience
This year's lineup of the popular sidebar to the festival includes two World Premieres and five U.S. Premieres, an official Oscar Nominee - Bulgarian Rhapsody - and an OPHIR (Israel's Academy Award) nominee for Best Picture - Is That You?

Growing Up Baumbach: A Tribute to Noah Baumbach's 20 Years in Film
Films to be screened during the festival are:
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Tuesday 3/31 @ 5:00PM The Cobb Downtown at the Gardens
The Squid and the Whale (1995)
Wednesday 4/1 @ 5:00PM The Cobb Downtown at The Gardens
While We're Young (2014) - Special Closing Night

FRIDAY March 27
Meet and Greet with filmmakers and press

Filmmakers and press will get together in a casual friendly atmosphere and have the opportunity to mingle and conduct informal one-on-one interviews. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

Location: Festival Hospitality Suite - Host Hotel - Hyatt Place, Delray Beach 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

ANY DAY - World Premiere -
Join stars Tom Arnold & Kate Walsh at this special Red Carpet screening.
Location: Muvico Parisian 20 - 8:00 PM

SATURDAY & SUNDAY March 28 & 29
IT'S A WEEKEND OF SHORTS

Moviegoers will have the opportunity to watch short independent films throughout the weekend. Each program is themed and runs under two hours. See Festival schedule for details. Themes include The Golden Years, I Am Woman, Funny Bone, Facing the Challenge, and Pride Comes Out.

Show times run 1:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX

SATURDAY March 28
The Record Man - This film chronicles the beginnings of Henry Stone & TK Records. Join us before the screening for a Special Presentation by Jeri Muoio, Mayor of the City Of West Palm Beach, as she presents honoree, legendary father of Disco and West Palm Beach native, performer George McCrae ("Rock Your Baby") with the Key to the City.

Location: Muvico Parisian 20 - 12:00 Noon

SATURDAY March 28
Join the PBIFF for a night of exhilarating celebration, live music, and dancing the night away under the Disco Ball with George McCrae - "Rock Your Baby" and more artists from Disco days gone by. This will be a night to remember!

Location TBD
General Admission - $
Includes 2 Perfect Vodka Cocktails & Cash bar
VIPs $
Includes Celebrity & Lounge Access, Perfect Vodka Cocktails and Light Appetizers
Attire: Disco Dazzle & Dancing Shoes!

Shooting Star Award presentation honoring Ellar Coltrane, the "boy" of 2014's most honored film Boyhood.
Tom Arnold will receive the 2015 Showmanship Award.
Kate Walsh star of Any Day.

9:00 PM - Live Music featuring the bands that made Disco music come alive!
LIVE PERFORMANCES:
GEORGE McCRAE
JIMMY "BO" HORNE, 
"THE DEREK MACK BAND" led by George McCrae's brother Shawn Derek McCrae
TIMMY THOMAS
CHARLOTTE McKINNON will sing her hit freestyle song "Fascinated" and reunite with Company B
Bobby Caldwell "What You Won't Do For Love"
Ray Munnings will sing his hit "Funky Nassau"

SUNDAY March 29
Voices of Local Film & Student Showcase of Films will screen at Cobb Downtown at the Gardens - 4:00 PM

MUSIC VIDEO MADNESS!
Join us for an evening of exhilarating music videos in downtown Delray Beach!
Cash Bar & Food Trucks (TBD)!
Location TBD - 8:00 PM

MONDAY March 30
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark
Join Nat King Cole's daughters Timolin and Casey Cole as we honor the memory of Nat King Cole with this special film presentation.
Muvico Parisian 20 - 6:30PM

THURSDAY April 2
CLOSING NIGHT FILM & AWARDS PRESENTATION

The 20th Palm Beach International Film Festival comes to a end with our Closing Night Film presentation and famous It's A Wrap! party.

While We're Young Starring Ben Stiller & Naomi Watts
Cinemark Palace 20 - 7:00PM

IT'S A WRAP!
Following the movie, the Palm Beach International Film Festival makes a splash as we wrap up the eight-day celebration of film. It's one last night of fun as we say goodbye to our new friends from around the world as filmmakers and the community get together for one last celebration of the 20th annual festival. The highlight of the evening will be the presentations of the Jury and Audience Favorite films awards.

Individual tickets for While We're Young and It's A Wrap! Party are $75 per person and include 2 Perfect Vodka cocktails and delicious light appetizers.

Location: Yoko-San Fusion Restaurant, 99 SE Mizner Blvd. Boca Raton

 
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