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It was a great night at the 2013 Voices of Local Film, celebrating 10 years of this annual event at the Palm Beach International Film Festival! We also announced two winners during the closing night of PBIFF. They are:

Best Film: Ares 11, from director Robert Goodrich

Best Director: V. Alex Marquez for his film Kundalini

Thank you everyone for coming out and showing your support for locally-produced movies in South Florida and the Treasure Coast. We’ll see you soon for our next big event! Check out some photos below.


The 2013 Voices of Local Film at the Palm Beach International Film Festival marks our 10th year, since our humble start in 2003. We have selected six films — four shorts and one feature, plus a special short film to debut outside of competition — to screen on Saturday evening April 6, 2013 at 7 PM, at the Cobb Theatres at Downtown Gardens, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Ticket information coming soon. Thank you to all who submitted!

1. Kundalini, directed by V. Alex Marquez (07:49): Strange things happen when friends meditate too hard.

2. Billy Has a Dark Side, directed by Christopher Fernandez (03:15): A practicing psychotic with his favorite carving knife.
3. Death and Life, directed by Michael Chasin (28:18): Just as he is about to be exucted, a killer learns he’s the only bone marrow match for a young girl dying of leukemia. He’ll donate to save her life, IF the governor commutes his death sentence.
4. Ares 11, directed by Robert Goodrich (feature, 1 hr. 27 mins.): Four crew members of the Ares 11, a military surveillance spacecraft, are faced with an unimaginable dilemma when their ship is attacked, leaving only enough air for two of them to return to base alive.
5. Sixty-Nine Shades of Almost Funny, directed by Jared Kaufmann and Aaron Wells (short, 5 mins.): A man gets a surprise gift from his girlfriend on his birthday: ‘Fantasy #8’. Will it be all that he’s dreamed of?
6. Caught in the Middle, directed by Talina Adamo (17:24): Screening outside of competition, this film was written by two young Palm Beach County filmmakers and students. A brainiac pre-teen boy and a stunning, popular, and trendy girl come to the realization, with the help of his friends, that they are not too different after all and that being true to your heart will take you further than you ever imagined possible.
7. Critical Care, directed by Frank Eberling (14 mins): Carol and her daughter, Theresa (mid 20s), are keeping each other company during the graveyard shift at a 24-hour diner near a local hospital, where Carol’s brother-in-law is in the critical care unit. Critical Care explores the complex relationship between two sisters as revealed through this comical mother/daughter two-hander in a dramedy about envy, grieving, and unconditional love.

Hey everyone, we’re now accepting locally produced short films, music videos, animations or documentaries for the 2013 Voices of Local Film at the Palm Beach International Film Festival. Download the form here, which has all the instructions. The deadline is February 5, 2013! Early birds save $10, so submit today!

The Palm Beach Film Society presents a screening of the feature film Lay the Favorite, starring Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall, from the memoir by Beth Raymer. Beth will be on hand for a Q&A. It’s on December 2, 2012 at 8 PM at the Stonzek Theatre in Lake Worth, Florida. It’s a free event, but seating is limited, so we highly recommend you RSVP at The theatre is located at 709 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33460, east side of the Lake Worth Playhouse.

Special thanks to The Weinstein Co. for their help, and the Stonzek Theatre for the screening.

The Palm Beach Film Society is pleased to announce a special event on October 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM, the ‘Hollywood Horror Night at the Villa Sinclair,’ in Hollywood, Florida! This is a free event featuring short horror films, produced by local filmmakers in South Florida.

Featured short films (under 10 minutes) include the tale of an evil elevator in Hellevator, the last interrogation with a killer who is fond of flesh in Skinner; a murderous Ken Doll with jealousy issues in The Breakup; a first date which goes horrifically wrong in I Was Made for Lovin’ You.

Again, this is a free event, and here’s the information:

Hollywood Horror Night at the Villa Sinclair
Date: October 20, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
Address: 317 Polk Street, Hollywood Beach, Florida 33019

If you’re interested in going, RSVP at; we are limited to a small group of around 25 to 30 people, so RSVP today!

There will be raffles! We’d like to thank the Villa Sinclair for their hospitality.