Boca Raton, Florida, January 6, 2017–The 22nd Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFilmFest.org) is lining up their movies, fashions, performers and parties March 29th-April 2nd, 2017. To ease the pre-show anticipation, Yaacov Heller’s Gallery 22, 320 Esplanade unit 53
Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton, FL 33432, is hosting the 2017 Kick-Off Party January 15th from 4:00pm-8:00pm, showcasing a sample of what’s in store at the festival.

This year promises to have a Latin flair, featuring a preview of Celebrity Designer Shy Figaro and also Vicki Soble Couture by Ms. Latina International beautiful talent and models. Music and performers will include the legendary Tenor Warren Tesh and Soprano Anna Nicotra bringing the best songs and music of film. Also on stage, Vanessa Simpson pays tribute to Connie Francis, from the film “Where The Boys Are,” and a special introduction from Jeff Fidel M.D., author of “‘I’ an M.D.’s Inward Journey” speaking on movie stars that used their art to overcome hurdles in their lives particularly remembering Princess Leia in Star Wars, Carry Fisher.

A meet and greet with Jeff Davis, President & CEO of the PBIFF as well as key representatives of the festival and sponsors such as Ted Reinheimer from First Financial Guarantee, Angela Pacillico from Ms. Latina International, Gallery 22 Owner and Creator of the Flossy Award, Yaacov Heller and others.

A portion of Gallery sales will benefit PBIFF-2017 events. Patrons must RSVP with pr@transmediagroup.com by January 13! Raffles will be given out randomly during the event. Visit www.PBIFilmFest.org for sponsorship information or call 561.362.0003.

About Palm Beach International Film Festival
The Palm Beach International Film Festival is unlike any other film festival in America. It’s renowned for showing filmmakers and filmgoers a good time with parties and glittering special events. In 2015, over 120 films were screened, including 50 outstanding foreign films, representing 24 countries.
In 2016, nearly 80 features were presented, including 30 World, International, North American, and US Premieres. Over 60 filmmakers and actors attended, many made the trip here at their own expense, from countries such as Canada, Israel, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela, to meet our Florida patrons.
Unlike other Festivals, PBIFF has unique partnerships with Keiser University (www.keiseruniversity.edu) and G-Star School of the Arts (www.GSTARSchool.org) which provides PBIFF with additional space, technical facilities for screenings and production, as well as film educational outreach of our locally talented students.
The presence of film and filmmakers from around the world, with South Florida patrons, press and cinemaphiles from throughout the region, help ensure PBIFF’s place as one of the top film festivals in the world.
Media contact: Adrienne Mazzone 561-750-9800 x2270; amazzone@transmediagroup.com and on site during the festival or deadlines: 561-908-1683.
The PBIFF Kickoff Party applauds their sponsors:
Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission, ThePalmBeaches.com, Keiser University, G Star School of Arts, Alpha Media, El Especial, VIP Television, International SIB Fashion Show, Total Wine & More, Vicki Soble Couture, Shy Figaro, The Gardens Mall, Ms. Latina International, Designer Liners, Dating Gourmet, Gartel Art Shoes and Accessories, The Little Chalet, Cricket Council USA, Pravda Vodka, South Florida Insider, Vision Forward Marketing, The WEI Network, The Boca Raton Tribune, Fury Road Riders, Stanley Steemer, Two Men and a Truck, Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, Sign Partners, Serenity Acres Farm, First Financial Guarantee, Chef Z, Allstar Gourmet Cupcakery San Bernardo Ice Cream, Deborah Bottorff, Kangen Water, Transmedia Group