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2016 Palm Beach International Film Festival kicks off at CityPlace

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Get your popcorn and soda ready.

The Palm Beach County Film Festival makes its premiere Wednesday night - giving movie buffs plenty of reasons to keep their eyes glued to the silver screen.

This year the festival is under new management - and attendees can expect a few changes.

The 9 day festival will include 172 films.

This year, you can expect to see more short films and more foreign films.

Also new this year - a horror category.

Organizers say there is a big emphasis on getting the younger generation involved in this year's film festival - as they are working with G Star School of the Arts.

The hope is that this festival gives those with the talent to shine - both young and old - a whole new platform.

"We want to see the next Spielberg coming out of this film festival," says Jeff Davis - 2016 film festival president. "And there are distributors from all over the United States - major corporations, major studios - and they're here. We're looking for them to pick up these films."

"It may be the next Star Wars," he adds.

The festival runs now through April 14th.

For more info, visit http://www.pbifilmfest.org/

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