Published On: Fri, May 18th, 2012

PBIFF Salutes the Silver Screen With Its Own Silver Splash Event

WEST PALM BEACH — The 17th annual Palm Beach International Film Festival’s Silver Splash event was attended by hundreds of filmmakers and film fans from all around the world.

The prestigious event which took place at Lake Pavillion on the waterfront in West Palm Beach featured a delicious brunch and the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to actress June Lockhart.

“The Silver Splash has become the signature event of the festival because it is a celebration of the incredible talent we feature every year,” said Yvonne S. Boice, Chairperson of the PBIFF. “Having a venue where young inspiring film makers can meet their new fans, as we honor icons of the industry, creates an exciting dynamic that no one ever forgets.”

This year’s honoree was June Lockhart, the 86-year old star who is well-known for her roles in Lassie, Meet Me in St. Louis, Sergeant York, the Yearling, the classic TV series Lost in Space, and numerous Broadway and television productions. Lockhart was at the PBIFF not only to receive the award, but to promote her latest film, Zombie Hamlet, which was a featured film at the festival.

“June was so gracious,” continued Boice. “She was inundated with autograph requests and signed every one. She was truly a delight and we were all impressed by her warm personality and energy.”

Captions:

1 – From left, Yvonne Boice, George Elmore, Randi Emerman, John Oxedine, Arlene Herson

2 — June Lockhart with Paul Noble and JoAnn Pflug

3 — June Lockhart and Yvonne Boice

4 – Shown from left, Al Zucaro, Randi Emerman, Wally Wilson

5 — Cary Roman with Cyndi Bertakis

6 – From left are Terry Watkins, Randi Emerman, JoAnn Pflug, Yvonne Boice

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