The Palm Beach International Film Festival returns for 16th year, but it’s returning to its nine-day schedule after reducing to a budget-cutting five days in 2010, reports the Palm Beach Daily News.

The festival will be held March 23-March 31, 2011 at various venues throughout the county. It’s moved from its usual April dates to avoid conflicting with the new Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival and the Delray Beach Film Festival, the festival Executive Director Randi Emerman said.

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In case you missed it, here are the 2010 Palm Beach International Film Festival Award Winners:

Juried competition:

Best Feature Film
Winter’s Bone, directed by Debra Grank

Special Jury Mention
Eli & Ben, directed by Ori Ravid

Best Documentary
The Desert of Forbidden Art, directed by Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev

Best Short Film
Curious Thing, Directed by Alain Hain

The Inaugural IndieFlix Online Short Film Competition
The Cemetery Club, directed by Yitz Brillant

Audience Favorite Awards

The Yankles, directed by David R. Brooks

The Legend of Pale Male, directed by Frederic Lillen

The Cemetery Club, directed by Yitz Brilliant

Voices of Local Film Awards

Best Picture
Tara, directed by Lawrence Walsh

Best Screenplay
Rise, directed by Joel Barham and Nick DePalo

Best Director
The Last Ditch Report, directed by Cliff Burgess

Audience Choice Award
Rise, directed by Joel Barham and Nick DePalo

Other Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
Actor/Director/Producer Burt Reynolds

Horizon Award
Actor Quinton Aaron, who recently starred in the Academy Award-nominated feature “The Blind Side.”

Career Achievement Award
Elliott Gould

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