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Sugar Sand Park Community Center 7th Annual Kids' Spooky Film Festival

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The Boca Raton Public Libraries are offering assistance to all particiapants of the 7th annual Kids' Spooky Film Festival at their Discover Studio, located inside the Downtown Library  An experienced staff person and computers will be available to participants who wish to edit their video content for the program from 9:30am-12:00pm on:

September 15, 2018
September 22, 2018


YOU DO NOT NEED A LIBRARY CARD on these days/times to access this resource! Seats are given on a first come first serve basis with a total of nine available computers.



CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017 Annual Kids' Spooky Film Festival winners!


People’s Choice: The Slime

   By Giuliana Leighton with help from her dad, Dominic Giannetti


Best Film Categories:

YOUTH: The Ringing

      By AnaMichele Morejon


FAMILY: The Smiley Face of Sunset Trace

      By Caden Beckham with help from his mom, Jennifer Martin


Judges’ Choice: Terror in the Box

  By Daphne and Layna Sigelakis with help from their dad, Michael    




Judges for 2017

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Joe Menendez  (

Award-winning filmmaker, and South Florida native, Menendez is both a successful feature film director and a prolific television director/producer.  Menendez has directed multiple episodes of the one-hour drama FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: The Series for Robert Rodriguez and his El Rey Network, multiples of the new Amazon Series JUST ADD MAGIC and the Prequel Series plus the "uncensored" episodes for the 2nd season of HULU's hit drama series EAST LOS HIGH. His feature film credits include LADRONES (THIEVES), and  LADRON QUE ROBA A LADRON (TO ROB A THIEF), which opened at the time to a record-grossing opening weekend at the box-office for a Spanish-language film in the U.S.

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Naqi Khawer (

Naqi is a digital film graduate from Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and has proven his passion of creative filmmaking by writing, producing and directing several short films, recognized and awarded at international and domestic film festivals.
Naqi believes in succinct - bold approach in storytelling and guiding audience’s imagination to fuel the ideology of the concept.  He leads the creative side of N.N Media Productions.


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Stacey Steele and Carl Rimi (team judges)

Stacey Steele has been entertaining crowds as a singer, actress and comic for over 20 years - with experience in everything from character acting and drama to comedy and improv, and from hosting fashion, award and radio shows to being a pageant queen and expert fitness instructor.

Stacey has toured the United States with various bands, traveled internationally with Sweet Adelines where she performed with the choir, as a soloist and in an award winning quartet. Now you can catch Stacey doing her Broadway review, Stacey Steele Live, for South Florida audiences with her father, violinist Sammy Weber.


Carl Rimi is an actor and writer, known for Adopted (2016), Love and Hostages (2016) and Before I Come Back (2016).  His credits include Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, NBC, CBS, ABC Family and the hit television series Burn Notice.  Carl is currently working on Henri, a feature film along with Eric Roberts and Robert LaSardo.  He is also shooting GymBrats 2.0, a web series about wannabe actors who like to pass the time hanging out at their local gym. The show was created, produced and directed by Mr. Rimi and Ms. Stacey Steele.


Palm  Beach County Film & Television Commission

Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission Representatives

The PBC Film Commission's mission is to generate a positive impact on businesses, tourism and the economy in Palm Beach County through the growth of the film, television and digital media industries by attracting on-location production, educating our workforce and providing superior service to the visiting and indigenous production communities. Since 1989, The PBC Film & Television Commission has served as a hub for location and production information within The Palm Beaches and envisions The Palm Beaches growing in stature as a production center through its worldwide reputation for first class service, the development of a qualified and diversified workforce, along with the enhanced partnerships that support production facilities, industry event and film festivals.