MIAMI — The Palm Beach Intl. Film Festival has invited entries for its 9th annual fest, skedded to unspool April 15-22.Full-length and short features, shorts and documentary submissions are accepted, and the fest is open to filmmakers worldwide. The early deadline for submissions is Dec. 31. The fest showcases more than 80 independent films, all of which are eligible for audience awards in the feature, short and docu categories. A smaller number of films will compete in the director, actor, actress, screenplay, feature, documentary and short film categories. Entry forms and eligibility guidelines are available on the festival’s Web site, www.pbifilmfest.org.