Two times winner of Cinema Without Borders Seal Of Excellence Award, Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Festival receives about 4,200 submissions from over 100 countries around the globe. Approximately 325 shorts are selected and screened in 90-minute themed programs, with many of the remaining titles available for viewing our Film Market.
An Oscar and BAFTA qualifying festival, ShortFest has presented more than 100 shorts that have gone on to receive Oscar nominations and/or awards.
The festival also includes the ShortFest Forum, a series of panels, master classes and roundtable discussions designed to provide emerging filmmakers with both the knowledge and the networking opportunities to further their careers in the film industry.
With hundreds of filmmakers and industry professionals in attendance and an audience of 22,000 avid filmgoers, ShortFest is defined by a decidedly casual atmosphere and a taste for the unconventional. It’s not what you might expect to find in Palm Springs in June…
To learn more about 2017 Palm Springs International ShortFest, we had a video interview with Lili Rodriguez, Director of the festival.