The Palm Springs International SHORTFEST is on the way and will have its closing night on Sunday June 23rd. The Palm Springs International SHORTFEST, two times winner of Cinema Without Borders Seal Of Excellence Award — celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. SHORTFEST is the largest short film event in North America
A highly competitive festival, festival receives 5,000± 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 in the Market. An Oscar, BAFTA and Los Premios Goya-qualifying festival, ShortFest has presented more than 100 shorts that have gone on to receive Oscar nominations and/or awards.
To learn more about 2019 SHORTFEST we had an interview with Liliana Rodriguez, Artistic Director of Palm Springs International Film Society as a podcast:
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…
The festival also includes the ShortFest Forum, a series of panels, master classes and round table discussions designed to provide emerging filmmakers with both the knowledge and the networking opportunities to further their careers in the film industry.