22nd Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest, Palm Springs


Affair: 22nd Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest

When: Tuesday, June 21- Monday, June 27, 2016

Hot Spot: Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs, CA

Deets: Now entering its 22nd year, the Palm Springs International ShortFest is one of only a handful of Oscar®-qualifying Festivals in the US. First place winners in our Live Action, Animation, and Best of the Fest categories are automatically qualified for nomination consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. To date, ShortFest has screened more than 100 that have gone on to receive Academy Award nominations. Selection has become a badge of honor among filmmakers, ensuring the highest quality films and attracting an audience of avid filmgoers, industry professionals, and talent from around the world.

ShortFest is the largest short film event and film market in North America, screening over 320 short films each year. This year, the official selection was curated from over 3,000 submissions from a record-breaking 82 countries. Over 400 filmmakers attend annually to gain exposure for their films. With a concurrent Film Market of 2,700 titles, ShortFest is recognized as a prime scouting ground for new talent.

In addition to providing extraordinary screenings in front of our dedicated and knowledgeable audience base we have made it our mission to inspire, empower and encourage all emerging filmmakers from around the globe who come to the festival. To that end, each year we offer the ShortFest Forums designed to broaden their knowledge and further their careers. The ShortFest Forums are three days of master classes, panels, roundtables, and events that bring working industry to engage with ShortFest filmmakers and to share firsthand experience, conversation and networking.

Who You May Spot: Film Makers, actors, actresses

Hint For The Average Socialite: Passes are available for purchase.

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