Palm Springs International Shortfest is the largest and best attended short film event in North America.
ShortFest presents short films from over 50 countries packaged into 90-100 minute themed programs. Gather ‘round the screen as we unspool comedy, romance, animation, action, documentaries and more.
Palm Springs International Shortfest receives over 4,000 entries every year from around the world; just 325 shorts are selected and screened in 90 minute themed programs. When attending, you’ll view between 4 – 10 short films that have been curated into a themed program such as Sibling Stories or The Things We Do For Love.
Forums include working industry professionals from a variety of disciplines who share their knowledge and experiences. The panels and Master classes and round table discussions cover a variety of emerging trends and new practices in the film community.
Film Market at the Palm Springs International Shortfest has over 3,000 titles available for viewing on over 30 screening stations and the only short film market in North America. The Film Market serves two purposes, it allows film professionals the chance to view multiple films while providing filmmakers with the rare opportunity to promote their work not included in the Palm Springs International Shortfest theatrical programming.
The Riviera Resort and Spa is the host hotel, inside you can find the VR Lounge and Festival registration.
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