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Palm Springs International Film Society

Palm Springs International ShortFest

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Celebrating its 30th -anniversary, the Palm Springs International ShortFest, one of the largest showcases of short-form cinema in North America, will return this year from June 18-24, 2024. Sponsored by the City of Palm Springs, this year’s ShortFest will be presented at the Regal Palm Springs. In addition to screenings, the ShortFest Forum will occur with classes and panels featuring industry representatives, filmmakers, and additional guests. The ShortFest Awards and cash prizes worth $25,000, including five Academy Award-qualifying awards, will be announced on Sunday, June 23. The Best of the Fest shorts will screen on the final day, Monday, June 24, as well as virtually from July 10-14.

Designated by AMPAS, BAFTA, BIFA and Goya Awards as an award-qualifying festival, the Palm Springs International ShortFest and Short Film Market is one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world. Previous short films screened at the Festival have included Oscar-nominated documentary short Nai Nai & Wài Pó, acclaimed live-action short The Old Young Crow, Oscar-winning documentary short The Queen of BasketballDeath & Ramen with comedian Bobby Lee and actor Matt Jones, Last Call with actor Tom Holland, The Long Goodbye with actor Riz Ahmed, Three Trees voiced by actress Whoopi Goldberg, and many more.