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Palm Springs International ShortFest

Palm Springs International ShortFest
1700 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite #3
CA 92262 Palm Springs
phone +1-760-3 22 29 30
fax +1-760-3 22 40 87
email: info@psfilmfest.org

Festival Director
Liliana Rodriguez

Year of Foundation 1995

Event Date from 16 June 2020 till 22 June 2020

Event Date

in Palm Springs, United States

International Competition

Sections Short Films (all genres)

Category Short

Terms of Entry completed in 2019/2020, not longer than 40 min.

Genre Action, Animation, Children & Youth, Comedy, Documentary Films, Drama, LGBT, Music, Horror, Thriller

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline Early: 1 December 2019 – Student: US$35 Standard: US$40
Regular: 5 January 2020 - Student: US$45 Standard: US$50
Late: 24 February 2020 - Student: US$55 Standard: US$60

Fees see deadlines

Attendance Figures 25,000

Participants of the Film Industry festival scouts, sales agents, distributors (theatrical, TV networks, online)

German Films


Short Film Programs
CHAOS by Samuel Auer
EVA SOLA by Lara Rodríguez Cruz (DE/ES)
FAR OUT by Jan-Peter Horstmann
LAKE OF HAPPINESS by Aliaksei Paluyan (DE/BY)
THE LAND OVER THERE by Arne Kohlweyer
MARADONA’S LEGS by Firas Khoury (DE/PS)
MENUETT by Felix Karolus
NOSIS by Vincenz Neuhaus
PACE by Kai Stänicke
SUMMER HIT by Berthold Wahjudi
TOUCH ME by Eileen Byrne

Number of Films Shown 300 films from 40 countries

Media Coverage broadest possible coverage in the local media

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation One of the best-organized short film festivals in North America. Dedicated staff, short film programs of all genres, with the addition of panels and a market library with all submitted shorts available for the accredited industry. A considerable number of buyers, sales agents, festival are present. A good place to network.

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