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Palm Springs International Shortfest Announces Star-Studded Lineup

Palm Springs International Shortfest Announces Star-Studded Lineup

The 2013 Palm Springs International Shortfest and Short Film Market has announced its showcase of 330 films, including 70 world premieres. This is the beginning of winnowing for the Oscars, as all films that win first place in the fest’s four programs — which span action, comedies, dramas, thrillers and more — are Oscar eligible. An array of celebrities sprinkle the film lineup, including Cate Blanchett, Adam Driver, Lauren Ambrose, Mireille Enos, Elle Fanning and Emma Thompson.

The Shortfest runs June 18-24 in Palm Springs, CA. 

A sampling of this year’s shorts are listed below:  

  • Jason Ritter in Boats Against the Current
    (USA)
  •  the voice of Rachel Griffiths in Butterflies (Australia)
  •  the voice of
    Cate Blanchett in the North American Premiere of A Cautionary Tale (Australia)
  • Tom Sizemore in The Charlatan (USA)
  •  Christopher Lloyd in the World Premiere of
    The Coin (USA)
  •  Shannyn Sossamon in The Cyclist (USA)
  • Yvan Attal and Anne
    Parillaud in the North American Premiere of Delicate Gravity (France)
  • Alan
    Rickman in Dust (UK)
  •  Ian McKellen in the World Premiere of The Egg Trick (UK)
  • Christopher Eccleston and Felicity Jones in the World Premiere of Emily (UK)
  •  Gerard Depardieu in Frank-Etienne (France)
  •  the voice of Bill Nighy in the
    North American Premiere of The Hungry Corpse (UK)
  •  Missi Pyle in Killing Vivian
    (USA)
  •  Brenda Blethyn and Tom Jones in the World Premiere of King of the Teds
    (UK)
  • Anson Mount directs Last Time We Checked (USA); Elle Fanning in Likeness
    (USA)
  •  Nick Cassavetes in the World Premiere of Love and Skin  (USA) directed by Virgina Cassavetes
  • voices
    of Hugh Bonneville and Andy Serkis in the North American Premiere of The
    Magnificent Lion Boy
    (UK)
  • Nastassja Kinski and Julian Sands in The Nightshift
    Belongs to the Stars
    (Italy) directed by Edoardo Ponti
  • Hugo Weaving in No
    Budget
    (Australia)
  • David Lyons marks his directorial debut in the North
    American Premiere of Record (USA)
  • Lee Meriwether in Remember to Breathe (USA)
  • Lauren Ambrose and Adam Driver in The River (USA)
  •  Frances Conroy in Sequin
    Raze
    (USA)
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo in Silk (USA) directed by Catherine Dent
  • Jordana Spiro directs Skin (USA); Denis Lavant in the North American Premiere
    of Spring Tides (France)
  •  Lisa Edelstein and James Le Gros in the World
    Premiere of Three Hours Between Planes (USA)
  • Emma Thompson in Walking the Dogs
    (UK)
  •  Brooke Shields and Mireille Enos in the World Premiere of Wild Horses
    (USA)
  •  Camilla Belle in Zero Hour (Mexico/USA).

Shortfest also has a selection of 11 short film available for viewing online.

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Comments

Nick

Excited to have "The Charlatan" premiere at the Palm Springs Int. Shortfest. The film was shot entirely on location in the Coachella Valley…. it's like we're coming home!

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