Palm Springs International ShortFest
, an Academy-qualifying platform lends power and prestige to the best short films from every corner of the globe. As one of the largest showcases of shorts
in North America, ShortFest annually screens more than 300 unforgettable stories from more than 40 countries and skillfully promotes them to the audiences
they seek. In recent years festival films “The Phone Call” (2014), “God of Love” (2011), “Toyland” (2009), and “Freeheld” (2008) all went on to earn Oscars
after screening at ShortFest.
With six competitive categories ranging from student projects to documentaries to animated tales, ShortFest offers plenty of ways to earn honors – and
prize money, film stock, and production services valued at more than $100,000 USD are all awaiting the best of the best. But success at ShortFest is only
the beginning: all first-place winners in ShortFest’s Live-Action and Animated Categories become eligible for Academy Awards nominations.
Due to its close proximity to the entertainment capital of the world, ShortFest is an ideal environment for the development of valuable relationships with
industry players who can accelerate careers. From morning until late into the night, ShortFest offers an array of receptions, seminars, master classes, and
one-on-one meetings engineered to foster discussion and collaboration. In previous years, popular ShortFest Forums have tackled topics including Taking
Your Content to Market, Meet the Agents, Managers, and Actors, and more.
ShortFest will take place June 16 -22, 2015. Further details about the submission process can be found HERE