Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films

25th Edition

Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films

where:Palm Springs (CA-Usa)
when:June 18th - 24th, 2019
address:1700 East Tahquitz Canyon Way #3
Palm Springs, CA 92262
tel:+1 760-322-2930
fax:+1 760-322-4087
deadline:February 11th, 2019
entry form:Submission at Withoutabox

The Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival and Film Market, now entering its 17th year, is the largest showcase of short films in North America. With over 300 films from more than 40 countries screened annually, the Festival is truly a world-class event. Each year over two-thirds of the films presented at the Festival are acquired by distributors, networks or on-line companies, or find sales agents. Festival winners are eligible for Oscar® consideration in the Short Film categories for Live Action, Animation and Best of the Fest categories. Since the Festival’s inception, over 60 short films from our Festival have gone on to win Oscar® Nominations.
ShortFest is a competitive Film Festival. Films accepted are automatically eligible for the applicable competition category. A Jury comprised of filmmakers and industry representatives will screen all competition finalists, deliberate and announce the results at Awards Night on Sunday evening.
Filmmakers not present will be notified in writing. Winning films will be screened again for audiences on Monday. Prints and tapes will not be released from the festival until the winning films have been announced.
Award Information:
1) There will be a total of twenty (20) awards presented including: Best Animation; Best Live Action (15 minutes and under); Best Live Action (over 15 minutes); Best Documentary; Best Student Cinematography; Best Student Animation; Best Student Live Action (15 minutes and under); Best Student Live Action (over 15 minutes) and Best Student Documentary. In addition, there is a Grand Jury Award and a Future Filmmaker Award.
2) All first and second place winners will receive awards. In total, over $70,000 in cash, film stock and production services will be awarded. All first place winners in the Live Action and Animation categories will also become eligible for consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for possible Academy Award nomination except as noted below.
A Film Market is held in conjunction with the Festival. The Market is a DVD library consisting of all submitted titles that are made available to accredited industry representatives throughout the festival. Viewing stations are provided on site. All films meeting entry requirements are automatically included in the market unless otherwise advised by the filmmaker in writing.

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