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American Cinematheque presents shorts from 2009 ShortFest
11/3/2009

AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE at the
EGYPTIAN THEATRE HOLLYWOOD presents
AWARD-WINNING SHORTS from the
2009 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST


The Dinner, Best of Festival Award; Dandelion Dharma, Audience Favorite Live Action Short; Lost and Found, Audience Favorite Animation Short and This is Her, Future Filmmaker Award Winner to screen for Los Angeles audience


PALM SPRINGS, CA (November 3, 2009) – American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood will present a program of four award-winning short films from the 2009 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and market in North America, on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 7:30 pm at the Egyptian Theatre Hollywood, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. A discussion with directors Karchi Perlmann (The Dinner) and Veronica DiPippo (Dandelion Dharma) will follow the screening.

The films included in the program are:

The Dinner (Vacsora) - BEST OF FESTIVAL JURY AWARD
Hungary, 27 min.
Karchi Perlmann, Director

This Venice Film Festival award-winner tells the wry tale of a hapless pig farmer whose minor domestic accident turns into a wholly unexpected catastrophe for all involved.

Dandelion Dharma - AUDIENCE FAVORITE LIVE ACTION SHORT
USA, 24 min.
Veronica DiPippo, Director

Every ending leads to a new beginning in this fabulous and funny tale about a young woman who's about to end it all in a shared community garden.

Lost and Found - AUDIENCE FAVORITE ANIMATION SHORT
United Kingdom, 24 min.
Philip Hunt, Director

In this captivating CG animated film, a young boy in a seaside village is faced with the problem of helping a penguin get back to his home in the South Pole, even if it means rowing all the way there.

This is Her - FUTURE FILMMAKER AWARD
New Zealand, 12 min.
Katie Wolfe, Director

A wry tale recounting a family's history and an interloper's comeuppance.


Tickets for the program are: General Admission $10.00. Cinematheque Members $7.00. Seniors 65+/Students w/valid ID $8. Tickets may be ordered online at www.fandango.com, or purchased at the box office in advance or on the day of the screening. The box office is located at the Egyptian Theatre Hollywood, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.
For more information visit www.americancinematheque.com.

Designated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an award-qualifying Festival and accredited by the International Short Film Conference, the Palm Springs International ShortFest and its Short Film Market, are the largest and most prominent short film showcase in North America. The Festival and its concurrent 2,700-film Film Market continues to serve as a scouting ground for new filmmaking talent and is well attended by those in the business of buying and selling short films.

The 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest will take place June 22-28, 2010. For more information on the Festival, visit www.psfilmfest.org.



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