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ShortFest goes mobile with iPhone app


Palm Springs, CA (June 24, 2010) – Take your shorts on the road with a new iPhone application from the Palm Springs International ShortFest.

The new application serves as an official guide to what's screening daily at the Festival from June 22-28, 2010. Users will have access to all 314 films and nine panels and by clicking on "schedule," films are listed by screening order and grouped by program or panel. Also, video trailers are viewable for select films and there is a link to the festival website to purchase tickets or users can dial the box office phone number on their iPhone. While this free application is in beta release, it currently can be installed on the iPhone platform.

To Download from iTunes for free, click here. The application requires iOS 3.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

About Palm Springs International ShortFest

Now in its 16th year, the Palm Springs International ShortFest showcases more than 300 short films, with a library of more than 3,000 films available to film buyers, industry and press in its concurrent Short Film Market. Festival events include nightly receptions, seminars and scheduled 'one-on-one' meetings with industry experts and filmmaking professionals. 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 Palm Springs International ShortFest is supported by an ever-growing number of new and longtime sponsors with local, national and international prominence. The Title Sponsor is the City of Palm Springs with Presenting Sponsors The Desert Sun, Spencer’s and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Major Sponsors include MAKE, Panavision, The BottomLine, Kodak, KPSP Local 2, the Kaiser Restaurant Group, Australian Consulate General in Los Angeles and the Ace Hotel. The official host hotel and media center is the Hilton Palm Springs Resort. More ShortFest information is available online at www.psfilmfest.org or by calling (800) 898-7256.

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