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2007 Palm Springs Festival of Short Films
The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films (ShortFest) is accepting film submissions from March 1 – May 31, 2007

David Lee - Marketing and Publicity Manager
Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films

Palm Springs, CA – The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Film Market, one of the best short film showcases in the World, is scheduled August 23-29, 2007 at the Camelot Theatres. Film submissions are now being accepted through May 31, 2007.

Now in its 13th year, the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films has become known world-wide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts, and for the quality and scope of its programming. This celebrated event is the largest festival of its kind in America, showcasing over 300 short films each year from more than 40 countries, with a library of more than 2200 films available to film buyers, industry and press in the Film Market running concurrently with the Festival. Included are seminars, technological demonstrations and scheduled 'one-on-one' meetings with industry experts and filmmaking professionals, free to all filmmakers who participate in the Festival.

Best of all, all films submitted to the Festival are eligible for free inclusion in the Film Market and made available to all attending industry and press for viewing at our Film Market headquarters & screening center. The Festival includes twenty awards in six competitive categories, with award cash or film production prizes in each category ($60,000 worth of prizes, in all), as well as "Best of the Fest" and "Future Filmmaker" awards. All first place winners in the Live Action and Animation categories are automatically eligible for nomination consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Since the Festival's inception, 53 short films have gone on to garner Academy Award nominations.

We also offer reduced entry fees for students. The early entry deadline is April 6, 2007 and the regular entry deadline (both deadlines with reduced submission fees) is May 11, 2007. The final deadline is May 31, 2007 for all entries.

We encourage all interested filmmakers to apply and experience the art of short cinema in our beautiful desert oasis. Entry forms are also available at or by calling (760) 322-2930.

The Palm Springs International Film Society is a 501 (C) (3) charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness. For further information, please visit