The Palm Springs International ShortFest -- now in its 23rd year -- is one of the largest showcase of short films in North America.
The seven day competitive festival screens approximately 330 films from 47 countries in a series of 90 minute programs, produces 3 days of forum programs, as well as well as the concurrent Film Market. An Oscar® and BAFTA®-qualifying festival, ShortFest has presented more than 100 shorts that have gone on to receive Oscar nominations.
ShortFest is high energy, hip, edgy and occasionally a kick in the head. It is the largest and best-attended short film event in North America and boasts the largest Short Film Market. It's not what you might expect to find in Palm Springs in June.
When attending a Shortfest screening, you'll experience 4-8 short films in a 'program' which our programming team has produced for your enjoyment. Q&A's with attending filmmakers occur after each screening to answer audience questions and broaden your experience.
Each year the Festival welcomes a long guest list of filmmakers and industry attendees for the ShortFest Forum. Prominent industry figures will participate in three days of ShortFest Forums covering a wide range of emerging trends and new practices in the global film community. Tickets for the ShortFest Forum are available to the public.