ShortFest offers a range of events to filmmakrs, industry, and the public alike.  Celebrate the official start of ShortFest at our Good Vibrations themed Opening Night, learn and converse with industry professionals by atteneding one of our diverse Forum panels, or meet and mingle with filmmakers and other guests at our nightly parties.  A full listing of events will be posted May 29, 2018.

Opening Night

The official launch of ShortFest 2018! Join us for Good Vibrations, a top-notch grouping of feel-good films to kick off the festival. The screening will be at the Camelot Theatres, followed by a celebration at LULU California Bistro. Feel the's going to be a sweet sensation. Read More

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Closing Night

Celebrating short filmmakers and those who love them! We'll announce the Audience Award winners, screen the selected Oscar-qualifying films, and wrap it up with a toast to ShortFest at our final party. Screening at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, party immediately following at the Hilton Hotel. Read More

ShortFest Forum

The ShortFest Forum includes 3-days of roundtables, interactive events, panels, classes and pitching opportunities for filmmakers, while attending Palm Springs ShortFest. Over 50 industry professionals lend their knowledge and expertise to attending filmmakers to these unique events. Read More

Filmmaker Parties

Music, laughs, networking, dancing, and cocktails at various locations in Palm Springs make these events you don't want to miss. Read More

Awards Brunch

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Open to Filmmaker and Industry passholders, the Awards Brunch is the best way to start off the last day of film screenings with award announcements and breakfast. Read More

2018 ShortFest Archive