Film Market

Film Market Video Library Hours

Located at the Riviera Hotel & Spa | Salon I
June 19-23 | 9am-6pm
June 24 | 9am-5pm

What is the ShortFest Film Market?

At the ShortFest Film Market, our mission is to provide a space for dialogue dedicated to the short film world while promoting industry and filmmaker interaction. We're one of the largest short film markets in the world exclusively set up to promote short films. 

Each year, hundreds of film industry professionals flock to Palm Springs to attend the ShortFest Film Market in order to discover new films and scout for talent. The best part? If you submitted your film to ShortFest, you are automatically included in the Market at no extra cost.  

The Market runs concurrently with ShortFest and consists of a film library of 4,200+ titles available for viewing on screening stations, a Forum of panels, workshops, roundtables and one-on-one industry events, and designated table space for companies looking to engage short form filmmakers.

Why should you attend the Market?  

The Market is the ideal casual and intimate setting to promote your film or company. It serves the dual purpose of offering industry and media professionals the chance to view multiple films and meet hundreds of filmmakers while providing filmmakers with the rare opportunity to promote their work in real time. 

Whether you are a part of the Official Selection or are attending as a Market Filmmaker, you'll have access to the entire Forum and the industry professionals who attend. Note: having your short in the Market film library is not considered a public screening and does not affect a film's premiere status.  

How do I participate?  

If you have submitted to ShortFest, you are automatically included in the Market. Upon receiving notification, you will be given instructions on applying for your Market Badge. If you'd like to opt out of the Market, please email

There are a few ways for industry to get involved in the ShortFest Market. You can secure a table at the Marketplace HERE, you can apply for an Industry Badge HERE, or you can participate in the Forum.

If you work for a film festival or a company that works with short films and you'd like to participate in our panels, workshops or roundtables, please send an email to

Industry, Media, Filmmaker, or Market Pass is required for entry; the Film Market is not open to the public

2018 ShortFest Archive