Short Program List


AD 2018

As the ancient curse goes, “May you live in interesting times.” Stories about today that could only be told now.
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June 21, 2018 4:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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All About My Mother

Whether moving or comedic, these stories touch on the enduring impact our mothers leave on our lives.
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June 23, 2018 12:40 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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All in the Family

The bonds of family transcend time, distance and personal preference. Through thick and thin, we’re in each other’s business ‘til death us do part.
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June 21, 2018 7:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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And Now For Something Completely Different...

Brace yourself for the surreal, the weird and the psychedelic: these shorts will deliver in spades.
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June 23, 2018 4:45 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Animal Instincts

Fish, birds, goats, chickens and everything in between! Whether wild or domesticated, as pets or as a representation of our own true selves, a group of films than explores our complex relationship with animals.
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June 20, 2018 10:30 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Around the World in 90 Minutes

A cinematic tour of the world, from Uganda to Bangladesh to the California desert!
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June 22, 2018 3:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Art Attack

Films that prove the only common trait for artists is their inability to be common.
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June 20, 2018 11:00 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Awkward...!

Bad jobs, unexpected kissing (and more), and death can bring up some embarrassing situations. Come laugh and cringe along with our put-upon protagonists.
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June 22, 2018 7:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Boys & Men

Crises of masculinity abound in this selection of films, in which gender roles are questioned, relationships tested and sexuality cast into sharp relief.
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June 23, 2018 11:00 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Brief Encounters

Chance meetings and temporary companionships—sometimes our most deeply felt experiences are drawn from the most fleeting of relationships.
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June 20, 2018 10:00 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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The Best Years of Our Lives

A spotlight on the stories that celebrate and explore the later stages in life, we follow people as they build new relationships, rediscover who they are, look back on the lives they’ve lived and enjoy the ones they are living.
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June 20, 2018 4:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Cardinal Sins

A rollicking program of transgressive characters who prove that while risky, living in sin is not necessarily deadly, and oftentimes it’s a lot of mischievous fun.
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June 23, 2018 5:45 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Cast Adrift

On the edge of society, the protagonists of these shorts forge their own paths ahead in a world that offers few concessions.
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June 21, 2018 2:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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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.
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June 24, 2018 6:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Communication Breakdowns

Funny, bittersweet and truthful, these are stories of missed connections, mix ups, language barriers and things left unsaid. It’s a wonder we can communicate at all.
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June 22, 2018 1:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Cons & Consequences

A collection of films about criminals, victims and the often amorphous line between the two.
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June 22, 2018 6:15 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Coupling & Uncoupling

Stories of coming together or breaking apart due to coveted video games, broken condoms, trash cans full of cash and other unusual catalysts.
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June 22, 2018 4:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Departures

Whether leaving home or saying farewell to a loved one, the characters in these heartfelt films find themselves at the end of their respective paths, preparing for the uncertain futures that await them.
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June 24, 2018 1:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Desperate Measures

Backed into corners with little recourse left, the protagonists in these stories look for drastic solutions to seemingly hopeless situations.
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June 23, 2018 3:15 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Extraordinary People

A diverse group of documentaries featuring inspiring men and women facing personal, societal and historic challenges with strength and resolve.
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June 20, 2018 1:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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2018 ShortFest