Filmmaker Parties

Join us each evening of the festival for music, laughs, networking, dancing, and cocktails at various locations in Palm Springs.
All Access, Chairman's, Industry Passes or ticket required for entry*Tickets are not sold on-site
Valid photo ID (21+) required for entry into select venues and consumption of alcoholic beverages at all venues.
*Insider passes are accepted for Opening & Closing Night receptions only

Opening Night Reception

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Opening Night! Welcome to ShortFest. Enjoy a selection of crowd pleasing short films at the Camelot Theatres followed by a kaleidoscopic party high in the sky amongst vintage planes at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Take a trip across the globe with DJ Gingee along with food and drinks provided by Lulu's. Read More

Light Up the Night

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2019 Shortfest party on Wednesday, June 19. Cha Ching! It's a party all about getting that DeNiro. Celebrate a night at the Spa Casino, by mobbing in your best Scorsese suit. Read More


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2019 ShortFest party on Thursday, June 20. The Glow Up! Come live your best life by highlighting your best self in celebration of our GayLa! at Toucan's Read More

Palm Tree Paradise

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Karaoke Night! From Palm Trees to pineapples to singing your heart out, escape to a tropical paradise in Palm Springs. Read More

Technicolor Dreams

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2019 ShortFest Filmmaker party on Saturday, June 22. A monochromatic 1990's themed prom at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club's Commune. Come in your best color blocked 90's cocktail attire and wear the right shoes to do the running man while DJ Francesca Harding spins the jamz. Read More

Closing Night: Blue Lagoon

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Au Revoir! Enjoy the closing night films featuring a selection of award winners and audience favorites, then see your film mates off as everyone sets sail back home. Bring your best cruise wears as DJ Val Fleury spins records for this special night time poolside party. Read More

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