Box Office

24 hours/day

M-F 9am-5pm
800.898.7256 or 760.778.8979

In Person
Camelot Theatres 
(Palm Springs Cultural Center)
2300 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs
June 20 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
June 21-27 | 1 hour before 1st show until ½ hr after last show begins


Ticket sales for the 2022 ShortFest begin June 8, 2022!
Film Society Members may purchase beginning June 6.

When you attend a ShortFest screening, you will be seeing a film 'program'.  Film programs consist of 4-9 short films programmed together for a cohesive experience.  Films in each program often vary in genre, subject, and style, providing our audience with a wide range of adventures. Q&As with attending filmmakers occur after each program to enhance and broaden your experience.


General Screening: $13
Opening Night Screening & Reception: $60
Closing Night Awards Ceremony: $13 (no reception)
Forum Panel: $10
6-pack: $69
All tickets are subject to a $1 service charge per ticket OR $3/pack

How do I purchase tickets?

Order online or via phone beginning June 8, 2022 | Film Society Member days begin June 6, 9AM PST


  • Select the film or film program you want to attend
  • Click the Reserve Now box once the correct film or event is chosen...follow steps until receipt is received
  • FILM SOCIETY MEMBERS make sure to log in to your account first in order to get your member discount.
  • All tickets are subject to a $1.00 service charge per ticket 


  • 800.898.7256 or 760.778.8979 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


  • Available at our Box Office location during operating hours

Where do I pick up my tickets?

  • PRINT-AT-HOME and MOBILE TICKETS!  Eligible ticket orders will be available with a print-at-home option when ordering online or via phone.  A PDF download link will be available on the order confirmation email.  Click the link, download and print this PDF in color or black & white and present at the theater for entry. 
  • If you do not wish to use the print-at-home or mobile option, you may still pick-up your tickets at the box office during operating hours.
    • Only the person who purchased the tickets may pick them up
    • You bust bring a photo ID for identification purposes

Box Office Hours
Camelot Theatres (Palm Springs Cultural Center)
2300 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs
June 20 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
June 21-27 - 1 hour before 1st show until ½ hr after last show

How to navigate with tickets

Once you have your ticket(s) it's easy to get into film screenings and events.


  • Lines begin forming 40 minutes prior to the start of the film program and seating begins approximately 30 minutes prior to showtime
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the film, seating is not guaranteed if you arrive after 15 minutes prior to showtime
  • Enter the "Ticket Holder" line for the specific film program you have a ticket(s) for
  • Present your ticket on your mobile device, print-at-home or ticket you've received at the box office
  • All tickets will be scanned upon entry


ShortFest will screen a selection of award winners and audience favorites VIRTUALLY after ShortFest wraps.  Dates TBD.  This virtual pass will grant the purchaser full access to 25+ short film favorites from the 2022 addition.  Watch from the comfort of your own home and at your leisure.  Visit our PASS PAGE for further details and to purchase.

Individual = $75  |   Household = $100


When a film screening is deemed STANDBY, it means that the allotment of advance tickets has been reached.   If you weren't able to purchase an advanced ticket, there is still a chance to see the film as reserved seats may go unclaimed.  Empty Seats are released for sale 10 minutes prior to a screening. The released seats are deemed Standby Tickets and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Standby lines form 40 minutes prior to a screening.

Festival Etiquette

  • Saving places in line or saving seats for other guests or between shows is not permitted. 
  • If you need to leave the auditorium for any reason, take your ticket stub or pass with you and be sure to pick up a RE-ADMIT pass before you leave. No one will be re-admitted without the re-admit pass and their ticket stub or festival pass. 
  • No recording equipment is permitted in the theatre auditorium. 
  • Please turn off all cell phones and mobile devices during the film presentation. 
  • For the pleasure of all guests there is no talking permitted during the film presentation and no late seating. 
  • Please complete and return your ballot immediately following each screening. 
  • To expedite theatre cleaning and seating please discard your trash and exit promptly after your screening. 
  • All theatre auditoriums are cleared between show times. 
  • Many lines are outside of the theatres. Please dress appropriately for comfort, as it can get hot during the day and cold in the evenings. Theatres may also get chilly. 
  • No outside food permitted in the festival theatres. Please visit the concession stand.
  • No large bags are permitted inside venues.
  • All bags are subject to search by festival and venue staff.
  • Terms and Conditions

Refunds & Exchanges

The PSIFS reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. We enforce this policy to ensure a secure, professional, and convenient environment for all of our customers.

COVID-19: If you are unable to attend the festival due to Covid-19 or can not comply with mandates at the time of the event you may request a refund.  Unused tickets after a screening has passed are not eligible for refund.

2022 ShortFest