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The Youth Jury is a collection of students from the greater Palm Springs area brought together into a group of like-minded young people to watch and evaluate a selection of films from our respective film festivals and ultimately select a film to represent the group as the winner of their jury award. Along with watching and deliberating on films from the festival, the youth jury will have the opportunity to interview filmmakers, festival programmers, and staff to learn more about filmmaking, the film industry, and how film festivals function.
We are looking for our next group of Youth Jury members for the upcoming 2022 Palm Springs International ShortFest. The Youth Jury is a collection of students from the greater Palm Springs area. The experience of being on the Youth Jury teaches this collection of young people how to read and evaluate film from an early age and exposes the participants to stories and perspectives of different cultures from around the world.
There are two youth juries for the upcoming 2023 Palm Springs International ShortFest:
- Kid's Choice - A collection of students ranging from ages 8-13 who will judge and evaluate the Kid's Choice program of family-friendly and youth-orientated films at the 2022 Palm Springs International ShortFest.
- Young Cineastes - A collection of high school students ranging from ages 14-17 who will judge a various selection of international films about young people from the 2022 Palm Springs International ShortFest.