Youth Jury


We are looking for our next group of Youth Jury members for the upcoming Palm Springs International ShortFest in June and Palm Springs International Film festival in January. 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.

YOUNG CINEASTE'S AWARD JURY (14-17)- Deliberate on a selection of films under the Young Adult category. 
(Year round starting in May 2020 until February 2021)

Applications are now being accepted and reviewed going into 2020 ShortFest. Due to the Shelter in place order all participation for the Youth Jury will be done virtually through zoom and email correspodnace. 

Students will need to be available for some classes during the summer starting in May and during certain times leading up to and during the festival in June. If you are, or know, a young student in the Coachella Valley who would be interested in participating in the Youth Jury or if you would like to receive more information on the Educational Programs of the Palm Springs International Film Society, please email