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Celebrating 31 years, the Palm Springs International Film Festival plays host to a fabulous array of movies and movie stars. The Festival features a stellar line-up of more than 175 films from 60 countries, special events and gala receptions. 

The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films has become known world-wide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts, and for the quality and scope of its programming. This celebrated event is the largest festival of its kind in America, showcasing over 320 short films each year from more than 40 countries, with a library of more than 2700 films available to film buyers, industry and press in the Film Market running concurrently with the Festival.

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2009 Palm Springs Festival of Short Films calling for entries

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & FILM MARKET
June 23 - 29, 2009


Call for Entries
Regular Deadline: March 27, 2009
Late Deadline: April 24, 2009
Online entry form

Contact Info
For more information contact:
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival

1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way,
Suite 3 Palm Springs,
California 92262 USA

Tel: (760) 322-2930
Fax: (760) 322-4087

Website: http://www.psfilmfest.org/

E-mail: info@psfilmest.org



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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & FILM MARKET

Now in its 15th year, the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films has become known world-wide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts, and for the quality and scope of its programming. This celebrated event is the largest festival of its kind in America, showcasing over 320 short films each year from more than 40 countries, with a library of more than 2,700 films available to film buyers, industry and press in the Film Market running concurrently with the Festival.

Executive Director Darryl Macdonald said, "The Festival and its associated Film Market is ranked the largest in North America. It is also consistently noted as one of the most filmmaker friendly and finest organized short film festivals in the World. Over the course of the Festival's first 14 years, 65 films from our line-up went on to become Academy Award nominees. Our Short Film Market, which runs during the Festival, encompasses over 2,700 new short films and viewing facilities for attending industry, press and filmmakers.

Last year's ShortFest drew more than 15,000 attendees, including over 500 filmmakers, press and industry buyers and representatives and is truly a world-class event. Each year over two-thirds of the films presented at the Festival are acquired by distributors, networks or online companies, or find sales agents. In addition to attracting the top North American and European distributors and sales agents of short films, agents, studio and specialty-channel representatives attend the Festival in search of the next generation of writers and directors.

Competition: ShortFest is a competitive Film Festival. Films accepted are automatically eligible for the applicable competition category. A Jury comprised of filmmakers and industry representatives will screen all competition finalists, deliberate and announce the results at Awards Night on Sunday evening, June 28, 2009. Filmmakers not present will be notified in writing.
Winning films will be screened again for audiences on Monday, June 29, 2009. Prints and tapes will not be released from the festival until the winning films have been announced.

Awards: The Palm Springs ShortFest is one of the few qualifying festivals for the Best Short Film Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Festival includes twenty awards in six competitive categories, with award cash or film production prizes in each category ( over $100,000 worth of prizes, in all), as well as "Best of the Fest" and "Future Filmmaker" awards. All first place winners in the Live Action and Animation categories are automatically eligible for nomination consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Since the Festival's inception, 65 short films featured at the event have gone on to garner Academy Award nominations.

Entry requirements:
Early Entry Fees - Postmarked by February 27, 2009:
Student: US $30.00, Non-student: US $40.00
Regular Entry Fees - Postmarked by March 27, 2009:
Student: US $40.00, Non-student US $50.00
Late Entry Fees - Postmarked by April 24, 2009:
Student: US $50.00, Non-student US$60.00

  • Films must have been completed in 2008 or 2009.
  • Films must be no more than 40 minutes in length including credits.
  • Films shot in other formats must be available for projection in 35mm, Beta SP, Digibeta, Mini DV. NTSC/PAL OK for all.
  • All non-English language films must have legible English language subtitles.
  • The film must not have been viewed on the internet or national broadcast, cable or satellite television prior to the Festival screening.
  • The film must not have had a public screening in Palm Springs prior to the Festival screening.
  • Films accepted into the festival must arrive with with shipping and customs duties or taxes pre-paid, by June 8, 2009.

We encourage all interested filmmakers to apply and experience the art of short cinema in our beautiful desert oasis. Entry forms are also available at www.psfilmfest.org or by calling (760) 322-2930.

Online entry form:

Download Entry Form & Information PDF

 

Information about the Festival and submission guidelines can be found on the Festival's website at www.psfilmfest.org

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Palm Springs International Short Film Festival

1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way,
Suite 3 Palm Springs,
California 92262 USA

Tel: (760) 322-2930
Fax: (760) 322-4087
Website: http://www.psfilmfest.org/

E-mail: info@psfilmest.org

Comments (4)

Thanks Anonymous

Your kind remarks are appreciated, and it's all true. We have a great time at ShortFest. We always seem to attract a great crowd of filmmakers and everyone seems to have a lot of fun! In addition to screening great films the workshops and panel discussions that we offer are extremely helpful and interesting, plus we have some excellent parties!!

Don't forget that May 23 is the final deadline for submissions.

We hope to see everyone in beautiful Palm Springs this summer!

Do not miss this fest

For the filmmakers: Bringing together burgeoning filmmakers and experts in the short film genre, ShortFest is a fantastic chance to check out the best in the field, share knowledge and bond as a film community. Always an enthusiastic group of filmmakers.

For the filmgoers: Come to a fest where the filmmakers are accessible and want to talk about their films. Witness the start of some great careers.

Only a few days left...

April 11 is the deadline for submissions for ShortFest 2008 at the regular submission fee. The fee goes up if you wait for the late deadline of May 23. Go to the website for the submission form or for a link to submit your film through Without A Box.

Deadlines are Approaching!

We have been receiving film submissions on a daily basis and are looking forward to seeing many more. Just a reminder that the submission deadlines are fast approaching. The regular deadline is April 11, 2008 and the late deadline is May 23, 2008. Visit our website at www.psfilmfest.org for all of the details.

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