Thursday, 24 May 2018 20:23

Palm Springs International ShortFest Returns This Summer

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Make plans this summer to visit Palm Springs so you can take advantage of our low summer rates in an incredible Palm Springs vacation rental, but also enjoy the world-renowned Short Film Fest!

Short films are motion pictures that are not long enough to be feature films, often created as a first foray into filmmaking for individuals who need a venue to prove their talent and gain valuable experience. They may also be a creative outlet for veteran casts and crew who want to utilize a shorter, less expensive medium. Whether a short film is produced with fresh talent or experienced filmmakers, all are eligible for many of the awards and recognition that longer films receive, though many short films do not reach the wider audiences of feature-length movies.

The 2018 Palm Springs International ShortFest offers the unique opportunity for attendees to screen over 300 specially selected short films during its 24th annual event in June. The largest Short Film festival in North America, the event curates short films into groups of 90-minute, themed programs for screenings. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the filmmakers after each program for questions and discussion about their work.

The film festival opens on June 19th with screenings at Camelot Theaters of a group of films dubbed "Good Vibrations" for their upbeat, feel-good themes, followed by a reception at LULU California Bistro. Tickets for opening night will be available online, along with options for all-access passes, tickets for individual screenings, and 6-pack tickets valid for 6 screenings or forum panels. The event winds down on June 24th with an awards night to celebrate festival winners and screen films that qualify for Oscar® awards.

Industry professionals from across many film disciplines will also be taking part in special panels happening Thursday through Saturday during the event, participating in roundtable discussions of various topics related to short film production and movie-making trends. These panels are open to the public and tickets will be available individually or as part of a ticket 6-pack.

Many of the films showcased at past ShortFest screenings have gone on to win Oscar® nominations or awards, and festivals like ShortFest often offer the only opportunity to see these amazing shorts on the big screen. Don't miss your chance to catch some rising stars in short film at the Palm Springs International ShortFest this summer!

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