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30th -anniversary, the Palm Springs International ShortFest
this june 18-24, 2024
Rick W
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30th -anniversary, the Palm Springs International ShortFest this june 18-24, 2024

Celebrating its 30th -anniversary, the Palm Springs International ShortFest, one of the largest showcases of short-form cinema in North America, will return this year from June 18-24, 2024. Sponsored by the City of Palm Springs, this year’s ShortFest will be presented at the Regal Palm Springs. In addition to screenings, the ShortFest Forum will occur with classes and panels featuring industry representatives, filmmakers, and additional guests. The ShortFest Awards and cash prizes worth $25,000, including five Academy Award-qualifying awards, will be announced on Sunday, June 23. The Best of the Fest shorts will screen on the final day, Monday, June 24, as well as virtually from July 10-14.


Designated by AMPAS, BAFTA, BIFA and Goya Awards as an award-qualifying festival, the Palm Springs International ShortFest and Short Film Market is one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world. Previous short films screened at the Festival have included Oscar-nominated documentary short Nai Nai & Wài Pó, acclaimed live-action short The Old Young Crow, Oscar-winning documentary short The Queen of Basketball, Death & Ramen with comedian Bobby Lee and actor Matt Jones, Last Call with actor Tom Holland, The Long Goodbye with actor Riz Ahmed, Three Trees voiced by actress Whoopi Goldberg, and many more. 


The Palm Springs International Film Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness. The Film Society produces the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) and Film Awards in January and Palm Springs International ShortFest in June. In addition to curating the best in international cinema, PSIFF’s Film Awards has come to be known as the first stop on the campaign trail for the Academy Awards® and its Oscar®-qualifying ShortFest is the largest short film festival and market in North America. Its Festivals, year-round member screenings and educational programs manifest the organization’s mission by nurturing and encouraging new filmmaking talent, honoring the great masters of world cinema, and expanding audience horizons.  


For additional information and tickets, call the festival headquarters at (760) 778-8979 or visit the website at


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