Palm Springs International ShortFest
June 22, 2021 - June 28, 2021
The Palm Springs International Film Society will mark another exciting milestone as its annual Palm Springs ShortFest becomes the first film festival in the state to hold all of its screenings in-theatre in 2021. The event returns to the Camelot Theatres (Palm Springs Cultural Center) from June 22-28.
ShortFest Forum will return with virtual classes and panels featuring industry representatives, filmmakers and additional guests to maximize audience participation and connect with international filmmakers unable to attend. Accredited industry guests will have virtual access to the ShortFest Film Market library which will include thousands of submissions.
Awards and cash prizes worth $25,000, including five Academy Award-qualifying awards, will be announced on Sunday, June 27. The Best of the Fest shorts will screen on the final day, Monday, June 28.
Designated by AMPAS, BAFTA, BIFA and Goya Awards as an award-qualifying festival, and accredited by the International Short Film Conference, the Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market is one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world.
Passes go on sale May 17, and tickets go on sale the first week of June.