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Palm Springs International ShortFest 2023

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Event Details

The Palm Springs International ShortFest plans to hold in-person screenings at the Camelot Theatres (Palm Springs Cultural Center) from June 20-26, 2023.

This year's festival will showcase an impressive selection of 299 films from 65 countries, including 53 World Premieres, 10 International Premieres, 33 North American Premieres, and 18 U.S. Premieres. The films were curated from over 6,000 film submissions.

Click here for the schedule

Click here for the film finder

ShortFest Forum will return with classes and panels featuring industry representatives, filmmakers and additional guests

Awards and cash prizes worth $25,000, including five Academy Award-qualifying awards, will be announced on Sunday, June 25. The Best of the Fest shorts will screen on the final day, Monday, June 26.

Designated by AMPASBAFTABIFA 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.

Alongside June Pride Month, the ShortFest remains a touchstone for LGBT+ cinema across the world, curating an LGBT+ short film lineup and awarding in their Best LGBT+ Short category. This year, another selection of 20-30 LGBT+ shorts will be screened at the Camelot Theatre (Palm Springs Cultural Center) along with the GAY!LA program.

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An Avocado Pit
Between Her
Burial of Life as a Young Girl
CANS Can't Stand
Christopher at Sea
Crarylake Boats and Floats
Gold and Mudj@ Idiot Fish
Lay Me by the Shore
The Melting Creatures
The Rainbow Dung Beetle
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The 29th Palm Springs International ShortFest offers 3 Passes:

Patron Pass /$500.00

  • The Patron pass is a non-transferable premium pass for one person that provides preferred reserved seating for all ShortFest screenings including Opening and Closing Nights.
  • Patron pass is tax deductible up to $200.

Insider Pass / $250.00

  • The Insider pass is a non-transferable premium pass for one person that provides general seating for all ShortFest screenings, including Opening Night & Closing Programs and Festival parties.
  • $200.00 Membership price (Members must be logged in to our website at the time of purchase and must select at least one Insider Pass into the cart for the discount to be added) Limit of 2 Insider Pass discounts per Membership.
  • Insider pass is not tax deductible.

College Student Pass / $100.00

  • The College Student Pass is a non-transferable pass for one person that provides general seating for all screenings including Opening Night, Closing Night, and Best of Fest (excludes all parties and receptions).
  • College Pass is not tax deductible.

Tickets sales begin June 3, 2023 9AM PT
| $13


june 20 (Tuesday) - 26 (Monday)


Palm Springs Cultural Center

2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, California 92262


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