Palm Springs ShortFest will show all movies indoors


A week after Governor Gavin Newsom’s full reopening in California, the Palm Springs International Film Society will mark another exciting milestone as its annual Palm Springs ShortFest becomes the state’s first film festival to hold all of its theatrical screenings in 2021 The event returns to the Camelot Theater from June 22 to 28.

To ensure guest safety, the festival will work closely with the Camelot Theater to use rigorous cleaning protocols for screening rooms and public spaces. Spectators will be required to wear masks and projection capacity will be determined by city, county and state guidelines at the time of the event. Palm Springs residents as well as California filmmakers and industry representatives are expected to attend as guests.

Last year’s ShortFest took place as a virtual event in mid-June, making a selection of its 332 official films freely available on their website.

In 2021, the 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 who cannot attend. assist. Accredited industry guests will have virtual access to the Short Film Market’s library which will feature thousands of submissions.

Awards and cash prizes valued at $ 25,000, including five Oscar qualifying awards, will be announced on June 27. The Best of the Fest shorts will screen on the last day, June 28.

ShortFest passes go on sale May 17 with schedule and tickets available the first week of June.


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