Palm Springs International ShortFest

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Palm Springs International ShortFest
SINCE: 1995
WHERE: Palm Springs, California, U.S.
WEBSITE: www.psfilmfest.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Palm Springs International ShortFest is one of only a handful of Oscar®-qualifying Festivals in the US. First place winners in our Live Action, Animation, and Best of the Fest categories are automatically qualified for nomination consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

CARRY ON Wins Top Award at 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest

CARRY ON Wins Top Award at 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest

The 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest held from June 16-22, 2015, announced its Festival award winners.  CARRY ON (Esel) (pictured above) directed by Rafael Haider, a sublime tale that focuses on an elderly couple who tend to what’s left of their once-thriving farm with the help of an aged donkey on its last legs, won the Best of Festival Award. “It’s been a spectacular success on all fronts for ShortFest this year, with a uniformly ecstatic response from […]

First 13 Films Revealed for 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest Online Film Festival

First 13 Films Revealed for 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest Online Film Festival

The 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market announced the first 13 films chosen to represent the ShortFest Online Film Festival.  Now in its fifth year, the select films will play on a special section of the festival website (http://www.psfilmfest.org/onlinefest) starting May 26.  Online voting for these films will open on June 9 and run through June 20, with the “ShortFest Online Audience Award” announced at the Festival Award Ceremony on Closing Night. The […]

French Films “DELICATE GRAVITY” and “STRANGER BROTHERS” Take Top Awards at 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest

French Films “DELICATE GRAVITY” and “STRANGER BROTHERS” Take Top Awards at 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest

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French films took the top prizes at the 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest – DELICATE GRAVITY (Délicate Gravité) directed by Philippe André was awarded the BEST OF FESTIVAL AWARD, and STRANGER BROTHERS (Faux Frères) directed by Lucas Delangle was awarded the BEST OF FESTIVAL AWARD. Both films are now eligible to be submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscar consideration.

Helen Mirren to be Honored at 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Helen Mirren to be Honored at 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Actress Helen Mirren will receive the International Star Award at the 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF).  The Festival runs January 3-14, 2013.  The International Star Award recognizes an actor or actress who has achieved both critical and commercial international recognition throughout their body of work. “With more than four decades’ worth of memorable film, television and stage performances, Helen Mirren continues to be one of the most outstanding actresses of her generation,” said Festival Chairman […]

Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) to honor Gary Oldman with the International Star Award

Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) to honor Gary Oldman with the International Star Award

The 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), which runs January 5-16, 2012, will present Gary Oldman with the International Star Award.  The International Star Award recognizes an actor or actress who has achieved both critical and commercial international recognition throughout their body of work. Oldman is currently starring in Focus Features’ Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, directed by Tomas Alfredson and based on the novel by John le Carré. “Gary Oldman is a performer […]

Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt and Cast of Young Adult to be honored at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt and Cast of Young Adult to be honored at Palm Springs International Film Festival

The film Young Adult will be honored with the Vanguard Award, for its outstanding creative ensemble, at the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF).  Cast members from the film including Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt, director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody will attend to accept the award.  The Festival runs January 5-16. This is the second Vanguard Award for Cody and Reitman, who first received the honor in 2008 for Juno. Reitman recently […]

2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market Announce Star-Studded Lineup

2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market Announce Star-Studded Lineup

The 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market, which will screen June 21-27, at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, announced its roster of 331 films. New this year, Palm Springs International ShortFest announced its inaugural ShortFest Online Film Festival featuring ten films playing on a special section of the festival web site starting a week prior to the festival and will continue to play online for two months after the […]