Spark your imagination, join celebrities, emerging filmmakers, industry pros and film enthusiasts and feast on hundreds of short films from around the world in Greater Palm Springs this summer. The 2017 Palm Springs International ShortFest is happening June 20 – 26, 2017 at the Camelot Theatres in the heart of Palm Springs.
Celebrated as the most prestigious and biggest short film event in North America, and last year named one of the Top 10 Film Festivals in the nation by USA Today, ShortFest 2017 is your ticket to an inspiring global adventure, and the ultimate binge watching experience with more than 300 films screening from 50+ countries.
Its individual film programs are approximately 90 minutes in length, consisting of several short films grouped together by themes. Celebrity films are always high on the hot ticket list. Most programs have attending filmmakers and actors who participate in lively Q&A’s following the presentations.
Beyond the Films
While hundreds of emerging filmmakers mingle and showcase their work throughout the week, a Film Forum also takes place during festival week. The Forum, with a concurrent Film Market, brings together producers, agents, established filmmakers, distribution and development specialists for panel discussions, workshops, tech demos, master classes, roundtables and other networking opportunities. Tickets for the Forum are available to the public.
Nightly parties enhance the ShortFest experience, and include Opening and Closing celebrations, as well as themed parties.
Options, Options, Options
You can experience ShortFest 2017 in a variety of ways: festival passes, 6-packs, and tickets for Opening and Closing Night screenings are available now. Film details and schedule will be announced on June 9, and individual ShortFest screening tickets will be available for purchase June 14. In addition to host hotel Riviera Palm Springs, special rates for the festival are available at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Alcazar Palm Springs, Courtyard by Marriott on Tahquitz Canyon Way, Hilton Palm Springs Resort, Los Arboles Hotel Palm Springs, and Saguaro Palm Springs.
For complete details and online ticket purchase, visit www.psfilmfest.org.