One of the best organized short film festivals in North America. Dedicated staff, short film programs of all genres, with the addition of panels and a market DVD library. All of the submitted shorts are available for accredited industry, including a considerable number of buyers, sales agents, festival. A good place to network.
All first place winners in the non-student Live Action and Animation categories, and the Best of the Fest Award winner will automatically become eligible for nomination consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the short film categories.
All films submitted, whether screened in the Festival or not, are automatically included in the Market
The Festival has 17 competitive categories with prize money and services valued at over $70 000. First place winners in the Non-student Animation, Non-student Documentary and Non-student Live-Action categories, as well as the Best of the Festival Award winner will automatically become eligible for nomination consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the short film categories.
Films must have been completed in 2023 or 2024.
Films must be no more than 40 minutes in length including credits.
If the film has been viewed on the internet or national broadcast, cable or satellite television, or has had a public screening in the Palm Springs area prior to the Festival screening. (press screening and/or cast/crew screening is not considered a public screening); then it is only eligible for the Online Film Festival category.
Subtitles language: English
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