Festival Name: Palm Springs ShortFest
Location: Palm Springs, CA, United States
The fifteenth annual Palm Springs ShortFest, June 23-29, 2009, will present 350 shorts from 40 countries, with over 2700 shorts featured in our concurrent Short Film Marketplace. Each year, more than two thirds of the films presented at Festival are acquired by distributors, networks, online companies, or sales agents. ShortFest qualifies films for submission to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences; all ShortFest winners in the animation and live action categories are eligible for Oscar submission. Since the Festival's inception, 65 short films premiering here have gone on to win Oscars or Oscars nominations.
Acclaimed year after as one of the most filmmaker-friendly and best organized shorts festivals in the world. ShortFest also includes a series of one-on-one meetings with key industry professionals open to all participants; seminars and master classes about the art and business of short film making and a host of other great educational and networking opoprtunities.
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