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Palm Springs International Film Fest


 January 5-18, 2010


 Palm Springs--Palm Springs International ShortFest at the Camelot Theatres in downtown Palm Springs runs during the summer months.

Palm Springs ShortFest will feature more than 300 short films, including comedy films, thrillers, animation, romance and documentaries. Special programs, theme parties and seminars are part of the fun in this festival event, which has been proud to present 58 short films that have gone on to win Oscar nominations. The Palm Springs event is recognized as one of the world’s premier short film festivals!


The annual event has been in existence for over 13 years and has a roster of 317 films, selected from a record of more than 2,700 worldwide entries. ShortFest showcases 53 World Premieres, 47 North American Premieres and 24 U.S. Premieres. The quality of work from these films has been remarkable to watch, especially from countries where film production is on the rise..


Selections are structured into 51 themed programs covering issues for specific and general audiences to enjoy.


$86,000 in money and production prizes, including $14,000 in cash awards will be given out, with the Panavision Grand Jury Award winner receiving a digital or film camera package valued at $60,000 and two days studio time courtesy of Casablanca Studios. An additional $7,500 in Kodak film stock will be presented to the film winners in the student award categories. Other prizes will include copies of filmmaking software from Showbiz Software Store and Entertainment Partners, Apple Final Cut Studio 2, and the Ultimate Stock Footage Collection.

ShortFest hotel packages are still available at participating properties including The Hilton of Palm Springs, Best Western Las Brisas Hotel, Casa Cody Country Inn, Colony Palms Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, Hotel Zoso, Palm Mountain Resort, Pepper Tree Inn, A Place in the Sun Garden Hotel, Quality Inn and Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel. For a complete list of Palm Springs hotels, visit

For ShortFest ticket information, visit or call the box office at (760) 778-8979. For visitor information, please visit

About Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism is the City’s official destination marketing organization whose focus is to promote the City to consumers, the media, and domestic and international trade buyers, thus increasing the transient occupancy taxes and sales taxes generated for the City, and increasing the City’s exposure as a world-class year-round leisure destination. The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism is operated and managed by SMG.

When visiting, be sure to book Palm Springs Hotels for a vacation or visit to this hot, desert oasis. We recently booked at Best Western Palm Springs hotel, an affordable option.