By Admin | June 24, 2016 at am | No comments | Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Film By Heidi Simmons Perhaps the best part of being in the CV during summer is the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival.It provides the perfect summer activity: A cool theater with even cooler events and entertainment.Over 54 countries and 328 films will showcase at the Camelot Theater beginning Tuesday, June 21 thru Monday, June 27 This festival offers attendees an up-close experience with filmmakers from around the world.
This is the 22nd year for the Short Fest and the PSISFF is an award-qualifying festival for AMPAS, BAFTA and BIFA.
The concurrent Short Film Market has more than 4100 short films available to view in the library and is the only Short Film Market in North America.
There is plenty see and lots of great things to do during the week of the Short Fest.
Here are some of the events to consider as the week unfolds.
Opening Night and Closing Night Awards are a wonderful way to be immersed in the creative culture of short filmmaking. Unlike its sister festival in January, these two nights are far more casual, relaxed and easy-going.
Keeping with tradition, Opening Night will feature a variety of favorite short submissions at the Camelot Theatre beginning at 6pm, followed by a reception at the popular Lu Lu California Bistro.The selection of six films spotlights the most talented of emerging international directors. It is amazing how the week of film bliss goes by so quickly.The Closing Night Awards highlight and honor winning films and filmmakers.The winners are selected by Short Fest judges, industry professionals and as audience favorites.This year, the Closing Night Wrap Party will be held at the Hyatt Palm Springs.Now in its sixth year, the Short Fest Online is a treasury of carefully curated short films that includes live-action, documentary and animation.