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Palm Springs ShortFest Sets Animated Premieres and Festival Faves for 2018


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Palm Springs ShortFest Sets Animated Premieres and Festival Faves for 2018

The Oscar-qualifying Palm Springs International ShortFest will showcase 333 films in 2018, including 42 World Premieres, 32 International Premieres, 42 North American Premieres and 13 U.S. Premieres with films coming from 62 countries around the world. There are 55 curated programs, which will screen June 19-25, at the Palm Springs Cultural Center in the SoCal desert destination. More than 5,300 of the festival submissions will be available in the Film Market for industry attendees to view.

“We’re thrilled to be sharing this year’s lineup,” said ShortFest Festival Director Lili Rodriguez. “With an increase in submission numbers, we knew we’d have our work cut out for us, but the programming team has narrowed down the selection to a wonderful collection that includes some of this year’s festival favorites as well as amazing new discoveries. We were so impressed by the quality of these stories and we can’t wait to pack into theatres and share them with our audience this summer.”

The complete line-up is available at This year’s animated short films include:

Freaks of Nurture by Alexandra Lemay (Canada)

Raymonde, or The Vertical Escape by Sarah Van Den Boom (France)

Bilby by Pierre Perifel, Liron Topaz, JP Sans (US) ***Opening Night***
Obonby Andre Hörmann, Samo (Germany)
Spacedogs by Sophia Schönborn (Germany)
A Sweet Story by Moritz Biene (Germany)
Wildebeest by Nicolas Keppens, Matthias Phlips (Belgium)

(OO) by Oh Seo-ro (South Korea)
Room by Michal Socha (Poland)

Abnie Oberfork: A Tale of Self-Preservation… by Shannon Fleming (US)
Achoo by Lucas Boutrot, Elise Carret, Maoris Creantor, Pierre Hubert, Camille Lacroix, Charlotte Perroux (France)
Bird Karma by William Salazar (US)
Blind Mice by Nicholas D’Agostino (US)
The Box by Dušan Kastelic (Slovenia)
Cat Days by Jon Frickey (Germany/Japan) ***Opening Night***
Catastrophe Jamille van Wijngaarden (Netherlands)
Coyote by Lorenz Wunderle (Switzerland)
Down Escalation by Shunsaku Hayashi (Japan)
The Driver Is Red by Randall Christopher (US)
Fundamental by Shih-chieh Chiu (Taiwan)
Funny Fish by Krishna Chandran A. Nair (France/Switzerland)
Homegrown by Quentin Haberham (UK)
I Have a Message for You by Matan Rochlitz (Italy)
JEOM by Kangmin Kim (South Korea)
Little Fiel by Irina Patkanian (US/Mozambique)
Lost Property Office by Daniel Agdag (Australia)
Maybe It’s Me by Dimitris Simou (UK)
The Mud by Brandon Lake (US)
Negative Space by Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata (France)
Nevada by Emily Ann Hoffman (US)
One Small Step by Bobby Pontillas, Andrew Chesworth (US/China)
Perfect Town by Anaïs Voirol (Switzerland)
Phototaxis by Melissa Ferrari (US)
Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time: Episode 1 by Peter Gulsvig (US)
The Tesla World Lightby Matthew Rankin (Canada)
Undiscovered by Sara Litzenberger (US)
The Velvet Underground Played My High School by Anthony Jannelli, Robert Pietri (US)
Weekends by Trevor Jimenez (US)
Wicked Girl by Ayçe Kartal (Turkey/France)



Raymonde, or The Vertical Escape

Raymond, or The Vertical Escape

Freaks of Nature

Freaks of Nurture




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