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Palm Springs ShortFest 2019 Lineup Announced

The 25th annual Palm Springs International ShortFest will showcase 369 films including 60 World Premieres, 25 International Premieres, 46 North American Premieres, 17 U.S. Premieres and 98 California Premieres. There are 60 curated programs, which will screen June 18- 24, at the Camelot Theatres (Palm Springs Cultural Center) in Palm Springs. More than 5,600 of the festival submissions from 118 countries were submitted, most of which will be available in the Film Market for industry attendees to view.

“Once again, we’re thrilled to share an incredible lineup brimming with talent from all over the globe,” said Artistic Director Lili Rodriguez. “From festival favorites to fresh discoveries, it’s clear that there is no shortage of talent in the short film world. The programming team poured over a record number of 5,600 submissions to find the 369 films that made the lineup – a selection that showcases a kaleidoscope of voices and perspectives, rich in originality and skill.”

Over $86,000 in prizes, including $26,750 in cash, will be given out in 22 categories to this year’;s short films in competition. First place winners in five categories will automatically become eligible for consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a possible Academy Award nomination. Over the course of 24 years, the Festival has presented 101 films that have gone on to receive Oscar nominations. Winners will be announced at a brunch on Sunday, June 23.

Alongside the film festival, prominent industry figures from the Sundance Institute, Showtime, Netflix, AMPAS, Anonymous Content, CAA, ICM Partners, Tribeca Film Institute, IDA, Film Independent, Management 360, Refinery 29, Vimeo, SAGindie, Breaker, Mosaic, CINETIC MEDIA, Seed&Spark, ATTN:, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Circle of Confusion, Odenkirk Provissiero and other organizations will participate in three days of ShortFest Forum programs covering a wide range of emerging trends and new practices in the global film community.

The ShortFest Forum schedule includes panels on The Indie Episodic Landscape, Labs & Grants & How to Get Them, Building Momentum and Meet the Programmers; roundtables The Market for Short Form, Big Business and Meet & Greet: Labs & Grants; classes How to Pitch Like a Pro (two part) and How to Ruin a Film in 10 Ways; and interactive Speed Pitching sessions tied to the pitch classes.

Animated film selections for ShortFest ‘19 below, complete film program and more information available at www.psfilmfest.org.

61 Beehive Street (United Kingdom/Spain) Director: Helena Bonastre Rodriguez
Acid Rain (Poland) Director: Tomek Popakul
Bear with Me (Netherlands) North American Premiere. Director: Daphna Awadish
Between the Shadows (Portugal/France) Directors: Mónica Santos, Alice Guimarães
Bolero Station (Switzerland) California Premiere. Director: Rolf Brönnimann
Caterpillarplasty (Canada) Director: David Barlow-Krelina
Cat Noir (Switzerland) Director: O’Neil Bürgi
Circuit (Switzerland) California Premiere. Director: Delia Hess
Deadman’s Reach (United Kingdom) North American Premiere. Director: Quentin Vien
Epoch (Ireland) International Premiere. Director: Kevin McGloughlin
Girl in the Hallway (Canada) Director: Valerie Barnhart
Goldie (U.S.) Director: Emily Brundige
Guaxuma (Brazil/France) Director: Nara Normande
Hors piste (France) Directors: Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet
Icebergs (Greece/U.S.) Director: Eirini Vianelli
I’m Going Out for Cigarettes (France) Director: Osman Cerfon
Laugh Lines (Switzerland) California Premiere. Director: Patricia Wenger
The Lost Sound (Australia) Director: Steffie Yee
Maintain Yourself (U.S.) California Premiere. Director: Ellie LaCourt
Marooned (U.S.) North American Premiere. Director: Andy Erekson
Mind My Mind (Netherlands/Belgium) California Premiere. Director: Floor Adams
Mogu & Perol (Japan) Director: Tsuneo Goda
My Brother Luca (Mexico) World Premiere. Directors: Carlos Algara, Catalina Serna
My Mother’s Eyes (United Kingdom) California Premiere. Director: Jenny Wright
Nosis (Germany) Director: Vincenz Neuhaus
Not Your Panda (Canada) California Premiere. Director: Tigris Alt Sakda
On the Day You Were Born (U.S.) Director: Duke Doyle
The Opposites Games (U.S.) Directors: Anna Samo, Lisa LaBracio
Pace (Germany) World Premiere. Director: Kai Stänicke
Per tutta la vita (Italy/France) Director: Roberto Catani
The Phantom 52 (U.S./Japan) California Premiere. Director: Geoff Marslett
Riviera (France) U.S. Premiere. Director: Jonas Schloesing
Selfies (Switzerland) Director: Claudius Gentinetta
Sister (China/United States) Director: Siqi Song
Spermaceti (Belgium) North American Premiere. Director: Jacky De Groen
The Stained Club (France) Directors: Mélanie Lopez, Simon Boucly, Marie Ciesielski, Alice Jaunet, Chan Stéphie Peang, Béatrice Viguier
The Subject (Canada) Director: Patrick Bouchard
Trump Bites: “I Alone Can Fix It!” (U.S.) Directors: Bill Plympton, Billy Shebar, David C. Roberts
Under Covers (U.S.) California Premiere. Director: Michaela Olsen
Widdershins (United Kingdom) Director: Simon P. Biggs
Wild Love (France) California Premiere. Directors: Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Léa Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoé Sottiaux, Corentin Yvergniaux
Windshriek (France) North American Premiere. Director: Frédéric Doazan
Your Mother Is a Thief! (Canada) California Premiere. Director: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre

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