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The 2012 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Film Market runs from June 19 - 25, 2012, at the Camelot Theatres (2300 East Baristo Road) in Palm Springs, CA.
Marking its 18th year, ShortFest showcases 50 World Premieres, 63 North American Premieres and 21 U.S. Premieres. The selection of films entering this year features stars and award-winning films from 52 different countries around the globe including:
The films are categorized into a total of 53 programs covering a wide range of genres such as:action, comedies, dramas, horror stories, thrillers and mysteries – and themes such as animals, art, communication, crime, dreams, family, taboos, love, memories, siblings, war, travel, work, GLBT and kids’ shorts.
Various stars and guests are expected to attend this special event, including Shia La Beouf (director of HowardCantour) and Matthew Modine (writer, co-director and stars in Jesus Was a Commie).
This year’s star-studded shorts feature Academy Award winners and nominees, as well as film and television stars:
Jane Schoettle (International Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival), Lael Loewenstein, (President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and a critic for Variety) and Richard Abramowitz (President of Abramorama, distribution and marketing company) serve on the ShortFest jury.
In accordance with the Palm Springs International ShortFest, the ShortFest Online Film Festival will be running its second year. A total of 10 films will be picked to represent the online portion of the festival (www.psfilmfest.org/shortfest).
People also get a chance to vote for their favorite shorts online in unison. The “ShortFest Online Audience Award” will be announced on Closing Night of the Festival Award Ceremony.
Designated by AMPAS as an award-qualifying festival, and accredited by the International Short Film Conference, the Palm Springs InternationalShortFest and its Short Film Market are the largest and most prominent short film showcase in North America. The Festival and its concurrent 3,000-film Market continue to serve as a scouting ground for new filmmaking talent and are well attended by those in the business of buying and selling short films.
For more info on this event visit: www.psfilmfest.org
2012 Palm Springs International ShortFestJune 19th - 25th, 2012
Camelot Theatres2300 East Baristo Road Palm Springs, CA 92262
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