Palm Springs International ShortFest

Opening Date: 
September 01, 2021
Earlybird Deadline: 
November 01, 2021
Regular Deadline: 
December 31, 2021
Late Deadline: 
January 15, 2022
Extended Deadline: 
February 01, 2022
Notification Date: 
May 21, 2022
Event Date: 
June 21, 2022 to June 27, 2022
Awards & Prizes: 

First-place winners in the Non-student Animation, Non-student Documentary and Non-student Live-Action categories, as well as the Best of the Festival Award winner will automatically become eligible to submit their shorts to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscars consideration.

Oscar® Qualifying Awards:
Best of the Festival Award
Best Animated Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes
Best Live-Action Short 15 Minutes and Under

Special Jury Awards:
Best International Short
Best U.S. Short
Local Jury Award
Young Cineastes Award
Best Comedy Short
Best LGBTQ+ Short
Best Midnight Short

Student Short Awards:
Best Student Animated Short
Best Student Documentary Short
Best Student International Short
Best Student U.S. Short

Q: Are student shorts eligible for non-student awards?
A: Yes, student shorts are eligible for all awards.

Rules & Terms: 

- Completed entry on FilmFreeway
- Digital screener – Vimeo link (preferred) or Secure Online Screener
- Submissions must be uploaded and submitted no later than the deadline date to qualify for the respective submission fees
- Submission fee paid

- Shorts must be no more than exactly 40 minutes in length, credits included.
- All non-English-language shorts must have English subtitles.

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Festival Contact Information: 
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1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3
Palm Springs, California 92262
United States

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