ShortFest unveils schedule
The Palm Springs International ShortFest announced on Wednesday  the panels and forum topics to be discussed at this year’s even, set to run from Jun 18-24.
The first topic on Friday will cover concepts of content in filmmaking. Panellists are expected to include Kevin Iwashina of Preferred Content, Fox International Productions’ Anna Kokourina and San Francisco International Film Festival executive director Ted Hope.
Saturday’s sessions concentrate on the gatekeepers and tastemakers while Sunday brings the Industry Roundtables networking opportunities for filmmakers to meet professionals in the industry.
“A key mission of ShortFest has always been to bring together filmmakers participating in the event with key industry executives and creative leaders who can offer the kind of information and real-world guidance that will affect the career path of these gifted young talents in singular and constructive ways,” said festival director Darryl Macdonald.