Mirey Brantz' Israeli entry 6.5 Minutes In Tel Aviv won the 2008 Palm Springs International ShortFest's Best Of Festival Award as the seven-day event came to a close on August 27.

As Best of Festival winner, Brantz becomess eligible to submit his film for Oscar consideration.

Marcal Fores' UK submission Friends Forever won the Future Filmmaker Award and Bogdan Mustata's Romanian entry A Good Day For A Swim took the Panavision Grand Jury Award.

In the audience prizes, Jochen Alexander Freydank's German film Toyland won best live action short, while Adam Pertofsky's US entry The Witness: The View From Room 306 took documentary honours and Adam Foulkes and Alan Smith's UK film This Way Up won the animation prize.

All in all 317 short films screened throughout the festival and more than 2,700 projects were on offer in the market. For a complete list and further information on all 27 jury winners and the three audience awards visit www.psfilmfest.org/festival.