The 15th Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market has moved forward its dates from August and will run this summer from June 23-29.

'We've been considering a date change for some time, and ultimately
decided that the June dates would provide better placement on the
annual festival calendar and more marketing opportunities for our
participating film-makers at ShortFest - not to mention more
seasonable weather for all involved,' festival director Darryl
Macdonald said.

The festival showcases more than 320 short films each year from more
than 40 countries, with a library of more than 2,700 films available
to film buyers, industry and press at the concurrent Short Film

The festival offers 26 in six competitive categories including student
and non-student work, with cash awards or film production prizes in
each category.

All first place winners in the live action, animation and best of the
fest categories automatically qualify for nomination consideration by
the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences.

Last year's live action short audience winner Spielzeugland (Toyland)
won the live action short film Oscar last month. Since the Festival's
inception, 65 short films featured at the event have gone on to garner
Academy Award nominations, including six of this year's nominees.

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