Films from Kate Hudson, Jessica Biel and Kirsten Dunst take their place in the line-up for the 2008 Palm Springs International ShortFest set to take place from August 21-27.

The festival's 14th edition unveiled a roster of 317 films selected from a record 2,700 submissions and will showcase 53 world premieres, 47 North American premieres and 24 US premieres.

Entries are organised into 51 themed programmes covering boy-meets-girl, sins, parenthood, culture clashes, the Jewish experience and gay and lesbian lifestyles, among others, as well as standard genre categories.

Hudson directed Cutlass starring Dakota Fanning, Virginia Madsen, Kurt Russell and Chevy Chase while Dunst directed Welcome starring Winona Ryder and Biel produced and stars in Hole In The Paper Sky.

A jury of five industry professionals will screen entries in 18 competition categories and a total of $86,000 in money and production prizes including $14,000 in cash awards will be up for grabs as well as $7,500 in Kodak film stock for the winners in the student award categories.

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