24th Annual

Palm Springs International ShortFest

June 19, 2018 to June 25, 2018

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International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
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1700 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Suite 3
Palm Springs CA 92262
USA
Phone: +1 (760) 322-2930
Fax: (760) 322-4087
info@psfilmfest.org
http://www.psfilmfest.org

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Animation
Please note: For all Categories, running time requirements INCLUDE the credits.
Student Animation
Please note: For all Categories, running time requirements INCLUDE the credits.
Live Action - 15min & under
Please note: For all Categories, running time requirements INCLUDE the credits.
Live Action - over 15 min
Please note: For all Categories, running time requirements INCLUDE the credits.
Student Live Action - 15 min & under
Please note: For all Categories, running time requirements INCLUDE the credits.
Student Live Action - over 15 min
Please note: For all Categories, running time requirements INCLUDE the credits.
Documentary
Please note: For all Categories, running time requirements INCLUDE the credits.
Student Documentary
Please note: For all Categories, running time requirements INCLUDE the credits.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Palm Springs International ShortFest provides a showcase and market for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world. We welcome both student and non-student filmmakers.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Palm Springs International ShortFest—now in its 24th year—is one of the largest showcases of short films in North America. The seven-day competitive festival is Academy Award, BAFTA and Goya-qualifying and screens approximately 330 short films from 60 countries in a series of 90-minute programs.

The Festival has 17 competitive categories with prize money and services valued at over $70,000. First-place winners in the Non-student Animation, Non-student Documentary and Non-student Live-Action categories, as well as the Best of the Fest Award winner will automatically become eligible for nomination consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the short film categories.

ShortFest Film Market
All films submitted—regardless of whether they ultimately screen during the Festival—are automatically included in the Market. The Market runs concurrently with the Festival and consists of secure viewing stations open to accredited sales agents, distributors and other industry representatives. The Market is not considered a public screening and does not affect a film's premiere status.

Please note the screener you include in your submission is the screener that will be available at the Market.

If you would like to opt out of the Market, please contact the programming department at info@psfilmfest.org.

ORGANIZERS

David Lee (Marketing Manager); Dominique Wulfekuhle; Felicia Alford; Lauren Tutzauer; Lauren Tutzauer; Lauren Tutzauer; Lili Rodriguez (Director of Programming); Program Intern (Program Intern); Programming Assistant; Rhea Lewis-Woodson (Managing Director)

GENERAL RULES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Films must have been completed in 2017 or 2018.

Films must be no more than 40 minutes in length, credits included.

If selected, films must be available for projection in DCP.

All non-English-language films must have English subtitles.

Please notify the programming department if your film has screened or will
screen in the Coachella Valley/Palm Springs area prior to June 19, 2018.

Submissions must be uploaded and submitted no later than the deadline date
to qualify for the respective entry fees.

You will be able to check that we have received your materials by checking
your Withoutabox account.

If sending a check, check must be in U.S. dollars drawn on a United States
bank. NO NON-U.S. CHECKS ACCEPTED.

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize PSIFF either to use
information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer
from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Completed entry
Digital screener
Entry fee


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Authorization:

1. The print source will be responsible for the cost of print shipment to the festival, including any custom duties or charges. PSIFSF, in turn, will return the print shipping pre-paid to the supplier or to the next destination as indicated by the supplier at the festival's conclusion. The PSIFSF will not be responsible for any custom duties or charges. Foreign entrants, please be sure to include "temporary import/cultural exchange" and "no commercial value" on your paperwork.

2. The festival handles prints with the utmost of care and provides insurance of loss or damage to a maximum value of US$400.00 (or cost of replacement, whichever is less). The festival does not provide extra insurance for originals or masters.

3. Permission for the festival to use excerpts of each submitted film, not to exceed 3 minutes, for promotional purposes is considered granted upon submission - including trailers/clips on the festival's YouTube channel.

4. Participation in PSIFSF implies understanding and acceptance of above regulations and requirements of this application.

5. The Festival reserves the right to complete any information not supplied by the filmmaker from whatever source available and will not be responsible if incorrect information is entered.

I have read and accept the above regulations.