Do you love film but your pockets don’t run as deep (especially around this time of year)?  Then the Palm Springs International Online ShortFest is perfect for you.  Because, well, you’re money is no good here!  That’s right, you have the opportunity to watch these hand selected short films for free, at your leisure, in your bedroom, in your undies (let’s be honest).

Get inspired anytime of day, from any type of device, with just a click of a button.  If you like what you see, then make sure to vote so the filmmakers get recognition for their had work by being honored at the PSIFF Award Show (and a bunch of other perks).

@thecvartscene on Twitter and let us know which one was your favorite.  We’ll @ you back and tell you ours.

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ShortFest goes digital for the third annual edition of SHORTFEST ONLINE, a special selection of 11 great short films in different genres and formats to brighten up your web-based world. This entertaining sampling of shorts includes live action, documentary and animated films, and the package will be up online through the end of August.

Each film in the package is eligible to win the ShortFest Online Film Festival, to be announced at our Closing Night Awards Ceremony, June 23 at the Camelot, but voting for your favorite online short from the package will run only through the end of Saturday, June 22, so please be prepared to vote anytime you go online to view the films during the run of ShortFest.

CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ONLINE FILM!

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Full List of Online Films (in alphabetical order)

Amstel | Bad Cars | Bouddhi Bouddha | Bubble Boy
The Mrs. | Naptime! | Shelved | Sleddin’
Start the Engine and Reverse | Sweet Crude Man Camp | Whateverest

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The Palm Springs International Shortfest Presents A Special Online Screening of

 

AMSTEL

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YOUTUBE: http://youtu.be/enY83sxDdHE
Director: Jaap van Eyck
Screenwriter: Kelvin Korteweg
Producer: Ivo Noorlander
Editor:
 Elsbeth Kasteel
Cinematographer: Dirk-Jan Kerkkamp
Principal Cast: Tjebbo Gerritsma, Nyncke Beekhuyzen, IIke Paddenburg
It’s early Sunday morning, and Maarten has just met the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately he’s still drunk, and still with his date from the night before…

RT – 9 minutes, 46 seconds

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BAD CARS

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YOUTUBE Link: http://youtu.be/G0AUG1f-z-I
Director: Anthony Deptula
Screenwriter: Anthony Deptula
Producer: Chris Goodwin
An exploration of the difficulty of finding love in Los Angeles, particularly when you have a crappy car.

RT – 6 minutes, 36 seconds

USA / 2012

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BOUDDHI BOUDDHA

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YOUTUBE LINK: http://youtu.be/ct3n1vqbv1c
Director: Sophie Galibert
Just back from a trip to Nepal, two friends let the mysteries of meditation and the allure of exotic lands blur the lines of their relationship.

RT – 8 minutes, 04 seconds

France / 2012

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BUBBLE BOY

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YOUTUBE Link: http://youtu.be/6iWNy_DuO7M

Director: Tang Too
Producer: Tang Too

Love makes everything look better (and bigger)!

RT – 2 minutes, 21 seconds
USA / 2012

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THE MRS.

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YOUTUBE: http://youtu.be/1YNEztabtRA
Director: Matt Smukler
In one man’s world, it’s a good thing his wife gets up before he does. The Mrs. is one of five different films from the same script. As part of Bombay Sapphire’s Imagination Series, Oscar winner Geoffrey Fletcher wrote a script stripped of any stage direction and asked people to imagine their film.

RT – 5 minutes, 46 seconds
USA / 2012

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NAPTIME!

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YOUTUBE Link: http://youtu.be/gN93bSiTkEc

Director: Chris Capel

Screenwriter: Chris Capel
Producer: Chris Capel
Editor: Chris Capel
Principal Cast: Mallory Moye, Asif Ali, Taylor Orci

‘Naptime!’ might just be that revolutionary new product that could save your life (or at least your sanity). Play this video to learn all about it!

RT – 2 minutes, 40 seconds
USA / 2012

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SHELVED

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YOUTUBE Link: http://youtu.be/18VW4WgPODM
Director: James Cunningham
Screenwriter: Kathryn Burnett
Producers: James Cunningham, Oliver Hilbert, Leon Woud
Editor: James Cunningham
Cinematographer: Simon Riera
Principal Cast: Simon McKinney, Stephen Papps, Lara Fischel-Chisholm, Penny Ashton, Peter Rowley

Two industrial robots, Craig and Beano, figure they’re too cool for school until a plague starts hitting the warehouse floor: robot workers are being replaced by humans! Can Craig and Beano survive the gathering storm?

RT – 5 minutes, 37 seconds

New Zealand / 2012


 

SLEDDIN’
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YOUTUBE Link: http://youtu.be/afdraSJD2eg

Director: John Pettingill
Screenwriter: John Pettingill
Producer: John Pettingill
Editor: John Pettingill
Cinematographer: John Pettingill
Principal Cast:

A daring little boy goes on a mini winter adventure, though not all is at it seems in beautifully crafted animated short.

RT – 2 minutes, 08 seconds
USA / 2012


 

START THE ENGINE AND REVERSE
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YOUTUBE Link: http://youtu.be/LxdewQiAWkU

Director: Andrey Zagidullin
Screenwriter: Mikhail Arkhipov
Producer: Andrey Zagidullin
Editor: Eugeniy Klevtsov
Cinematographer: Ilya Kondratiev
Principal Cast: Lubov Novikova, Egor Kharlamov
A first date, illicit enough, but made all the more so since the couple are driving her father’s car, turns quickly into a showdown of morals and conscience on a snowy road.

RT – 4 minutes, 11 seconds
Russia / 2012


 

SWEET CRUDE MAN CAMP
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YOUTUBE Link: http://youtu.be/fPQSSpR1RF8
Director: Isaac Gale
Producer: Alec Soth
Editor: Isaac Gale
Cinematographer: Isaac Gale
Principal Cast:
A haunting look at the complicated realities surrounding the ongoing oil boom in the Bakken region of North Dakota.
RT – 13 minutes, 14 seconds

USA / 2012


WHATEVEREST
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YOUTUBE Link: http://youtu.be/C5flEHYqcw8
Director: Kristoffer Borgli
Screenwriter: Kristoffer Borgli
Producer: Kristoffer Borgli
Editor: Kristoffer Borgli
Cinematographer: Håvard Byrkjeland
Principal Cast: Marius Solem Johansen, Jan Thomsen
Enter the strange world of Marius Solum Hohansen, a young failed musician who cares for his father, manages the family’s tanning salon business and posts “drug recipes on the Internet. Winner: Special Jury Award, AFI Fest.

RT – 15 minutes, 46 seconds
Denmark / 2012

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Those films were pretty amazing right?!?!  Make sure to stay up on all the Film Fest’s happenings.  The fest starts next week, so clear your calendar and call a friend.

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