Yes, it’s that time of the year again.  As the weather warms up we slowly, but surely, watch the “snow birds” melt away.  All that remains are the native desert animals (aka “desert rats”) whom are nestled away in their burrows (aka “being couch potatoes”).  Resulting in a another summer season in the desert filled with hot, stagnate air, lacking life and productivity.

However, just when you almost get to the point of insanity from isolation, a flock of 400+ young creative people fly into town from June 17-23.  These 400+ summer birds are the young directors, actors, producers, and all around creatives that are featured artists involved with this year’s Palm Springs International ShortFest.

If you are in town, or anywhere near it, we recommend you flock this way as well.  The PSISF provides you enough inspiration to keep you creative all summer long.

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To warm you up to the idea of watching short films, and get you amped on the ones that the PSISF will be screening, they have set up a few Online Short Films for you to watch now and vote on later.  Pretty cool!!  Cost you nothing but your time.

Watch the videos below, learn about the Palm Springs International Shortfest and buy your ticket in advanced because they are sure to sell out soon!

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Enjoy! 

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About

Palm Springs International Film Festival is a film festival held in Palm Springs, California. It was started in 1989 and is held annually in January. It is run by the Palm Springs International Film Society, who also run the Palm Springs International ShortFest, a festival of short films and film market in June.

PSIFS’s Mission
Palm Springs International Film Society strives for a world in which enlightenment, knowledge and tolerance prevail. We believe film as an art form has the power to bridge cultures and illuminates the universality of the human experience.
PSIFS’s Company Overview

The Palm Springs International Film Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. With a year-round program of screenings and special events, the PSIFS hosts two major annual festivals and presents monthly screenings of contemporary international films, many with special guests attending for post-screening Q&A’s.

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www.psfilmfest.org

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Welcome to the 2014 ShortFest Online Film Festival!

Join the conversation via Twitter @PSFilmFest #PSSF14
 

ShortFest goes digital for the fourth annual edition of SHORTFEST ONLINE, a special selection of 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 ’14.

Each film in the package is eligible to win the ShortFest Online Audience Award, to be announced at our Closing Night Awards Ceremony, June 23rd at the Camelot Theatres.

Voting for the films opens on June 10th, 2014 and will run through June 21st, 2014, so please be prepared to vote on your favorite online short film during those dates!


 

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Full List of Online Films (in alphabetical order)

Jennifer Lawrence is Coming   |   Juliet   |   Level 1457 LAST
Men & Women   |   Monotony   |   The Offering   |   Practical Things
Transmormon   |   Tulkou   |   Woodhouse

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The Palm Springs International Shortfest Presents a Special Online Screening of

JULIET

Director: Martin Høgberget
Screenwriter: Donovan Renn
Producer: Waheed Naddafi
Cinematographer: Shidan Saberi
Editor: Pilar Missas
Music: Benjamin Christiansen & Amelia Jutilane-Maynard
Cast: Madeleine Vizard, Andreas Lohmeyer, Nicholas Starte, Ayeesha Ash, Charlotte Devenport, Andries Weidemann & William Thompson

Obsessed with Shakespeare and Alex, the hottest guy in school playing Romeo in the school play, Brooke is convinced the way to her Romeo’s heart is to star opposite him in the school play…and she will do anything to get the part.

RT – 13 minutes

Australia / 2013

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The Palm Springs International Shortfest Presents a Special Online Screening of

MONOTONY

Director: Joanne Postlewaite
Screenwriter: Joanne Postlewaite
Producer: Joanne Postlewaite
Cinematographer: Joanne Postlewaite
Editor: Joanne Postlewaite
Music: Adrian Winter
Cast: Martin Durrant, Simon Fitzpatrick

Things take on a new perspective for a drudge working in a monotonous paper-pushing job in an anonymous office when an unexpected visitor arrives to brighten up his day.

RT – 3 minutes

UK / 2013

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The Palm Springs International Shortfest Presents a Special Online Screening of

TULKOU

Director: Sami Guellai, Mohamed Fadera
Screenwriter: Sami Guellai, Mohamed Fadera
Producer: Catherine Esteves
Editor: Thomas Belair
Music: Thierry Bertomeu

An aging fisherman on a remote island hopes he has caught himself a friend, but fails to see how a landlocked life is causing his new companion to perish.

RT – 11 minutes

France / 2013

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The Palm Springs International Shortfest Presents a Special Online Screening of

PRACTICAL THINGS

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Director: Kris Boustedt, Lindy Boustedt
Screenwriter: Kris & Lindy Boustedt
Producer: Kris & Lindy Boustedt
Cinematographer: Ty Migota
Editor: Brad Strain
Music: Eric Goetz
Cast: Emi Schwartz / Madeline Elizabethh

A girl who’s a new student at school is being shown around by another girl, who she finds herself attracted to despite their seeming differences. One has practical knowledge, while the other knows lots of facts, but is craving experiences…

RT – 5 minutes

USA / 2013

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Watch the rest of the films at:

http://www.psfilmfest.org/society/events/detail.aspx?FID=60

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Get more info at:

www.psfilmfest.org

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