So, it’s date night and you don’t know what to do or where to go….  

Look no further.  

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is the perfect date night, or group-of-friends-night-out, or solo mission in Palm Springs.  It’s going on now till Monday – so start planning it out today.

We have compiled a list of shows that we recommend, simplifying it by just choosing one themed group showing per day.  As you may, or may not, know by now even though these films individually are short, when grouped together in these categories (about 5 per showing) they make for a feature length film (90 – 120 mins).  The best part about is it that you don’t have to stay committed to one 2 hour film, they switch every 20 minutes or so – kinda like a Youtube session.

Each of the categories that we have chosen we thought you guys might be interested in – however, don’t just take our word! Make sure to go to the website and/or pick up a print publication to check them out for yourself!!  

*In the meantime, make sure to check out the Local Sightings screening taking place this Sunday!  Bet you knew we’d love that one 😉

Hope to see you around at some of these – come and say “HI!”

www.psfilmfest.org

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all ShortFest films screened inside the

Camelot Theaters

2300 East Baristo Rd. Palm Springs, CA

www.camelottheatres.com/

Tickets are sold at the door, no longer online.

Make sure to show up at least 30 min early just in case there is a line!

And yes, they have a full bar and cafe there!!!  Yay!

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WEEKEND SCREENINGS:

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SATURDAY

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

starting at 4:30pm

Camelot Theaters 

2300 East Baristo Rd. Palm Springs, CA

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Don’t do the crime…unless you’re willing to face not just the music but some serious penalties…

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112 Minute Running Time

Program: Crime and Punishment

Packaged Films…

Big Girl

Big Girl
USA, 2013, 16 min.
Six-year-old Hannah gets the day off after her mother lies to the school: Now it’s Hannah’s turn to tell the truth…. more

Diego

Diego
Germany, 2013, 18 min.
Young boy Diego has been raised amongst poverty and crime. When his family inducts him into their criminal enterprises, he is caught between following in their footsteps or following his own heart…. more

Two Missing

Two Missing
United Kingdom, 2014, 16 min.
A pair of girls, stranded in the woods near the site of a recent murder, are approached by a gruff stranger offering to help…. more

Uproot

Uproot
India, 2013, 15 min.
Even though her baby should be home with the nanny, a new mother thinks she sees her on the street in the hands of a beggar…. more

Way in Rye

Way in Rye
USA, 2013, 29 min.
While their only son is away at the front fighting the Germans during WWII, Kosta and his wife tend their farm on the home front. One day, soldiers arrive with a crate from Leningrad and charge Kosta with its safekeeping. It’s full of precious artworks, and in this case, art mirrors life…… more

The Wound

The Wound
Azerbaijan, 2013, 18 min.
Two mismatched men ride through the night in a black van. They disagree on much, but are in agreement about their eagerness to rid themselves of some mysterious cargo…. more

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SPACE OD(D)YSSEY

starting at 7:00pm

Camelot Theaters 

2300 East Baristo Rd. Palm Springs, CA

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We’ve moved WTF into the Final Frontier, and called the result Space Oddddd-essy!

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Packaged Films…

Cochemare

Cochemare
Canada, 2013, 13 min.
Chris Lavis, PSSF alum (Madame Tutli-Putli, 2007) A surreal and hypnotic blend of animation, live action and imaginative 3D effects, Cochemare creates an interstellar world of exotic and erotic creatures…. more

Into The Silent Sea

Into The Silent Sea
Sweden, 2013, 25 min.
Adrift in space and unsure he will ever return to Earth, a cosmonaut asks one small favor from an Italian radio engineer…. more

On/Off

On/Off
France, 2013, 14 min.
Obsessed by a mysterious voice message, astronaut Meredith will face its paradoxical condition in order to stay connected to humanity…. more

Prospect<br /><br />

Prospect 
USA, 2013, 14 min.
A daughter and father gather a rare commodity on a distant, isolated planet, always mindful of thieves that can strike at any moment…. more

Recoil

Recoil
USA, 2013, 19 min.
Marshall Walker has a crisis of conscience when he receives a distress call from his estranged brother, Alec. With the help of his digital navigator, Bodhi, Marshall’s search leads him to the edge of a black hole where Alec’s ship is found at the mercy of the paralyzing time loop known as Recoil…. more


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SUNDAY

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME

starting at 7:00pm

Camelot Theaters 

2300 East Baristo Rd. Palm Springs, CA

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Self-obsessed is self-blessed . . .

Packaged Films…

The Anklet

The Anklet
France, 2014, 13 min.
A man vacillates while choosing between two women, not realizing the choice may have already been made for him…. more

Anthony

Anthony
United Kingdom, 2013, 16 min.
A midair explosion on Christmas Eve strands Santa (as you’ve never seen him before) and his elf, Anthony, in the middle of nowhere with dead reindeer and elves, little hope of survival and one last remaining gift to hang their existence on…. more

DVR

DVR
USA, 2014, 8 min.
An unhappily married couple’s nightly battle over the DVR reveals their narcissistic natures and (delusional?) Hollywood aspirations…. more

The Fish that Drowned

The Fish that Drowned
Georgia, 2014, 17 min.
Sandro returns home to the Republic of Georgia after a lengthy absence in hopes of re-connecting with an old flame. After learning of her recent death, he faces a series of absurd obstacles arranging her funeral…. more

The Heart Fails Without Warning

The Heart Fails Without Warning
United Kingdom, 2013, 18 min.
Sisters Lola and Morna share a room. As their mother says, they live in this tiny house for the sake of their futures, so they can go to a good school. The only problem is, Morna has stopped eating…. more

Tango Underpants

Tango Underpants
Australia, 2013, 14 min.
After a bad breakup and too long on the road, Carolyn – a young Australian backpacker – has completely lost her mojo. But that all changes when she reaches Argentina, land of the Tango…. more

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MONDAY

DIGICOM: BEST OF THE FESTIVAL

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The DIGICOM Film Festival (DIGICOM) is a nationally recognized award-winning educational program that was first organized seven years ago by a group of Palm Springs, California residents with the assistance and cooperation of the Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD). By introducing the process of digital storytelling into a variety of classrooms, grades K-12, the goal of DIGICOM is to develop students’ skills in the art of digital literacy. These skills include critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration – all of which are prime elements in a strong education and essential to preparing students for college and career pursuits. 

DIGICOM is composed of three parts: a DIGICOM Student and Teacher Film Festival, the DIGICOM Learning Institute, and DIGICOM After School Storytelling Clubs being expanded throughout the PSUSD middle schools. The programs are funded by donations from the general public, grants from foundations and corporations, and support from the school district. DIGICOM is a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit organization. 

DIGICOM is proud to have been recognized this year by the White House as an innovative and model educational program. 

DIGICOM was founded and is produced by: David Vogel, Lee Grafton, and Larry Fulton. 

David Vogel served as President of Walt Disney Pictures for 10 years. During his 25 year Hollywood career, David worked with such eminent directors as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Clint Eastwood among many others. Included in the more than 50 films that he supervised were SIXTH SENSE, O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU, THE MIGHTY DUCKS, 101 DALMATIANS, and COOL RUNNINGS. He also was the producer of AMAZING STORIES. David retired to the desert in 2008 where he became involved with the Palm Springs Unified School District and founded DIGICOM. In 2010 he was awarded the title of “Ambassador” by the Palm Springs Unified School District for his creative contributions to DIGICOM. David is presently serving as a consultant to the District to promote digital literacy throughout all schools. 

Lee Grafton, Ph.D. has been the Digital Media Specialist for the Palm Springs Unified School District for the past 17 years. She is passionate about promoting digital storytelling throughout our schools to give students an active voice in the community while advancing their 21st Century Skills. A leader in the educational technology field, Lee has been a teacher, trainer, educational consultant, director at Fortune 500 telecommunications companies, and a professor at Miami University. Lee currently serves on several boards across California advocating for digital literacy instruction in our schools. Lee also speaks across the nation to school districts regarding implementation of digital literacy programs. Lee is scheduled to present DIGICOM this July at the International Society of Technology in Education as a model program for educators worldwide to emulate. 

Larry Fulton is a retired motion picture production designer whose credits include over 25 films, including FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, HOPE FLOATS, and THE SIXTH SENSE. Currently he makes short films and topical postcards which can be seen on his website: PostCardJourney.com. Larry’s short animated film, THE STRANGER, had its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2008 and went on to be seen at film festivals in Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, and Chicago where it won a special Juried Prize. Larry’s other films include STOP

 

 

To check out other themes of movie screening, visit:

http://www.psfilmfest.org/festival/calendar/index.aspx?FID=72

 

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