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Palm Springs International ShortFest 2021

Palm Springs, United States, June 22 to 28, 2021

Call for entries

(Short films, all genres)


The Palm Springs International ShortFest is currently accepting applications for its 2021 edition.

 Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  •  Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: Yes


  •  Shorts must have been completed in 2019, 2020 or 2021.
  • Shorts must be no more than exactly 40 minutes in length, credits included.
  • If selected, shorts must be available for projection in DCP.
  • All non-English-language shorts must have English subtitles.



The Palm Springs International ShortFest is one of the largest showcases of short-form cinema in North America. The seven-day competitive festival is Academy Award, BAFTA and Goya-qualifying, screening annually more than 330 shorts from approximately 60 countries.

In 2020, 20 Canadian films were selected, including No Crying at the Dinner Table (Carol Nguyen), Volcano (Karen Moore), I Am in the World as Free and Slender as a Deer on a Plain (Sofia Banzhaf), Cayenne (Simon Gionet), Cosmic (Meredith Hama-Brown), Goodbye Golovin (Mathieu Grimard), I’ll End Up in Jail (Alexandre Dostie) & Oracle (Aaron Poole).


Telefilm Canada recognizes a selection in the Festival for application to its International Festival participation Program.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890