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Palm Springs International ShortFest 2022  

Palm Springs, (CA), United States, June 20 to 27, 2022

Call for entries 

Short films, all genres  


ThePalm Springs International ShortFest will be accepting applications for its 2022 edition starting September 1, 2021.  

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

  • Competitive: Yes   
  • Entry fees: Yes  


  • Shorts must have been completed in 2020, 2021 or 2022.  
  • 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 2021, 21 Canadian films were selected, including Aniksha (Vincent Toi), Like the Ones I Used to Know (Annie St-Pierre), No More Parties (Natalie Murao), Affairs of the Art (Joanna Quinn, UK/CAN), Sing Me a Lullaby (Tiffany Hsiung) and more. 


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


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890