The Desert Sun’s Brian Blueskye reports that the 26th Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest will be held virtually from June 16-22 on its website, Proving that a pandemic can’t hold a good film festival down, organizers have put together a program of 332 short films in the categories of animation, documentary, episodic pilots and music video. These films represent 69 countries and were selected from more than 6,000 submissions received this year.

Some of the films will be available on the festival's website for free viewing during the festival dates, some will only be available for a 24 hour period during the festival dates and some could not be made available for free viewing. To round out the experience for participants, during the festival dates film industry insiders will participate in virtual classes and panels, some of which will only be available to filmmakers. 

Since ShortFest stopped accepting submissions at the beginning of the year, there are no films in the lineup that address the Coronavirus pandemic. But the events of this year could definitely be the subject in short films and feature films next year. Organizers claim that their goal with this year’s festival is to show great movies and give filmmakers a chance to show their movies to an excellent audience.

For more information, please visit the Palm Springs International ShortFest website at

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