Get ready to put on your shorts for the 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market. Now in its 19thyear, ShortFest will showcase 330 films including 70 World Premieres, 55 North American Premieres and 14 U.S. Premieres. The selection of films for screening and competition features star-studded casts and award-winning films from 49 countries around the world. All selections are structured into 53 programs, which will screen June 18-24, at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs; with all 3,000 festival submissions available in the ShortFest Market.
This year’s star-studded shorts feature Academy Award winners and nominees, as well as film and television stars. Christopher Lloyd in the World Premiere of The Coin (USA); Jason Ritter in Boats Against the Current(USA); the voice of Rachel Griffiths in Butterflies (Australia); the voice of Cate Blanchett in the North American Premiere of A Cautionary Tale (Australia); Tom Sizemore in The Charlatan (USA); Shannyn Sossamon in The Cyclist (USA); Yvan Attal and Anne Parillaud in the North American Premiere of Delicate Gravity (France); Alan Rickman in Dust (UK); Ian McKellen in the World Premiere of The Egg Trick (UK);Christopher Eccleston and Felicity Jones in the World Premiere of Emily (UK); Gerard Depardieu in Frank-Etienne (France); the voice of Bill Nighy in the North American Premiere of The Hungry Corpse (UK); Missi Pyle in Killing Vivian (USA); Brenda Blethyn and Tom Jones in the World Premiere of King of the Teds (UK); Anson Mount directs Last Time We Checked (USA); Elle Fanning in Likeness (USA), and Nick Cassavetes in the World Premiere of Love and Skin (USA) directed by Virgina Cassavetes among others.