Thursday, August 21, 2008
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
Once again, Hollywood has taken notice of Palm Springs; there are 317 short films being screened, which makes Palm Springs important to the U.S. film industry. Of the films being screened, 53 are world premieres, 47 North American and 24 U.S. premieres.
above: A scene from "Cutlass", directed by Kate Hudson, and stars Kurt Russell.
The festival kicks off with several short films that already won awards at other film fests around the world this year including: Life's Hard (Romania), Manon on the Asphalt (France), Plastic (Australia), Procrastination (UK), Sikumi (USA), Tadeo Jones and the Basement of Doom (Spain) and The Wednesdays (Ireland).
above: "Hole in the Paper Sky", featuring Jessica Biel
The Hilton Hotel plays host to a glamorous poolside reception as part of the Gala opening festivities. If you want to see any of the 317 short films being screened in Palm Springs, tickets can be purchased online or by phone during the day at 1-800-898-7256. It is an ideal film fest to see celebrities, as it is a low key festival, which attracts Hollywood actors who want to relax in the desert and take in a film or two.
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