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Tyrese Gibson, Connor Jessup, Lily Baldwin, Benjamin Rigby @ 2016 Palm Springs International ShortFest

Last week the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest welcomed filmmakers and other guests from around the world. The Festival showcased 327 films from 54 countries while the 4,100 film submissions were available in the Film Market. Attending the festival with their films were Tyrese Gibson (Shame), Connor Jessup (Boy and Crazy House), Lily Baldwin (Swallowed), Benjamin Rigby (Bridge), Amanda Quaid (Toys) and more.

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Photo Credit: Dave Crotty/Getty Images

About Palm Springs International ShortFest

Designated by AMPAS, BAFTA and BIFA as an award-qualifying festival, and accredited by the International Short Film Conference, the Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world, was held on June 21-27. Now in its 22nd year, the 2016 ShortFest showcased over 327 short films from 54 countries. The concurrent Short Film Market, the only one in North America, featured a library of more than 4,100 films available to film buyers, industry and press. The ShortFest Forums, a four-day schedule of seminars, panel discussions, roundtables and master classes, were staged free of charge for attending filmmakers. 

The Palm Springs International Film Festival will be held January 5-16, 2017 and the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala will be held January 2, 2017.

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