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Palm Springs ShortFest Director, Kathleen McInnis, talks to Variety about the upcoming festival.
Palm Springs ShortFest Is Long on Talent
Kathleen McInnis named to ShortCuts programming team for the 2014 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival
TIFF Names Programmes and Programmers for #TIFF14
“10 Questions” with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro from the new issue of TIME
In this week’s “10 Questions”, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark director, co-writer and producer, Guillermo del Toro, tells TIME’s Gilbert Cruz about his house, separate from his family’s, where he keeps his work, his posters, his comic books… “As a kid, I dreamed of having a house with secret passages and a room where it rained 24 hours a day. The point of being over 40 is to fulfill the desires you’ve been harboring since you were 7… When you’re 7, your mother throws away your comic books. When you’re 40, you should be able to prevent that.” Read the full story at TIME.com!
See-Through Films at Karlovy Vary 2011
RESTORATION Dir. Joseph Madmony
RESTORATION wins Karlovy Vary! http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/restoration-wins-top-prize-in-karlovy-vary/5029678.article
Recipient of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Dramatic Best Screenplay Award.
Palm Springs ShortFest 2011 to Feature Hollywood Insiders Playing Themselves
Read the Hollywood Reporter article here
Ronnie B Goodwin, Director
SHOOTER screened at the Palm Springs Short Film Fest in 2009, where I met Shorts International and Indieflix, who showed keen interest in my short film Shooter. And after winning the Best in Fest at Swansea Bay, I now have distribution from both companies. Thanks Palm Springs
TO COMFORT YOU
Marc Saltarelli, Director
CONTACT: Marc Saltarelli
TO COMFORT YOU has screened in 20 festivals to date, including the Hollywood Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, NewFest, Palm Springs Short Fest, and London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. It was honored with best film, best drama, and best actress for its stars Pauley Perrette (Abby of NCIS) and Susan Blakely who tied. The producers are currently seeking distribution. Facebook Fan Page: www.tocomfortyoumovie.com Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Saslzp2pHvE
Palm Springs International ShortFest Announces 2010 line-up
Read the press release here
Vince Foster & Tyler Haines, Directors
On Empty is a series of down and out adventures starring real-life actors, Vince Foster & Tyler Haines. Join them in Hollywood, California as they network and make contacts in the pursuit of super stardom. This mockumentary format is acted, written, directed, edited, and produced solely by Vince Foster & Tyler Haines with zero budget. www.onempty.net
Ronnie B Goodwin, Director
'Shooter' wins best short film at South Africa International Film Festival, International Film Festival Ireland and The Heart of England International Film Festival. The short has also screened at Palm Springs Short Film Festival, Cannes Short Film Corner, Notting Hill Film Festival, Heartland Film Society Festival and Caught Short Filmhouse. Video diaries and trailer at http://www.youtube.com/Studiorondo
Jay J. Levy, Writer/Director/Producer
Audience Award for BEST BOYS SHORT @ SEATTLE LGFF '09, Top 5 Faves @ LA OUTFEST '09 and No. 3 @ PS ShortFest '08. Facebook: Dirty Magazines and www.DirtyMagazinesTheMovie.com SEEKING: Foreign Sales Agent if anyone has advice/input. Thanks!
VACSORA (THE DINNER)
Vacsora received it's 10th award at the Brest European Film Festival in France for Best Short film (longer than 25 min.) in November. In the past year Vacsora was showcased around the globe at 35 film festivals and 4 exhibition screenings featuring the best of 2009 short films. Among the awards Vacsora received such prestigious recognition as the Honorable Mention at the 65th Venice International Film Festival, Best of Festival Award at the Palm Springs International Shortfest and the Grand Prix, Golden Angel Award from TOFIFEST (Torun Film Festival AKA The Polish "Sundance") in which Vacsora competed against the best of "A" List 2009 festival winners. Website: http://www.vacsorathemovie.comhttp://www.vacsorathemovie.com
Jasmine Kosovic, Writer/Director
KATE WAKES was picked up by Shorts International for worldwide distribution for all media worldwide, except Japan. The TV Channel CINEFIL IMAGICA holds exclusive TV rights in Japan until 2012, thanks to a deal brokered by Premium Films. The film will be available on iTunes in late 2009/early 2010.
Arithmetic Lesson won 7th Annual iP Short Film Contest - 2009 Best Short Film - Drama http://www.indieproducer.net/FilmContests/7th-annual-ip-short-film In 2009 Arithmetic Lesson has screened in 14 film festivals around the world - US, Africa, Canada and China. Website:www.wenhwatsao.com
Basil Miroroner, Director
Rare Fish has just won the Sonje Award for Best International Short film at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival (2009) http://www.piff.org/intro/default.asp
Shane McCabe, Director
Lucky Escape was picked up for distribution at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 2008, by Premium Films Paris, who sold it to all of Latin American via the Latin American Discovery Channel and by Network Ireland Television who sold it to NBC Universal (Italy), HBO (Eastern and Central Europe), and to Atom.com. Website: http://www.atom.com/funny_videos/lucky_escape/
Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough, Writer/Producer
SLAP won the Audience Award and Festival Director Award at Lady Filmmakers Festival in Santa Monica. SLAP has screened at Palm Springs International ShortFest, Los Angeles Shorts Fest, Petaluma Film Festival, Big Bear Lake International Film Festival & Screenplay Competition, New Orleans International Film Festival, and slated for 6 more (Denver, Sedona, Delrey, Newport).Website/trailer: http://www.slapthemovie.com/www.slapthemovie.com
A PIG'S EAR
Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough, Writer/Exec. Producer
A PIG'S EAR has screened at more than 15 festivals to date.
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