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Strong French Presence at the Palm Springs International ShortFest 2024

Palm Springs ShortFest 2024

At ShortFest, one of the most acclaimed shorts showcases in the world, short films are grouped together in programs of approximately 90 minutes, which aim to bring together a diverse cross-section of contemporary cinema, opening up a dialogue between the world’s different film cultures.

The Palm Springs International ShortFest is first and foremost a competitive festival. The best short films will be awarded prizes by five different juries, including Academy Award, BAFTA, and Goya pre-qualifying tickets: a great opportunity for budding French filmmakers and talents!


  • Lucas Hames’ Backbone with French producer Adrien Hoppenot in person!
    Thursday, June 20th at 11:30 AM.
  • Pablo Riesgo Almonacid’s Mis-Alignment with French cinematographer Audrey Biche in person!
    Thursday, June 20th at 5:00 PM.

And don’t miss other amazing titles in this year’s fabulous lineup which features no less than 20 French productions and co-productions, including:

  • #DOUDOUCHALLENGE by Julie Majcher, Alexandra Delaunay-Fernandez, Sixtine Emerat, Marine Benabdallah-Crolais, Scott Pardailhé-Galabrun, and Noémie Segalowicz
  • Nans Laborde-Jourdaà’s Boléro
  • Violette Gitton’s Changing Rooms
  • Aurélien Peilloux’s The Experiment
  • Akaki Popkhadze’s In silence everything roar
  • Camille Dumortier’s Maison Blanche
  • On the 8th day by Agathe Sénéchal, Alicia Massez, Elise Debruyne, Flavie Carin, and Théo Duhautois
  • Atsushi Hirai’s Oyu
  • Nour Ben Salem and Julien Menanteau’s Palestine Islands
  • Paumo d’amour by Ian Halley, Nathan Hermouet, Luka Croisez, Laurène Vaubourdolle, and Jade Van De Veire
  • Pauline Gay’s Pavane
  • Francis Canitrot’s Peeping Mom
  • Sushma Khadepaun’s Places I’ve called my own
  • Avril Besson’s Queen Size
  • Nicolas Séry’s Scapegoat
  • Shellfish by Justine Aubert, Cassandra Bouton, Grégoire Callies, Maud Chesneau, Anna Danton, Loic Girault, Gatien Peyrude, and Justine Raux
  • Rafi El Watik’s Shellshock
  • Rodrigue Huart’s Transylvanie
  • Pauline Archange and Céline Perreard’s Voice Ever
  • Charles Grammare’s The Waves

For more information about the festival and the program, please click here.

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