Magazine article Screen International

Palm Springs ShortFest Culminates with Awards Celebration

Magazine article Screen International

Palm Springs ShortFest Culminates with Awards Celebration

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Julio O Ramos' Peru-US entry Behind The Mirrors (Detras Del Espejo) won the 2012 Palm Springs International ShortFest's Best Of Festival Award on Sunday (24).

The winner receives a $2,000 cash prize and may become eligible to submit the film to for Oscar consideration.

The Panavision Grand Jury Award and a Panavision Camera Package valued at $60,000 went to Paulie (US) by Andrew Nackman, while the Future Filmmaker Award and a $2,000 cash prize went to Rajinder Sawhney for UK entry Khaana.

The audience award for live-action was presented to A Curious Conjunction Of Coincidences (Netherlands) by Joost Reijmers. Nick Palmer took the documentary award for Mr. Christmas (US) and Kealan O'Rourke won the animation prize for The Boy In The Bubble (Ireland).

"It's been a great year for ShortFest, with record crowds, a spectacular line-up of provocative and engaging new films and a banner year for the ShortFest Forums, with acclaimed talents like Robert Elswit, Gus Van Sant and Oorlagh George participating," ShortFest programming and executive director Darryl Macdonald said. …

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