Magazine article Screen International

‘Carry on’, ‘Submarine’ among 2015 Palm Springs ShortFest Winners

Magazine article Screen International

‘Carry on’, ‘Submarine’ among 2015 Palm Springs ShortFest Winners

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All in all 330 shorts were culled from more than 3,000 submissions and screened throughout the festival, which ran from June 16-22 and awarded more than $115,000 in prizes including $20,000 in cash awards.

"It's been a spectacular success on all fronts for ShortFest this year, with a uniformly ecstatic response from audience and filmmakers alike for the screenings, the panels and seminars and the special events the festival mounted," said festival director Darryl Macdonald.

"With record numbers of attendees and filmmakers, the festival lived up to its growing reputation as one of the most important events of its kind in the world."

Select 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest award winners appear below. For the full list click here.

JURY AWARDS

Best Of Festival Award

Carry On (Esel, pictured) (Austria), Rafael Haider

Winner received $5,000 cash prize courtesy of the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau and Final Cut Pro X courtesy of Apple Computer. The winner of this award may be eligible to submit their film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscar consideration. …

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