Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
6 Things Non-Record-Breaker 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Reveals about the Current Box Office 6 Things Non-Record-Breaker 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Reveals about the Current Box Office Friday Box Office: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Takes No Prisoners,  $84.6 Million vs. Rest of Top Ten's $10.2 Million Friday Box Office: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Takes No Prisoners, $84.6 Million vs. Rest of Top Ten's $10.2 Million Guillermo del Toro Feted at San Francisco Film Fest: "I saw my first corpse at age 4" (Video) Guillermo del Toro Feted at San Francisco Film Fest: "I saw my first corpse at age 4" (Video) Oscar Predictions 2016 Oscar Predictions 2016 It Looks Like David Lynch's 'Mulholland Drive' Is Indeed Coming to Criterion It Looks Like David Lynch's 'Mulholland Drive' Is Indeed Coming to Criterion Cary Fukunaga Teams with 'Brokeback Mountain' Writers for A24's First Original Film Cary Fukunaga Teams with 'Brokeback Mountain' Writers for A24's First Original Film Amy Berg's Sex Abuse Doc 'An Open Secret' Finally Lands Distribution, Goes to Cannes Amy Berg's Sex Abuse Doc 'An Open Secret' Finally Lands Distribution, Goes to Cannes Whither Sony? No Place to Go But Up Whither Sony? No Place to Go But Up Hollywood, Please Don't Remake Nicolas Roeg's 'Don't Look Now' Hollywood, Please Don't Remake Nicolas Roeg's 'Don't Look Now' Riviera Maya Film Fest Dares to Bring Edgy Fare to Cinema-Starved Mexican Audiences Riviera Maya Film Fest Dares to Bring Edgy Fare to Cinema-Starved Mexican Audiences Cannes First Look: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Long-Awaited Martial Arts Epic 'The Assassin' Cannes First Look: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Long-Awaited Martial Arts Epic 'The Assassin' '54: The Director's Cut' Comes to Digital HD in All Its Hedonistic Glory '54: The Director's Cut' Comes to Digital HD in All Its Hedonistic Glory Mark Hamill Shares Vintage Photos from the 'Star Wars' Set Mark Hamill Shares Vintage Photos from the 'Star Wars' Set San Francisco Film Fest: Ian McKellen and Bill Condon Reunite on 'Mr. Holmes' San Francisco Film Fest: Ian McKellen and Bill Condon Reunite on 'Mr. Holmes' Exclusive: Louisiana Film Fest Unveils 2015 Lineup Exclusive: Louisiana Film Fest Unveils 2015 Lineup Hear a Rare Recording of One of Stanley Kubrick's Most Revealing Interviews Hear a Rare Recording of One of Stanley Kubrick's Most Revealing Interviews 'Force Awakens' Star Domhnall Gleeson Joins Blacklisted Tom Cruise Project 'Force Awakens' Star Domhnall Gleeson Joins Blacklisted Tom Cruise Project Tribeca: 8 Highlights from the 'Goodfellas' 25th Anniversary Reunion Tribeca: 8 Highlights from the 'Goodfellas' 25th Anniversary Reunion Specialty Box Office: 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Primes HBO Pump, Russell Crowe's 'Water Diviner' Is Spotty Specialty Box Office: 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Primes HBO Pump, Russell Crowe's 'Water Diviner' Is Spotty Watch: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette and Amy Schumer Hilariously Slam Hollywood Sexism (NSFW) Watch: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette and Amy Schumer Hilariously Slam Hollywood Sexism (NSFW)

Palm Springs International Shortfest Announces Star-Studded Lineup

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 10, 2013 at 3:18PM

The 2013 Palm Springs International Shortfest and Short Film Market has announced its showcase of 330 films, including 70 world premieres. This is the beginning of winnowing for the Oscars, as all films that win first place in the fest's four programs -- which span action, comedies, dramas, thrillers and more -- are Oscar eligible. An array of celebrities sprinkle the film lineup, including Cate Blanchett, Adam Driver, Lauren Ambrose, Mireille Enos, Elle Fanning and Emma Thompson.
2
Lauren Ambrose in "The River"
Lauren Ambrose in "The River"

The 2013 Palm Springs International Shortfest and Short Film Market has announced its showcase of 330 films, including 70 world premieres. This is the beginning of winnowing for the Oscars, as all films that win first place in the fest's four programs -- which span action, comedies, dramas, thrillers and more -- are Oscar eligible. An array of celebrities sprinkle the film lineup, including Cate Blanchett, Adam Driver, Lauren Ambrose, Mireille Enos, Elle Fanning and Emma Thompson.

The Shortfest runs June 18-24 in Palm Springs, CA. 

A sampling of this year’s shorts are listed below:  

  • Jason Ritter in Boats Against the Current (USA)
  •  the voice of Rachel Griffiths in Butterflies (Australia)
  •  the voice of Cate Blanchett in the North American Premiere of A Cautionary Tale (Australia)
  • Tom Sizemore in The Charlatan (USA)
  •  Christopher Lloyd in the World Premiere of The Coin (USA)
  •  Shannyn Sossamon in The Cyclist (USA)
  • Yvan Attal and Anne Parillaud in the North American Premiere of Delicate Gravity (France)
  • Alan Rickman in Dust (UK)
  •  Ian McKellen in the World Premiere of The Egg Trick (UK)
  • Christopher Eccleston and Felicity Jones in the World Premiere of Emily (UK)
  •  Gerard Depardieu in Frank-Etienne (France)
  •  the voice of Bill Nighy in the North American Premiere of The Hungry Corpse (UK)
  •  Missi Pyle in Killing Vivian (USA)
  •  Brenda Blethyn and Tom Jones in the World Premiere of King of the Teds (UK)
  • Anson Mount directs Last Time We Checked (USA); Elle Fanning in Likeness (USA)
  •  Nick Cassavetes in the World Premiere of Love and Skin  (USA) directed by Virgina Cassavetes
  • voices of Hugh Bonneville and Andy Serkis in the North American Premiere of The Magnificent Lion Boy (UK)
  • Nastassja Kinski and Julian Sands in The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars (Italy) directed by Edoardo Ponti
  • Hugo Weaving in No Budget (Australia)
  • David Lyons marks his directorial debut in the North American Premiere of Record (USA)
  • Lee Meriwether in Remember to Breathe (USA)
  • Lauren Ambrose and Adam Driver in The River (USA)
  •  Frances Conroy in Sequin Raze (USA)
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo in Silk (USA) directed by Catherine Dent
  • Jordana Spiro directs Skin (USA); Denis Lavant in the North American Premiere of Spring Tides (France)
  •  Lisa Edelstein and James Le Gros in the World Premiere of Three Hours Between Planes (USA)
  • Emma Thompson in Walking the Dogs (UK)
  •  Brooke Shields and Mireille Enos in the World Premiere of Wild Horses (USA)
  •  Camilla Belle in Zero Hour (Mexico/USA).

Shortfest also has a selection of 11 short film available for viewing online.

This article is related to: Festivals, Shorts, Shorts


E-Mail Updates