• Shortfest 2021: Spotlight on “Excuse Me Miss, Miss, Miss”

    Sonny Calvento’s “Excuse Me Miss, Miss, Miss” has traveled from the Philippines to Sundance and now at the Palm Springs International Shortfest.  The film is a seemingly lighthearted affair until we realize that it’s exposing the scary truth of capitalism.  I spoke with Calvento about the making of the film. “Excuse Me Miss, Miss, Miss” […]

  • Shortfest 2021: Check out “Seiva Bruta (Under the Heavens)”

    Gustavo Milan created this haunting short while a student at NYU Tisch Graduate Film Program.  It tells the story of a Venezuelan woman emigrating to Brazil and meets a struggling couple with a baby girl. “Seiva Bruta (Under the Heavens)” is in competition for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes and Best Student International Short […]

  • Shortfest 2021: Opening Night Film “Just Hold On”

    I met Mehrdad Sarlak at the Heartland Filmfest IndyShorts two years ago and I was immediately struck by his passion.  He’s an accomplished producer and this year, he’s joining us at the Palm Springs International Shortfest with the documentary “Just Hold On” from directors Sam Davis and Rayka Zehtabchi.  “Just Hold On” is about Marlie […]

  • Palm Springs: A Year-Round Destination

    PALM SPRINGS – A steady increase in events throughout the summer is making Palm Springs a year-round destination. Shortfest, Comic Con and Splash House are just a few of the tourist attractions that happen during “off season.” The summers are no longer a resting period for Palm Springs. In fact, the visitors bureau said summertime […]

  • Palm Springs International ShortFest Lineup Announced

    Palm Springs, CA The lineup for the 23rd annual Palm Springs International ShortFest was announced today, with more than 300 films from five dozen countries to be shown. The festival, to be held from June 20-26 at Camelot Theatres, will feature 46 world premieres, 12 international premieres, 42 North American premieres and 16 U.S. premieres. The films […]

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