Palm Springs International ShortFest Announces New Artist in Residence Program

Contact: John-Patrick 631-327-0718

Palm Springs, CA (May 10, 2019)—The Palm Springs International Film Society is teaming up with Acme House Company Vacation Rentals to offer an “Artist in Residence” program to support filmmakers who have submitted their work to the 2019 Palm Springs International ShortFest.

Six budding filmmakers will be granted their own private bedroom in a shared Palm Springs  vacation home rental for up to five nights during ShortFest, June 18-24, 2019.  Qualifying applicants will also receive a stipend to offset the costs of food and ground transportation while attending the Festival.

There is no cost to apply for the “Artist in Residence” program. All submissions must be received by 10:00 PM Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Applicants must be at least 25 years of age and have already submitted their film for ShortFest consideration. Successful Applicants will be notified via email by May 18, 2019.  Selected “Artists in Residence” will be responsible for all other personal travel and Festival expenses including attendance at ShortFest screenings, programs and events.

Click Here To Apply For The “Artist in Residence” Program Online

About Acme House Company Vacation Rentals
Acme House Company is a long-standing supporter of The Palm Springs Film Society. As a Platinum Sponsor of the 2019 Palm Springs ShortFest, Acme is committed to empowering emerging storytellers to pursue their artistic goals and to cultivate the passion of filmgoers – ensuring that the next generation has access to the riches of global cinema.

This year Acme House Company has rededicated their commitment to ShortFest by increasing their sponsorship from the Gold to Platinum Level and by collaborating with The Film Society to create the “Artist in Residence” program which will provide free housing and other perks to 6 filmmakers during the Festival.

Special Preferred Accommodations Pricing For Festival Attendees
Acme House Company is also underwriting special discounted pricing on housing for filmmakers, filmgoers and Film Society sponsors attending 2019 ShortFest. They have reduced pricing on more than 30 of their Palm Springs Luxury Vacation Home Rentals to make attending the ShortFest more affordable. Pricing is as low as $89 per person/per night based on maximum occupancy.

Click Here For More Information about Acme House Company Vacation Rentals and the discounted housing packages they offer to support the ShortFest.

Acme House Company manages more than 130 privately owned vacation home rentals in Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities of the Coachella Valley.  They are noted for providing 5-Star Guest Experiences at architecturally significant midcentury pool homes with ties to Old Hollywood and the Movie Industry including The Lions Gate Estate, The Kirk Douglas Houseand Villa Carmelita – The Sonny and Cher House.

About The Palm Springs International Film Society
The Palm Springs International Film Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness. The Palm Springs International Film Society enthusiastically pursues its artistic and public service goals; to enrich, to educate, to entertain, to initiate cultural dialogue and celebrate cinematic excellence in any language. The principles objectives encompass promoting film to an ever-widening audience as a powerful medium that inspires creativity, encourages introspection and compels exploration. The Society aims for a leadership role in providing an extensive forum for multicultural exchange in the Coachella Valley and beyond.  The Film Society produces The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) and its Film Awards Gala every January, and Palm Springs ShortFest in June, along with Student Screening Day, membership screenings, community programs, internships and more. In addition to curating the best in international cinema, PSIFF has come to be known as the first stop on the road to the Academy Awards® and our Oscar®-qualifying ShortFest is the largest short film festival and market in North America.

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