Awards and Jury


In late June, we will announce the winners from our curated line-up presenting them with awards and cash prizes worth $25,000 including five Academy Award® qualifying awards.

Oscar® Qualifying Awards:
Greater Palm Springs CVB Best of the Festival Award
Best Animated Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes
Best Live-Action Short 15 Minutes and Under

Student Short Awards:
Best Student Animated Short
Best Student Documentary Short
Best Student International Short
Best Student U.S. Short

Special Jury Awards:
Best International Short
Best U.S. Short
GoE Bridging the Borders Award
Local Jury Award
Vimeo Staff Pick Award
Young Cineastes Award
Best Comedy Short
Best LGBTQ+ Short
Best Midnight Short

jury - coming soon!

2020 ShortFest