Pass Pick-up

Pick-up @ Film Society Office
1700 E Tahquitz Canyon, Suite 3, Palm Springs, CA
June 12-16: 10 am - 4 pm
June 19-23: 10 am - 5 pm
June 24-25:   9 am - 1 pm

Pick-up @ Hilton Palm Springs
400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA
In front of the Filmmaker Lounge down from the Tapestry room
June 19:      1 pm - 5 pm
June 20-24: 9 am - 6 pm
June 25:      9 am - 2 pm

Box Office

Box Office Hours

The box office will open on June 19th at 10 am till 5pm at the Camelot Theatre.

June 20th thru the 26th the box office will be open one hour before the first showing
and will close half an hour after the last showing has begun.

ShortFest Passes

Patron Pass

The Patron Pass is a non-transferable premium pass for one person that provides preferred reserved seating for all ShortFest screenings including Opening and Closing Nights.

Also Includes:

  • Access to all Festival parties and receptions.
  • Entry to all Forum Panels and Classes (excludes Filmmaker-only events).
  • Complimentary Virtual Best-of-Fest pass (the festival will screen award winners and audience favorites virtually after ShortFest - watch from home July 7-13).
  • Access to the Filmmaker & Industry Lounge in the host hotel and designated Festival parties.

 $500.00 per person.

The Patron Pass is up to $200 tax deductible.

Insider Pass

The Insider Pass is a non-transferable premium pass for one person that provides general seating for all ShortFest screenings, including Opening Night & Closing Programs and Festival parties.

 Also Includes:

  • Entry to all Forum Panels and Classes (excludes Filmmaker-only events)

$250.00 General public

$200.00 Membership price (Members must be logged in on our website at the time of purchase and select at least one Insider Pass into the cart for the discount to appear.) Limit of 2 Insider Pass discounts per Membership.

Insider pass is not tax deductible.

College Student Pass

The College Student Pass is a non-transferable pass for one person that provides general seating for all screenings including Opening Night, Closing Night, and Best of Fest (excludes all parties and receptions).

Also included:

  • Forum Panels and Classes (excludes Filmmaker-only events).
  • Access to the Filmmaker & Industry Lounge in the host hotel (excludes happy hours).

$100.00 per Student.

Student Pass is not tax deductible.

Virtual Best of Fest

Virtual ShortFest will screen a selection of award winners and audience favorites VIRTUALLY July 7-13, 2023. This virtual pass will grant the purchaser full access to short film favorites from the 2023 addition.
Watch from the comfort of your own home and at your leisure.
Virtual Best of Fest Pass - Individual is only offered within the United States.

Virtual Best of Fest List: Click Here

Virtual FAQ & Technical Q&A: Click Here

FAQ's about passes

How do I add my name to my credential/pass?

At the time of purchase, you will be asked for a name to be listed on the pass.  As passes are non-transferrable, this should match the name of the individual using the pass. 

If you need to update a name on a pass, please email or watch the tutorial below. 
Photos are no longer needed.


1. Navigate to
2. Sign in to your account
3. Navigate to the 'Account' page
4. Go to 'Your Credentials'
5. Click Edit, enter the required info, and follow the prompts - Don't forget to click Save!


Do I need to make a reservation this year to attend an event with a pass?

Reservations are not needed to attend any of the events for our ShortFest 2023.


How do I attend a screening with my pass?

Lines will be available to Passholders and general admission ticket holders about 30 min before each showing outside of the Camelot Theatre. Patron Passholders do not need to wait in line. There's a section inside the theater that is reserved for Patron Passholders. Seats for Patron Passholders are held until 15 minutes before show time


I am a filmmaker and want to attend ShortFest

If your film has been selected to screen at ShortFest 2023 or you submitted a film for consideration to ShortFest 2023, there are alternative passes available to you. Please check with the person(s) responsible for submitting your film as they will be receiving correspondence regarding these options. You may also email   
*If you are a filmmaker that did not submit a film, please choose from one of the pass options above

ShortFest 2023