Palm Springs International ShortFest Unveils Lineup

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327 short films are set to be screened at the fest.

The lineup has been unveiled for the 22nd annual Palm Springs International ShortFest.

Films will span topics from Alzheimer's to climate change and will include the acting and voice talents of such stars as Kristen Wiig, Zosia Mamet, Steve Buscemi and James Franco.

Jack O'Connell will star in the short Home, Richard Kind will appear in director Jake Honig's Black Swell and Saturday Night Live player Beck Bennett will be seen in the short comedy How to Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps, which also features a cameo from Conan O’Brien. 

Over the course of the fest's 22 years, 101 films that screened have gone on to receive Oscar nominations. At this year's event, 327 films will be screened, which will include 46 world premieres among the entries from across the globe.

"We are showing more documentaries, more experimental films and more of the hard to categorize, hybrid films which play with film form in exciting ways," programming director Penelope Bartlett said Thursday in a statement. "We cast the net far and wide to ensure we had more films from less represented regions, like Africa and the Middle East, and films by indigenous filmmakers and filmmakers of color."

The event is set to run June 21-27 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. 

Further information about ShortFest can be found here.

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