Five of GFF 2019 Shorts Selected for the 26th Palm Springs International ShortFest
GFF takes pride in its annual line-up of films for gaining international recognition and attracting the attention of festival experts and jury members around the world.
The 26th Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest film festival for short films in the United States, selected five of GFF 2019’s line-up including all four El Gouna Star winners; Exam by Sonia K. Hadad, winner of El Gouna Golden Star for Short Film, Ome by Wassim Geagea, winner of El Gouna Silver Star for Short Film, Flesh by Camila Kater, winner of El Gouna Bronze Star for Short Film and Give up the Ghost by Zain Duraie, winner of El Gouna Star for Best Arab Short Film; to compete for the ShortFest’s 2020 edition. The list also features All Inclusive by Teemu Nikki.
A qualifying festival for the Academy Awards, Goya Awards and British Academy Film Awards; The Palm Springs International ShortFest selected a total of 332 shorts that comprise the Official Selection for the festival’s 26th event, which is set to run virtually from June from 16 to 22, 2020, in an effort to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.