Palm Springs Short Film Festival

About us

alm Springs International Film Society strives for a world in which enlightenment, knowledge and tolerance prevail. We believe film as an art form has the power to bridge cultures and illuminate the universality of the human experience. 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. Our 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.


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A walk

Director: Ivan Arkhipov

Initially shape is fuzzy, no edges, everything is flowing and unclear. Interlacing light and darkness fills me up with experience. Consciousness expands. Misery makes me convex, more versatile, multi-character. In the same time it wakes up an animal inside me, fearful and aggressive, on the prowl in search of prey. I wander around my subconscious, stumbling and falling. Maybe the cross will help me to cleanse, but there are too many temptations around me. They rise up the darkness inside me... And darkness grows and fulfills the spaces..


The struggle between a stick figure and its creator, a computer animator. The stick figure, resisting his tormentor, attacks his social life by hacking his Facebook account, traveling onto his iPhone via USB cord, and drawing animations of his own to dismantle the animation interface.