Maya Rudolph, Mandy Moore Starrers Among Selections for Palm Springs ShortFest

Palm Springs Intl.

ShortFest has announced a slate of 332 films in its official selection that will be eligible for jury award consideration, including “I Lost My Mother’s Ashes,” starring Mandy Moore; Kevin Dunn in “Josiah”; and Maya Rudolph, Jay Ellis and Laroyce Hawkins in “Thirsty.”ShortFest will screen a portion of the selected films beginning June 16 and will be available to stream on its website for free through June 22.“We’re proud to share all the work filmmakers have put into making their films and all of the work our staff has put into making ShortFest happen,” said artistic director Lili Rodriguez.

“No one ever imagines launching a film festival during a pandemic, let alone launching one during such politically charged and urgent times.

We remain firm believers that movies are empathy machines and stay committed to sharing cinema from different parts of the world, from different and diverse perspectives.

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