The Palm Springs International ShortFest unveiled its 2024 poster ahead of the upcoming event taking place June 18-24, 2024. Collaborating once again with renowned American artist and Palm Springs resident, Shag, this year’s distinctive and varied perspective design celebrates the ShortFest’s 30th-anniversary and the singular beauty of the Coachella Valley. ShortFest passes for the 2024 event are currently available at

Shag, known for his distinctive and vibrant retro-style artwork, brings a wholly original vision to this year’s Festival poster. His distinctive artistic style draws from commercial illustration from the past five decades, imbued with an attitude and sly sense of humor that is unmistakably of our time. Solo exhibitions of Shag’s work have been held in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and South America. He currently resides in Palm Springs, with the Shag Store located on Palm Canyon Drive. As a limited-edition collectible – and a must-have for cinema enthusiasts, art collectors and fans of Shag’s work – the 2024 poster will be available on the Festival website, the Shag Store and Destination PSP. During June’s ShortFest, the poster will also be available in-person at the Destination PSP pop-up store in the Regal Palm Springs lobby.

Discussing the poster’s influence, Shag said, “Inspired by our city and setting of Palm Springs, I wanted to express both the emotion of living in southern California, as well as the perspective of location shoots taking place across the Coachella Valley.”

“It is a joy to have Shag’s singular, fun style capturing and creating the expression of this year’s 30th-annual Palm Springs International ShortFest,” said Lili Rodriguez, Artistic Director of the Palm Springs International Film Society. “Engaging with visual ideas of perspective, a sense of summer in the Coachella Valley, as well as the lively atmosphere of ShortFest, we’re thrilled to once again partner with him!”


Designated by AMPAS, BAFTA, BIFA and Goya Awards as an award-qualifying festival, the Palm Springs International ShortFest and Short Film Market is one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world. Sponsored by the City of Palm Springs, this year’s ShortFest will be presented at the Regal Palm Springs. In addition to screenings, the ShortFest Forum will occur with classes and panels featuring industry representatives, filmmakers, and additional guests. The ShortFest Awards and cash prizes worth $25,000, including five Academy Award-qualifying awards, will be announced on Sunday, June 23. The Best of the Fest shorts will screen on the final day, Monday, June 24, as well as virtually from July 10-14.

For additional information and tickets, call the festival headquarters at (760) 778-8979 or visit the website at The official ShortFest programming lineup will be announced on Monday, June 3, 2024, followed by the Forum and Jury schedule on Thursday, June 6, 2024.