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Josh Tanner – Palm Springs Shortfest 2017 Director to Watch

Wondering Soul (2016) is the latest short film from prolific young Australian director Josh Tanner. The film, which screened in competition at the 2017 Palm Springs International Shortfest, is about a Viet Cong soldier stationed in the claustrophobic Cu Chi tunnels during the Vietnam War, haunted by the ghost of a fallen comrade. Wondering Soul won the Golden Tripod at the Australian Cinematographers Society awards…

Paul J. Franklin – Palm Springs Shortfest 2017 Director to Watch

Oscar-winning visual effects master Paul J. Franklin screened his debut short The Escape at the 2017 Palm Springs International Shortfest. The sci-fi short is about a mysterious man who offers the chance to escape into whatever fantasy you wish in exchange for all that you own. Paul adapted The Escape from a short story by Robert Sheckley called The Store of the Worlds. Paul has…

Erin Sanger – Palm Springs Shortfest 2017 Director to Watch

Mutt is directed by Erin Sanger and screens on June 23. Mutt is about Tom who enlists the help of his daughter Lindsey in staging an intervention for his alcoholic son, Michael. The plan derails when they discover Michael has grown attached to a mutt he has taken off the street. As Lindsey and Tom try to convince Michael to give up the dog and enter…

Molly McGlynn – Palm Springs Shortfest 2017 Director to Watch

Canadian filmmaker Molly McGlynn’s 3-Way (Not Calling) short film is about a woman who, upon hitting a milestone birthday, decides to tell her partner that she wants to have a threesome. After humiliating and disturbing attempts to find an eligible woman online, they find themselves in an uncomfortable situation with their local barista who overstays her welcome. Learn more about the screening here. 3-Way (Not Calling)…

Sebastian Mulder – Palm Springs Shortfest 2017 Director to Watch

Sebastian Mulder – Nature: All Rights Reserved Nature: All Rights Reserved is directed by Sebastian Mulder and screens on June 21. Mulder’s essayistic documentary examines the context, experience and various forms of simulated nature. Artificial grass on the balcony, a conference room with a wallpaper forest, a palm beach in the dentist’s waiting room. Learn more about the screening here. This short documentary examines the…

Fabio Friedli – Palm Springs Shortfest 2017 Director to Watch

Fabio Friedli – In a Nutshell Fabio Friedli’s latest short In a Nut Shell screens opening night (June 20) at the 2017 Palm Springs Shortfest. From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse, Fabio’s work is an attempt to capture the world in a nutshell. The animation artist arranged a web of connections to encompass the beauty and contradictory nature…

Cameron Fay – Palm Springs Shortfest 2017 Director to Watch

American director Cameron Fay is screening his short It’s Been Like a Year on June 22 as part of the 2017 Palm Springs Shortfest. Cameron’s 8-min narrative short won the Bruce Corwin Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival and is about a sexually stifled young man that grows increasingly distracted during a rendezvous with an attractive woman….

Marie Dvořáková – Palm Springs Shortfest 2017 Director to Watch

Over the coming days New Machine will publish its list of notable directors to watch with short films screening in competition at the 2017 Palm Springs International Shortsfest, which runs from June 20-June 26. Due to its proximity to the established Los Angeles entertainment industry the event is known for discovering new talent as well as providing a platform for well-known filmmakers such as Robin…