Palm Springs International Youth Jury is a collection of students from the greater Palm Springs area with a special interest in film and the arts. Through a numerous film appreciation classes, The experience of being on the Youth Jury teaches these young people how to read and evaluate film from an early age and exposes the participants to age-appropriate stories and perspectives of different cultures from around the world.
KID'S CHOICE AWARD JURY (13 and under)- Deliberate on a selection of films from the Family and Animated category. (ShortFest Only)
The 2020 ShortFest runs June 16-22, 2020 and applicants should be able to dedicate time before and during the festival to meet, watch, review, and deliberate on a selection of films.