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Winners of the 2009 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films!

I heart Palm Springs! Why not? It's my hometown :happy

And I equally heart the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films! Honestly, I like this better than the bloated International Film Fest in January. Why? Because this is more about the craft of filmmaking than the celebrities.

Also, the Short Fest is a good predictor of the Oscars for Best Short Film. So pay attention to the winners, and then next year, take a look at the nominees. Chances are, you'll hear about them again at the Oscars!

The 2009 Palm Springs International ShortFest award winners are:

Jury Awards

Best of Festival, "The Dinner" (Vacsora), Karchi Perlmann

Future Filmmaker Award, Katie Wolfe, "This is Her"

Panavision Grand Jury Award, "Jonathan's Home," Nathanael Carton

Audience Awards

Live Action Short, "Dandelion Dharma," Veronica Dipippo

Documentary Short, "Claiming the Title: Gay Olympics On Trial," Jonathan Joiner, Robert H. Martin

Animation Short, "Lost and Found,

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