Palm Springs ShortFest Unveils 30th Anniversary Poster by Local Artist Shag for 2024 Event

Short Summary:

The Palm Springs International ShortFest, scheduled for June 18-24, 2024, introduces its 30th-anniversary poster, designed by American artist Shag. Known for his vibrant, retro-inspired artwork, Shag's design pays homage to the Coachella Valley's beauty and cinematic scenes.

The Palm Springs International ShortFest recently revealed its official poster for the 2024 festival, designed by renowned American artist and local resident Shag. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this year's poster embodies the unique landscape and spirit of the Coachella Valley, a consistent inspiration in Shag's work. His art, characterized by a colorful, mid-century modern style, captures the essence of southern California's vibrant culture and scenic beauty.

Shag, whose real name is Josh Agle, has gained international acclaim for his distinctive style that blends vintage aesthetics with modern sensibilities. His artwork has been showcased around the globe, and he operates the Shag Store in Palm Springs. For the 2024 festival, Shag crafted a poster that not only reflects his unique artistic vision but also serves as a tribute to the film festival's legacy and the picturesque setting of Palm Springs.

Image: Shag / PSISF
Image: Shag / PSISF

Lili Rodriguez, the Artistic Director of the Palm Springs International Film Society, expressed excitement about this collaboration, stating, “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. We're thrilled to partner with him again!”

The Palm Springs International ShortFest is recognized globally as a leading platform for short films, accredited by major industry bodies like AMPAS and BAFTA as an award-qualifying festival. This year, it will be hosted at the Regal Palm Springs, featuring a robust lineup of short films alongside the ShortFest Forum—a series of classes and panels with industry professionals. The festival will culminate with the ShortFest Awards on June 23, offering $25,000 in cash prizes and several Academy Award-qualifying honors.

Tickets for the festival are available online, with additional information about programming and the event schedule set to be announced in early June. As anticipation builds, both cinephiles and art collectors are eager to secure Shag’s limited-edition poster, available at the festival venue and through select retailers.

The Palm Springs International Film Society continues to uphold its mission of fostering film education and cross-cultural awareness, celebrating the art of cinema through its renowned festivals and year-round events.