Forgotten Paradise at Palms Spring International ShortFest Market


Palm Springs is a well known residence and leisure center in Riverside County, in the Coachella Valley, about 110 miles east of Los Angeles and 140 miles northeast of San Diego


Palms Springs International ShortFest is North America’s largest and best-attended film festival devoted to the art of short films, the Palm Springs International ShortFest and Short Film Market attracts thousands of avid filmgoers each year, along with hundreds of filmmakers, producers and industry professionals from all over the world.

An Oscar® and BAFTA® qualifying festival, ShortFest is best known for the range and scope of its programming, showcasing more than 320 short films selected for their filmmaking excellence and audience appeal from over 3,400 submissions from 90+ countries. A concurrent Short Film Market boasts an additional 3,000 titles on view. Over the past 20 years ShortFest has presented more 100 films that have gone on to win Oscar® nominations for Best Short Film. As such, selection for ShortFest has become a badge of honor for filmmakers, ensuring the highest quality films and an avid audience base.


HEKATE Film Works‘ Short Film ‘Forgotten Paradise’ by Sylvia Love Johnson is available at the Palms Springs International ShortFest  film Market 

Forgotten Paradise, A Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnsonlikeus

    In search for the answers of some of the most important questions in life, two young boys 8 and 10 years old put into action their creative skills, they decide to make a film about fear and loneliness. Research, a spirit of adventure and pure child like reasoning results in a surprising turn of events. A hearty, emotionally uplifting comedy, with poetic elements of spiritual awakening.

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