PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

Representatives from well-known studios, film festivals and publications will serve on panels and forums starting tomorrow at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.

ShortFest started Tuesday and ends Monday at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. The discussion starting tomorrow will cover "emerging trends and new practices in the global film community," according to festival organizers.

"Building on the success of our forum panels and signature roundtable series, we have seen a sharp increase in not only the filmmakers attending but in the number of new and returning industry making the trek to Palm Springs, as well," said Kathleen McInnis, ShortFest film curator and director of industry programming.

Here is the panel and forum lineup:
      Friday
      -- 11:30 a.m., "Mythbusters: Is Content King?"
      -- 1 p.m., "Creating Content for the Marketplace"
      -- 3 p.m., "Writer's Master Class -- Perfect Pitch"

      Saturday
      -- 9:30 a.m., Meet the Programmers
      -- 11:30 a.m., Meet the Press
      -- 1 p.m., "Lawyers, Guns (Managers) and Money (Agents)"

      Sunday
      -- Time TBA, ShortFest Industry/Filmmaker Brunch

Industry figures from Echo Lake Entertainment, Fox, ICM Partners, Nickelodeon, Night and Day Pictures, Preferred Content, Sundance Film Festival, TNT, Tribeca Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, New York and Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter and other organizations are slated to participate.

More than 300 films will be screened at the 19th annual festival, and all 3,000 festival submissions will be available at the ShortFest Market.

Panel-only tickets are $11, Master Class tickets are $12. All ShortFest Forum programs are free to accredited filmmakers participating in ShortFest and film market.

For information, tickets, a listing of the full festival lineup or to watch online films, go to www.psfilmfest.org. Call (760) 322-2930.