We reported about Michał Toczek's film having won an award just a few days ago. His short film has managed to impress yet another batch of jurors. This time, A Dead Marriage was named best student film at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.

The Palm Springs International ShortFest is the largest festival dedicated to short films in North America. Every year, over 350 titles from around the world are shown there, and the organisers report a record number of submissions. Victory at the festival qualifies for prestigious awards such as the OSCARS, BAFTA, BIFA, and GOYA. This year's edition took place from June 20th to 26th.

A Dead Marriage by Michał Toczek had its American premiere in Palm Springs. The screening was so successful that the film left the biggest short film festival in North America with the award for the best international student film. The screening was so successful that the film returned from North America's largest short film celebration with the Best Student International Short Award. 

A Dead Marriage is a bittersweet story about two people meeting in unusual circumstances. Filip is a middle-aged man. He works as a professional film extra, specializing in playing dead bodies. On the set of a historical film, he meets Łucja, who plays the role of a dead woman. When lying on top of each other during shots and playing their roles, Filip and Łucja start developing a relationship.

A complete list of winners can be found here.