ShortFest

Ready for the Big Screen

Lily Rodriguez's love of films leads to a careerpath toward Palm Springs International ShortFest.

JIM POWERS Arts & Entertainment

Watching movies as a kid were more than a form of escape for Lily Rodriguez. It turned out to shape her career path. Rodriguez, who grew up in Indio and graduated from Coachella High School, describes herself as an “indoor kid” who would watch movies from morning to bedtime. “So, my parents were kind of very protective parents,” Rodriguez says.