Palm Springs International Film Festival returns – includes film award gala


Entering it's 29th year, The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is scheduled from January 2nd – 15th, 2018.

A culturally diverse program of 200+ films from more than 60 countries, PSIFF represents one of the best in international cinema, with more than 135,000 attendees each year.  The festival presents a majority of the films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language category for the Academy Awards, as well as a large number of American independent and international features and documentaries marking their world, North American or U.S. premieres.

The festival will also hold its annual star-studded black tie Film Awards Gala. It will honor individuals in the film industry with awards for acting, directing, and lifetime achievement. Last year’s Festival honorees included: Amy Adams, Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali, Annette Bening, Andrew Garfield, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Negga, Natalie Portman, the cast of Hidden Figures and the creative ensemble of La La Land. The Film Awards Gala is considered an important stop on the Academy Awards campaign trail, with many of the honorees receiving Academy Award nominations in 2017.

The festival will also feature cultural events, filmmaker tributes, industry seminars and the annual black-tie gala award presentation. For additional information and ticket pricing, call the festival headquarters at (760) 778-8979 or visit The Palm Springs International Film Festival Website.


The Palm Springs International Film Festival
Tuesday, January 2nd – Monday, January 15th, 2018

Annual Film Awards Gala
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

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