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Celebrating 30 years, the Palm Springs International Film Festival plays host to a fabulous array of movies and movie stars. The Festival features a stellar line-up of more than 175 films from 60 countries, special events and gala receptions. 

The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films has become known world-wide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts, and for the quality and scope of its programming. This celebrated event is the largest festival of its kind in America, showcasing over 320 short films each year from more than 40 countries, with a library of more than 2700 films available to film buyers, industry and press in the Film Market running concurrently with the Festival.


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VIDEO: Red carpet moments with the team of Ladies in Black closing film of Palm Springs 2019

Set in Sydney in 1959, Oscar®-nominated writer/director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy; Tender Mercies; Breaker Morant) takes us back to the heyday of glamorous upscale department stores, when a concierge met you at the door and clerks wore gloves. The story centers on 16-year-old, bookish, naive Lisa (Angourie Rice), who takes a job in the store at Christmas time and finds herself under the management and tutelage of Magda (Julia Ormond), a sophisticated postwar European immigrant wh...

VIDEO: The Etruscan Smile Q&A Palm Springs Film Festival 2019

The Etruscan Smile stars acclaimed British actor Brian Cox as Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his baby grandson. ...

By Public Demand 2 additional Screenings at Palm Springs Festival

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PSIFF 2019 Best of Fest Red carpet Ladies in Black

  Look at the audience favorites! By popular demand these films will have a rerun on monday ...

Palm Springs Awards

    Shoplifters Receives FIPRESCI Prize; Marcello Fonte and Joanna Kulig Receive FIPRESCI Acting Prizes; Sofia Receives New Voices New Visions Award; Ghost Fleet Receives The John Schlesinger Award; Carmen & Lola Receives CV Cine Award; Dead Pigs Receives Ricky Jay Magic of Cinema Award; Eldorado Receives GoE Bridging The Borders Award   The 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced this year’s juried award winners at a luncheon...

Dinner and a movie FUNKE - funky with Gab Taraboulsy’

Gab Taraboulsy’s engrossing portrait of pasta chef and “culinary storyteller” Evan Funke is both a dramatic look at the fraught lead-up to the opening of Funke’s Felix Trattoria in Venice, CA, and a celebration of the old-world techniques used by Funke and his team. Delicious! When prodigious chef Evan Funke inexplicably walks away from his critically acclaimed restaurant his life and career are thrust into a dark vortex. Years later, still healing from the p...

Don't Shoot The latest film from Stijn Coninx

The latest from Stijn Coninx, the director of Festival favorite Marina, is a riveting, real-life film noir based on a notorious crime spree that traumatized Belgian society from 1982 tp 1985, when the Brabant Killers topped the country’s most-wanted list. November 9th, 1985, a gang carried out a bloody raid on the Delhaize Supermarket in Aalst, Belgium. The so-called Brabant Killers brutally murdered eight innocent people, among whom were Gilbert, Thérèse ...

Etruscan Smile Shining with Rosanna Arquette and Brian Cox on the Red Carpet in Palm Springs

...you can't die with a smile? The Etruscan Smile stars acclaimed British actor Brian Cox as Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his baby grandson. The film is looking for distribution. It is great.       Q&A after the film in Palm Springs Internat...

VIDEO Director Karyn Kusama at the Q&A for her film Destroyer Movie starring Nicole Kidman

Director Karyn Kusama at the Q&A for her film Destroyer Movie starring Nicole Kidman     ...

Thank God it's Sunday at Palm Springs Festival'

Films for Sunday, January 13                  ...

Saturday film treats in Palm Springs

      Our Struggles   Belgium • 2018 • 98 minutes Director: Guillaume Senez WORLD CINEMA NOW            Olivier’s life is turned upside down when his wife Laura leaves him and their children seemingly out of the blue. Guillaume Senez’s second feature paints a sensiti...

Thank god it s friday: the films showing today January 11 at Palm Springs Fest

  Riot   Australia • 2017 • 106 minutes Director: Jeffrey Walker QUEER CINEMA TODAY           Set in Sydney in the 1970s, this rousing drama takes us behind the scenes of the struggle for LGBTQ rights that culminated in the watershed and violent Mardi Gras celebration that became Australia’s Stonewall. It’s the Aussie When We Rise.   Friday, January 11 • 9:00 am • Camelot Sunday, January 13 &b...

Talking Pictures: Won't You Be My Neighbor? + Q&A with Director

Join us for a very special screening in your neighborhood of Won't You Be My Neighbor, the documentary of Fred Rogers and the creation and national impact that Mister Roger's Neighborhood had on many generations throughout the years. Synopsis: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was a landmark in children’s television, and Morgan Neville (Oscar®-winner for Twenty Feet from Stardom)’s heartfelt portrait more than does justice to the show’s beloved host, Fred Roger...

Talking Pictures: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Join us for a special Talking Pictures screening of Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse followed by a conversation with Emmy nominated Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta FX) Synopsis: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique sensibilities to a fresh version of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-ManTM: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Mile...

Talking Pictures: The Wife + Conversation with Glenn Close

PSIFF held a very special screening of 'The Wife' followed by a conversation with PSIFF Honoree Glenn Close. Synopsis: Critics are lauding Glenn Close for her subtle portrayal of the seemingly loyal wife of 40 years to a literary lion (Jonathan Pryce) named as the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Director Björn Runge’s deft and intelligent tragicomedy allows Close to shine. Details: January 4, 2019 9:00 AM Palm Springs High School   ...

Talking Pictures: Can You Ever Forgive Me + Q&A with Richard Grant

PSIFF held a very special screening of 'Can You Ever Forgive Me' starring PSIFF honoree Melissa McCarthy. This Talking Pictures screening will feature a Q&A post film with Actor Richard E. Grant who co-stars with McCarthy. Synopsis: Melissa McCarthy shines and surprises as the acerbic, heavy-drinking, down-on-her-luck Lee Israel, a writer who finds larcenous success forging and selling the letters of famous dead celebrities. A flamboyant Richard E. Grant gives ...

VIDEO - 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival Trailers

View the complete selection of trailers     ...

Talking Picture: Eighth Grade + Q&A with Director Bo Burnham

PSIFF held a special screening of EIGHTH GRADE with guests Director Bo Burnham and actress Elsie Fisher Synopsis: Written and directed by comedian turned filmmaker Bo Burnham, EIGHTH GRADE is a widely acclaimed, heart-warming and ultra-realistic coming of age drama that centers around Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) and the ups and downs of her last week of middle school. Details: January 5 Annenberg Theater 6:45pm Screening + Conversation with Elsie Fisher and Bo Burnham ...

PSIFF honorees shined at the Golden Globes: Remi Malek, Regina King, Olivia Colman, Glenn Close

Congrats to PSIFF honorees @ItsRamiMalek @ReginaKing #oliviacolman #glennclose on their well deserved best acting wins tonight @goldenglobes #psiff19 #psiff #PalmSprings #filmfestival #GoldenGlobeAwards2019 Check all the Award Winners of 2019 Golden Globes !   ...

Talking Oscar Pictures at Palm Springs opening day

Talking Pictures: Bohemian Rhapsody + Talk with Actor Rami Malek  Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 12:15 PM – 3:15 PM PST at the Annenberg Theater : 101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, California 92262 Talking Pictures: Roma + conversation w/ Director Alfonso Cuaron Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM PST at the Palm Springs High School : 2401 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, California 92262 Talking Pictures: If Beale Street Could Talk + Q&A w/ D...

Sharkwater Extinction will play at Palm Springs Fest

Sharkwater Extinction: A powerful sequel to the 2006 multi-award-winning Sharkwater, the late ecologist and activist Rob Stewart’s film continues his quest to expose the illegal international shark fishing industry. Stewart went undercover to investigate the criminal trade of these misunderstood creatures. Producers Brian Stewart and Sandy Stewart, Rob's parents to attend the screening January 4 and 6 ...

Olivia Colman to Receive Desert Palm Achievement Award Actress @ 30th Annual PSIFF

Palm Springs, CA - The 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Olivia Colman with the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress for The Favourite at its annual Film Awards Gala. The award will be presented by her co-star in the film Emma Stone. The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart and Entertainment Tonight, and presented by American Express, will be held on Thursday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The...

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