Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces 2022 Dates
Palm Springs, CA (April 8, 2021) - The Palm Springs International Film Festival Society has announced that the 33rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will return Thursday, January 6, 2022 through Monday, January 17, 2022. The Film Awards Gala will take place on January 6 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, with film screenings beginning Friday, January 7 including the Opening Night presentation that evening and will conclude with Best of Fest on January 17. Palm Springs ShortFest is still scheduled for June 22-28, 2021, with details to be shared later this month.
The 2021 Festival and Film Awards Gala did not take place as an in-person event this year. Film Award honoree selections were announced to recognize this year’s great performances and Entertainment Tonight aired a tribute. The honorees announced include Riz Ahmed (Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor), Viola Davis (Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress), Andra Day (Breakthrough Performance Award), Anthony Hopkins (Career Achievement Award), Daniel Kaluuya (International Star Award, Actor), Carey Mulligan (International Star Award, Actress), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Spotlight Award, Actor), Gary Oldman (Chairman’s Award), Chloé Zhao (Director of the Year Award) and The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Vanguard Award). The Film Society also shared the best in cinema through virtual member and community programs.
Film Award Gala seats and tables and Festival passes will go on sale in August 1.
For additional information visit www.psfilmfest.org or call 760-778-8979 or 800-898-7256.
About The Palm Springs International Film Festival
The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 136,000 attendees last year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, a glamorous, black-tie event attended by 2,500, which is presented by American Express and sponsored by AT&T and Entertainment Tonight. The Film Awards Gala honors the year’s best achievements in cinema in front of and behind the camera. The celebrated list of talents who have been honored in recent years includes Cate Blanchett, Mary J. Blige, Sandra Bullock, Mariah Carey, George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Cynthia Erivo, Jamie Foxx, Gal Gadot, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicole Kidman, Regina King, Jennifer Lawrence, Rami Malek, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon and more. Awards are provided by Chihuly and John Kennedy Studios. Both events are produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, whose mission is to nurture and encourage new filmmaking talent, honoring the great masters of world cinema, and expanding audience horizons.
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