The Palm Springs Film Festival
Palm Springs California is proud to be home and sponsor to a number of popular annual film festivals held each year in Palm Springs, the largest and most well-known of the film festivals is the Palm Springs International Film Festival, held the first half of January.
The 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival will be held January 3-14, 2013.
Palm Springs International Film Festival officials announced a change in dates for the 2013 event. The 11-day festival will run January 3-14, 2013 in order to avoid a conflict with the announcement of Oscar nominees.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the work of exceptional, new and emerging talents as well as the celebrated work of established directors. The festival provides an industry-friendly launch pad for new films and filmmakers, combining the best aspects of a casual film marketplace with its well-established reputation as a great audience festival that filmmakers love to attend.
The 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival sold more than 130,000 tickets for 188 films. Nine of the gala's eleven honorees received Oscar nominations, including Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Michelle Williams and Octavia Spencer.
Over the course of 22 years, the festival has grown into one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals in the world.
The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival screened approximately 188 films from approximately 60 countries.
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2013 Palm Springs Film Fest:
January 3 - 14, 2013
The 2013 Chairman's Award will be presented to Richard Gere at the 24th annual awards gala on January 5th at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival is known for this annual Black Tie Awards Gala, presented by Cartier and hosted by Mary Hart.
The 24th annual Palm Springs Film Festival will also honor actor Bradley Cooper and actress Naomi Watts with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for Acting and actress Sally Field with the Career Achievement Award at its star-studded awards gala.
According to the film festival's promoters, the world-wide International Palm Springs Film Festival continues to grow in popularity and attendance each year. More than 400 screenings of 200 films from more than 60 countries are planned for the 2013 Festival. 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. debuts.
Once again the Palm Springs International Film Festival will present the largest selection of foreign language Oscar submissions of any film festival in the world. This year 65 countries have submitted films to the Academy in hopes of taking home the Oscar. 40 of the strongest films were selected for presentation at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
The Palm Springs International Festival continues to grow at an impressive pace each year.
A record number of screenings and box office ticket sales puts the Palm Springs International Film Festival in a top box office position among film festivals in the USA.
193 films from 68 countries, including 59 premieres (9 world, 17 North American and 33 U.S.), unspooled at the Festival in 2011.
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About the Palm Springs Society of Film
The Palm Springs International Film Society Mission Statement
"Palm Springs International Film Society strives for a world in which enlightenment, knowledge and tolerance prevail. We believe film as an art form has the power to bridge cultures and illuminates the universality of the human experience.
The Palm Springs International Film Society is a 501(C)(3) charitable non-profit organization. You can help support the Palm Springs International Film Festival by making a tax-deductible donation to Programs Fund Drive."