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01/03/2019 - 10:00am to 01/14/2019 - 7:30pm
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30th Annual Film Festival in Palm Springs

The Palm Springs International Film Festival, presented by the Palm Springs International Film Society, is one of the most well-respected film festivals in the U.S. Now heading into its 30th year, the festival has grown into one of the largest film festivals in North America and features over 200 films from more than 60 different countries. This 2019 event is scheduled for January 3-14.

Film Festival Events

A highlight of the festival, the Film Awards Gala rolls out the red carpet and brings together celebrities and stars from around the world to honor the year’s best performances. This black-tie event is a fundraiser for the Palm Springs International Film Society. The Palm Springs International Film Festival features several other happenings over the course of its two weeks, including:

  • Book to Screen – An in-depth look at the inspiration that the written word provides for motion pictures, complete with screenings and symposiums with writers and screenwriters.
  • Dinner and a Movie – Pairings foodie film showings and the finest restaurants in Palm Springs.
  • Talking Pictures – An opportunity to hear the stories behind the films’ stories with A-list directors, actors, and creative talents.
  • Parties – Meet, mix and mingle with celebrities, stars and film fanatics at a wide variety of fun and entertaining festival parties.

Best of Fest

Even if you missed out on a few of the event’s shining stars, there’s still a chance for you to catch fan favorites and top films. The final day of the festival is committed to screenings of award winners and audience favorites. The full screening list isn’t even announced until the final day!

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