30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival
January 4 – 14, 2019
The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents. Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers 12 days of events and film screenings featuring over 180 films.
Awards Gala | Palm Springs Convention Center, Thursday, Jan. 3
Cocktails 5 pm, Dinner and Awards Show 6 pm | Black Tie attire Required
This is the festival’s signature showpiece event, a dazzling celebration of old school Hollywood star power, glamour and talent that kicks off the Awards season each year. It takes locals back to the time when Palm Springs was the playground for Hollywood's biggest stars. This is an evening of high style as the red carpet is rolled out and welcomes the hottest industry players, A-list celebrities, and Palm Springs community leaders.
Awards this year include:
Glenn Close | Icon Award | The Wife
Rami Malek | Breakthrough Performance Award | Bohemian Rhapsody
Melissa McCarthy | Spotlight Award | Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Green Book | Vanguard Award | Participant Media
Alfonso Cuarón | Sonny Bono Visionary Award | ROMA
Bradley Cooper | Director of the Year Award | A Star is Born