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Palm Springs International Film Festival

34th Annual – January 5 – 16, 2023

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over thousands of 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.

This year the Palm Springs International Film Festival will be screening 134 films from 64 countries.

Palm Springs International Film Festival Lineup

The film festival will open with the world premiere of “80 For Brady” directed by Kyle Marvin. This comedy stars Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field. The film is inspired by the true story of four best friends living life to the fullest when they decide to take a wild trip to the 2017 Super Bowl to see seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

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The Talking Pictures program includes in-depth discussions with directors, writers and actors from the year’s top titles. The following films selected for this year’s program with guests attending are:

“Alice, Darling” (Canada/USA) with actress Anna Kendrick

“Chevalier” (USA) with director Stephen Williams

“The Banshees of Inisherin” (Ireland/UK/USA) with actor Colin Farrell

“Moving On” (USA) with director Paul Weitz and producer Andrew Miano

Other film categories include International, Modern Master, New Voices New Vision (1st & 2nd time directors), True Stories, Cine Latino, Queer Cinema Today, World Cinema Now, and local Spotlight.

The closing night film on Jan. 15 is “The Lost King” starring Sally Hawkins, Shonagh Price, Helen Katamba and Lewis Macleod. The film follows an ambitious writer and amateur historian guided by instinct and spectral visions, who defies the academic establishment to unearth Richard III’s long-missing remains in a Leicester car park.

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Emily Blunt attends the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 3, 2019 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival )

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Awards Gala

Thursday, Jan. 5 – Palm Springs Convention Center

The bright red carpet, shimmering gowns, sharp tuxedos, dazzling diamonds, the thrilling pop of flashbulbs, and of course the world’s biggest stars… all the classic glitz and glamour that make the movies magical can be found right here at the Palm Springs International Film Awards.

This year it will be co-hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner.

The most buzzed-about names come to experience the unrivaled Palm Springs hospitality that creates an intimate. It’s a true testament to the Film Awards charm that so many A-listers return year after year! For seats and tables, call 760.969.7533

Kate Blanchet at Palm Springs Film Festival

Viola Davis
Chairman’s Award

Colin Farrell
Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor

Cate Blanchett
Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress

Sarah Polley
Director of the Year Award

Michelle Yeoh
International Star Award, Actress

Bill Nighy
International Star Award, Actor

The Fabelmans
Vanguard Award
Director Steven Spielberg. Cast includes: Michelle Williams, Paul Dana, Seth Rogen, Gabriel Labelle, and Judd Hirsch.

Austin Butler
Breakthrough Performance Award, Actor

Danielle Deadwyler
Breakthrough Performance Award, Actress


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