Festival Calendar

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Palm SpringsInternational Film Festival
1700 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3
CA 92262 Palm Springs
phone +1-760-3 22 29 30
fax +1-760-3 22 40 87
email: info@psfilmfest.org

Artistic Director
Liliana Rodriguez

Year of Foundation 1990

Event Date from 06 January 2022 till 17 January 2022

Event Date

in Palm Springs, United States

Sections New Voice/New Vision, Awards Buzz, World Cinema, Modern Masters, True Stories, Gala

Terms of Entry productions may not be older than 12 months, feature films & documentaries at least 70 min., US premiere preferred

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline Regular Deadline: 01 August 2020
Final Deadline: 01 September 2020

Fees Regular: US$ 75; Final: US$ 95

Attendance Figures 136,000

Participants of the Film Industry approx. 1,500 international producers and distributors

Prizes/Awards International Filmmaker Award, Da Vinci Award (Best Cinematography) International Award for Best Film (preselected), Feature Film International Filmmaker Award, The John Schlesinger Award (Debut Documentary Film), FIPRESCI Prize, New Voice/New Vision Award (Debut Feature Film w/o US distribution), Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary

German Films


Awards Buzz: Best International Feature Film
ÁGA by Milko Lazarov (BG/DE/FR, 42film)
GAZA by Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell (IR/DE, gebrueder beetz filmproduktion)
IT MUST BE HEAVEN by Elia Suleiman (FR/DE/CA/TK, Pallas Film)
MONOS by Alejandro Landes (CO/AR/NL/DE/UY/FR, Pandora Filmproduktion)
SYSTEM CRASHER (SYSTEMSPRENGER) by Nora Fingscheidt (Kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros., Oma Inge Film)
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE by Haifaa Al-Mansour (SA/DE, Razor Film Produktion)
THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu (RO/FR/DE, Komplizen Film)

Focus on Italy
MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello (IT/DE/FR, Match Factory Productions)
THE TRAITOR by Marco Bellocchio (IT/FR/BR/DE, Match Factory Productions)
Modern Masters
ABOUT ENDLESSNESS by Roy Andersson (SE/DE/NO, Essential Filmproduktion)
New Voices – New Visions
LARA by Jan Ole Gerster (Schiwago Filmproduktion)

World Cinema Now
ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN by Thorsten Klein (DE/PL/GB, Dragonfly Films, Zischlermann Filmproduktion)
PELICAN BLOOD (PELIKANBLUT) by Katrin Gebbe (DE/BG, Junafilm)
PROXIMA by Alice Winocour (FR/DE, Pandora Film)
THE ORPHANAGE by Shahrbanoo Sadat (DK/DE/LU/FR/AF, Adomeit Film)

Number of Films Shown approx. 170 films from 70 countries

Media Coverage about 300 accredited journalists from local, national an international press, TV and radio

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation The festival is an excellent platform for the presentation of Academy Award and Golden Globe campaigned films with special emphasis in the category “Best Foreign Language Film. Almost 25% of the program is dedicated to this category. High percentage of non US-films in the international line-up. Theatres are fully booked with 90%-100%. Academy members are highly represented. Many gala events with Hollywood celebrities. The festival is among the most popular US film festivals, based on ticket sales.

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