Festival Calendar

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Nortel Palm Springs International 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

Articstic Director
Mr. Michael Lerman

Director of Programming
Liliana Rodriguez

Year of Foundation 1990

Event Date from 03 January 2019 till 14 January 2019

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 2018
Final Deadline: 01 September 2018

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

Attendance Figures 135,000

Participants of the Film Industry approx. 3,200 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


Special Presentation
IN THE FADE (AUS DEM NICHTS) by Fatih Akin (DE/FR, bombero international, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, corazón international)

New Voices/New Visions Competition for Directorial Debut
THREE PEAKS (DREI ZINNEN) by Jan Zabeil (DE/IT, Rohfilm Productions)

Awards Buzz: Best Foreign Language Film
A FANTASTIC WOMAN by Sebastián Lelio (CL/US/DE/ES, Komplizen Film)
FÉLICITÉ by Alain Gomis (FR/SN/BE/DE/LB. Kathu Studio)
FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz (DE/IL/FR/CH, Pola Pandora)
LOVELESS by Andrey Zvyagintsev (RU/BE/DE/FR, Senator Film Produktion
MEN DON'T CRY by Alen Drljevic (BH/SL/HR/DE, Manderley Films)
THE WOUND by John Trengove (ZA/DE, Riva Film)
TOM OF FINLAND by Dome Karukoski (FI/SE/DK/DE), Neutrinos Productions)
UNDER THE TREE by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson (IS/PL/DK/DE, One Two Films)
WAJIB by Annemarie Jacir (PS/FR/DE/CO/NO/QA/AE, klinkerfilm)

Dinner and a Movie
THE CAKEMAKER (DER KUCHENMACHER) by Ofir Raul Graizer (IL/DE, Film Base Berlin)

Modern Masters
HAPPY END by Michael Haneke (FR/DE/AT, X Filme Creative Pool)
SPOOR by Agnieszka Holland (PL/DE/CZ/SE/SK, Heimatfilm)

Talking Pictures
THE SQUARE by Ruben Östlund (SE/FR/DE/DK, Essential Film)

World Cinema Now
GUTLAND by Govinda Van Maele (LU/DE/BE, Propellerfilm)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Christos Georgiou (GR/DE, Pallas Film)
JUPITER'S MOON by Kornél Mundruczó (HU/DE/CH/SE, Match Factory Productions)            
SEX, PITY AND LONELINESS (EINSAMKEIT UND SEX UND MITLEID) by Lars Montag (herzfeld productions, btf)
WESTERN by Valeska Grisebach (DE/BG/AT, Komplizen Film)

Number of Films Shown approx. 130 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.

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