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
http://www.psfilmfest.org
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

2019


FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar® Submissions
DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa (DE/UA/FR/RO/NL, Ma.ja.de. Fiction)
ELDORADO by Markus Imhoof (CH/DE, zero one film)
I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS by Radu Jude (RO/CZ/FR/BG/DE, Komplizen Film)
NEVER LOOK AWAY (WERK OHNE AUTOR) by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Pergamon Film, Wiedemann & Berg Film)
SUPA MODO by Likarion Wainaina (DE/KE, One Fine Day Films)
THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi (PY/DE/UR, Pandora Film Produktion)
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY by Iram Haq (NO/DE/SE, Rohfilm Factory)

Modern Masters
TRANSIT by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)

New Jewish Stories
THE TOBACCONIST (DER TRAFIKANT) by Nikolaus Leytner (AT/DE, Glory Film)

The Gay!La
RAFIKI by Wanuri Kahlu (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)

The Palm Springs Canon
HEAD-ON (GEGEN DIE WAND) by Fatih Akin (Wüste Film)

True Stories
SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO by Philipp Jedicke (DE/GB, Rapid Eye Movies)

World Cinema Now
BECOMING ASTRID by Pernille Fischer Christensen (SE/DE/DK, DCM Pictures)
DAUGHTER OF MINE by Laura Bispuri (IT/DE/CH, Match Factory Productions)
SIBEL by Çağla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti (TK/FR/DE/LU, Riva Filmproduktion)
STYX by Wolfgang Fischer (DE/AT, Schiwago Film)
THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF CELESTE GARCIA by Arturo Infante (CU/DE, FassB Filmproduktion)

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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