PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2019 DATES

Palm Springs, CA (June 20, 2018) – The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) has announced the dates of its 30th edition. Festival dates will be Thursday, January 3 through Monday, January 14, 2019.  

Highlights include:

  • On Thursday, January 3, the annual Film Awards Gala will kick off the festival at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  Last year’s star-studded event, hosted by Mary Hart, honored Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet, Jessica Chastain, Willem Dafoe, Gal Gadot, Holly Hunter, Allison Janney, Gary Oldman, Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan and The Shape of Water.  More than 2,500 guests attend the event which kicks off Awards season.  Tickets go on sale August 1.
  • The screening portion of the festival will run Friday, January 4 through Monday, January 14.  On January 4, the festival will run all day screenings with the official Opening Night screening taking place that evening at Richards Center for the Arts with a party to follow at the Palm Springs Art Museum.
  • The festival will close on Sunday, January 13, with Best of the Fest screenings taking place Monday, January 14.

For additional information visit www.psfilmfest.org.

About The Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees last year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, a glamorous, black-tie event attended by 2,500 people, which last year was presented by American Express and sponsored by Cadillac and Entertainment Tonight.  The Film Awards Gala honors the year’s best achievements in cinema in front of and behind the camera.  The celebrated list of talents who have been honored in recent years, all of whom have appeared at the Gala, include Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Brad Pitt, Eddie Redmayne, Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon and more.  PSIFF is organized by The Palm Springs International Film Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization with a mission to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness.

 

For more information, call 760-778-8979 or 800-898-7256 or visit www.psfilmfest.org.

 

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