Palm Springs International Film Festival
Thousands of Coachella Valley high school students are treated to a film screening and workshop courtesy of the Palm Springs International Film FestivalPhoto: Video by kmir6.com
PALM SPRINGS - The 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival launches on Thursday, January 5 with CBS Films' Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and wraps on Sunday, January 15 with Almanya, Welcome to Germany. 187 films from 73 countries, including 60 premieres (2 world, 22 North American and 36 U.S.), will unspool at the Festival, running from January 5-16 in Palm Springs.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 130,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Black Tie Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents who, in recent years, have included Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Bridges, Danny Boyle, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Colin Firth, Ron Howard, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman and Kate Winslet.
For more information, call 760-322-2930 or 800-898-7256 or visit www.psfilmfest.org.