Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Film Society produces The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) every January, and Palm Springs ShortFest in June. In addition to curating the best in international cinema, PSIFF has come to be known as the first stop on the road to the Academy Awards® and our Oscar®-qualifying ShortFest is the largest short film festival and market in North America. Our festivals and year-round programs manifest our organization’s mission by nurturing and encouraging new filmmaking talent, honoring the great masters of world cinema, and expanding audience horizons.

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The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.  The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents.  Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers events and film screenings featuring films from 60+ countries.