Palm Springs Film Festival Canceled Due to COVID

PALM SPRINGS — For the second consecutive year, the Palm Springs International Film Festival will not take place due the current rise of COVID cases, the Palm Springs International Film Society announced Wednesday.

The Film Festival will not take place this year from January 7-17. This follows the cancellation of the Jan. 6 Film Awards.

“After thoughtful consideration, the Film Society feels this is the most responsible decision to ensure the safety of our patrons, filmmakers, and staff,” The Film Society said in statement.

Those who have purchased festival tickets and passes will receive a refund. For most, the refund will be returned to their original method of payment.

Some stars scheduled to receive honors were: Chastain joins this year’s previously announced honorees Jane Campion (Director of the Year Award), Penélope Cruz (International Star Award, Actress) and Kristen Stewart (Spotlight Award, Actress).

At this time Palm Springs ShortFest is scheduled to return June 21-27, 2022. The Film Festival and Film Awards will return to an in-person event in January 2023. The Film Awards will partner with Entertainment Tonight to celebrate this year’s honorees with details to follow. The festival will announce juried award winners from the official selection on Jan. 15 via press release and social media.



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