Palm Springs International Film Festival announces 2023 dates

PALM SPRINGS — The Palm Springs International Film Society announced Friday, April 1 that the 34th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will return Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, through Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.

The Film Awards will take place on January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, with film screenings beginning Friday, Jan. 6 including the Opening Night presentation that evening and will conclude with Best of Fest on Jan. 16. Palm Springs ShortFest is still scheduled for June 21-27, 2022.

The 2022 Festival and Film Awards did not take place as an in-person event this year. Film Award honoree selections were announced to recognize the year’s great performances and Entertainment Tonight aired a tribute. The honorees announced included Belfast (Vanguard Award) presented to writer and director Kenneth Branagh and cast members Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds and Jude Hill; Jane Campion (Director of the Year Award); Jessica Chastain (Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress); Penélope Cruz (International Star Award, Actress); Andrew Garfield (Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor); Jennifer Hudson (Chairman’s Award); Nicole Kidman (Career Achievement Award); King Richard (Ensemble Performance Award) presented to cast members Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal and Tony Goldwyn; Kristen Stewart (Spotlight Award, Actress); and Lady Gaga (Icon Award). From the honorees Kenneth Branagh (Best Original Screenplay), Jane Campion (Best Director), Jessica Chastain (Best Actress) and Will Smith (Best Actor) received Academy Awards in their respective categories.

Film Award seats and tables and Festival passes will go on sale in August 1. For additional information visit or call 760-778-8979 or 800-898-7256.

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