The Palm Springs International Film Festival is the premier presenter of world cinema on the North American continent.
Located in the beautiful Coachella Valley at the base of Mt. San Jacinto in southern California, the Palm Springs International Film Festival is a high-profile film festival, screening over 170 films from more than 70 countries for a sophisticated and diverse audience of 136,000+.
The Festival brings together industry reps and executives from Los Angeles, film aficionados from across the country and filmmakers from around the world. The festival also features filmmaker tributes, special presentations, nightly celebrations and special events and an annual star-studded Awards Gala that honors the best and brightest performances of the past year.
The Festival screens the largest selection of films submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the Best Foreign Language film category. The 31st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is scheduled will be held January 7-18, 2021. Palm Springs is a destination Festival as nearly 70% of the audience travels here from out of town. As a result, it has a long reach, generating tremendous word-of-mouth for the films that screen here.