palm springs international film festivalFrom the press release:

Palm Springs, CA The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), scheduled from January 3 – 13, 2014, will mark its 25th Anniversary this year. Last year’s Festival screened 180 films from 68 countries, including 61 premieres. The Festival presents a majority of the films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language category for the Academy Awards, as well as a large number of American independent and international features and documentaries marking their world, North American or U.S. premieres.

The Festival will hold its annual star-studded black tie Awards Gala on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Palm Springs Convention Center at 5:00 p.m.  The Awards Gala will honor individuals in the film industry with awards for acting, directing, achievement in film scoring and lifetime achievement.  Last year’s Festival honorees were Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Mychael Danna, Sally Field, Richard Gere, Tom Hooper, Helen Hunt, Helen Mirren, Naomi Watts, and Robert Zemeckis.

Beginning Friday, January 3rd and throughout the Festival, fifteen screens throughout Palm Springs will operate from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.  The Opening Night screening and reception will be held that evening.  The Closing Night screening will take place on Sunday, January 12th, and the Best of the Festival will screen all day on Monday, January 13th.

Presented by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the PSIFF is one of the largest film festivals in North America.  The Festival also features cultural events, filmmaker tributes and its popular “Talking Pictures” series of on-stage interviews with some of the leading talents in contemporary cinema.

For tickets or additional information, call the festival headquarters at (760) 322-2930 or visit the website at www.psfilmfest.org.

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