Feature Festival Awards Archive


26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 2-12, 2015


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 3
Emcee   Mary Hart
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Desert Palm Achievement Award-Actress   Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Desert Palm Achievement Award-Actress   Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Director of the Year Award   Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks
Icon Award   Robert Duvall, The Judge
Chairman’s Award   Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Ensemble Performance Award   The Imitation Game – Benedict Cumberbatch, Kiera Knightly, Matthew Goode, Matthew Beard, Allen Leech
Spotlight Award   J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Breakthrough Performance Award-Actress   Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Breakthrough Performance Award-Actress   David Oyelowo, Selma


Festival Awards

Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   Selma (United Kingdom) Ava DuVernay, Director
Runner Up narrative films (alpha order)   The Dark Horse (New Zealand) and Still Alice (USA)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature  

Keep On Keepin’ On (USA) Alan Hicks, Director

Runner Up documentary films (alpha order)  

The Salt of the Earth (France)

FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   Leviathan (Russia), Andrey Zvyagintsev, Michael Oleszczyk, Directors
FIPRESCI Award Best Actress   Anne Dorval, Mommy (Canada)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actor   Haluk Bilginer, Winter Sleep (Turkey)
New Voices/New Visions Award   No One’s Child (Serbia) Vuk Ršumovic, Director
New Voices/New Visions Award Special Mention   Fidelio, Alice’s Journey (France), Lucie Borleteau, Director
Cine Latino Award   Flowers (Spain) Jon Garaño and José Mari Goenaga, Directors
Cine Latino Award Honorable Mention   Not All Is Vigil (Spain/Colombia) Hermes Paralluelo, Director
John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature   Walking Under Water (Poland) Eliza Kubarska, Director
HP Bridging the Borders Award   Corn Island (Georgia) George Ovashvili, Director
HP Bridging the Borders Award Runner-up   Three Windows and a Hanging (Kosovo) Isa Qosja, Director

 


25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 3-13, 2014


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 4
Emcee   Mary Hart
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   U2 (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.)
Career Achievement Award   Bruce Dern
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Director of the Year Award   Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks
Icon Award   Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Chairman’s Award   Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips, Saving Mr. Banks
Ensemble Performance Award   American Hustle – Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence
Spotlight Award   Julia Roberts, August: Osage County


Festival Awards

Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   Lakshmi
Nagesh Kukunoor India)
Runner Up narrative films (alpha order)   Belle (United Kingdom), The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium/ The Netherlands), Burning Bush (Czech Republic), Generation War (Germany), The Keeper of Lost Causes (Denmark), Love and Lemons (Sweden/Norway), Tangerines (Estonia/Georgia), Two Lives (Germany/Norway), The Verdict (Belgium), Words and Pictures (USA)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature  

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
Nicholas Wrathall (USA)

Runner Up documentary films (alpha order)  

Finding Vivian Maier (USA), Monk with a Camera (USA), Plot for Peace (South Africa, Spain), The Square (Egypt/USA), Two: The Story of Roman and Nyro (USA)

FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   The Broken Circle Breakdown
Felix van Groeningen (Belgium)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actor   Mads Mikkelsen
The Hunt (Denmark)  
FIPRESCI Award Best Actress   Bérénice Bejo
The Past (Iran)
New Voices/New Visions Award   Medeas
Andrea Pallaoro (USA)
New Voices/New Visions Award Special Mention   Left Foot Right Foot
Germinal Roaux (Switzerland)
Cine Latino Award   Heli, Amat Escalante (Mexico)
Living is Easy With Eyes Closed, David Trueba (Spain)
Cine Latino Award Honorable Mention   Gloria
Sebastian Lelio (Chile)
John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature   Finding Vivian Maier
John Maloof and Charlie Siskel (USA)
HP Bridging the Borders Award   Walesa. Man of Hope
Andrzej Wajda (Poland)
HP Bridging the Borders Award Runner-up   Plot for Peace
Carlos Agulló and Mandy Jacobson (South Africa)

 


24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 3-14, 2013


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 5
Emcee   Mary Hart
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   Tom Hooper
Career Achievement Award   Sally Field
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Director of the Year Award   Robert Zemeckis, Flight
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
International Star Award   Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Chairman’s Award   Richard Gere, Arbitrageh
Ensemble Performance Award   Argo – Director, Ben Affleck; Cast, Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston
Spotlight Award   Helen Hunt, The Sessions


Festival Awards

Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   The Sapphires
Wayne Blair (Australia)
Runner Up narrative films (alpha order)   Allez, Eddy! (Belgium/ Luxembourg/The Netherlands); Any Day Now (USA); Emperor (Japan); English Vinglish (India); The Hunt (Denmark); I Do (USA); Inuk (Greenland); Kon-Tiki (Norway/UK) and A Royal Affair (Denmark); Still (Canada); and The Third Half (Macedonia)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature  

Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey
Ramona Diaz (USA)

Runner Up documentary films (alpha order)  

Defiant Requiem (USA), More than Honey (Germany/Austria/Switzerland), No Place on Earth (USA/UK/Germany), Nuala (Ireland)

FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   Fill the Void
Rama Burshtein (Israel)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actor   Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano and Giovanni Arcuri
Caesar Must Die(Italy)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actress   Emilie Dequenne
Our Children (Belgium)
New Voices/New Visions Award   The Cleaner
Adrian Saba (Peru)
New Voices/New Visions Award Special Mention   7 Boxes
Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori (Paraguay)
Cine Latino Award   Blancanieves
Pablo Berger (Spain)
Cine Latino Award Honorable Mention   Sadourni’s Butterflies
Dario Nardi (Argentina)
John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature   Stolen Seas
Thymaya Payne (Somalia/Kenya/UK/Italy)
HP Bridging the Borders Award   Jump,
Kieron J. Walsh (Ireland/UK)
HP Bridging the Borders Award Runner-up   When Day Breaks
Goran Paskaljevic (Serbia/Croatia/France)

 


23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 5-16, 2012


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 7
Emcee   Mary Hart
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   Michel Hazanavicius
Career Achievement Award   Glenn Close
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Brad Pitt, Money Ball
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
Breakthrough Performance Award   Octavia Spencer, The Help
Director of the Year Award   Stephen Daldry, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Howard Shore, Hugo
International Star Award   Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Chairman’s Award   George Clooney, The Ides of March and The Descendants
Vanguard Award for Creative Ensemble   Young Adult – Director, Jason Reitman; Writer, Diablo Cody; Actress, Charlize Theron; Actor, Patton Oswalt
Spotlight Award   Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life, The Help, Take Shelter, The Debt


Festival Awards

Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   Starbuck
Ken Scott (Canada)
Runner Up   Come As You Are, Geoffrey Enthoven (Belium)
Runner Up narrative films (alpha order)   The Flowers of War (China), If I Were You (Canada), In Darkness (Poland), Monsieur Lazhar (Canada), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (UK), Simon and the Oaks (Sweden), A Simple Life (Hong Kong), Sonny Boy (Netherlands), War of the Buttons (France), Wunderkinder (Germany)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature  

TIE:
The Girls in the Band, Judy Chaikin (USA); Wish Me Away, Bobbi Birleffii & Beverly Kopf (USA)

Runner Up documentary films (alpha order)  

First Position: A Ballet Documentary (USA), Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story (USA), Shakespeare High (USA), The Story of Film: An Odyssey (UK), Vito (USA)

FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   The Turin Horse
Béla Tarr (Hungary)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actor   Matthias Schoenaerts
Bullhead (Belgium)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actress   Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat & Sarina Farhadi
A Seperation (Iran)
New Voices/New Visions Award   The House
Zuzana Liová (Slovak Republic)
John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature   Tatiana Huezo Sanchez
The Tiniest Place (Mexico)
HP Bridging the Borders Award   Terraferma
Emanuele Crialese (Italy)
Runner-up   Le Havre
Aki Kaurismäki (Finland)

 


22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 6-17, 2011


Gala Awards - Click to VIEW highlights

Gala date   Jan. 8
Emcee   Mary Hart
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   Danny Boyle
Career Achievement Award   Robert Duvall
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Breakthrough Performance Award   Carey Mulligan, Never Let Me Go, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Rising Star Award   Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Director of the Year Award   David O. Russell, The Fighter
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Diane Warren, Burlesque
International Star Award   Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Chairman’s Award   Ben Affleck, The Town
Ensemble Performance Award   The Social Network
Maverick Filmmaker Award   Monte Hellman
Icon Award   Michael Douglas


Festival Awards

Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   The Whistleblower
Larysa Kondracki (Canada)
Runner Up   Aftershock (China), Goethe (Germany), The Hedgehog (France), Paper Birds (Spain), Simple Simon (Sweden)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   Louder Than a Bomb
Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel (USA)
Runner Up   Bill Cunningham New York (USA), Jane’s Journey (Germany), A Not So Still Life (USA), Waste Land (Brazil), Wild Horse, Wild Ride (USA)
FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   Of Gods and Men
Xavier Beauvois (France)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actor   Lars Rosing
Nuummioq (Greenland)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actress   Anne Coesens
Illegal (Belgium)
New Voices/New Visions Award   Nothing’s All Bad
Mikkel Munch-Fals (Denmark)
Honorable Mention   Sound of Noise, (Sweden/France), 40, (Turkey)
John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature   Lynn True and Nelson Walker
Summer Pasture (China/Tibet/USA)
Bridging the Borders Award   Even the Rain
Iciar Bollain (Spain/France/Mexico)

 


21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 5-18, 2010


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 5
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   Quentin Tarantino
Career Achievement Award   Morgan Freeman
Helen Mirren
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Marion Cotillard, Nine
Breakthrough Performance Award   Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Mariah Carey, Precious
Rising Star Award   Anna Kendrick
Director of the Year Award   Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   T Bone Burnett, Crazy Heart
Emcee   Mary Hart


Festival Awards

Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Niels Arden Oplev (Sweden)
Runner Up   The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner
Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Judith Ehrlich & Rick Goldsmith (USA)
Runner Up   Inside Hana's Suitcase
Larry Weinstein (Canada)
FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   Involuntary
Ruben Östlund (Sweden)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actor   Tedo Bekhauri
The Other Bank (Georgia)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actress   Anne Dorval
I Killed My Mother(Canada)
New Voices/New Visions Award   A Brand New Life
Ounie Lecomte (South Korea)
Honorable Mention   Devil's Town
Vladimir Paskaljevic (Serbia)
John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature   Haim Tabakman
Eyes Wide Open(Israel)
Special Mention   Caroline Bottaro
Queen to Play (France);
Warwick Thornton
Samson & Delilah (Australia)
Bridging the Borders Award   Letters to Father Jacob
Klaus Härö (Finland)

 


20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 6-19, 2009


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 6
Career Achievement Award   Clint Eastwood
Lifetime Achievement Award in Directing   Ron Howard
Chairman's Award   Dustin Hoffman
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   Gus Van Sant
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Sean Penn, Milk
Spotlight Award   Amy Adams, Doubt
Breakthrough Performance Award   Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire
Rising Star Award   Dakota Fanning
Ensemble Cast Award   Cast of Revolutionary Road
(Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour, Kathy Bates, Dylan Baker, Zoe Kazan)
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Emcee   Mary Hart


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   Departures
Yojiro Takita (Japan)
Runner Up   Patrik, Age 1.5
Ella Lemhagen (Sweden)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
Eric Bricker (USA)
Runner Up   Valentino: The Last Emperor
Matt Tyrnauer (USA)
FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   Revanche
Götz Spielmann (Austria)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actor   Natar Ungalaaq
The Necessities of Life (Canada)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actress   Martina Gusman
Lion's Den (Argentina)
New Voices/New Visions Award   Hooked
Adrian Sitaru (Romania)
Special Jury Mention   Rain
Maria Govan (Bahamas)
John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature   Amin Matalqa
Captain Abu Raed (Jordan)
Bridging the Borders Award   Waltz with Bashir
Ari Folman (Israel)

 


19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 3-14, 2008


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 5
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   Joe Wright
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Halle Berry
Daniel Day-Lewis
Breakthrough Performance Award   Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Rising Star Award   Nikki Blonsky
Emile Hirsch
Chairman's Vanguard Award   Juno
Ensemble Cast Award   Cast of Hairspray
(Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Zac Efron, Allison Janney, Elijah Kelley, Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brittany Snow, John Travolta, Christopher Walken)
Director of the Year Award   Sean Penn, Into the Wild
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   James Newton Howard
Screen Actors Guild Foundation Patron of the Arts Award   Jerry Weintraub
Emcee   Mary Hart


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   Then She Found Me
Helen Hunt (USA)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   Autism: The Musical
Tricia Regan (USA)
FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   Armin
Ognjen Svilicic (Croatia)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actor   Song Gang-ho
Secret Sunshine (South Korea)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actress   Anamaria Marinca & Laura Vasiliu
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Romania)
New Voices/New Visions Award   Hounds
Ann-Kristin Reyels (Germany)
John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature   Nadav Schirman
The Champagne Spy (Israel)
Special Jury Mention   The Waltz
Salvatore Maira (Italy)
Special Jury Mention for Cinematography   Two Embraces
Frederico Barbarosa (Mexico)
Heineken Red Star Award   Nic Balthazar
Ben X (Belgium)
Bridging the Borders Award   The Band's Visit
Eran Kolinn (Israel)

 


18th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 4-15, 2007


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 6
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   Todd Field
Career Achievement Award   Cate Blanchett
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Kate Winslet
Breakthrough Performance Award   Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Rising Star Award   Adam Beach
Jessica Biel
Chairman's Vanguard Award   Little Miss Sunshine
Ensemble Cast Award   Cast of Babel
(Adriana Barraza, Gael García Bernal, Cate Blanchett, Boubker Ait El Caid, Rinko Kikuchi, Brad Pitt, Said Tarchani, Kôji Yakusho)
Director of the Year Award   Alejandro González Iñárritu, Babel
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Philip Glass
Screen Actors Guild Foundation Patron of the Arts Award   Sydney Pollack
Emcee   Mary Hart


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   The Lives of Others
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Germany)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   Blindsight
Lucy Walker (UK)
FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   Pan's Labyrinth
Guillermo del Toro (Mexico)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actor   Mads Mikkelsen
After the Wedding (Denmark/Sweden)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actress   Blanca Lewin
In Bed (Germany/Chile)
New Voices/New Visions Special Jury Prize   Agua
Verónica Chen (Argentina)
New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize   It's Winter
Rafi Pitts (Iran)
John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature   John Jeffcoat
Outsourced (USA)

 


17th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 5-16, 2006


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 7
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   David Cronenberg
Lifetime Achievement Award   Shirley MacLaine
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Jake Gyllenhaal
Charlize Theron
Breakthrough Performance Award   Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Rising Star Award   Terrence Howard
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Thomas Newman
Producer of the Year Award   Michael London
Emcee   Mary Hart


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
Dan Ireland (UK);
Mother of Mine
Klaus Härö (Finland)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   Five Days in September
Barbara Willis Sweete (Canada)
FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   Buffalo Boy
Minh Nguyen-Vo (Vietnam)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actor   Ion Fiscuteanu
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Romania)
FIPRESCI Award Best Actress   Meltem Cumbul
Lovelorn (Turkey)
New Voices/New Visions Award   Love + Hate
Dominic Savage (UK)
New Voices/New Visions Special Jury Prize   Underground Game
Roberto Gervitz (Brazil)
John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature   Breno Silveria
Two Sons of Francisco (Brazil)

 


16th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 6-17, 2005


Gala Awards

Sonny Bono Visionary Award for Acting, Producing & Directing   Kevin Spacey
Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts & Humanities   Kirk Douglas
Career Achievement Award in Acting   Samuel L. Jackson
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Laura Linney
Liam Neeson
Rising Star Award   Bryce Dallas Howard
Chairman's Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts   Nicole Kidman
Director of the Year Award   Alexander Payne
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Howard Shore
Emcee   Mary Hart


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   The Sea Inside
Alejandro Amenábar (Spain)
Runner Up   The Thing About My Folks
Raymond De Felitta (USA)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   Watermarks
Yaron Zilberman (France/Israel/USA)
Runner Up   Seeds
Joseph Boyle & Marjan Safinia (USA)
New Voices/New Visions Award   In the Battlefields
Danielle Arbid (Belgium/France/Germany/Lebanon)
Honorable Mention   Or
Keren Yedaya (France/Israel)
John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature   Jesse Acevedo
Everything Blue (USA)

 


15th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 8-19, 2004


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 11
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   Sidney Sheldon
Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Production   Richard D. Zanuck
International Filmmaker Award for Writing & Directing   Anthony Minghella
Career Achievement Award in Art of Cinema   Kevin Costner
Career Achievement Award in Production Design   Dante Ferretti
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Naomi Watts
Rising Star Award   Scarlett Johansson
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Danny Elfman
Distinguished Achievement in Directing & Producing   Jim Sheridan
Emcee   Mary Hart


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   The Best of Youth
Marco Tullio Giordana (Italy)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   Paper Clips
Joe Fab & Elliott Berlin (USA)
FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   The Return
Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia)
New Voices/New Visions Award   Torremolinos 73
Pablo Berger (Spain/Denmark)
John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature   Yann Samuell
Love Me If You Dare (France/Belgium)

 


14th Annual Nortel Networks Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 9-21, 2003


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 11
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   Christopher Nolan
Lifetime Achievement Award   Stephen Frears
International Filmmaker Award   Stephen Daldry
Career Achievement Award in Acting   Lynn Redgrave
Career Achievement Award in Cinematography   Conrad Hall
Career Achievement Award in Producing   Mace Neufeld
Director's Achievement Award   Franco Zeffirelli
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Michel Legrand
Emcee   Lily Tomlin


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   OT: Our Town
Scott Hamilton Kennedy (USA)
FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   The Man Without a Past
Aki Kaurismäki (Finland)
John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature   Nir Bergman
Broken Wings (Israel)

 


13th Annual Nortel Networks Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 10-21, 2002


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 12
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   Baz Luhrmann
Lifetime Achievement Award   Irwin Winkler
International Filmmaker Award   Alan Bates
Oliver Stone
Career Achievement Award   Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Mira Nair
Spotlight Award   Michael Apted
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Andy Garcia
Director's Achievement Award   Arthur Hiller
Da Vinci Cinematographer's Award   Bruno Delbonnel
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Hans Zimmer
Excellence in Film Distribution Award   Miramax Films
Emcee   Leonard Maltin


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   I Love You Eugenio
Francisco Josè Fernandez (Italy)
FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   Go
Isao Yukisada (Japan)
Runner Up   No Man's Land;
Violet Perfume
Marisa Sistach (Mexico);
The Piano Teacher
Michael Haneke (Austria)
Director's Choice   The Bank
Robert Connolly (Australia)

 


12th Annual Nortel Networks Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 11-22, 2001


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 13
Lifetime Achievement Award   Sir Sean Connery
Lifetime Achievement Award in Cinematography   Giuseppe Rotunno
International Filmmaker Award   Ang Lee
Liv Ullmann
Career Achievement Award   John Schlesinger
Career Achievement Award in Art of Cinema   Lasse Hallström
Spotlight Award   Joan Allen
Charles A. Crain Desert Palm Achievement Award   Nicolas Cage
Director's Achievement Award   Ridley Scott
Da Vinci Cinematographer's Award   Luciano Tovoli
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Randy Newman
Excellence in Film Distribution Award   Sony Pictures Classics
Emcee   Nancy O’Dell


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   Sky Hook
Ljubisa Samardzic (Serbia)
FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film   Seven Songs from the Tundra
Anastasia Lapsui & Markku Lehmuskallio (Finland);
Love's a Bitch
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Mexico)

 


11th Annual Nortel Networks Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 13-24, 2000


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 15
Sonny Bono Visionary Award   M. Night Shyamalan
International Filmmaker Award   Catherine Deneuve
Career Achievement Award   Pedro Almodóvar
Career Achievement Award in Art of Cinema   Owen Roizman
Career Achievement Award in Producing   Yimou Zhang
Charles A. Crain Desert Palm Achievement Award   Annette Bening
Director's Achievement Award   Milos Forman
Da Vinci Cinematographer's Award   Janusz Kaminski
Dirk Brüel
Gernot Roll
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Alan Bergman
Marilyn Bergman
Distinguished Achievement in Directing & Producing   A. DiLaurentiis
Excellence in Film Distribution Award   Landmark Theatres
Emcee   Swoosie Kurtz


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   East-West
Régis Wargnier (France)

 


10th Annual Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 7-18, 1999


Gala Awards

Sonny Bono Visionary Award   Jack Valenti
Lifetime Achievement Award   Debbie Reynolds
Charles A. Crain Desert Palm Achievement Award   John Travolta
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   John Barry
Excellence in Film Distribution Award   Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Emcee   Christine Baranski


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   Life is Beautiful
Roberto Benigni (Italy)

 


9th Annual Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 8-19, 1998


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 10
Lifetime Achievement Award   Michelangelo Antonioni
Charles A. Crain Desert Palm Achievement Award   Sylvester Stallone
Director's Achievement Award   Kasi Lemmons
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Jerry Goldsmith
Emcee   Leonard Maltin

 


8th Annual Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 9-26, 1997


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 11
Lifetime Achievement Award   Lauren Bacall
Career Achievement Award   Sydney Guilaroff
Charles A. Crain Desert Palm Achievement Award   Richard Dreyfuss
Director's Achievement Award   Norman Jewison
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Bill Conti


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   Blue Eyed
Bertram Verhaag (Germany);
Queens of the Big Time
Adriana Trigiani (USA)
Audience Award for Best Foreign Language Film   The King of Masks
Tian-Ming Wu (Hong Kong)
Runner Up   Beyond Silence
Caroline Link (Germany)
Audience Award for Best English Language Film   Soulmates
Duane Clark (USA)
Runner Up   Unhook the Stars
Nick Cassavetes (USA)

 


7th Annual Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 5-21, 1996


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 6
Lifetime Achievement Award   Leslie Caron
Career Achievement Award in Choreography   Michael Kidd
Charles A. Crain Desert Palm Achievement Award   Susan Sarandon
Director's Achievement Award   Stanley Donen
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Marvin Hamlisch
Emcee   Donald O'Connor


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Foreign Language Film   French Twist
Josiane Balasko (France)
Audience Award for Best English Language Film   The Grass Harp
Charles Matthau (USA)
Best Director   Tim Robbins
Dead Man Walking (USA)

 


6th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 5-15, 1995


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 13
Career Achievement Award in Costume Design   Jean Louis
Charles A. Crain Desert Palm Achievement Award   Tony Curtis
Director's Achievement Award   George Sidney
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing   Henri Mancini
Emcee   Donald O'Connor


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Favorite Drama   Farinelli
Gérard Corbiau (Belgium)
Audience Award for Favorite Comedy   Spider & Rose
Bill Bennett (Australia)

 


5th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 6-16, 1994


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 8
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Sophia Loren


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   The Boys of St. Vincent
John N. Smith (Canada)

 


4th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 7-17, 1993


Gala Awards

Gala date   Jan. 16
Lifetime Achievement Award   Marcello Mastroianni
Desert Palm Achievement Award   Frank Sinatra

 


3rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 8-15, 1992


Gala Awards

Desert Palm Achievement Award   James Stewart


Festival Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature   Mediterraneo
Gabriele Salvatores (Italy)

 


2nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

1991


Gala Awards

Desert Palm Achievement Award   Cyd Charisse
Ruby Keeler

 


1st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 10-14, 1990


Gala Awards

Desert Palm Achievement Award   Lucille Ball

 

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