Black Tie Awards Gala

The Festival’s annual Awards Gala on Saturday, January 7, 2006, will honor David Cronenberg with the Visionary Award, Jake Gyllenhaal with the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor, Terrence Howard with the Rising Star Award, Felicity Huffman with the Breakthrough Performance Award, Michael London wi... more

Gala Presentations

Special premiere events with filmmaking guests attending and Festival parties following the screenings.... more

Competitions and Awards

The Festival will present two juried competitions this year. The New Voices/New Visions Award will honor one of 12 features from new international talents making their first or second films. Last year Danielle Arbid, director of In the Battlefield (Lebanon/France/Belgium), received t... more

Talking Pictures

This series of seminars, panel discussions and master classes focuses on various elements of films and filmmaking, featuring filmmakers, film critics and film experts in intimate programs designed to explore the history, language and subtext of cinema. One-on-ones with renowned film figures are incl... more

Schools at PSIFF

Our new PSIFF in the Schools Educational Outreach Programs are aimed at high school, college and university students in the Coachella Valley, and will be staged during this year’s Festival as part of our ongoing educational programs. Free student admission for these programs can be arranged through ... more

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