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2006 Award Winners

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New Voices/New Visions Award
Love + Hate
Special Jury Prize
Underground Game

The John Schle... more

Best of Fest Day

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The films chosen for Best of the Fest screenings have been culled from audience and critics favorites for Best Film and Best Documentary of the Festival, in addition to Jury picks and Family-friendly favorites.

Best of the Fest Day screenings will be presented at the Regal Cinemas P... more

Gala Film Presentations

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

Special Presentations

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Four select, acclaimed new will be presented with special guests in attendance. more

Archival Treasures

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Three films rediscovering exploring our cinematic heritage from around the world including Charlie Chaplin’s The Circus (1928), the Czech classic Distant Journey (1949), and Frank Borzage’s  Moonrise, presented by Film Noir expert Eddie Muller. more

Focus Italy

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Italian director Pupi Avati will receive the PSIFF International Filmmaker Award this year. He and his producer (and brother) Antonio Avati will be present for a tribute program of six titles, which illustrate the development of the Avati style more

Cine Latino

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At year three, it would seem timely to reflect on the “why” and “how” of our Cine Latino Showcase. It has been our intention all along to open a window in Palm Springs to the plurality of cinemas that make up Ibero-American cinema. The numbers bear this accomplishment: Close to 50 films from the reg... more

New American Cinema

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A selection of new features and documentaries from American moviemakers. more

New Voices/New Visions

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This juried competition includes a dozen debut works by particularly gifted, first or second-time filmmakers competing for the Festival’s prestigious New Voices Award. more

World Cinema Now

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This wide-ranging overview of contemporary international cinema provides a sampling of the essential new films from around the world, including a number of World and US Premieres, and prize-winners from major festivals worldwide. more

Non Fiction Features

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Documentaries have emerged as a major force in the theatrical marketplace and now reach a much broader audience, rivaling the draw of traditional narrative features. This expanded documentary section will highlight a select overview of the best new contemporary non-fiction cinema. more

Awards Buzz: Best Foreign Language Film

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Our annual gathering of films that are the official submissions for Academy Award® consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category presents a comprehensive overview of the chosen films available for viewing prior to the nomination announcements that will be made in the coming weeks. This se... more

Awards Buzz: Best Documentary Film

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‘Tis the season for year-end awards honors, both here at the Festival with our annual Awards Gala, and in the film world at large, where the annual Golden Globes and Oscars® are among the most prestigious of a seasonal deluge that includes a vast number of guild and critic’s groups awards of every p... more

Supercharged Cinema

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Nighttime is the right time for films fueled by adrenaline, and we’ve programmed this PSIFF showcase with four great, alternately action-packed, funny, scary and just plain freaky films dedicated to filmgoers who like their movies on the wild side. If your movie tastes run to films that embrace the ... more

Tribute to Pupi Avati

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Italian director Pupi Avati will receive the PSIFF International Filmmaker Award this year. He and his producer (and brother) Antonio Avati will be present for a tribute program of six titles, which illustrate the development of the Avati style. more

Tanqueray 10 Modern Masters

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This special showcase of international films highlights ten directors who have distinguished themselves as masters in the field of filmmaking over the course of their long and distinguished careers. Special thanks to our friends at Tanqueray 10 for providing a grant to underwrite this sterling showc... more

Spotlight on Chile

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Since its inception, it’s been a tradition of the Cine Latino Showcase to highlight a particular theme or country. This year, it is a Spotlight on Chilean Cinema – made possible by the support of the Chilean Foreign Affairs Ministry and its Cultural Affairs Department (DIRAC) headed by Emilio Lamarc... more

Global Lens 2006

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Being presented for the first time in Palm Springs as part of the Festival, the third edition of The Global Film Initiative Film Series will introduce local audiences to remarkable stories told in every corner of the world, through the universal language of cinema. The Initiative supports and promot... more

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