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2008 Award Winners

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Audience Award, Best Feature

Then She Found Me, directed by Helen Hunt, USA

Audience Award, Best Documentary

Autism, The Musical, directed by Tricia Re... more

Archival Treasures

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Three film classics presented in pristine restored prints. more

Awards Buzz – Best Documentary Feature

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Awards Buzz – Best Foreign Language Film

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Awards Buzz – Short Film

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Best of Fest

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Award winners will be listed at 5pm on Sunday more

Cine Latino

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This striking showcase of films from Latin America, Spain and Portugal features guest appearances by the brightest lights in contemporary Latin filmmaking and screenings of the hottest films emerging from the Latino film world. more

Gala Screenings

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Modern Masters Showcase

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A showcase of ten new films from international directors who have achieved special distinction among the most acclaimed filmmakers of world cinema over the course of several decades. more

New Israeli Cinema: L'Chaim!

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A special showcase of 10 new films from Israel—one of the hottest emerging centers of international filmmaking—takes center stage at this kick-off event for “Israel at 60,” celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Israeli state. Among the films on view are winners of major awards at the recent Cannes... more

New Voices/New Visions

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This juried competition features 10 films by first or second-time filmmakers selected to compete for the Festival’s New Visions Award. more

Silver Screen Silent Film Presentation

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Frank Borzage’s exquisite 1927 silent Seventh Heaven—starring Janet Gaynor and Palm Springs’ own Charles Farrell—will be accompanied live by award-winning composer Paul Gilman, who will perform his original score for the movie. Thanks to 20th Century Fox for providing us with a beautiful arch... more

Special Presentations

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True Stories

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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 special section presents an overview of the best new non-fiction films from around the world. more

World Cinema Now

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The Festival’s largest programming section, with 77 new films from 38 countries around the world. more

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