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Imagination. It's the chief currency of the cinema, inspiring filmmakers around the world to share their stories, committing their voice and their vision to film.

We're blessed with an incredibly rich and diverse array of voices, both seasoned and newly emerging, at this year's Festival: fully 196 stories, sprung from a vast array of cultures and communities in 69 different countries around the world, each with it's own unique vision, perspective and distinctive take on the human condition.

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Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film

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Once again the Palm Springs International Film Festival presents the largest selection of foreign language Oscar submissions of any film festival in the world. more

Best of the Fest

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Join us all day Monday, January 17th as we feature repeat screenings of popular festival favorites back by popular demand. more

Cinema Safari

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Collectively, these striking films provide a revelatory overview of a continent and a people who are emerging from a turbulent past into a bold and exciting new future. more

Modern Masters

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The Modern Masters section offers an opportunity to feast on a variety of offerings from some of the true auteurs of contemporary cinema. more

Monte Hellman Retrospective

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We launch the Monte Hellman Retrospective on Sunday, January 9th with The Shooting and his short film Stanley’s Girlfriend. more

New Voices/New Visions

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The New Voices/New Visions Award will honor one of 12 features from new international filmmakers marking their feature film debut at the Festival, with the additional criteria that the films selected are currently without U.S. distribution. more

Special Presentations

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True Stories

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The ability of the 37 documentary filmmakers in our True Stories lineup to take the measure of their subjects and to wrangle them into compelling, memorable film-going experiences is nothing short of remarkable. more

World Cinema Now

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The following 75 films from 30 different countries are stories drawn of a universal human culture. more

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