News in 2013

Windermere So. Cal. Commits to 3-Yr. Sponsorship of Film Festival
2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival
2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Windermere Southern California Commits to
Three-Year Sponsorship of
World Famous Palm Springs International
Film Festival, Jan. 3-13

Palm Springs, CA (November 7, 2013) – The City of Palm Springs, Title Sponsor of the world famous Palm Springs International Film Festival, is pleased to announce that Windermere Real Estate Southern California has agreed to continue a three-year $100,000 sponsorship of the Festival and Awards Gala, one of the Coachella Valley’s most important economic stimulators -- bringing thousands of visitors, film industry insiders and priceless international media coverage to the city every January.

This year’s film festival is slated for Jan. 3-13, 2014. For more information, visit

“As the local real estate market leader in the Palm Springs area, Windermere Real Estate Southern California has an enduring tradition of supporting local events and non-profit organizations that promote growth and opportunity for the Coachella Valley’s communities, residents and visitors,” said Bob Deville. Co-owner of Windermere Real Estate Southern California.

“Our commitment to the Palm Springs International Film Festival grows stronger every year and the continued growth of this important special event is a tremendous asset to our local economy,” said Deville, who notes the Coachella Valley’s incomparable weather, beautiful scenery and amazing diversity of homes and neighborhoods is a huge booster when it comes to selling real estate to festival attendees who have grown to love the desert over the years or are just experiencing it for the first time.

“The Board of the Palm Springs International Film Festival wishes to extend our deep gratitude to Windermere Real Estate Southern California for their continued commitment to sustaining the spectacular success of our film festival, “said Chairman Harold Matzner. “A critical part of why we succeed is because of the support of local businesses like Windermere, who understand the necessity of sponsoring important special events that not only stimulate and grow our local economy, but also the prestige of Palm Springs as a world famous destination, like no place else. I applaud Windermere for their outstanding community citizenship over the past decade.”

Founded by owners Bob Bennion and Bob Deville in 2001, Windermere Real
Estate Southern California provides superior, professional real estate services to their clients from Windermere’s 16 conveniently located Palm Springs area offices as well as their Southern California coastal offices in Orange and San Diego counties. A member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and exclusive local affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International, Windermere’s extensive network of agents, clients and partners deliver international exposure for their clients’ listings. A portion of every Windermere commission combined with additional personal donations allows Windermere Real Estate Southern California to give back to the communities in which their agents live, work and serve.

About The Palm Springs International Film Festival
The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees annually for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Black Tie Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents who, in recent years, have included Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Danny Boyle, Bradley Cooper, George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Helen Mirren, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet.

The Awards Gala of the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is presented by Cartier and sponsored by Mercedes Benz and Entertainment Tonight. The City of Palm Springs is the Title Sponsor of the Film Festival. Presenting Sponsors are Wells Fargo, The Desert Sun and Spencer’s. Major sponsors are AARP, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Wessman Development, Bank of America, Wintec, Regal Entertainment Group, Windermere Real Estate, Eisenhower Medical Center, Guthy-Renker, Integrated Wealth Management,, Ocean Properties, Panavision, Chihuly and Telefilm Canada.

For more information, call 760-322-2930 or 800-898-7256 or visit

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David Lee
Palm Springs International Film Festival