• Awards Gala

    Film Awards Gala 2017

Monday, January 2nd, 2017 | 5pm

The Palm Springs International Film Festival's signature showpiece event - and by far our biggest fundraiser - is the annual Film Awards Gala. This dazzling celebration of old school Hollywood star power, glamour and talent kicks off Awards season each year, and takes locals back to the time when Palm Springs was the playground for Hollywood's biggest stars.

This is an evening of high style, glitz, and fellowship, as we roll out the red carpet and welcome the hottest industry players, A-list celebrities, and Palm Springs community leaders to an elegant dinner and awards ceremony which raises more than $1 million in funding for the Palm Springs International Film Society every year. 

Seats and Tables are available for purchase NOW, order online here or by calling 760.318.8371. This event sells out very quickly. Seat and table placement is based on the level and date of purchase. For more information on the different seat or table levels please click here.

 Relive the 2016 Film Awards Gala!


Amy Adams Icon AwardAmy Adams
Chairman's Award
Arrival, Paramount

Casey Affleck Desert Palm AchievementCasey Affleck
Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor
Manchester by the Sea, Amazon Studios & Roadside Attractions

Mehershala Ali BreakthroughMahershala Ali
Breakthrough Performance Award
Moonlight, A24

Annette Bening Career AchievementAnnette Bening
Career Achievement Award
Twentieth Century Women, A24

Andrew Garfield SpotlightAndrew Garfield
Spotlight Award
Hacksaw Ridge, Summit Entertainment

Tom Hanks Icon AwardTom Hanks
Icon Award
Sully, Warner Bros.

Hidden FiguresHidden Figures
Ensemble Performance Award

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
International Star Award
Lion, The Weinstein Company

Lala LandLaLa Land
Vanguard Award
Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment

Ruth Negga Rising StarRuth Negga
Rising Star Award
Loving, Focus Features

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress
Jackie, Fox Searchlight

Event Details

Date: Jan 02 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Event Features

Cocktails 5pm-6pm
Dinner and Awards Show 6pm
Black Tie attire Required
Valet and Self- Parking are available

Award Information

Awards are provided by Dale Chihuly, Chihuly Studios and John Kennedy Studio.

Chihuly is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world, including in historic cities, museums and gardens. His artwork is included in more than 200 museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. To learn more about Chihuly and his artwork, please visit: www.chihuly.com facebook.com/chihuly @chihulystudio.

The sculptor John Kennedy (1931-2004) is widely known for his graceful bronze figures, which adorn parks, campuses, and public buildings around the world. Two of his most famous sculptures are Spirit of Audrey, dedicated to Audrey Hepburn and located at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York City, and The Entertainer, the official statuette of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. www.johnkennedystudio.com 

2017 PS Film Festival