Film Awards Gala, Opening Night and Closing Night tickets on sale August 1, 2017.  

Tickets for alternate events on sale December 22, 2017 | Qualified film society members may purchase tickets beginning December 19, 2017

Film Awards Gala

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... Read More

Jan 2, 2018 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Opening Night

OPENING NIGHT IS ON STANDBY. Please call the box office to be added to the waitlist as more tickets may become available | 800.898.7256 Thursday, January 4, 2018 | Tickets will grant you entry to screening and party Film will be announced December 18, 2017. Benefactor and Concierge Passes are accepted for entry | All others... Read More

Thursday, January 4, 6:30 PM

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Closing Night


Sunday, January 14, 2018 | Tickets grant entry to Screening and Reception

Film will be announced December 18, 2017

Benefactor and Concierge Passes are accepted for entry | All others must present a ticket

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Sunday, January 14, 5:30 PM

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Talking Pictures

The opportunity to engage directly with filmmakers and hear their insights and observations at first hand is one of those things that makes this Festival special. Talking Pictures programs will be announced closer to the Festival and information posted as it becomes available. Read More

Book to Screen

Book to Screen is changing! Book to Screen events will be held during the Festival and consist of a film screening immediately followed by an in-depth conversations. More information on tickets and/or passes will be posted as it becomes available. Read More

Special Screenings

We know that you're going to love these films. Special Screenings will be announced December 18, 2017. Read More


Keep the celebration of film alive into the night. Event schedule will be announced December 18 online and in The Desert Sun December 19. Read More

2018 Film Festival