Filmmaker Parties

Join us each evening of the festival for music, laughs, networking, dancing, and cocktails at various locations in Palm Springs.
Filmmaker, Market-All Access, Chairman's, Industry Passes or ticket required for entry*Tickets are not sold on-site
Valid photo ID (21+) required for entry into select venues and consumption of alcoholic beverages at all venues.
*Insider passes are accepted for Opening & Closing Night receptions only

Opening Night Reception

Let’s Boogie! Bring your peace signs, bell bottoms, and shine those platforms, for one Groovy Night! Read More

Jun 19, 2018 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Lulu California Bistro

Light Up the Night

Dance the night away surrounded by glowing lights, energy pumping music, and fun vibes! Read More

Jun 20, 2018 10:00 p.m. to Jun 21, 2018 - 12:00 a.m.
Spa Casino Cascade Lounge


Our annual celebration of diversity in cinema and in life, join us at the Gay!La and boogie as your authentic self! Read More

Jun 21, 2018 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Toucan's Tiki Lounge

Palm Tree Paradise

Karaoke Night! From Palm Trees to pineapples to singing your heart out, escape to a tropical paradise in Palm Springs. Read More

Jun 22, 2018 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Technicolor Dreams

Dripping from the walls into the water, immerse yourself in the color spectrum of Life! Read More

Jun 23, 2018 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Closing Night: Blue Lagoon

Jump into the deep end! Come enjoy a summer night poolside as we say goodbye to private lagoon. Read More

Jun 24, 2018 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Hilton Hotel

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