Festival Events


Ladies in Black | Closing Night Screening

Set in Sydney in 1959, Oscar®-nominated writer/director Bruce Beresford takes us back to the heyday of glamorous upscale department stores, when a concierge met you at the door and clerks wore gloves. Read More

Running Time: 109


Dinner and a Movie

Make a night of it with the Festival's Dinner and a Movie pairings. Exclusive dining experiences follow screenings of three films selected from our line up that are sure to whet your appetite. Read More


Festival Parties

Mingle, dance, and drink the night away at one of our evening events. Ticket or valid pass required for entry. Read More


Film Awards Gala

The Palm Springs International Film Festival's signature showpiece event - and by far our biggest fundraiser - is the annual Film Awards. 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... Read More

Jan 2, 2020 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Opening Night Screening

Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen star in Branagh’s intimate, revelatory portrait of William Shakespeare in the last act of his life. His career over, he returns to his home in Stratford-upon-Avon to encounter old ghosts, old loves, and his resentful family. Read More

Running Time: 101


Palm Springs Speaks

Librarians Stuart Goodson (Emilio Estevez) and Myra (Jena Malone) see their regular winter day shaken up when homeless patrons decide to take shelter in their library for the night. What starts as a peaceful sit-in quickly escalates into a face-off with the police and the media. Following the screening Mr. Estevez will answer... Read More

Running Time: 119



2019 Film Festival