• See Inside our Annual Awards Gala. It's kind of a big deal.

    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.    Film Awards Gala

  • Book to Screen

    Book to Screen. Or Screen to Book, if you prefer.

    A popular festival sidebar shining a light on the often complex, always invigorating ways in which the written word informs and inspires motion pictures.   

  • Talking Pictures

    Talking Pictures: The events where pictures actually speak a thousand words.

    A perennial favorite with audiences, these conversations with the cinema’s foremost creative talents have featured Matt Damon, Ridley Scott, Will Smith, Shirley MacLaine, George Clooney, Naomi Watts, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Javier Bardem, Walter Salles, Gus Van Sant and many more.   

  • Public Progams

    Our Public Programs connect people through film. It's that simple.

    We host year-round events that are open to the public and range from discussions with filmmakers and critics, screenings of films, book signings, and much, much more.    JOIN THE FUN

  • Feature Festival Events

    See all of our Feature Festival events, and get your itenerary ready.

    Our exceptional showcase for the best in international cinema, winning devoted fans among filmmakers, tastemakers and a sophisticated audience of more than 136,000 avid filmgoers.    2017 PS Film Festival

  • ShortFest Events

    ShortFest events are like Feature Fest. Just...shorter.

    ShortFest is the largest short film festival and film market in North America.    2017 ShortFest


Looking for something to celebrate?  Engage in the Film Society's our year-round programs or attend one of our special events during festival-time.  We want to be part of your story, share these experiences with us.