DATE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019
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.
Call for availability, 760.969.7533. This event sells out quickly. Seat and table placement is based on level and date of purchase. Download/view 2019 table and seat options here.
Awards Gala is held inside the Palm Springs Convention Center
Dinner and Awards Show 6pm
Black Tie attire Required
Valet and Self- Parking are available
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
Sony Pictures Classics
Breakthrough Performance Award
Twentieth Century Fox and Regency Enterprises
Spotlight Award, Actress
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Participant Media, DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures
Sonny Bono Visionary Award
Netflix and Participant Media Present, A Netflix Original Film, Produced by Esperanto-Filmoj
Director of the Year Award
A Star is Born
Warner Bros. Pictures, Live Nation Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures
If Beale Street Could Talk
Annapurna Pictures, PASTEL and Plan B Entertainment
Career Achievement Award
Desert Palm Achievement Award
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Spotlight Award, Actor
Amazon Studios, produced by Plan B Entertainment in association with Big IndiePictures
Ensemble Performance Award
Mary Poppins Returns
Walt Disney Pictures