• Awards Gala

    Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala

  • Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala

Film Awards 2019 Self Parking Map


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.

Enjoy the Film Awards Gala and preferred seating at film festival screenings with a Benefactor Pass, purchase here.

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Event Features

Awards Gala is held inside the Palm Springs Convention Center

Cocktails 5pm-6pm
Dinner and Awards Show 6pm
Black Tie attire Required
Valet and Self- Parking are available

Event Details

Date: Jan 03 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.   Palm Springs Convention Center Purchase Seats & Tables

Award Information

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 

Award Recipients

glenn_closeIcon Award
Glenn Close
The Wife
Sony Pictures Classics

Breakthrough Performance AwardRami Malek Breakthrough Performance Award
Rami Malek
Bohemian Rhapsody
Twentieth Century Fox and Regency Enterprises

Melissa McCarthy Head shotSpotlight Award, Actress
Melissa McCarthy
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Vanguard Awardgreen_book
Green Book
Participant Media, DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures

alfonso_cuaronSonny Bono Visionary Award
Alfonso Cuarón
Netflix and Participant Media Present, A Netflix Original Film, Produced by Esperanto-Filmoj

Director of the Year Awardbradley_cooper
Bradley Cooper
A Star is Born
Warner Bros. Pictures, Live Nation Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

regina_kingChairman’s Award
Regina King
If Beale Street Could Talk
Annapurna Pictures, PASTEL and Plan B Entertainment

Career Achievement Awardspike_lee
Spike Lee
Focus Features

olivia_colmanDesert Palm Achievement Award
Olivia Colman
The Favourite
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Spotlight Award, Actortimothee_chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
Beautiful Boy
Amazon Studios, produced by Plan B Entertainment in association with Big IndiePictures

Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins, Joel Dawson is Georgie, Pixie Davies is Annabel and Nathanael Saleh is John in Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNSEnsemble Performance Award
Mary Poppins Returns
Walt Disney Pictures