Film Festival 2021


The Festival will run February 25-March 8, 2021 with the Film Awards Gala on February 25. Full days of film screenings will begin February 26th including the Opening Night presentation that evening and will conclude with Best of Fest on March 8. 

The Palm Springs International Film Society is actively planning a hybrid festival. The 2021 installment will consist of in person and online screenings while adapting to local, state, and federal guidelines.  With the knowledge that theater capacity will most likely be limited and social distancing guidelines will still be in place, the festival structure and procedures will be altered from past years.  

The health and safety of our patrons and staff, as well as a memorable and enjoyable festival experience, remain at the center of our focus. We thank our members, sponsors, audience, and community for your patience and understanding as we continue our planning. 

  • Film Awards seats and tables and Festival pass sale date is to be determined.
  • Individual tickets will go on sale closer to the festival. 

As details become solidified, we will continue to communicate electronically. We invite all to join our e-club to receive the most up to date notifications and Film Society news.

Our staff and Board of Directors is looking forward to spending PSIFF 2021 with you.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.  The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents.  Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers events and film screenings featuring films from 60+ countries.  

Film Awards Gala

Film Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, February 25, 2021.


Pass and ticket sale dates are to be determined.

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Film Festival 2021