Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces 2021 Dates


Palm Springs, CA (February 3, 2020) - The Palm Springs International Film Society has announced the dates for the 32nd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. Festival dates will be Thursday, January 7 through Monday, January 18, 2021. Highlights include:

·On Thursday, January 7, the annual Film Awards Gala will kick off the festival at the Palm Springs Convention Center. This year's event, hosted by Mary Hart, honored Antonio Banderas, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Cynthia Erivo, Jamie Foxx, Zack Gottsagen, Jennifer Lopez, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Charlize Theron and Renée Zellweger. More than 2,500 guests attend the event. Tickets go on sale August 1.

·The screening portion of the festival will run Friday, January 8 through Monday, January 18. On January 8, the festival will run all day screenings with the official Opening Night screening taking place that evening at Richards Center for the Arts.

· The festival will close on Sunday, January 17, with Best of the Fest screenings taking place Monday, January 18.

 The Palm Springs International ShortFest will be held June 16-22, 2020. For additional information visit

About The Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 132,000 attendees last year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, a glamorous, black-tie event attended by 2,500, presented this year by American Express and sponsored by AT&T and Entertainment Tonight. The Film Awards Gala honors the year's best achievements in cinema in front of and behind the camera. The celebrated list of talents who have been honored in recent years includes Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Mary J. Blige, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Gal Gadot, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Regina King, Rami Malek, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Eddie Redmayne, Julia Roberts,Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron and Reese Witherspoon. Call 760-969-7533 for Gala tickets or tables, 760-778-8979 or 800-898-7256 for Film Festival information or visit

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