Written by: Erin Garofolo
Palm Springs, CA – The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) has announced the dates of the 28th edition. The Awards Gala will take place on Monday, January 2, 2017, followed by the screening portion of the festival, which will open on January 5 and run through January 16, 2017.
The festival’s Awards Gala will be held on Monday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. This past year’s star-studded event, hosted by Mary Hart, honored Cate Blanchett, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Michael Fassbender, Brie Larson, Rooney Mara, Tom McCarthy, Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander and the cast of The Big Short.
The festival will begin on Thursday, January 5 with an Opening Night screening followed by a reception at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Closing Night will take place on Sunday, January 15 with the Best of the Fest screenings on Monday, January 16.
The festival will begin accepting film submissions on July 1, 2016. Awards gala tickets and screening passes will go on sale August 1, 2016.
For additional information visit www.psfilmfest.org.
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 135,000 attendees last year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Black Tie Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents who, in recent years, have included Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Brad Pitt, Eddie Redmayne, Julia Roberts, David O. Russell, Meryl Streep, and Reese Witherspoon.
For more information, call 760-322-2930 or 800-898-7256 or visit www.psfilmfest.org.