Palm Springs International Film Festival 2022
Now entering its 33rd year, The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is scheduled from January 6-17, 2022. Its culturally diverse program of 180+ films from over 60 countries represents the best in international cinema, with more than 135,000 attendees each year. The Festival presents a large selection of films submitted for consideration in the Best International Feature Film category for the Academy Awards, as well as a large number of American independent and international features and documentaries.
The Festival will also hold its annual star-studded black-tie Film Awards, presented by American Express, on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The event will honor individuals in the film industry with awards for acting, directing, and lifetime achievement. All of the Film Awards’ 2021 honorees received Academy Award nominations. Honorees included Riz Ahmed (Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor), Viola Davis (Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress), Andra Day (Breakthrough Performance Award), Anthony Hopkins (Career Achievement Award), Daniel Kaluuya (International Star Award, Actor), Carey Mulligan (International Star Award, Actress), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Spotlight Award, Actor), Gary Oldman (Chairman’s Award), Chloé Zhao (Director of the Year Award), and The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Vanguard Award). Hopkins, Kaluuya, and Zhao won an Academy Award in their respective categories.
The Palm Springs International Film Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness. The Film Society produces the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) and Film Awards in January and Palm Springs ShortFest in June. In addition to curating the best in international cinema, PSIFF’s Film Awards has come to be known as the first stop on the campaign trail for the Academy Awards® and its Oscar®-qualifying ShortFest is the largest short film festival and market in North America. Its festivals, year-round member screenings and educational programs manifest our organization’s mission by nurturing and encouraging new filmmaking talent, honoring the great masters of world cinema, and expanding audience horizons.
For additional information and tickets, call the festival headquarters at (760) 778-8979 or visit the website at www.psfilmfest.org.