With the 2015 edition heading into its last days, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced its 2016 dates will be Jan. 1-11.
The 27th annual festival will host a New Year’s Eve celebration for attending festival guests on Dec. 31 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The festival begins Jan. 1 with all-day movie screenings and the Opening Night premiere followed by a reception at the Palm Springs Art Museum.
The festival’s Awards Gala will be held Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. This year’s star-studded event, hosted by Mary Hart, honored Robert Duvall, the cast of The Imitation Game, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Richard Linklater, Julianne Moore, David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons and Reese Witherspoon. Closing Night will take place Jan. 10 with the Best of the Fest screening Jan. 11.
“The Palm Springs International Film Festival has always been the first major event of the calendar year, and we plan on continuing that tradition,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “Our festival has become an important stop on the awards season trail for both actors and filmmakers as well as our strong showcase of foreign language cinema.”
Visit www.psfilmfest.org for additional information.