Posted by Larry Gleeson

Palm Springs, CA (April 28, 2017) – The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) has announced the dates of its 29thedition.  Festival dates will be January 2-15, 2018.  Highlights include:

 *On Tuesday, January 2, the annual Film Awards Gala will kick off the festival at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  Last year’s star-studded event, hosted by Mary Hart, honored Amy Adams, Andrew Garfield, Annette Bening, Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Negga, Tom Hanks, and the cast of Hidden Figures and the creative ensemble of La La Land.

*The festival’s “Power of Words: Book to Screen” program will be held Wednesday, January 3.

The screening portion of the festival will run Thursday, January 4 through Monday, January 15.  Opening Night screening will take place at Richards Center for the Arts on Thursday, January 4, with a party to follow at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

 The festival will close on Sunday, January 14, with Best of the Fest screenings taking place Monday, January 15.

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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 Film Awards Gala, a glamorous, black-tie event attended by 2,500 people, which last year was presented by Chopard and sponsored by Mercedes Benz 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 Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Brad Pitt, Eddie Redmayne, Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon and more.  PSIFF is organized by The Palm Springs International Film Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization with a mission to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness.

For more information, call 760-778-8979 or 800-898-7256 or visit

(Source: Press release provided by NikkiCroney, BWR)