The Film Society produces The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) every January, and Palm Springs ShortFest in June. In addition to curating the best in international cinema, PSIFF has come to be known as the first stop on the road to the Academy Awards® and our Oscar®-qualifying ShortFest is the largest short film festival and market in North America. Our festivals and year-round programs manifest our organization’s mission by nurturing and encouraging new filmmaking talent, honoring the great masters of world cinema, and expanding audience horizons.
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The film festival circuit in the Palm Springs Valley is upon us. And the first of the season is Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, taking place September 22 – 25 at the recently renovated Camelot Theatres on East Baristo Road in Palm Springs, and at the big screen (formerly IMAX) Desert Cinema…Details
Eddie Redmayne, Michael Fassbender, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Renee Zellweger, Tom Hanks, Lupita Nyong’o, Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Tom Cruise, Amy Adams, Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Will Smith, Bryan Cranston, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone… No, I’m not rattling off the guest list for the star-studded extravaganza known as the Palm Springs…Details
Desert Rose Playhouse—one of Rancho Mirage’s two quite excellent theatre companies, and the only one in the Palm Springs Valley devoted to putting on LGBT-themed works—recently announced the roster of five comedies and dramas it will produce in the coming year. Kicking off the season is Poz, a stylish new comedy by Michael Aman. It…Details