It’s that time of the year!

Roll out the red carpet, rev up the film reels, get a drink, grab a seat and brace yourself for the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013…


The film fest is one of the most star studded, culturally enriching events of the year in the Coachella Valley.  Here you have the opportunity to watch  some of the best films from across the entire world, without the inconvenience of having to drive two hours into the next big city.    

So, take advantage!  



However, here is no time to slack off…

This festival comes with a big bang.  The  programming for the festival is such that is all wrapped up and compressed into a week 1/2 time-span –  filled to the brim with overlapping screenings, day-in and day-out every day of the festival.  And more often then not, two films you want to see are going to overlap one another.

To make matters worse, the whole shabang ends on January 14th, so there’s little-to-no time to spare.



What’s a film nerd to do??

Just breath…  

The CVAS is here to help.

This here is an encompassing informational blog post for you.  

If you scroll down you will be able to acquire lots of vital information about the Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Anything from who organizes it, to where to buy your tickets, to what to hashtag to tag while Instagraming from inside the theater (whoops- I mean outside the theater, turn your cell phones off inside) can be found here.

Suggestions on what films to look out for will be featured in our upcoming blog posts this week, so make sure to come back for that.

Also, keep an eye out for our special guest blogger, Chad Austin!!  We are sending Chad out to the film festival to report back to The CVAS readers on which films he loved, workshops he enjoyed and his overall experience.

Looking forward to seeing some of our CVAS readers out there!




Palm Springs International Film Festival is a film festival held in Palm Springs, California. It was started in 1989 and is held annually in January. It is run by the Palm Springs International Film Society, who also run the Palm Springs International ShortFest, a festival of short films and film market in June.

PSIFS’s Mission
Palm Springs International Film Society strives for a world in which enlightenment, knowledge and tolerance prevail. We believe film as an art form has the power to bridge cultures and illuminates the universality of the human experience.
PSIFS’s Company Overview

The Palm Springs International Film Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. With a year-round program of screenings and special events, the PSIFS hosts two major annual festivals and presents monthly screenings of contemporary international films, many with special guests attending for post-screening Q&A’s.


The Official Website is


This is the 24th year that the Palm Springs International Film Festival has been in rotation.  This year, the festival runs from Wednesday, January 3rd to Monday, January 14th.  The screenings take place at different theaters all throughout the city of Palm Springs.  All films have been hand selected by a team and vary in subject matter, location, Please scroll further down to see times and venues.


Ticket Prices

Individual Screening Tickets 
General Admission $12 
Matinee (screenings starting before 3:00 p.m.) $11 

Talking Pictures Programs 
General Admission $25

Six Pack $60 
Good for six (6) individual $11 or $12 priced screenings (does not Talking Pictures or special events). Six Pack vouchers can be redeemed for individual tickets online or in person at a Festival Box Office. Please note that this value pack is only available for purchase through January 3, 2013.



Festival Box Offices

Festival Ticket & Information Center 
777 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 113 

Camelot Theatres 
2300 E. Baristo Road 

Palm Canyon Theatre 
538 N. Palm Canyon Drive 

Palm Springs High School Auditorium 
2248 E. Ramon Road 

Annenberg Theater (lower level of the Palm Springs Art Museum) 
101 Museum Drive

*more info on


How To Get Around


Screening Times

To find out what is playing the day you can come, click the image/link below.  From there, find the preferred day in the “Day of Show” pull down and go from there:

palm springs international film festival time schedule



Special Screenings & Events

War Witch
War Witch
Sunday, January 06, 7:00 PM
Annenberg Auditorium
Wednesday, January 09, 7:30 PM
Palm Springs Regal 9
Any Day Now
Any Day Now
Wednesday, January 09, 7:30 PM
Camelot Theatres
The Hunt
The Hunt
Thursday, January 10, 7:00 PM
Camelot Theatres

Talking Pictures

Conversations with the year’s foremost creative talents.

Every year, the Festival presents a series of special programs devoted to exploring the careers and creative choices of the top talents in the world of cinema, featuring Oscar®-caliber actors and directors in conversation with leading entertainment journalists. Each program includes a screening of their current hit film prior to the on-stage conversation.

Talking Pictures: Tom Hooper & Eddie Redmayne - Les Misérables Talking Pictures: Tom Hooper & Eddie Redmayne – Les Misérables
212 min.
Sunday, Jan. 06, 11:30 AM / Annenberg Auditorium
Tom Hooper & Eddie Redmayne: Les Misérables. Tom Hooper will be joined by actor Eddie Redmayne for an onstage discussion of their new film, the musical epic Les Misérables from Universal Pictures. The extraordinarily … more
Talking Pictures: Alan Cumming - Any Day Now Talking Pictures: Alan Cumming – Any Day Now
120 min.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 12:30 PM / Annenberg Auditorium
Join Screen International’s Jeremy Kay for a screening of Any Day Now, followed by what promises to be an engaging and wide ranging conversation with one of our most acclaimed, intelligent and entertaining contemporary talents, Alan Cumming…. more
Talking Pictures: Naomi Watts - The Impossible Talking Pictures: Naomi Watts – The Impossible
150 min.
Saturday, Jan. 05, 11:30 AM / Annenberg Auditorium
Join us for a screening of her new film, which has already garnered her nominations for Best Actress from the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes this year – The Impossible – followed by an on-stage interview with the impossibly gifted …more

Free Community Screening

Saturday, January 12, 4:00 PM @ Annenberg Auditorium

Standby tickets at the door (as available) Call 760-778-8979 for more info.

Desert Regional Free Community Screening of STILL
Showing: Saturday, January 12, 4:00 PM
Running Time: 0 Minutes
Theater: Annenberg Auditorium
Ticket Code: FREE1213



When it comes to social media and hashtagging, the most important thing to know is when to #hashtag (not in the theater while the movie is playing) and the second most important thing to know is what to #hashtag.  Here are the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013’s official social media plugs:
You can also @PSFilmFest on Twitter & Instagram

Helpful Links


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