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??
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.
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 www.psfilmfest.org.
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.
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
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 psfilmfest.org
How To Get Around
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:
Special Screenings & Events
Sunday, January 06, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 09, 7:30 PM
Palm Springs Regal 9
Any Day Now
Wednesday, January 09, 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 10, 7:00 PM
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|
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|
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|
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
Desert Regional Free Community Screening of STILL
DESERT REGIONAL FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING
Showing: Saturday, January 12, 4:00 PM
Running Time: 0 Minutes
Theater: Annenberg Auditorium
Ticket Code: FREE1213
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