As you know, we have been crazy busy with our new gallery.  So busy, that we missed the punch line to announce the arrival of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.  However, let’s be honest – we all know it’s here.  We all know there are celebrities in town, we all know there are long lines to watch the films….but, did you know that there are free film screenings, secret screenings, student screenings, and much more?…



No, really.  It’s imperative to know that the PSIFF is in it’s 25th year of production, and it’s only getting bigger.  It’s also beneficial to know that the Palm Springs International Film Festival not only has films from all across the world (obviously) but they also have over 30+ film topics to pick from.  What do you like?  Comedy?  They got that.  Road Movies?  They got that.  Jewish Interest?  Check.  Women Directors?  Comedy?  Gay/Lesbian?  Cult?  Crime?!?!  Check, check, check, check check!  They got it all.  All you have to is select your interest, time, get a ticket, and show up.




In the media the Palm Springs International Film Fest is one of the most star studded events that happens all year long, but in all actuality it’s up there with one of the most culturally enriching events of the year in the Coachella Valley as well.  Here you have the opportunity to watch some of the best films created by some of the best directors from across the world, get a peak into their culture, 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 is going on now.  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 13th, 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.

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


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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 25th year that the Palm Springs International Film Festival has been in rotation.  This year, the festival runs from Friday, January 3rd to Monday, January 13th.  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/time you are available, click the image/link below.  From there, find the preferred day in the “Day of Show” pull down and go from there:

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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 2014’s official social media plugs:
You can also @PSFilmFest on Twitter & Instagram


Free Community Screening


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Cinema Paradiso
Italy, 1988, 155 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France
Programs: 25th Anniversary ShowcaseFree Screening
Language: Italian

Awards: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Film; Cannes: Grand Prize of the Jury;

Our first Audience Award and Foreign Oscar® winner traces the tale of a man looking back at his lifelong romance with the cinema, working as an apprentice to a projectionist in his small town’s cherished movie palace.

Free 25th Anniversary outdoor screening at Forever Marilyn.

Saturday, January 11, 5:00 PM
Forever Marilyn Park

DIRECTOR: Giuseppe Tornatore
Producer: Franco Cristaldi, Giovanna Romagnoli
Editor: Mario Morra
Screenwriter: Giuseppe Tornatore, Vanna Paoli
Cinematographer: Blasco Giurato
Music: Ennio Morricone
Principal Cast: Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale, Isa Danieli, Leo Gullotta, Marco Leonardi
Filmography: La migliore offerte (2013)
Baarìa (2009)
The Unknown Woman (2006)
The Legend of 1900 (1998)

Official Film Website


Helpful Links


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