The Palm Springs International Film Festival Society has announced that the 33rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will return Thursday, January 6, 2022 through Monday, January 17, 2022. The Film Awards Gala will take place on January 6 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, with film screenings beginning Friday, January 7 including the Opening Night presentation that evening and will conclude with Best of Fest on January 17. Palm Springs ShortFest is still scheduled for June 22-28, 2021, with details to be shared later this month.
The 2021 Festival and Film Awards Gala did not take place as an in-person event this year. Film Award honoree selections were announced to recognize this year’s great performances and Entertainment Tonight aired a tribute. The honorees announced include Riz Ahmed (Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor), Viola Davis (Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress), Andra Day (Breakthrough Performance Award), Anthony Hopkins (Career Achievement Award), Daniel Kaluuya (International Star Award, Actor), Carey Mulligan (International Star Award, Actress), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Spotlight Award, Actor), Gary Oldman (Chairman’s Award), Chloé Zhao (Director of the Year Award) and The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Vanguard Award). The Film Society also shared the best in cinema through virtual member and community programs.
Film Award Gala seats and tables and Festival passes will go on sale in August 1.
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