“The Palm Springs International Film Festival is a Coachella Valley institution—yet due to that reason we’re all so sick of talking about, the festival has not included an in-person event since 2020.
Barring anything unforeseen, that will finally change in 2023. On Thursday, Jan. 5, the PSIFF will return with the star-studded Film Awards, followed by the first day of screenings on Friday, Jan. 6. Films will run until Sunday, Jan. 15, at various venues.
When I chatted last year with the festival’s artistic director, Lili Rodriguez, she talked about what was supposed to be a 2022 comeback. Then came the omicron variant-fueled COVID-19 spike, which led the festival to cancel in-person events out of an abundance of caution. This year, however, things are looking a lot more concrete…”