Palm Springs, California – USA
January 3 to 14, 2013
October 5, 2012 – Regular Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The Palm Springs International Film Festival seeks to promote and celebrate outstanding film and the people who create it. The festival also presents the Academy Award-qualifying Palm Springs International ShortFest and Short Film Market.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Throughout its many years on the festival scene, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has discovered and screened the earliest works from some of the most admired filmmakers working today, including Guillermo del Toro (Cronos), M. Night Shyamalan (Praying with Anger), and John Madden (Ethan Frome). Submit your feature-length film to the Palm Springs International Film Festival today for the chance to join this esteemed lineup of powerhouse talents in 2013!
The 24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), is presenting more than 180 feature films from more than 70 countries and attracting over 133,000 attendees to one of Southern California’s most beautiful desert destinations. With its temperate weather, warm-hearted locals, proximity to Los Angeles’ bustling industry, and eclectic array of screen-sizzling cinema, PSIFF is not only a world-renowned circuit stop, it’s also an incredible place to kick off the new year in style.
All exhibiting filmmakers are invited to attend nightly networking mixers, special events, receptions, and the PSIFF awards gala, which has previously featured guest speakers and honorees including Brad Pitt, Kate Winslet, George Clooney, Michelle Williams, Glenn Close, Sean Penn, Ann Hathaway, and Daniel Day-Lewis. Throughout the 12-day celebration, PSIFF deftly weaves Hollywood’s A-list celebrities with soon-to-be discovered talents from the world of independent filmmaking. Filmmakers in competition vie for some of the most prestigious honors on the film festival circuit, including the John Schlesinger Filmmaker Prize for Outstanding Debut Feature, the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI), the juried New Visions Award, and PSIFF Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary.
Exhibiting filmmakers enjoy complimentary hotel accommodations, shuttle bus transportation, and full access to the PSIFF Industry and Hospitality Center – which provides a relaxed atmosphere for both business and fun during the festival. Participating filmmakers will also find notable opportunities for worldwide exposure through festival coverage in such far-reaching outlets as Entertainment Tonight, USA Today, Access Hollywood, The New York Times, Variety, The Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Magazine, Moving Pictures Magazine, Newsweek, People Magazine, Time, US Weekly, The Washington Post, and many others.