The 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), kicks off today, January 3rd and runs through January 14th. According to the film festival's promoters, the world-wide international Palm Springs Film Festival continues to grow in attendance each year. More than 400 screenings of over 200 films from more than 60 countries are planned for the 2013 festival.
The 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award and Mychael Danna with the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing. Presented by Cartier, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 5, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Hosted by Mary Hart, the Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees the cast of Argo, Richard Gere, Sally Field, Helen Hunt, Helen Mirren, Naomi Watts and Robert Zemeckis.
The Palm Springs International Film Society Mission Statement:
"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."
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.
For more details on the 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival, (PSIFF) click the logo below to visit the Festival's website: