1. Dedicated to showcasing the talented work of emerging actors and directors, the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in the US, welcoming more than 135,000 attendees annually. Embarking on its 30-year tradition, PSIFF provides an industry-friendly launch pad for new films and filmmakers and celebrates the artistry of motion pictures. Known for its remarkable lineup of new and celebrated feature films and documentaries from over 73 countries, this twelve-day event comes to downtown Palm Springs this January 3-14, 2019. Attend exclusive movie premieres, screenings, special events, social gatherings, awards receptions, and the annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the year.
Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival will be showing over 150 films and over 400 screenings in various local theaters in Palm Springs. Notable awards that will be given include Best Animation, Best Live Action, Best Documentary, Best Student Animation, Best Student Documentary, and the Best of The Palm Springs Film Festival Award.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival will kick off at the Gala event on January 3, 2019, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, just minutes from the Vagabond Inn. Hosted by Mary Hart and Entertainment Tonight, this year's Film Awards Gala will present Bradley Cooper with the Director of the Year Award for A Star is Born, and Melissa McCarthy with the Spotlight Award for Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Start planning your trip to attend the Palm Springs International Film Festival and make the Vagabond Inn your home base to rest and recharge in between events. Our hotel in Palm Springs is located only a mile from downtown and minutes from the local theaters and convention center. Relax in our heated pool and hot tub and soak in the Palm Springs lifestyle. Check out some of our special offers for hot deals to Palm Springs. For more info on event tickets to the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019, check out the event lineup.