The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), scheduled from January 3 – 14, 2013, will hold its annual star-studded Awards Gala on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Gala honors individuals in the film industry with awards for acting, directing, achievement in film composition and lifetime achievement. Last year’s honorees included Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Stephen Daldry, Michel Hazanavicius, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Howard Shore, Octavia Spencer, Michelle Williams and the cast of Young Adult.
Presented by the Palm Springs International Film Society, PSIFF is one of the largest film festivals in North America. The Festival presents a majority of the films submitted to the Academy Awards for consideration in the Best Foreign Language category, as well as American independent and international features and documentaries. With an attractive film sales and distribution record, PSIFF is seen by American distributors as one of the best Academy Award campaign marketing tools. The Festival also features cultural events, filmmaker tributes and industry seminars.
For additional information, call the festival headquarters at (760) 322-2930 or visit the website at www.psfilmfest.org.