Palm Springs International Film Festival

Palm Springs, California, USA


  • The festival takes place since 1990.


Audience Award

Best Director

Best of the Fest Audience Vote

Breakthrough Performance Award

Bridging the Borders Award

Bridging the Borders Award - Special Mention

Career Achievement Award

Chairman's Award

Chairman's Vanguard Award

Cine Latino Award

Cine Latino Award - Special Mention

Creative Impact in Acting Award

Creative Impact in Comedy Award

Creative Impact in Directing Award

Da Vinci Cinematographer's Award

Desert Palm Achievement Award

Director of the Year Award

Director's Achievement Award

Director's Choice Award

Directors to Watch

Distinguished Achievement Award

Ensemble Cast Award

Excellence in Film Distribution Award


Filmmakers Who Make a Difference Award

Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing

Heineken Red Star Award

Ibero-American Award

Icon Award

Indie Impact Award

International Filmmaker Award

International Star Award

John Schlesinger Award

John Schlesinger Award - Honorable Mention

Jury Prize

Lifetime Achievement Award

Local Jury Award

Maverick Filmmaker Award

New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize

New Voices/New Visions Special Jury Mention

New Voices/New Visions Special Jury Prize

Producer of the Year Award

Ricky Jay Magic of Cinema Award

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award - Actor

Rising Star Award - Actress

Screen Actors Guild Foundation Patron of the Arts Award

Sonny Bono Visionary Award

Special Mention

Spotlight Award

World Cinema Now

Young Cineastes Award

Youth Jury Award

Historical Timeline

  • Over 180 films from more than 40 countries are being screened.

  • Over 160 films from approximately 60 countries are being screened.