The 2015 edition of Miami Beach builds upon the success of last year’s show, one of the strongest ever: Modern and contemporary artworks shown by 267 leading galleries from 31 countries were viewed by over 73,000 international visitors – with artists, collectors, gallerists, curators and art enthusiasts creating the excitement that makes this singular event a remarkable way to encounter art.
Palm Springs, CA (August 20, 2015) – Now entering its 27th year, The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is scheduled from January 1-11, 2016. Its culturally diverse program of 200+ films from more than 60 countries represents the best in international cinema, with more than 135,000 attendees each year. The Festival presents a majority of the films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language category for the Academy Awards, as well as a large number of American independent and international features and documentaries marking their world, North American or U.S. premieres.
The Festival will hold its annual star-studded black tie Awards Gala on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Awards Gala will honor individuals in the film industry with awards for acting, directing, and lifetime achievement. Last year’s Festival honorees included: Robert Duvall, Alejandro G. InŽįrritu, Richard Linklater, Julianne Moore, David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Redmayne, JK Simmons, Reese Witherspoon and the cast of The Imitation Game. Nine of the 10 honorees received Academy Award nominations.
Beginning Friday, January 1 and throughout the Festival, fifteen screens throughout Palm Springs will operate from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. The official Opening Night screening will take place on Friday, January 1 at 6:30 pm. The Closing Night screening will take place on Sunday, January 10th, and the Best of the Festival will screen all day on Monday, January 11th.
Presented by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the PSIFF is one of the largest film festivals in North America. The Festival has an attractive film sales and distribution record and is seen by American distributors as one of the best Academy Award campaign marketing tools. The Festival also features cultural events, filmmaker tributes, industry seminars and the annual black-tie gala award presentation.
For additional information, call the festival headquarters at (760) 778-8979 or visit the website at www.psfilmfest.org.
Since 1981, Sundance Institute has evolved to become an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers worldwide. Originally founded by Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, Sundance Institute has always provided a space for independent artists to explore their stories free from commercial and political pressures. By providing year-round creative and financial support for the development of original stories for the screen and stage, Sundance Institute remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences across the globe.
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