Palm Springs International Film Festival


Years running: 35 (since 1989)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival.


The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in the country.

The Festival brings together industry reps and executives from Los Angeles, film aficionados from across the country and filmmakers from around the world. The festival also features filmmaker tributes, special presentations, nightly celebrations and special events and an annual star-studded Awards Gala that honors the best and brightest performances of the past year.


  • New Voices New Vision Award for Directorial Debut (features)
  • The John Schlesinger Award for Directorial Debut Documentary 
  • Fipresci Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year 
  • Fipresci Prize for Best Actor of the Year in a Foreign Language Film 
  • Fipresci Prize for Best Actress of the Year in a Foreign Language Film 
  • Cine Latino Award 
  • Bridging the Borders Award 
  • Audience Choice Award In both categories 


  • The film must have been completed in 2022. Films completed in 2021 will only be considered if they premiered in 2022; films premiering prior to 2022 will not be considered.
  • Submitted films must be ≥70 minutes for either narrative features or documentary features. No short films will be accepted.
  • The film must not have been screened previously in the Coachella Valley (includes Palm Springs).
  • The film must not have been broadcast in U.S. prior to end of 2022 Palm Springs International Film Festival or viewed on the Internet.
  • More than one entry may be submitted.
  • Submissions are to be made via Filmfreeway.

Selection Media Type: Digital screener required (Vimeo preferred)

Screening Media Type: DCP

Audio language: original

Subtitles language:  English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



United States
Palm Springs

Official Website



Palm Springs International ShortFest
1700 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite #3
CA 92262 Palm Springs

Phone: +1-760-3 22 29 30


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    May 01, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    June 15, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    July 31, 2022
  • Notifications
    December 01, 2022
  • Event Dates
    5 — 16 January 2022
Categories & Fees

Films must be ≥70 minutes.

  • Regular Deadline — $75
  • Regular Deadline — $95

The Palm Springs Film Festival welcomes narrative feature submissions from the United States and internationally. Films must be ≥70 minutes.

  • Regular Deadline — $75
  • Regular Deadline — $95
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