Palm Springs International Film Festival and Awards Gala Deadline
Even though we’re apparently never going to stop talking about this Oscar season of the year, others are already putting plans in place to following Oscar season of the year.
The Palm Springs International Film Society has announced that the 34and The Palm Springs International Film Festival returns Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 through Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. The star-studded film awards gala, which showcases various Oscar hopefuls, will take place Jan. 5 at the Palm Springs Convention. Center, with film screenings beginning Friday, January 6, including the opening night presentation that night, and ending with Best of Fest on January 16. Palm Springs ShortFest is still scheduled for June 21-27, 2022.
The festival notes that the 2022 Festival and Film Awards did not take place as an in-person event this year, and the annual awards gala did not take place in January 2021 due to the pandemic which upset everyone’s plans, especially for these events. normally in January like the Critics Choice, the Golden Globes and the aforementioned Palm Springs splash party. However this year, as the winners had already been announced over several weeks, these Film Award winner picks were at least recognized when Entertainment Tonight aired a tribute. The winners included Belfast (Vanguard Award) given to writer and director Kenneth Branagh and cast members Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds and Jude Hill; Jane Campion (director of the year); Jessica Chastain (Desert Palm Excellence Award, Actress); Penélope Cruz (International Star Award, actress); Andrew Garfield (Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor); Jennifer Hudson (Chairman’s Award); Nicole Kidman (Career Excellence Award); King Richard (Ensemble Performance Award) given to cast members Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal and Tony Goldwyn; Kristen Stewart (Spotlight Award, actress); and Lady Gaga (Icon Award). Among the winners, Kenneth Branagh (best original screenplay), Jane Campion (best director), Jessica Chastain (best actress) and Will Smith (best actor) received Oscars in their respective categories. Without the in-person event taking place this year, at least no one got slapped.
In other unrelated Palm Springs news today, Donna Mills (Knot’s Landing) will receive the Palm Springs Women In Film and Television’s Above And Beyond Award during special ceremonies at the Mary Pickford Theater in the desert on April 6. The prize will be awarded in conjunction with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the PSWIF. Veteran actress Mills will next be seen in Jordan Peele’s upcoming summer outing, Nope, and has a previous association with PSWIF after receiving their first Gena Award (named after legendary actress Gena Rowlands).