Launched in 1990, the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is a premier presenter of world cinema located in the beautiful Coachella Valley at the base of Mt. San Jacinto in southern California. The Festival brings together a sophisticated and diverse audience, including industry, film aficionados from across the country and filmmakers from around the world.
The 32nd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is scheduled to be held physically with a virtual component from February 25 - March 8, 2021. The annual star-studded Film Awards Gala, honoring the best and brightest performances of the year, is scheduled for February 25, 2021.
PSIFF is mounted by the Palm Springs International Film Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness.
By submitting your project to the Palm Springs International Film Festival, you agree to follow its rules and guidelines.
- Submitted films must be ≥70 minutes for either narrative features or documentary features. PSIFF does not accept short film submissions. Those wishing to submit a short film should contact email@example.com for information on our short film festival, ShortFest.
- Submitted films must have been completed in 2020 (exceptions are made for Academy Award Best International Feature Film submissions).
- The film must not have previously screened in the Coachella Valley (exceptions are made on a case by case basis and at the discretion of the Festival).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Do you accept work-in-progress submissions?
A: No, we do not accept work-in-progress submissions.
Q: Can I submit multiple projects?
A: Yes. Each film must be submitted and paid for separately.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Only complete submissions will be considered (fee paid and screener submitted). Please ensure you’ve paid the fee and attached a screener by the final deadline. We will not consider incomplete submissions.
The information contained in my online application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I give the Palm springs International Film Festival the authority to use the submitted publicity materials for the purpose of promoting the film and the Festival. I understand that I am duly authorized to give permission to allow the Palm Springs International Film Festival to screen this film.
I am the US Rights Holder of the film -or- I am authorized by the US Rights Holder of the film to submit the film and will include written verification from the Rights Holder with the submission copy.
The safety of filmmakers, audience and staff are at the center of our focus. We are closely monitoring and following the law and guidelines set by the CDC, State of California, Riverside County and the City of Palm Springs. In the event that the festival must cancel both physical and virtual events, PSIFF will consider submissions for the following PSIFF edition.
Submission fees are not refundable.