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A Mecca for Movie Lovers

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Worldly Encounters at Palm Springs International Film Festival

For the very best in foreign film, join 136,000 enthusiastic cinephiles and make your way to the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Jan. 3-14, 2019). The event showcases hundreds of films, including world premieres, from around 70 countries. The glitzy, red-carpet Film Awards Gala kicks off the event, and the Best of Fest screening closes it.

Tips for Attending:

  • Snatch up your gala seats, festival passes and six-pack vouchers early; Available for purchase beginning Aug. 1, 2018. Seats for the star-studded, black-tie Film Awards Gala sell out very quickly.
  • In December, check back for the film schedule and to purchase individual tickets.
  • Dress in layers when attending; there are often lines outside of the theaters, and daytime and nighttime temperatures in the desert have a wide range.
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Getting There

Film screenings are held at several venues. Three of the six theaters are less than 0.6 miles from Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, and the Film Awards Gala is just 0.5 miles away at Palm Springs Convention Center.

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Drinking and Dining

Discuss your favorite foreign films of the festival over seasonal, shareable, Mediterranean-inspired dishes at Four Saints, where the food, ambience and expansive views are unforgettable.

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The Scene

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel is perfectly situated in the epicenter of all the downtown happenings. To keep tabs on what’s happening around town and special events at the hotel, check out our event calendar.