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The Palm Springs International Film Festival: A Cinematic Experience

Program No. 21382RJ
View ten highly anticipated films over five nights at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, enjoying expert-led discussions with industry insiders.
6 days
Rating (4.67)
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Join us at one of our most popular film programs, as we spend five nights in this charming desert city, enjoying the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Screen the latest international releases and documentaries – film productions that are in competition for Academy Award Nominations from worldwide studios – and hear commentary from industry professionals and other experts. Evenings offer free time for you to attend additional films and explore the festival on your own.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • View ten films, several with commentary from an industry professional offering an insider’s perspective.
  • Engage in critiquing sessions that give you a chance to analyze and discuss what you saw.
  • Receive two ticket digital vouchers to view additional films on your own.

General Notes

Please review the film festival schedule and be sure that you have selected the additional films you would like to see using provided vouchers. The digital vouchers included in this program can be exchanged for general film screenings at any theater involved in the festival, but not for “Talking Pictures” or other special events. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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The Movie Business Book 4th Ed.
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Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.