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The Palm Springs International Film Festival: A Cinematic Experience

View ten highly anticipated films over five nights at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, enjoying expert-led discussions with industry insiders.
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Program No. 21382RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
2,249
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California

The Palm Springs International Film Festival: A Cinematic Experience

View ten highly anticipated films over five nights at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, enjoying expert-led discussions with industry insiders.
Length
6 days
Starts at
2,249
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Length
6 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
2,249
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Program No. 21382RJ

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Jan 8 - Jan 13, 2023
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 8 - Jan 13, 2023
Starting at
2,849
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 to take $200 off the price shown!

At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Palm Springs is a great city for walking! The Hyatt is 0.3 miles from the theater. The expected distance per day is approximately 1.5-2 miles daily. Transportation will be available for those who need assistance. All participants should be able to walk on sidewalks and climb some stairs.

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 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 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.
Featured Expert
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Drew Davis
Drew Davis became a movie buff early on during his time in the United States Navy, watching films during the off-work periods of his travels. After attending university in Maryland and living in Russia for a few years, he attended the Los Angeles Film School where he wrote and directed two short films, and crewed on a dozen others in various positions. As a course director at LAFS, he taught the fundamentals of screenwriting, film production, editing aesthetics, and sound design.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Drew Davis View biography
Drew Davis became a movie buff early on during his time in the United States Navy, watching films during the off-work periods of his travels. After attending university in Maryland and living in Russia for a few years, he attended the Los Angeles Film School where he wrote and directed two short films, and crewed on a dozen others in various positions. As a course director at LAFS, he taught the fundamentals of screenwriting, film production, editing aesthetics, and sound design.
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Alci Rengifo View biography
Alci Rengifo is a film critic based in Los Angeles who writes for Entertainment Voice and Riot Material. In addition, he is a Rotten Tomatoes-certified critic and is frequently invited to speak on various film topics and host events at venues such as Santa Monica College. Alci has also written literary criticism for the Los Angeles Review of Books and is a managing editor at the East Los Angeles monthly Brooklyn & Boyle.
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Images of America: Palm Springs
by Moya Henderson, Palm Springs Historical Society
Learn about the history of Palm Springs from the time of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the original inhabitants of this harsh desert region, through the discover of the spring by a U.S. government survey party, to the development of the Palm Springs we experience today.
The Movie Business Book 4th Ed.
by Jason E. Squire
Drawing from a variety of experts in an industry that has seen major disruptions and technology advancements over the years, this is a must-read for film students and industry newcomers. A definitive sourcebook, it covers the nuts-and-bolts details about financing, revenue streams, marketing, globalization, micro-budgets and much more.





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