PALM SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL 2024: looking back at the year’s best

"MERCHANT IVORY" Director: Stephen Soucy James Ivory and Ismail Merchant were famous for their period costume dramas such as “Howard’s End” and “The Remains of the Day,” but the pair worked together for decades prior to those hits and Academy Award-winners—and they enjoyed an even more fascinating history and relationship off-set. Ivory, from Oregon, met Merchant, a Muslim from India, in New ... more >

Hollywood Reporter hosts international feature shortlist in Palm Springs

Dhont, Iñárritu and others huddle around the subject of filmmaking during panel talks

PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—The Oscar is the goal, and before the final five, there is what’s called the “shortlist”—films generating buzz that may or may not get the nod.  The Hollywood Reporter’s Mia Galuppo and Kevin Cassidy led two panels at the Palm Springs International Film Festival of filmmakers shortlisted as Oscar contenders this year for best foreign feature. The first panel held at the ... more >

PALM SPRINGS FESTIVAL, the final dispatch until next year

Lasse Hallström and others get a recap from the festival beat

As is ever the case with film festivals, there aren’t enough hours, or days, to see everything, or even everything on my to-watch list. This despite making my way through screening links in the week prior to even setting foot in California. I tremendously enjoyed my time at the 38th Palm Springs International Film Festival, interviewed some amazing filmmakers and had some singular experiences, ... more >

More filmmakers weigh in from the PALM SPRINGS FESTIVAL

The 2023 fest took place January 5th through the 16th

PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—Editing a manuscript might not be the most cinematic endeavors about which to make a documentary—unless the parties in question are Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb. For a half-century, Gottlieb has edited Caro’s work, including the not-yet-completed final volume of Caro’s definitive biography of Lyndon Johnson. “Turn Every Page — The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert ... more >