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The Palm Springs International Film Festival plays host to a fabulous array of movies and movie stars. The Festival features a stellar line-up of more than 175 films from 60 countries, special events and gala receptions. 

The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films has become known world-wide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts, and for the quality and scope of its programming. This celebrated event is the largest festival of its kind in America, showcasing over 320 short films each year from more than 40 countries, with a library of more than 2700 films available to film buyers, industry and press in the Film Market running concurrently with the Festival.


In conversation with 14 Best International Feature Film Shortlisted Directors


Talking Pictures: Best International Feature Film Panels

Ninety-three countries were in the running in the Academy Awards© Best International Feature Film category this year, 15 of which have been shortlisted (up from 10 last year). For the sixth year running, we're excited to present a panel discussion with 14 of these directors in conversation!  



Another Round (Denmark)

Thomas Vinterberg

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La Llorona (Guatemala)

Jayro Bustamante

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The Mole Agent (Chile)

Maite Alberdi

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Night of the Kings (Ivory Coast)

Philippe Lacôte

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Quo Vadis, Aida?

(Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Jasmila Žbanić

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A Sun (Taiwan)

Chung Mong-hong

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Moderated by Anne Thompson, Editor at Large at Indiewire

Better Days (Hong Kong)

Derek Tsang

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Charlatan (Czech Republic)

Agnieszka Holland

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Collective (Romania)

Alexander Nanau

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Hope (Norway)

Maria Sødahl

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I’m No Longer Here (Mexico)

Fernando Frias De la Parra

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The Man Who Sold His Skin (Tunisia)

Kaouther Ben Hania

Coming Soon


Sun Children (Iran)

Majid Majidi

Coming Soon


Two of Us (France)

Filippo Meneghetti

Where to Watch


Moderated by Peter Debruge, Chief Film Critic at Variety



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