The Palm Springs International Film Festival Culture claimed Monday that it has canceled its 32nd once-a-year Palm Springs Film Festival that had most recently been scheduled for February 25-March 8, 2021. The organizers did say that the fest’s yearly Film Awards gala will nonetheless acquire put as planned.
Compared with the digital or hybrid situations like individuals undertaken by other fests on the circuit this 12 months adjusting to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers right here opted for a comprehensive cancel and and test all over again in 2022. That implies PSIFF’s powerful lineup of global attributes that ordinarily are vying for Oscar nominations all-around that time of yr won’t get that platform in 2021.
The culture stated its Palm Springs ShortFest remains scheduled for June 22-28, 2021.
“As we arrive at the end of the 12 months, it is very clear that we will not be in a position to current the movie pageant the way we have above the past 31 years” the competition claimed in updating its internet site currently. “This is not an quick preference but we have produced the final decision to skip the 2021 edition. Relaxation assured we approach to be again in 2022 when we can with any luck , be collectively properly all over again in theaters.”
The once-a-year Film Awards gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center has been a major fundraiser for the society, as well as a need to-prevent on the seasonal awards circuit with its honorary awards and focused tables for studio brass. Facts on that occasion, nevertheless set for February 25, are however becoming worked out.
It’s the most current tweak to the awards-season lineup that has been upended by the pandemic. The Oscars are April 25, the latest they’ve ever been. This year’s Palm Springs Movie Awards gala, which normally opens the competition in early January, is scheduled the Thursday prior to the February 28 Golden Globes.