LGBT films will screen at 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival
It’s cold here in San Francisco. It took all morning for the temperatures to reach 50 degrees in the city. But relief is not far away. Temperatures are predicted to be in low 70s this afternoon in San Francisco’s favorite gay getaway, Palm Springs.
If you can’t get away now, next month is one of the best times to visit Palm Springs. January overall is a slow time in the city as people stay home a while to recover from the holidays. But if you can travel then, you won’t be faced with big crowds. Many hotels also offer specials in January.
If you get get to Palm Springs in early January, you can enjoy the city’s 22nd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. The 2011 festival runs January 6-17.
The film festival will feature over 200 films from over 70 counties. A number of LGBT films are slated to be screened at this year’s festival.
Last year’s film festival featured 19 gay and lesbian genre films including two world premiers and four U.S. premiers.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival will also hold its signature Gay!La screening events, and several other special galas and presentations. This year’s film festival honorees include Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Carey Mulligan, Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, and other A-listers. Tickets and festival information are available online at www.psfilmfest.org or call (800) 898-7526.
Palm Springs is a growing film festival destination, and will once again host five other premier film festivals in 2011, which include:
Festival of Native Film & Culture is scheduled for March 2-6, 2011 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs . The festival features films, documentaries, and short films from some of today’s premier Native American and international indigenous filmmakers. Tickets and festival information available online at www.accmuseum.org or call (760) 778-1079.
Palm Springs Student Short Festival, slated for April 28 and 30, 2011, featuring short films from students at Coachella Valley High Schools and Middle School. Tickets and festival information available online at www.psculturalcenter.org or call (760) 322-3521.
Palm Springs Film Noir Festival returns this spring, May 12-15, 2011 featuring film screenings, special appearances by some of Hollywood ‘s greatest Film Noir stars, and special receptions. Screenings will be held at Camelot Theaters. Tickets and festival information available online at www.palmspringsfilmnoir.com or call (760) 325-6565.
Palm Springs International ShortFest, Recognized as one of the world’s premier short film festivals, returns in June 21-27, 2011 to the Camelot Theatres and will feature more than 300 short films including gay and lesbians films. Tickets and festival information available online at www.psfilmfest.org or call (800) 898-7526.
Cinema Diverse, a gay and lesbian film festival, is slated for September 2011 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs . The festival showcases the best in LGBT filmmaking including features, documentaries and shorts. Tickets and festival information available online at www.cinemadiverse.org or call (760) 325-6565.
Palm Springs is home to nearly 30 gay and lesbian-owned and/or operated resorts and guesthouses, including many that are clothing optional. Several of the LGBT resorts are offering travel discounts and visitors have a chance to win a dream vacation to Palm Springs . Hot deals and travel information are online at www.VisitGayPalmSprings.com.