The Palm Springs International Film Festival began its annual run last week, and continues into next week. Over 10 days, 150,000 people are expected to attend more than 300 films from around the world selected for this year's PSIFF. In the quarter-century since it was started by former Palm Springs Mayor and Congressman, the late Sonny Bono, the Palm Springs Film Fest has become on of the three most attended film festivals in North America.
KVCR commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Palm Springs International Film Festival with a series of four video segments.
In Part 1, we explore the early years of PSIFF.
In Part 2, we ask if film festivals are for an esoteric group of film buffs, or if anyone who enjoys movies can enjoy an international film festival.
In Part 3, we compare and contrast PSIFF with other prestigious festivals around the world.
In Part 4, we hear that PSIFF has long invited Coachella Valley high school students to attend special screenings and programs designed to introduce them to the world of filmmaking.