Palm Springs Film Festival Sets 2017 Dates

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The fest's annual Awards Gala will be held on a Monday night, Jan. 2.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival on Tuesday announced its dates for 2017, with the event itself set to begin on Thursday, Jan. 5, with an opening-night screening followed by a reception at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

But this year, rather than following the opening of the fest, the event’s Awards Gala will actually precede the festival proper. The Gala, which traditionally attracts a marquee full of awards hopefuls, is scheduled to take place on Monday, Jan. 2, at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

The festival’s closing night will take place on Sunday, Jan. 15, and the Best of the Fest screenings will be held on Monday, Jan. 16.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival will begin accepting film submissions on July 1. Awards gala tickets and screening passes will go on sale Aug. 1.