Pages of Florencio Zavala's sketchbook — Flo's teaching an illustration workshop this weekend at Summer School starting today, our semi-biannual art-making-while-imbibing situation at Ace Palm Springs. School Night Los Angeles is bringing down a bunch of great people to give workshops by the pool. All of this is going down during AfterFest, our concomitant nightly fête running throughout the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Making things is really fun, and so is watching things — it all begins this evening. Let us join together in holy lounging.

Dates for the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Fest.

Dates for the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Fest.

It has come to an end the first major film fest of the festival season. So what’s next for the Pal Springs film fest. Well of course it’s dates for next year. Prepare yourself


Palm Springs, CA (January 9, 2015) – The Palm Springs International Film Festival(PSIFF) has announced that the dates of next year’s festival will be January…

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Russian drama Leviathan was named best foreign language film at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. The fest, which comes to a close on Monday, also awarded Haluk Bilginer, who stars in Turkey’s Winter Sleep, and Mommy star Anne Dorval as best actor and best actress in a foreign language film, respectively. PSIFF has screened 196 films from 65 countries.

Palm Springs is gilded around the edges with illustrious cinematic history. It’s a romantic and strange place in love with the power of film. So, in celebration of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, we’re holding a contest for two full access screening passes to the festival.

Submit a short film between 1 and 3 minutes long, using both umbrellas and bellbottoms on the cast or as props, in honor of the festival’s opening night film, Potiche. Send a YouTube or Vimeo link of your film to by 6pm PST on January 5. We’ll announce our winner the following day — but you’ll also get two vouchers (while they last, people!) just for entering, which you can use at any screening.

We’ve also got some special packages for the festival that include vouchers and a couple of rare full access screening passes. There aren’t very many available, so get em while we got em. You can find all Ace events for the festival on our calendar.

And you have a week to make a masterpiece, so get crackin!