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2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival Galas, Premieres and New Voices/New Visions

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The 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards will take place from January 3-14, 2013, in Palm Springs, California. The festival recently announced their lineup of galas, premieres and new voice/visions.

61 films will premiere during the event, showcasing the diversity of international cinema. The festival is scheduled to kick off with a screening of the Best Foreign Language Oscar submission from Spain, “Blancanieves.” The screening will be followed with a reception at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Bradley Cooper will be honored with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for acting. Also scheduled to be honored are Helen Hunt, Sally Field, Richard Gere and Helen Mirren, among others.

As for the New Voices/New Visions category, Helen du Toit said in a statement, “This year’s New Voices New Visions competition selection is bursting with the youthful energy of hot international emerging filmmakers. Many of the films have already enjoyed great critical acclaim, massive box-office success in their home countries, or are simply presenting wildly original new visions. And all of the directors included will surely go on to great careers.”

The Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala will honor Cooper and others on Jan. 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.