Call for entries

(Feature films, all genres)


The 32nd Palm Springs International Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2021 edition.

Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: Yes


  • Submitted films must be ≥70 minutes for either narrative features or documentary features.
  • Submitted films must have been completed in 2020 (exceptions are made for Academy Award Best International Feature Film submissions).



The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.

Launched in 1990, the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is a premier presenter of world cinema located in the beautiful Coachella Valley at the base of Mt. San Jacinto in southern California. The Festival brings together a sophisticated and diverse audience, including industry, film aficionados from across the country and filmmakers from around the world.

In 2020, 14 Canadian films were selected including Antigone (Sophie Deraspe), And the Birds Rained Down (Louise Archambault), 14 days, 12 Nights (Jean-Philippe Duval), David Foster: Off the Record (Barry Avrich), Gaza (Gary Keane and Andrew McConnell), It Must Be Heaven (Elia Suleiman), Murmur (Heather Young) and Easy Land (Sanja Zivkovic).


Telefilm Canada recognizes a selection in the Festival for application to its International Festival participation Program.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890


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