Saoirse Ronan, Gal Gadot and More Portraits From Palm Springs Film Festival (Exclusive Photos)

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Photographed by Corina Marie for TheWrap at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Producer J. Miles Dale, actors Richard Jenkins and Sally Hawkins, director Guillermo del Toro, actor Octavia Spencer and composer Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water.”

Actors Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name.”

Actor Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name.”

Actress Salma Hayek, “Beatriz at Dinner.”

 

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Palm Springs Film Festival Winners Include ‘Finding Your Feet,’ ‘Skid Row Marathon’

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“Finding Your Feet,” “Skid Row Marathon” and “Félicité” are among the films that have won awards at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival, which concluded on Sunday.

Richard Loncraine’s romantic comedy “Finding Your Feet,” starring Imelda Staunton and Timothy Spall, won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, while Mark Hayes’ film “Skid Row Marathon” won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature for its chronicle of a Los Angeles judge who started a running club for homeless men and women on L.A.’s Skid row.

The three films that won the Palm Springs Film Festival FIPRESCI awards from a jury of film critics are all on the Oscars’ nine-film shortlist in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Senegal’s “Félicité” won the award for the best foreign-language film at the festival, while the best-actor and best-actress awards went to “Nakhane Toure from the South African film “The Wound” and Daniela Vega from the Chilean drama “A Fantastic Woman.”

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The awards were chosen from the more than 40 Oscar foreign entries that screened at the Palm Springs Film Festival from Jan. 4-14.

The New Voices New Visions Award, which a jury awarded to the most distinctive new director to emerge in the past year, went to Danish director Milad Alami’s “The Charmer,” about an Iranian man who tries to gain Danish citizenship by seducing women. The honorable mention went to Léa Mysius for the French film “Ava.”

The John Schlesinger Award, which goes to a debut feature documentary, went to Viktor Jakovleski’s “Brimstone and Glory,” which deals with a massive fireworks festival in Mexico.

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The Cine Latino Award was given to Laura Mora’s “Killing Jesús,” with “A Fantastic Woman” taking honorable mention.

And the HP Bridging the Borders Award went to another shortlisted foreign film in the Oscar race, Ziad Doueiri’s Lebanese drama “The Insult.”

Screenings of all the award winners will take place on Monday, Jan. 15.

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‘Félicité,’ ‘The Charmer’ Among Palm Springs Film Festival Winners

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Winners at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival included Senegal’s “Félicité,” which took the Fipresci prize for foreign language film, and Denmark’s ‘The Charmer,” which won the New Voices New Visions award. Audience Award winners will be announced on Sunday. Awarded by a jury of international film critics, the Fipresci prize for best […]

29th Palm Springs Int’l Film Fest Names ‘Félicité’ As Best Foreign Language Film 

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The Senegalese film Félicité  won the FIPRESCI Best Foreign Language Film of the Year to highlight the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) juried award winners, who were honored today at a luncheon at the Hilton Palm Springs.
The festival, held from January 2-15, 2018, screened 180 films from 77 countries. Last year, it welcomed 135,000 attendees for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also…

Hollywood Men Recognize ‘Time’s Up’: ‘We Have to Unite’ (Video)

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There is no corner of Hollywood that the sexual harassment and assault epidemic hasn’t touched — even glittery award shows.

The good news is that the stars of the annual golden trophy season were game to discuss rampant accusations, gender inequality and the sea change that Hollywood is looking toward.

“Kurt Vonnegut said it best, that artists are sort of  like the canary in the coal mine,” Armie Hammer told TheWrap at Tuesday’s Palm Springs International Film Festival awards ceremony. “What happens with artists sort of happens first in society.”

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In the time that Hollywood harassment has been exposed, women in silicon valley, the American auto industry and other fields have come forward with accounts of abuse.

“It’s indicative of social change, a change that needs to happen,” Hammer said.

Watch the video above for more thought’s on the Time’s Up movement, featuring Timothee Chalamet, Sam Rockwell and Kumail Nanjiani.

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Stars at Palm Springs Film Festival Discuss the #MeToo Movement ‘Wave’ (Video)

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At the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival, women in Hollywood spoke with TheWrap Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman about the growing #MeToo movement and their hopes for how the entertainment industry will continue to address harassment this coming year.

“It’s fabulous because it’s so pragmatic,” said “The Big Sick” star Holly Hunter. “Let’s give women a way to be heard who aren’t in front of a camera, who don’t have a mouthpiece, who are underrepresented, who are silenced.”

Other stars who spoke with Waxman include “I, Tonya” star Allison Janey, “Lady Bird” star Laurie Metcalfe, and “The Big Sick” producer and co-writer Emily Gordon. Check out their remarks in the clip above.

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