The Palm Springs International Film Festival Winners…

Setting the stage for the year’s film festival circuit, the 24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced this year’s award winners today Sunday, January 13, 2013.  The Festival, held from January 3-14, 2013, screened 182 films from 68 countries, including 42 of the 71 foreign language entries for this year’s Academy Awards®. 

The complete list of award winners are:
Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
The Sapphires (Australia)


Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey (USA)
FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Fill the Void (Israel)
FIPRESCI Prize for the Best Actor of the Year in a Foreign Language Film
Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano and Giovanni Arcuri from Caesar Must Die (Italy)
FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress of the Year in a Foreign Language Film
Emilie Dequenne from Our Children (Belgium)
New Voices/New Visions Award
The Cleaner (Peru) – Winner
7 Boxes (Paraguay) – Honorable Mention
Cine Latino Award
Blancanieves (Spain) – Winner
Sadourni’s Butterflies (Argentina) – Honorable Mention
The John Schlesinger Award
Stolen Seas (Somalia/Kenya/UK/Italy) – Winner
Far Out Isn’t Fair Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (USA) – Honorable Mention
HP Bridging the Borders Award
Jump (Ireland/UK) – Winner
When Day Breaks (Serbia/Croatia/France) – Honorable Mention

The Best of the Fest screenings will take place on Monday, January 13.  For a complete list of screenings visit

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