34th Palm Springs International Film Festival

USA, January 5 - January 16 2023

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The jury

Robert Horton (USA), Anders E Larsson (Sweden), Andrew Kendall (Guyana)

Awarded films

* Films awarded at Palm Springs receive the Best Foreign Language Film Award.


We present a special prize, the “International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year (2022). Categories: Best film, best screenplay, two best performances. Contenders are the films submitted to the Non-English language section of the Academy Awards.

2023, the Prizes

Best Film: “Saint Omer” by Alice Diop (France, 122 minutes, 2022, Super LTD).

“Saint Omer” by Alice Diop

Best Screenplay: “Alcarràs” by Carla Simón and Arnau Vilaró (director: Carla Simón, Spain/Italy).

Best Actress: Oksana Cherkashyna (“Klondike”, Ukraine/Turkey).

“Klondike” by Maryna Er Gorbach

Best Actor: Ali Junejo (“Joyland”, Pakistan).

“Joyland” by Saim Sadiq