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Photos from the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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Saskia Diesing of the Netherlands, director of “Nena." 

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Michal Rogalski of Poland, director of “Summer Solstice,” at a festival workshop. 

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Grimur Hakonarson of Iceland, director of “Rams,” at a festival workshop. 

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France’s Deniz Ergüven, director pf “Mustang,” at a festival workshop. 

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Britain’s Heidi Greensmith, director of “Winter,” at a festival workshop. 

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Greece’s Yorgos Zois, director of “Interruption,” at a festival workshop.

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Yared Zeleke of Ethiopia, director of “Lamb,” at a festival workshop. 

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Slavek Horak of the Czech Republic, director of “Home Care,” at a festival workshop. 

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Klaus Härö of Finland, director of “The Fencer,” at a festival workshop. 

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Adriano Valerio of Italy, director of “Banat,” at a festival workshop. 

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Paddy Breathnach of Ireland, director of “Viva,” at a festival workshop. 

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India’s Raam Reddy, director of “Thithi,” is shown at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. 

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Naji Nowar of Jordan, director of “Theeb,” at a festival workshop. 

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Raf Reyntjens of Belgium, director of “Paradise Trips,” at a festival workshop. 

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Leena Yadav of India, director of “Parched,” attends a festival workshop. 

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Director Grimur Hakonardson peers through a sculpture during a tour of the the estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg at Sunnyland Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage. 

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Deniz Ergüven and other directors attending this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival tour  the historic estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg at Sunnyland Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage.

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Directors attending this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival tour the historic estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg at Sunnyland Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage. 

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Director Jack Pettibone Riccobono, from left, executive producer Chris Eyre, subject Rob Brown and producer Shane Slattery-Quintanilla before the screening of their documentary “The Seventh Fire” at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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Rob Brown, subject of director Jack Pettibone Riccobono’s documentary “The Seventh Fire,” enters the Palm Canyon Theatre before the screening of the film at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival. 

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PALM SPRINGS, CA--JANUARY 03, 2016-- Director Charlie Kaugman, left and Actor Jack Black are photographed before the start of the Variety magazine luncheon, at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival, held at at the Parker Palm Springs hotel, in Palm Springs, CA, Jan. 03, 2016. Black presented Kaufman with the Variety Creative Impact in Directing Award presented by Mercedes-Benz. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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Director Peter Landesman, left, and Will Smith before participating in a panel discussion with Dr. Bennet Omalu after a screening of “Concussion.”

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Laszlo Nemes, right, director of “Son of Saul,” speaks to media before the start of the Variety magazine luncheon, where he was recognized as one of “10 Directors to Watch.”

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Actor Jack Black gives the photographers a different angle to shoot before the start of the Variety magazine luncheon.

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Actors Jada Pinkett Smith, left, and husband Will Smith before the start of the Variety magazine luncheon, where Will Smith was to be presented with the Variety Creative Impact in Acting Award.

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“Concussion” director Peter Landesman, left, star Will Smith and the film’s subject Dr. Bennett Omalu at the Variety magazine luncheon.

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Actress Jada Pinkett Smith

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Denis Gamze Erguven, director of “Mustang,” is one of Variety magazine’s “10 Directors to Watch.”

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The cool of actor Jack Black on display at the Palm Springs festival.

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Elizabeth Wood, director of “White Girl,” at the Variety magazine luncheon, where she was recognized as one of “10 Directors to Watch.”

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Actors Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith

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Dr. Bennet Omalu, left, Will Smith and director Peter Landesman conduct a lively panel discussion of their film “Concussion” at the festival.

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Johnny Depp inspects the Desert Palm Achievement Award.

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“Brooklyn” actress Saoirse Ronan with the International Star Award.

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Kate Winslet and Michael Fassbender, International Star Award recipient, backstage.

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Ben Mendelsohn with Spotlight Award winner Rooney Mara.

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Director Tom McCarthy with his Sonny Bono Visionary Award.

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Director Ridley Scott with Cate Blanchett, Desert Palm Achievement Award winner, and Matt Damon, winner of the Chairman’s Award, backstage at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

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“Room” actress Brie Larson with the Breakthrough Performance Award.

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Bryan Cranston with the Spotlight Award, presented to him by Helen Mirren for his work on “Trumbo.”

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Actors Christian Bale, left, Steve Carell, director Adam McKay, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock with the Ensemble Performance Award for “The Big Short” backstage at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

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“Spotlight” duo Michael Keaton, left, and director Tom McCarthy backstage at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. Keaton presented McCarthy the Sonny Bono Visionary Award.

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“The Martian” actor Matt Damon, right, alongside director and presenter Ridley Scott with the Chairman’s Award backstage at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

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Kate Winslet with “Steve Jobs” star Michael Fassbender, International Star Award recipient, backstage at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala held at at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

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“Carol” actress Cate Blanchett with the Desert Palm Achievement Award backstage at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

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“The Danish Girl” actress Alicia Vikander with the Rising Star Award.

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“Brooklyn” actress Saoirse Ronan, left, with “Carol” actress Cate Blanchett, winner of the Desert Palm Achievement Award.

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Johnny Depp shows the world his Desert Palm Achievement Award.

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Inside the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, which was held at at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

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Actress Helen Mirren on the red carpet of the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

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Actors Kate Winslet and Johnny Depp

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Actresses Amber Heard and Alicia Vikander backstage after Heard presented Vikander with the Rising Star Award.

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“Trumbo” actors Bryan Cranston and Hellen Mirren backstage after Cranston was presented with the Spotlight Award.

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Actor Paul Dano

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“Room” actress Brie Larsen

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Alicia Vikander

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Alicia Vikander

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Jacob Tremblay from the film “Room.”

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Actor Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic

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Actors Saoirse Ronan and Paul Dano

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“Carol” actress Cate Blanchett is photographed on the red carpet.

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“Black Mass” director Scott Cooper with his movie’s star Johnny Depp, winner of the Desert Palm Achievement Award.

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Director Ridley Scott and actress Cate Blanchett

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Director Adam McKay, left, Steve Carell and Jeremy Strong

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San Antonio artist Maria Anita, left, takes pictures of movie fans holding her celebrity paintings outside the Palm Springs Convention Center.

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“Room” actress Brie Larsen

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Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

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“Carol” actress Rooney Mara

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Producer Kai Nordberg, left, and director Klaus Härö greet movie fans at a party after the premiere of Härö's film “The Fencer.”

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Actor Johnny Depp, on hand to receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, signs autographs before walking the red carpet.

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“Brooklyn” actress Saoirse Ronan signs autographs. She received the International Star Award.

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“Trumbo” actor Bryan Cranston signs autographs.

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“Carol” actresses Cate Blanchett, right, and Rooney Mara, arrive.

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Attendees pause to take pictures of the red carpet arrivals.

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Movie fans passed through security, then line up with hopes of seeing celebrity arrivals.

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“The Martian” actor Matt Damon signs autographs.

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A movie fan attends a party following the opening night premiere of director Klaus HŠrš fil, “The Fencer” at the 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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“Steve Jobs” actor Michael Fassbender signs autographs and takes selfies.

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Actor Christian Bale signs autographs.

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“The Big Short” actor Steve Carell signs autographs.

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Kate Winslet backstage at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

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Security outside the Palm Springs Convention Center before the start of the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs.

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Security outside the Palm Springs Convention Center before the start of the gala.

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