David Ansen selected as PSIFF lead programmer

The next edition of Palmspring International Film festival is scheduled from January 01-11, 2015. The festival which is growing bigger year by year has this time roped some eminent personalities in the critic arena for making the event an impeccable one. David Ansen, a former Newsweek film critic who has recently worked as the artistic director of the Los Angeles Film Festival has joined PSIFF as the lead programmer.

David Ansen will head a team of six people, and they will be guided by festival artistic director Helen du Toit. David Ansen will take care of acquiring films from distributors and sales agents and he will also play a crucial role in short listing the films which are being submitted for the festival.

Festival director Darryl Macdonald told that he is so thrilled and excited to bring an impeccable personality like David to this festival.

“His taste in films has always been impeccable, ranging from the discovery of unheralded works from gifted new international directors to a singular appreciation of films from seasoned filmmakers working in the major studio millieux”, added Darryl McDonald.


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