BIGHORN to be Presenting Sponsor of Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala
PALM DESERT, CA – (December 23, 2015) – BIGHORN Golf Club, the premier lifestyle community located in Palm Desert, is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Awards Gala, announced BIGHORN Chairman R.D. Hubbard.
“We are proud to be affiliated with such a prestigious international event,” said Hubbard. “BIGHORN’s unique lifestyle and award-winning architecture, golf courses and amenities align perfectly with the world-class Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.”
The Awards Gala, to be held Saturday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, is not only a precursor to the Golden Globe and Oscar winners, but it is the first stop in every studio’s Oscar campaign.
“This event truly kicks off awards season, and each year it brings Hollywood elite to the desert,” said Harold Matzner, Chairman of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. “With the international spotlight on Palm Springs, we are excited to have BIGHORN as our presenting sponsor.”
Last year’s Awards Gala received more than 2.5 billion national and international publicity,print and electronic media impressions.
The 2016 PSIFF Awards Gala honorees include Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett, both being honored with the Desert Palm Achievement Award; Matt Damon will receive the Chairman’s Award; Brie Larson will accept the Breakthrough Performance Award; Saoirse Ronan will receive the International Star Award for actress and Michael Fassbender for actor; the Spotlight Award will be presented to Rooney Mara; Alicia Vikander will receive the Rising Star Award; and Tom McCarthy will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award.
This year’s star-studded Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, will include an honorary tribute to BIGHORN member, producer extraordinaire and philanthropist Jerry Weintraub, plus a video highlighting the many dimensions of the BIGHORN lifestyle.