Foreign Oscar Contenders Win Big at Palm Springs Fest: ‘Parasite,’ ‘Beanpole,’ ‘Corpus Christi’ Lead

The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which began just after the New Year and wraps January 13, screened 188 films; 51 of them were submitted for the Best International Feature Film Academy Award.

The Palm Springs Film Festival prize winners announced Saturday over brunch at the Hilton included a handful of these films.

See the full list of winners below.

Audience awards will be announced on Sunday.Fipresci Prize for Best International Feature Film: “Beanpole” (Russia), Director Kantemir Balagov.Fipresci Prize for Best Actor in a International Feature Film: Bartosz Bielenia from “Corpus Christi” (Poland).Fipresci Prize for the Best Actress in a International Feature Film: Helena Zengel from “System Crasher” (Germany).Fipresci Prize for International Screenplay: “Parasite” (South Korea), Screenwriters Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin-Won.Fipresci Prize for International Screenplay Special Mention: “Antigone” (Canada), Screenwrier Sophie Deraspe.The Fipresci jury members were film critics Pamela Biénzobas, Alferov Gavrylyshyn, and Tina Hassannia.

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