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Patty Jenkins – One of Ten Directors to Watch at Palm Springs Film Fest

Patty Jenkins joined an esteemed list of directors who have been honored by the Palm Springs Fest, including Ava DuVernay and Ben Affleck.

Variety will present director Patty Jenkins with its annual Creative Impact in Directing Award at an intimate brunch at the Palm Springs Film Festival on January 3rd.  Jenkins will be the first female director to ever receive the honor, and the award will celebrate her career, from her award-winning first feature, “Monster,” to her most recent work directing Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Wonder Woman.” Among that film’s many accolades, it was recently named one of AFI’s Best Films of The Year, and Jenkins and the film’s star, Gal Gadot, will receive the National Board of Review Spotlight Award.


Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah – “Gangsta”
Augustine Frizzell – “Never Going Back”
Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird”
Joseph Kahn – “Bodied”
Xavier Legrand – “Custody”
Carlos Lopez Estrada – “Blindspotting”
Anthony Maras – “The Palace”
Samuel Maoz – “Foxtrot”
Claire McCarthy – “Ophelia”
Chloe Zhao – “The Rider”