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Mercedes-Benz Celebrates Tenth Year As Official Vehicle Of Palm Springs International Film Festival

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz marks the tenth anniversary of its collaboration with Hollywood's top actors and actresses this past weekend at the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Mercedes-Benz is the official vehicle and major sponsor of the festival, which runs from January 3-13, 2014.

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The festival includes the annual Awards Gala on January 4th, where celebrity presenters and honorees included Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Bono of U2, Steve McQueen, Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Bruce Dern, Bradley Cooper, Lupita Nyong'O and more.  Celebrity guests made their red carpet arrivals in the all-new 2014 S-Class and GL-Class.

"Mercedes-Benz is proud to celebrate our 10th year as the official vehicle and sponsor of the Palm Springs International Film Festival." said Bob Yeatman, regional general manager for Mercedes-Benz.  "The film festival is a great opportunity to honor Hollywood's top talent and films, while highlighting our own icon – the all new S-Class."

In addition to being the official vehicle and major sponsor of the festival, Mercedes-Benz will present the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award and El Cine Latino.  Mercedes-Benz will also display several vehicles during the festival including, the S550, S63 AMG, G63 AMG, SLS AMG Black Series and more.

About The Palm Springs International Film Festival
The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.  The Festival is also known for its annual Black Tie Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents who, in recent years, have included Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Danny Boyle, George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet.

The 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is presented by Title Sponsor, the City of Palm Springs, which is celebrating its 75 year anniversary in 2013.  Presenting Sponsors are Spencer's, The Desert Sun and Entertainment Tonight and Wells Fargo.  Major sponsors are Regal Entertainment Group, Bank of America, Wintec, Wessman Development, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, Panavision, Chihuly, Ocean Properties Development Corp., Integrated Wealth Management, Guthy-Renker, Raymond Lawrence, Windermere Real Estate, Innovative Skincare, Desert Regional Medical Center and Telefilm Canada.  Official Airlines are Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines.  The Festival's Awards Gala is presented by Cartier and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.

For more information, call 760-322-2930 or 800-898-7256 or visit www.psfilmfest.org.

About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States.  MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG supercar.  

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans and smart in the US.  More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com

SOURCE Mercedes-Benz USA

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