"A magnetic north for any Cinephiliac"

- Lana and Lilly Wachowski (The Matrix / V For Vendetta / Cloud Atlas)


The 28th Annual IFS L.A. Film Festival

Join the fun and come visit the IFS Los Angeles Film Fest this summer!

L.A. Film Festival runs from May 15-24 at L.A. Live á other venues across Los Angeles, California. Festival Tickets go on-sale April 26th at 11am.

Film Schedule released April 26th @

Screenings and events held at L.A. Live & premiere cinemas across Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica.

IFS Film Festival premieres include Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread and Inherent Vice, Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, David Cronenberg's Map To The Stars, Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers (starring James Franco), and Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals (starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal).

Guests include Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Piper Laurie (Twin Peaks), Karen Gillan (Dr. Who, Guardians of the Galaxy), John Hillcoat (dir. The Road), Sid Haig (The Devils Rejects), Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight / Kill Bill), Gena Rowlands (The Notebook), Jane Lynch (Glee), Steven Culp (Desperate Housewives), Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do), Rick Glassman (NBC's Undateable), Blake Clarke (The Waterboy), Melanie Mayron (Thirtysomething), Jesse James (The Butterfly Effect), Illeana Douglas (Ghost World, Goodfellas), Dominique Swain (Lolita), and Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction).

The stars come out at the IFS Festival

Our film society has recently presented new films from Neill Blomkamp, and featuring Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, Greta Gerwig, Marisa Tomei, Kate Mulgrew, Minnie Driver, Rebecca Miller, Mark Boone Junior, Walter Koenig, & Gigi Edgley, …along with IFS's legendary curated showcases, featuring the best new filmmakers.

Lana & Lilly Wachowski, Julianne Moore, Brandy, Fred Willard, Jane Seymour, Nile Rodgers, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Amber Tamblyn, Tom Sizemore, David Cross, Lauren Holly, Priscilla Barnes, Doug Jones, and James Earl Jones are just a few of the notable past honorees of the IFS Los Angeles Film Festival.

Past IFS events have hosted event screenings for Jim Jarmusch's Paterson, Atom Egoyan's Remember, the Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone musical La La Land (from director Damien Chazelle), A Perfect Day (featuring Benicio Del Toro and Tim Robbins), as well as the re-release of ROAR starring Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren, with premieres from directors John Lee Hancock, Madchen Amick, and Eric Stoltz.
Independent premieres from producers Jane Fonda, Robert Zemeckis, Jon Peters, Richard LaGravenese, William Shatner, Tim & Eric and Stan Lee have screened at the IFS Film Festival, with IFS curating retrospectives honoring Tom Noonan, Eric Bogosian, Kenneth Anger, and many other fantastic film events.

Films starring Ralph Fiennes, Donald Sutherland, Danny Glover, Lacey Chabert, Olivia D'bo, John Ennis, Brendan Small, and Lou Diamond Philips and cinema featuring original scores by Warren Ellis and Lee Ranaldo, as well as IFS documentaries featuring Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Burt Reynolds, Danny Trejo, Talia Shire, Eva Haller, Ralph Macchio, Sylvester Stallone, and Martin Scorsese have screened at recent IFS events.

Cinema icons Gary Oldman, Guillermo Del Toro, Jodie Foster, Taylor Hackford, Werner Herzog, Adrian Lyne, John Badham, Nicholas Cage, Warren Beatty, James L. Brooks all appear in IFS Showcase documentaries this season.

IFS Film Fest at the Grove of Los Angeles and the W Hotel Hollywood.

IFS Film Festival screenings, award celebrations and special events to be held at the world-famous Grove of Los Angeles entertainment-retail complex & tourist destination. including over 200 screenings at cinemas across Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, & Santa Monica, with after-parties at the W and other Hollywood event spaces.

IFS proudly hosts over 200 film premieres to represent the best new and independent cinema from all over the world from the past year, at our IFS Film Festival. Indpendent Filmmaker Showcase Film Festival screenings are held in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, & Santa Monica cinemas.
IFS Festival films are chosen by democratic voting from the 15o+ IFS Film Society Membership.

Check back to see what new films will be unveiled at the upcoming IFS LA FILM FEST.

Independent Film Screening Events

IFS promotes independent filmmaking with IFS Membership Film Events.
Hosted at our IFS Screening Rooms and other Los Angeles venues, IFS also supports film events from local cinema groups, Artsploitation Films and Laemmle Theaters

Check out our IFS Monthly Film Showcase page to see upcoming events in L.A.:

Featured Upcoming Independent Film Showcases

Sep 18th The Body Beneath 9:00pm
Oct 9th Billion Dollar Brain 9:00pm
Oct 16th The Ruling Class 9:00pm
Nov 6th To Kill A Clown 9:00pm
Dec 11th Two-Lane Blacktop 9:00pm
Dec 18th Shockproof 9:00pm
Jan 16th Atlantic City 9:00pm

Get your tickets for the upcoming Monthly Showcases

Nobu Yamaoka Retrospective at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase in Los Angeles

Nobutaka Yamaoka Retrospective
IFS Showcases is so proud to exhibit this major retrospective of the feature film work of brilliant Japanese director Nobutaka Yamaoka. Philosophical Sci-Fi masterpieces otherwise unavailable with English subtitles anywhere else, only seen in a theater.

Sept 18th Pigs Inferno 11:30pm
Oct 9th Children Who Won't Die 11:30pm
Oct 16th Planet Megadolce 11:30 pm
Nov 6th Pickled Punk 11:30pm
Dec 11th Fix 11:30pm
Dec 18th Zeki, Florian, Kelly 11:30pm

Get your tickets for the upcoming IFS Monthly Showcases

IFS Screenplay Competition

The IFS is committed to the discovery and growth of new talent in every aspect of filmmaking. Submit your screenplay or teleplay today to the Independent Filmmakers Showcase Screenplay Competition and have your script read by current and former entertainment journalists and industry professionals. Coverage and Analysis available.





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