"A magnetic north for any Cinephiliac"

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

Los Angeles / Beverly Hills


The stars come out at IFS Film Festival in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.
IFS festival honorees and guests include: Paul Thomas Anderson, David Cronenberg, Eric Bogosian, Malcolm McDowell, Eva Longoria, Brandy, Nile Rodgers, Julianne Moore, Karen Gillan, Jessica Chastain, Peter Coyote, Alicia Witt, Fred Willard, Jane Seymour, Tom Arnold, Danny Trejo, Mischa Barton, Rex Lee, Ed Asner, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Illeana Douglas.

IFS Film Fest premiere events include the dramatic thriller ROAR (starring Tippi Hedren with daughter Melanie Griffith and husband Noel Marshall, producer of The Exorcist), retrospectives on the filmed performances of Eric Bogosian and the animated work of Mark Andres, as all as event screenings of Atom Egoyan's Ararat, Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, and David Cronenberg's Map To The Stars.

Lars von Trier, Harmony Korine, James Franco, Teri Polo, Kenneth Anger, Curtis Armstrong, Amber Tamblyn, Tom Sizemore, Campbell Scott, David Cross, Kevin Corrigan, James Earl Jones, Lauren Holly, Maz Jobrani, Jim Jefferies, Catherine McCormack, C. Thomas Howell, Doug Jones, Lana and Andy Wachowski, are some notable recent IFS award winners and festival guests.

Nobutaka Yamaoka Retrospective
IFS Monthly Showcases are proud to exhibit our major retrospective of 7 feature films from brilliant Japanese director Nobutaka Yamaoka. These films will be shown as individual as part of the IFS Monthly Showcases in Los Angeles. These philosophical Sci-Fi masterpieces otherwise unavailable with English subtitles anywhere in the world.

Tickets for screenings will go on sale at the Laemmle Beverly Hills Music Hall Box Office & Eventbrite in April. Check back for more info as we get closer to the festival.

The IFS Film Festival looks to be another tremendous event this year. Submit to the IFS Showcases & IFS Screenings Event season.

Independent Film Screening Events

IFS promotes independent filmmaking with IFS Film Screening Events at our IFS Screening Rooms and at other Los Angeles venues. IFS also supports film screenings and events by local cinema groups, including: Laemmles Theaters & Artsploitation Films.

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

Featured Upcoming Independent Film Showcases

Jan 24th Buster Keaton: Shorts (Cops / One Week / More!) 10:00pm
Feb 28th Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler 9:00pm
Mar 13th The Ruling Class 9:00pm
Mar 20th Kid Blue 7:00pm
Mar 27th Bengazi 9:00pm
April 10th To Kill A Dragon 9:00pm
April 17th Fool For Love 9:00pm

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Nobu Yamaoka Retrospective at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase in Los Angeles

Jan 17th Pickled Punk 11:30pm
Mar 13th Zeki, Florian, & Kelly 11:30pm
Mar 20th Fix 11:30 pm
April 10th Pigs Inferno 11:30pm
April 17th Children Who Won't Die 11:30pm
April 24th Planet Megadolce 11:30pm

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Student Filmmakers Showcase

Monthly film screenings & reception for the best in student filmmaking.

April 17th New Film Spotlight Various 8:00 pm
May 18th Short Works - Cal Arts Various 8:00 pm

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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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