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  • NO GOD, NO MASTER
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    March 27th
    1:00pm
  • Dir.Terry Green (USA)
  • New York in 1919, The FBI is sent to investigate a bomb threat that targets Americas most powerful politicians and leaders, millionaire John D. Rockefeller among them. The investigation takes a journey to the underworld of homegrown terrorism and introduces us to a culture of violence, greed, power and politics and the task is to distinguish the villains from the discontented, in our opening feature NO GOD, NO MASTER. Starring Ray Wise & Academy Award Nominee & IFS Best Actor Winner David Strathairn. Q&A to follow.

    BEST ACTOR - David Strathairn
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • Festival Opening Film
  • BLUE DEAD FISH
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    March 27th
    2:40pm
  • Dir.Yves Sondermeier (BELGIUM)

  • Outer space becomes a total nightmare for the three anti-heroes of this film story. Floating through the universe for an undefined period of time and knowing they may not see earth again, they begin trying for individual human desires.

    Moving between irony and homage to the B-movie science-fiction genre, BLUE DEAD FISH is a stunning visual treat.



  • Shorts Program A1
  • THE CONDITION
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    March 27th
    2:40pm
  • Dir.Stephen Graziano (USA)



  • A dark comedy that follows a misanthropic, paranoid man who suffers from hallucinations of violent altercations with nearly everyone he comes into contact with. During a confrontation with an antagonistic motorist, he pulls the side view mirror off her car. He comes to bond with the mirror and strangely, his luck begins to change.



  • Shorts Program A1
  • GROUP
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    March 27th
    2:40pm
  • Dir.Derek Krantz (USA)


  • The short film GROUP follows four wildly afflicted friends whose struggle to find their foothold amidst economic and creative chaos inspired them to kick start a support group. Their methods may be unorthodox, but who can afford a proper shrink these days?



  • Shorts Program A1
  • WHERE WOULD WE BE
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    March 27th
    2:40pm
  • Dir. David Crabtree (USA)


  • Based on true events. One man whom struggles to find love and stay sane in a city that is completely insane, in this charming and professionally made short film: WHERE WOULD WE BE? Shorts Program A1



  • Shorts Program A1
  • PYRO & KLEPTO
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    March 27th
    4:00pm
  • Dir.Justin Chandra (USA)


  • An IFS staff favorite, this touching and profesional film, PYRO & KLEPTO takes us on a journey following a young kleptomaniac boy who meets a pyromaniac girl, and they join forces to attempt to let go of their troubled pasts and follow her dream of going to Alaska.

    BEST STUDENT FILM

  • Program A2 DRAMATIC SHORTS
  • APPNTMNT
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    March 27th
    4:00pm
  • Dir.Kays Alatrakchi (USA)


  • After being startled awake, a homeless man crosses a busy metropolis following recollections from his vivid dreams. Instinctually he moves toward an intersection where he waits for an event that he knows is inevitable.



  • Program A2 DRAMATIC SHORTS
  • ABSTRACTION
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    March 27th
    4:00pm
  • Dir.Daniel Gomes (USA)


  • A tormented fashion photographers last chance to recapture his career, his muse and his mind in the modern surreal noir short film: ABSTRACTION.

    What do you see through the lens?



  • Program A2 DRAMATIC SHORTS
  • LAST LOOK
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    March 27th
    5:15pm
  • Dir.Hernando Bansuelo (USA)


  • LAST LOOK is a domestic horror film that blurs the line between fantasy & reality, theater & real life. Following a family tragedy, young Susan returns to her home. She is drawn into a dangerous drama being played out by her faded-actress mother and her obsessive brother. Only one will survive the night in this psychological horror feature length film.

    BEST HORROR FILM

  • LIVES INTERRUPTED:
    The Takuma Ito & Go Matsuura Story
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    March 27th
    6:45pm
  • Dir.Bruce Schwartz (USA)

  • The U.S. Congress issued a commendation for this documentary which examines the lives and the deaths of two film students from Japan who attended Marymount College in 1994 and lost their lives in a car jacking. The film interviews the friends, colleagues and families of the boys to set their shortened lives into perspective and analyze societal violence.

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

  • PLANET MEGADOLCE
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    March 27th
    7:30pm
  • Dir.Nobu Yamaoka (JAPAN)
  • YUSEI MEGADOLCE (Planet Megadolce) (2012)

    We open our retrospective on director Nobu Yamaoka with his 2012 film which premiered at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and soon became a must see in the Los Angeles film scene.

    If David Lynch had nightmares about time travel at the end of the world, they would look like this. Follow a physicists assistant who discovers a duplicate Earth that is getting closer each day. IFS is proud to show PLANET MEGADOLCE with six other of the directors feature films, spanning his career. Screens with the short film COSMOPOLIS.



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  • BAD CHICKEN
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    March 27th
    8:15pm
  • Dir.Carter Mays (USA)

  • In this puppet spaghetti western of sorts, we watch Norah, who just wanted to be a reality TV star, have her dreams-come-true quickly turn into a nightmare after she allows a motley television crew of chickens to manipulate her, and drag her and her boyfriend into the desert. Deep into that surreal landscape, it quickly becomes a deadly battle of species in this hilarious feature film.

    BEST COMEDIC FILM