• ICE
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    2:30pm
  • Dir.Anthony Tarsitano (USA)
  • An amazing performance from Kevin Corrigan (The Departed) opens the 2014 IFS Film Fest. Starring as Ronnie, an enforcer for a small-time loan shark who secretly obsesses over a secret quest for perfection, both within himself and in his quest for the perfect woman. These motivations are hidden to keep up his tough guy reputation, in this authentic and humorous new film.



  • A1 Program
  • E-Match
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    2:30pm
  • Dir.Gregory Cohen (USA)
  • A dating profile gets a “perfect match”, sending Bart to meet Angela, who draws him out of his comfort zone. Desperate for companionship, their night takes a wild turn. In this cautionary tale about where and with whom we should put our trust.



  • A1 Program
  • Nighthawks
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    3:00pm
  • Dir.Gianpaolo Lupori (CHINA)
  • Nighthawks looks at the powerful effect the internet has on Chinese sub-culture. It asks how far its reach amongst the young, old, rich and poor can go before it needs to be tamed. Inspired by true events, and filmed in Mandarin Chinese and Shanghainese dialect, this film goes to the raw China that few get to see.



  • A1 Dramatic Shorts Program (2:30 start)
  • Monolog
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    3:00pm
  • Dir.Christian Thüringer (AUSTRIA)
  • This film is a metaphysical journey through a young man’s life. We meet the young man as a choir member, trying to run away from two bullies and follow his life on an esoterically fuelled self-healing trip in this new cinema work.



  • A1 Dramatic Shorts Program (2:30 start)
  • Four Winds
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    3:30pm
  • Dir.Nick Brokaw (USA)
  • Crossing the punishing desert of the American West, a Native American Civil War veteran is overcome by his demons and collapses on the desert floor. Brought into a border town and saved from death by the benevolence of a desert guide, he discovers and must deal with the news that his family has been murdered, in this new historical drama.



  • Grisly
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    4:00pm
  • Dir.Graham Cribbin (USA)
  • A series of interrogations with a young woman who has mysteriously mutated, begin to determine if a Special Agent’s loyalty lies with his Secret Agency or the welfare of what used to be a normal college student in this short film.



  • A2 Horror Program
  • Sound of The Dead
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    4:00pm
  • Dir.Adam Goudchaux (USA)
  • A recently divorced man spends his spare time building anatomical models. When he is sent by his ex-wife to a motel in search of their drug addicted daughter, a string of shattering events are set into motion.



  • A2 Horror Program
  • Clever Girl
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    5:00pm
  • Dir.Kelly Ann Ford (USA)
  • A comedic music video conceptualized and created around the original song Clever Girl, written and recorded by Andrea Gabriel. We follow the story of a smart and savvy heroine who finds herself repeatedly falling for the same type of guy: someone delicious to look at but sadly lacking in the brains department.



  • A3 Program
  • Legend Gold
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    5:00pm
  • Dir.Suzanne Strong & Dave Simmons (USA)
  • IFS Best Music Video winner Legend Gold is beats, palm trees, love and life. It is the electric connection that you cant explain. It is a real-life-dream where everything is possible, perfect, and you are content. Legend Gold by Professor LaCroix, featuring Kestrin for TBM records.

    BEST MUSIC VIDEO

  • A3 Program
  • NIKO
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    5:00pm
  • Dir.Ilgar Ozturk (TURKEY)
  • In this dark comedy, a control freak writer (Charlie Woods) prevents his main character, Niko (Michael Merrins) from finding his girl, Julia (Kate Boyer). Eventually he finds his way out of the scripted world to go after the Writer!

    BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT

  • A3 Program
  • Ticket to the Haunted Mansion
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    5:00pm
  • Dir.Nuntakul Sakulchai (USA)
  • A feast for the eyes and the mind Ticket To The Haunted Mansion is as psychological as horror gets, never letting you catch your breath as the movie speeds toward its shocking conclusion.



  • A3 Program
  • Dragon’s Throat
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    5:30pm
  • Dir.Justin Galindo (USA)
  • Dragon’s Throat is a thriller that tells a story of a man dealing with a drug addiction. His source of income is kidnapping women and selling them to Mexican Cartels. Desperate for drugs he turns to selling his girlfriend to feed his addiction and gets tested to prove his worth by killing or getting killed.

    BEST ACTION SHORT

  • A3 Shorts Program (5:00 Start)
  • Improvising
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    5:45pm
  • Dir.Clare Fogerty (USA)
  • Improvising is a comedy feature film centering on a young woman struggling with her not-quite-grown-up status in life. Emphasizing the true spirit of independent filmmaking, this ultra-ultra low budget debut film is both an experiment and achievement in taking production into your own hands and trusting in an ensemble of improv-trained performers. A fine new work from a director to keep your eye on.

    IFS BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR

  • Shadow
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    7:30pm
  • Dir.Autumn McAlpin (USA)
  • Pro surfer Chase Davis is riding the waves of success as the U.S. longboard champion. When a violent act shatters his leg, Chase loses the will to go on. Until he meets Shadow, a three-legged dog who teaches Chase that sometimes to move forward, you have to stop looking back in this inspirational family-friendly film centered around the beach and featuring an impressive line-up of surf personalities.

    BEST INSPIRATIONAL FILM

  • Alice D
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    8:15pm
  • Dir.Jessica Sonneborn (USA)
  • In the 1890s the Davenport House was a notorious brothel, run by an evil aristocrat. Over a century later, Davenport House is renovated by Joe, an heir to the Davenport fortune, rumored to harbor the ghost of a young prostitute who died violently. Unworried, Joe decides to throw a wild party to celebrate his first night in the house in IFS Best Horror film of 2014.

    BEST HORROR FILM

  • Love, Lust, & A Room Key
  • BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
    May 27th
    10:00pm
  • Dir.James Pomichter (USA)
  • Take a peek into the lives of 8 couples staying at the Builtman Hotel on the same night. Seen through the eyes of the Hotel’s star bartender, Love, Lust, & A Room Key allows the audience to immerse themselves into the secret lives of an eclectic group of people during some of life’s most transitioning moments.

    BEST FILMED SCREENPLAY

    BEST EDITING