May 09 - IFS 2017

Tuesday, May 9th - Beverly Hills Music Hall

The Fence India

Director: Warren Pereira

DOC SHORTS 9c

THE FENCE is a short documentary film about the controversial fence in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve that has become a symbol of man-animal conflict.

IFS Premiere

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The Colorblind Painter Colombia

Director: Mabul Marulanda Montoya

DOC SHORTS 9c

The Colorblind Painter is a documentary about creativity and perseverance. Marlon Vargas Betancourt is a dreamer who has learned to overcome the limitations of his colorblindness. He loves art and protects the natural environment by using recyclable materials in his creations. Marlon wants to motivate and share a deep message with us. In spite of having a difficult life as an artist in Colombia, his homeland, he continually embraces a positive attitude.

World Premiere

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Phil's Camino USA

Director: Annie O'Neil

DOC SHORTS 9c

Phil is a free spirit who dreams of walking the 500 mile long Camino de Santiago in Spain while facing Stage 4 cancer in his hometown of Seattle. Unable to travel, he builds his own Camino in the forest behind his house and ends up walking it there, keeping track of his progress on a map of Spain. As he walks his backyard Camino and makes the journeys to and from the hospital, we watch him travel the most important Camino of all, the one within.

IFS Premiere

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Girls Level Up USA

Director: Anne Edgar

DOC SHORTS 9c

People now spend more money on videogames than on movies and music combined. What could this mean for women? An inspiring voice in the conversation about the future of women in the videogame industry, GIRLS LEVEL UP profiles a summer camp where girls are given three weeks to make their own video game demo. Camp founder Laila Shabir, who grew up in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in the Middle East before coming to the United States, provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing girls who love videogames and dream of making them.

World Premiere

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Les Filles USA

Director: Aaveen Marandi

DRAMA FEATURE

Les Filles is a deeply personal examination of the relationship between young adolescents and their mothers and the influence of that formative relationship on their conceptions of love and affection. The intention of the film is to accurately reflect the cultural elements present in the family dynamics of adolescents, thus subtly highlighting the contrasts and similarities in their experiences.

Los Angeles Premiere

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Bye Bye Bastard USA

Director: Andrew "Sashi" Peterson

Co-Director: Keven Porter Jr.

HORROR SHORTS 9d

Porter Productions Entertainment is thrilled to present the urban paranormal drama short Bye Bye Bastard. When a Hollywood talent agent, Junior Campbell, (Keven Porter Jr) and his sister Patrice (Temple Poteat) are compelled to look back on the abuse of their now deceased father, they find themselves bewildered with what to do with his remains. Neither wants his ashes, the only remaining souvenir of his cruel existence. Yet, unbeknownst to them, their father's spirit is not at rest. Directed by Andrew "Sashi" Peterson & Keven Porter Jr, this film will leave you pondering the question as to whether death is ever enough

World Premiere

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Limbus USA

Director: Joel Seidl

HORROR SHORTS 9d

Venezuelan filmmaker Joel Seidl brings the story of a dead man that must choose if he deserves to go to heaven or hell. A wrong answer means staying in the Limbus for the eternity. Produced by Andreina Perez, featuring Luriel Ace and Kurt Andrew Hansen. Based on a nightmare.

IFS Premiere

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The Sound of Fear USA

Director: Colin Campbell

HORROR SHORTS 9d

A young Deaf woman, IVY, is on the run from killers in an empty resort town. She stumbles upon a vacationing family and tries to get help, but is misunderstood. Will any of them survive?

World Premiere

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Harmful Sensations USA

Director: Jensen Rule Tierra

HORROR SHORTS 9d

"Harmful Sensations" is the tale of a young, gay, African American man known only as 'R'. He is adrift, his existence is a heady vortex of casual sex, booze, hard drugs and sleazy bars.

One night during a debauched outing to a nightclub, he meets a handsome stranger. A drunken make-out session leads to a one night stand.

World Premiere

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Tales From The Toilet USA

Director: Peter Novitch

HORROR SHORTS 9d

"We ALL have a tale to tell"

Throughout time, man has sought to understand the inner workings and nuances of the human body. Many have spent their entire lives in pursuit of this knowledge, but there is one constant in every human being’s life -- when you have to go, you HAVE to go. Though stocked with aggressive humor, TALES FROM THE TOILET are tongue-and- cheek shorts that are funny, heart-felt and VERY relatable. Based on actual events, TALES will show audiences these transformative and terrifyingly hysterical points in our character’s lives.

IFS Premiere

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Alone In The Dead of Night USA

Director: Matty Castano

HORROR FEATURE

HORROR SHORTS 9d

When Mallory (Tammie Bergholdt of Denmark's Paradise Hotel) hits rock bottom, she drowns herself in alcohol and pills. As the night deepens, the veil of what's real and what's imagined begins to fade. Isolated and alone, she must survive the night in her apartment as her inner demons manifest themselves to life... and terrorizes her into the descent of madness.

Mixing the tension of Hitchcock and the mind-bending shocks of The Conjuring and Hellraiser, this film will have you hypnotized all the way until its shocking, controversial ending.

World Premiere

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