INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE

INDEPENDENTFILMMAKERSSHOWCASE

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Independent Filmmakers Showcase (IFS) is an organization founded to promote and support the creation and distribution of quality independent filmmaking.

By providing screening opportunities that spotlight emerging and autonomous filmmakers at our showcases, events, and film festivals, and through our efforts in creating new venues for independent screenings and in our support for the preservation of existing cinemas and other film festivals and screening events, and with our lifelong dedication to fostering a community of filmmakers, producers, distributors, and students to share resources and information, the IFS assists in helping audiences and filmmakers to discover each other.

Founded in 1996, IFS attempts to cultivate avenues and spaces for independent and student artists from all over the world to create and display their stories wihout commercial pressure, in affordable screening venues in order to discover and develop independent filmmaking and cinema-house culture.

 

ABOUT THE IFS

The IFS Film Festival is the premiere event for the Independent Filmmakers Showcase season, taking place every March across Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Los Angeles at Laemmle's Monica, Raleigh Studios, the IFS Theater, and the IFS Screening Rooms in Hollywood & Los Angeles.

The IFS Film Festival celebrates the best in Independent FIlm with a week of screenings, events, parties, and Awards of Merit presented to the films the IFS finds exemplify the best in independent cinema over the past year.

Recent guests include Henry Jaglom (Eating, Festival In Cannes, Last Summer In The Hamptons, New Years Day, Babyfever, SItting Ducks, Tracks), Brian Baumgartner from NBC TV's The Office, Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Terminator, AVP, Gladiator) and Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars)

 

 

IFS screening events include:

 

IFS FILM FESTIVAL

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Our annual film festival dedicated to screening and awarding the best works submitted to the IFS over the past year.

 

IFS INDEPENDENT FILM SHOWCASE

The best new works in independent filmmaking are recognized at our renowned bi-monthly screening series, that include a director Q&A and an after party.

 

IFS STUDENT FILM SHOWCASE

Accompanying every IFS screening series is a spotlight on the best in new work from student filmmakers with a director Q & A and filmmaker social at the end of the night.

 

IFS SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE FESTIVALS

14 Unique showcase festivals presented throughout the year each recognizing a specific category of filmmaking (Documentary Showcase, Comedy Showcase, Horror Showcase, GLBT Showcase) with lectures, Q&A, and awards given out for the best films in each category.

 

 

 

IFS VENUES

 

BEVERLY HILLS MUSIC HALL
The Independent Filmmakers Showcases central venue is a classic theater In the heart of Beverly Hills, CA. This classic theater is just across the street from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (home of the Oscars), & next to the Directors Guild Theater.
Laemmle's Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310-478-3836 Map & Parking Information
Transit: Wilshire / Doheny
Laemmle's Monica Movie Theater
The Independent Filmmakers Showcases westside venue is a classic theater built beside the Pacific Ocean and situated right next to the world famous 3rd Street Promenade & Santa Monica Place shopping center in the social center of Santa Monica California. It is our most prestigious venue.


Laemmle's Monica 4-plex
1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-478-3836 Map & Parking Information


Regal LA Live Stadium 14
1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213-763-6070 Map & Parking Information


BelleVarado Cinemas Screening Rooms A & B and the IFS Theater at BelleVarado Studios

Currently the Independent Filmmaker Showcase's main home for monthly events. This Los Angeles film studio with several screening rooms and movie theaters has been home to some of our greatest film events and parties. We have been in the process of building and expanding more screening rooms and theaters each year.

BELLEVARADO CINEMAS ROOM A & B AND THEATER

BELEVARADO CINEMAS THEATER AND PARKING

2107 Bellevue Ave.

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BELLEVARADO CINEMAS SCREENING ROOMS A & B

611 North Alvarado Blvd.

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Please, Do Not Contact Venues Directly:
Our screening venues are leased to IFS for the purpose of holding events, the landlords of our venues are not affiliated with the IFS and do not possess any information regarding the showcases or film festivals we hold there.

 

VENUES DO NOT HAVE ANY INFORMATION
regarding screening times, ticketing information or any IFS business. If you wish to contact the IFS, please call us at 213-545-6IFS. During our very busy festival season we are often overwhelmed with calls, and we prefer that you email us at ifsfestivals@gmail.com for the fastest response to any questions you may have.

 

Any ticketing issues are to be directed to our ticketing company.