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"A magnetic north for any Cinephiliac"

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


at IFS Film Fest

Lars von Trier, Harmony Korine, Giuseppe Tornatore, and Kenneth Anger at IFS Film Festival.
"Nymphomaniac (Complete Cut)" with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, and Udo Kier, "Spring Breakers" Harmony Korine's latest with James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Gucci Mane, and "Hidden In The Woods" the Chilean horror sensation, screen alongside the best new and independent films at IFS Film Fest.

The stars come out to the IFS Film Festival in Beverly Hills.
Celebrities involved in this seasons IFS festival films include: Lars von Trier, Harmony Korine,Teri Polo, Kenneth Anger, Curtis Armstrong, Amber Tamblyn, Illeana Douglas, Tom Sizemore, Campbell Scott, David Cross, Kevin Corrigan, James Earl Jones, Lauren Holly, Maz Jobrani, Jim Jefferies, Catherine McCormack, Dakota Blue Richards, Wilford Brimley, Jane Wiedlin, Mackenzie Astin, Ed Asner, Gary Busey, C. Thomas Howell, A. Martinez, David Graf, Kenny Loggins, Lana and Andy Wachowski, Doug Jones and more!

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 Showcase. 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 about a month prior to the IFS Film Festival. Check back here for more info.

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

Independent Filmmakers Showcase

Recognizing the best independent and underground filmmakers working outside
of the studio system with monthly film screening events and Q&A sessions with
the directors, cast, and crew.

Check out our IFS Monthly Film Showcase page to see more about upcoming events:

Featured Upcoming Independent Film Showcases

Aug 8th
His Girl Friday & The 39 Steps  
Aug 15th
Japanese Film Forum  
Aug 16th
Cooley High  
Aug 16th
The Wanderers  
Aug 22nd
Freaks and Street Trash  
Aug 23rd
Death Rides A Horse  
Aug 30th
Merantau and Harakiri  
Sep 29th

Get your tickets for the upcoming IFS Monthly Showcases

Nobu Yamaoka Retrospective at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase

Aug 8th Zeki, Florian, & Kelly! 11:00pm
Aug 15th Planet Megadolce 11:00pm
Sept 27th Fix 10:00pm
Oct 10th Pickled Punk 10:00pm
Oct 24th Zeki, Florian, & Kelly! 10:00pm
Jan 9th Fix 10:00pm
Jan 23rd Children Who Wont Die 10:00pm
Feb 6th Pig's Inferno 8:00pm
Feb 21st Planet Megadolce 9:00pm

Get your tickets for the upcoming IFS Monthly Showcases

Student Filmmakers Showcase

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

Oct 17th Short Works - Cal Arts Various 10:00 pm
Feb 22nd New Film Spotlight Dir. Trenton Willey 10:00 pm

Get your tickets for upcoming Student Showcases

IFS Lecture Series

Independent Filmmakers & Distributors talk about how to get your film made and seen in our Independent Filmmaking Lecture Series.

This year we welcome

Aug 15th Cube - Hyper Talk Forum   9:00 pm
Aug 29th Happiness of the Katakuris   9:00 pm
Jan 24th Breakfast at Tiffany's   10:00 pm

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.

IFS Award Winner David Strathairn

IFS Trailers

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IFS Special Events


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The House I Live In

IFS Retrospective


Nobu Yamaoka Trailers

Pig's Inferno
Pickled Punk
Zeki, Florian & Kelly
Children Who Won't Die
Planet Megadolce