"A magnetic north for any Cinephiliac"

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


The IFS Film Festival is coming: May 3-15th 2017
Join the fun and check out the IFS Film Festival this summer:

May 3rd- May 15th 2017

Visit the 2017 IFS Program Guide* for information about film screenings, showcases and events.

The stars come out at IFS Film Festival in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.
IFS 2017 is showcasing films from directors John Lee Hancock, Ted Kotcheff, Jim Jarmusch, Tom Ford, and hosting new cinema premieres from Jane Fonda, Robert Zemeckis, Jon Peters, James Franco, Richard LaGravenese, William Shatner, Tim & Eric, Madchen Amick, Eric Stoltz and Stan Lee.

IFS 2017 also hosts new films featuring Gena Rowlands, Ralph Fiennes, Donald Sutherland, Danny Glover, Michael Madsen, Dominique Swain, Lacey Chabert, Jim O'Heir, Olivia D'abo, John Ennis, Brendan Small, Lou Diamond Philips, Jesse James, Wings Hauser, and Mary Woronov.

Cinema featuring new original scores from Warren Ellis, Lee Ranaldo, and a slate of documentaries featuring John G. Avildsen, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Sylvester Stallone, Martin Scorsese, Burt Reynolds, Danny Trejo, Talia Shire, Eva Haller, Ralph Macchio, Russell Simmons, Ministry, Foo Fighters, Bauhaus, Clive Davis, and Nine Inch Nails are also scheduled for IFS Film Fest L.A. 2017.

IFS is proud to host the premieres of over 180 films representing the best in new and independent filmmaking from all over the world: May 3rd- May 15th in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, & Santa Monica.

Past IFS Festivals have premiered Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, David Cronenberg's Map To The Stars, Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers (starring James Franco), Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins and Melanie Thierry in A Perfect Day, hosted event screenings for Atom Egoyan's Remember,Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, and John Hillcoat's Triple 9.

Guests included Malcolm McDowell, John Hillcoat (director of The Road),Rick Glassman (A Futile and Stupid Gesture / Undateable), Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight / Kill Bill), Blake Clarke, Illeana Douglas, and (Dr. Who, Guardians of the Galaxy) Karen Gillan.

IFS has previously hosted retrospectives of the films of Tom Noonan, Eric Bogosian, Kenneth Anger and premiered the re-release of ROAR. Nile Rodgers, Julianne Moore, Fred Willard, Jane Seymour, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Amber Tamblyn, Brandy, Tom Sizemore, David Cross, Lauren Holly, Priscilla Barnes, James Earl Jones, Doug Jones, and Lana & Lilly Wachowski are just a few of the notable past honorees and guests in the history of the IFS/L.A. Film Festival.

Stay tuned to see what films will be premiering at this years IFS LA FILM FEST.

Tickets for screenings will go on sale April 14th. Check the IFS Program Guide for more information.

Independent Film Screening Events

IFS promotes independent filmmaking with IFS Membership Film Events.
Hosted at our IFS Screening Rooms and other Los Angeles venues, IFS also supports film events from local cinema groups, Artsploitation Films and Laemmle Theaters

Check out our IFS Monthly Film Showcase page to see upcoming events in L.A.:

Featured Upcoming Independent Film Showcases

Sep 18th The Body Beneath 9:00pm
Oct 9th Billion Dollar Brain 9:00pm
Oct 16th The Ruling Class 9:00pm
Nov 6th To Kill A Clown 9:00pm
Dec 11th Two-Lane Blacktop 9:00pm
Dec 18th Shockproof 9:00pm
Jan 16th Atlantic City 9:00pm

Get your tickets for the upcoming Monthly Showcases

Nobu Yamaoka Retrospective at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase in Los Angeles

Nobutaka Yamaoka Retrospective
IFS Showcases is so proud to exhibit this major retrospective of the feature film work of brilliant Japanese director Nobutaka Yamaoka. Philosophical Sci-Fi masterpieces otherwise unavailable with English subtitles anywhere else, only seen in a theater.

Sept 18th Pigs Inferno 11:30pm
Oct 9th Children Who Won't Die 11:30pm
Oct 16th Planet Megadolce 11:30 pm
Nov 6th Pickled Punk 11:30pm
Dec 11th Fix 11:30pm
Dec 18th Zeki, Florian, Kelly 11:30pm

Get your tickets for the upcoming IFS Monthly Showcases

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.

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