May 08 - IFS 2017

Monday, May 8th - Beverly Hills Music Hall

A Flock of Birds

Director:

SHORTS BLOCK 8a

World Premiere

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Now Hiring USA

Director: Wes Woodland

SHORTS BLOCK 8a

NOW HIRING is a short comedy where old man SAL and his sexy secretary KITTEN interview three odd ball job candidates for their 'Secret Shopper’ position at Dollar World. Christine Tringali stars in this experimental short showcasing her comedic chops and sharp-witted ability to portray every character in the film. Directed and filmed by Wes Woodland, a multiple Emmy nominated editor, and produced by Str8Up Studios.

World Premiere

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Slipaway USA

Director: Julia Butler and Daniel Mentz

BEST FAMILY FEATURE

Neglected by her family, Fall, an eclectic elder with good intentions but extreme measures, finds little companionship in our hyper-busy world. When she comes across Adam, a young street musician selling his keyboard, she buys it on a whim under the pretense of wanting to learn piano. Suspicious and wary, Adam agrees to teach her and quickly finds himself stuck in an unsteady home with one feisty lady.

Los Angeles Premiere

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The Bells of Hell USA

Director: Steven Keeley

A psychological fantasy set deep in the sativa-soaked brain of the San Fernando Valley, THE BELLS OF HELL tells the tale of Jill, an alcoholic newlywed wife who spends three days losing her marbles while her wannabe-filmmaker husband Chris spends his nights in an editing booth working on a mysterious new project about an alcoholic newlywed wife who spends three days losing her marbles. Based on Jill's memories of a traumatic childhood incident involving her crazy mother, her baby brother and a high bridge, Chris' film will either wake his wife from her nightmare... or merely become the nightmare itself.

World Premiere

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Love In Moreno Valley USA

Director: Steven Huffaker

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - John Ennis

A multicultural, tenth-grade version of 'The Odd Couple' battle their own delusions while seeking validation and influence within their conflicted, suburban, christian context. Both from broken homes in the Inland Empire--one with absent parents, one with an overbearing single-father--school becomes an escape to main characters Abe and James. However, their antics are problematic for their peculiar, warden-like principal, who is struggling to get things done.

World Premiere

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