May 10 - IFS 2017

Wednesday, May 10th - Beverly Hills Music Hall

Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax! Records

Director: Julia Nash

DOC FEATURE

The true story of punks, queers & criminals on a ride with two men who accidentally changed music along the way.

IFS Premiere

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The Perfect Family USA

Director: Ron Oscar Sierra

DRAMA SHORTS 10b

THE PERFECT FAMILY is the story of two sisters looking to create the perfect family for themselves by way of taxidermy. It's the perfect suspense filled thriller that has the feeling of a modern day Alfred Hitchcock 'Phsyco' meets the 'Twilight Zone'. As a new Director Ron Sierra has balanced out the Horror and Thriller genre with a slight touch of humor to make this Short Film something unique and enjoyable to watch. The Perfect Family is cleverly crafted to leave its audience wanting the feature length version.

IFS Premiere

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Link St. USA

Director: Rachel Meguerdijian

DRAMA SHORTS 10b

Born in Montreal, Canada and raised between Canada and Lebanon, Rachel Meguerdijian presents Link St. With human migration at its peak in the 21st century, a Middle Eastern girl faces culture shock. The personal disorientation she experiences in the new social environment is nothing but exhausting. She is trying to find comfort in a city where she feels she doesn't belong.

After completing her undergraduate studies in Lebanon, Rachel worked on several TV commercials for clients in different countries of the region. Then, she went further into the purpose of her career in filmmaking by enrolling at New York Film Academy to obtain her Master's Degree and specialize in Directing. Till date, she continuously present her perspective on ideas through the art of filmmaking.

Los Angeles Premiere

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Alone Switzerland

Director: Angelo Perrino

DRAMA SHORTS 10b

Underneath Ella and Gabriel’s perfect life lies a very painful reality. The couple struggles to deal with it. Can simple life problems turn into a great tragedy? Today, Ella and Gabriel will fight to save their relationship, but little do they know that their lives are about to change.

World Premiere

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Terminal Peru

Director: Christian Meier

DRAMA SHORTS 10b

With only a few more weeks to live, Lucca a misfit who's dying from some terminal disease has been asked to kill someone in exchange for money. His fear of not leaving a legacy for his future son, makes him reflect about the right choice.

World Premiere

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Tanya USA

Director: Monica Raymund

DRAMA SHORTS 10b

Tanya was written following a three hour presentation of photographs, video and wire taps of real human trafficking cases held at LAPD Headquarters. Lt. Andre Dawson (former head of the LAPD Anti-Trafficking Unit and former member of the FBI Innocence Lost Task Force) gave the presentation and is a lead consultant with Hidden Tears Project. An anonymous survivor in Chicago helped shape the script and was on set during filming. She played an active role in the film and advised the writer, director, producers and actors.

World Premiere

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Unfortunate Circumstances USA

Director: Troy Price

Best Actress - Gena Rowlands

SHORTS BLOCK 4d

A grieving widow (Sarah Matzkin) plays a high stakes game of cat and mouse with her psychotherapist (Gena Rowlands). As the convoluted session unfolds, she tries to separate fact from fiction and uncover the truth of her patient’s past. Leaving you laughing out loud.

Starring Gena Rowlands and Sarah Matzkin, Unfortunate Circumstances is an intriguing, dark comedy directed by Troy Price.

LA Premiere

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Gridlock USA

Director: Daniel Imperiale

Gridlock is a film that examines the claustrophobia and momentum of evil–not a pure and all-encompassing evil, but the more pervasive cruelty and barbarism to which we are, all of us, ready to resort at a moment’s notice. It is the story of Job in the absence of God, told over the course of one miserable morning along the Los Angeles freeways. It stars Jeff Houkal (Lethal Weapon, Life in Pieces), Brighid Fleming (Gamer, Criminal Minds) and Wolfgang Bodison (A Few Good Men, Most Wanted).

World Premiere

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Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk USA

Director: Eric Stoltz

Best Filmed Screenplay - Tony DuShane

A teenage boy comes of age during the Reagan years, discovering that he really enjoys many pleasurable things that his family and his religion both frown upon... In this film directed by Eric Stoltz, with a screenplay from the novel by Tony DuShane.

World Premiere

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