Los Angeles, California – USA
March 20 to 28, 2013
Upcoming Deadline: September 22
The 15th Annual Independent Filmmakers Showcase (IFS) unfolds across some of the best cinema houses in Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Santa Monica, California – offering its attendees a glimpse at the beating heart of American moviemaking. With a focus on great storytelling, IFS is proud to cultivate an environment in which student and independent filmmakers from all over the world can celebrate their accomplishments without commercial pressures. Fourteen winning films and screenplays will be presented with IFS Awards of Merit, designed to honor the best of independent cinema from the past year.
An eclectic batch of stars from large and small screens – including Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Brian Baumgartner (The Office), and Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars) – have been known to attend IFS with new projects. But, the real stars of the festival are the films themselves, which have helped launch promising careers for talent both in front of and behind the camera. Lesson Plan, last year’s Best Documentary winner, has recently nabbed a North American distribution deal, and Khary Payton, last year’s Best Actor winner, can now be seen on USA’s Fairly Legal . IFS is experienced at recognizing great talent…submit today!