AND THE WINNER IS....

The Grand Jury Awards for Indie Film Fest 2020

Congrats to Souls on their epic night of awards!! Souls is our Winner for “Best Indie Film”, “Best Director” Shanice Malakai , “Best Short Film” and “Best Performance” by Johan Beckles Congrats to these amazing creatives!!

See below the entire list of our Grand Jury Winners

Best Indie Film "Souls"

Best Short Film "Souls"

Best Director Malakai for "Souls"

Best Performance Johan Beckles "Souls"

Best Documentary "Alaska Journey To Celebration" Directed by Deidra Peaches

Best Music Video "Kiss Me Malibu" Directed by Mikel Arraiz (Spain)

Best Local Music Video "Baile Las Calakas" directed by Jose Jr. Martinez

Best Comedy "Oh'Baby" Directed by Brooke Trantor

Best Cinematography "South Central Love" Directed by Christina Cooper

Best Editing "Esperanza's Turn" Directed by Melissa Gregory Rue

 

Indie Film Fest 2020 Recap

Here are some four favorite pics from the weekend. We will be posting more on our social media in the upcoming weeks. Please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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WHAT IS iNDIE FILM FEST?

February 11,12,13 of 2021 in downtown Phoenix,  iNDIE FILM FEST becomes the ultimate gathering of creative storytellers and audiences eager for new voices and fresh perspectives. Our visual extravaganza includes dramatic and documentary features, short films, music videos, virtual reality adventures, and multimedia installations by artists from all over the world.  2021 begins with a new way of sharing films at iNDIE FILM FEST.

 

Our 2020 Selections.

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A 12-year-old immigrant farm worker taps into her imagination to confront a bully at school.

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Two children are among the first of humanity to discover a shocking phenomena, but as the world spirals into chaos they make a grand discovery in this new bleak reality. “Imaginary Bullets” is a world where cheesy hand gestures mean serious business and taking a life is as easy as think, point, shoot.

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Jane is single and looking for one last night of hot sex before her life changes forever.

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A glimpse inside the relationship between a momager and her son as they navigate the child acting industry.

 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT FEATURE DOCUMENTARY:  8:15PM PICK IT UP! SKA IN THE 90's

Pick It Up! is a documentary about the rise and fall of the third wave of ska music. It tells the story of how an underground music scene somehow managed to survive being thrust into the mainstream spotlight for a brief moment in the '90s. The movie features members of No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sublime, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake and many more!

Saturday Night  FEBRUARY 8th

La Morena focuses on Lucinda Yrene, an Arizona artist who is claiming her roots and activism through her art. Her murals focus on the power of community, family and healing.

This short documentary follows three female football referees as they claim access to a powerful role in a male-dominated industry.

Follow a day in the lives of six different people as they struggle with personal, emotional and familial battles.

 

Unable to deal with her grandmother's declining mental and physical health, a young girl uses her cardboard spaceship to escape her reality before the matriarch of her family dies.

SATURDAY NIGHT FICTIONAL FEATURE 

"SOUTH CENTRAL LOVE" DIRECTED BY CHRISTINA COOPER

In the unforgiving streets of Los Angeles, the story follows a couple who comes from two different worlds. But through their trials and tribulations, they realize their broken families assist in bringing them closer together. Throughout the movie, characters learn to trust their intuition in their own love and life story, especially Davonte. Many don’t see his strength but he refuses to fall victim to the streets and learns forgiveness can help stop the cycle of gun violence. This film was created to encourage love within our city streets and to put an end to gang and gun violence. This is not your regular love story. South Central Love. The type of love money can’t buy.

Sunday Night February 9th

SHORT FILM SESSION 8PM

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Raquel Denis, a Phoenix singer/songwriter, breaks down the context and emotional growth behind her song "Untitled".

 

 

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Sia, named after the Greek Goddess of Perception, is being lured in by her interior thoughts in to a trapped mindset.

 

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Whereas she is changing in a mixed room, a colleague touches Eve's bottom. To compose herself a shell, she plays one of her favorites scenes. But the influence of the character brings her far away than intended.

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Flying high above scenic landscapes, this documentary follows the Colorado River’s water through the Grand Canyon, to Lake Mead, down through the Central Arizona Project (CAP), and then to Arizona farmland and municipalities where it sustains an ever-growing population amid a rapidly changing climate.

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Los Angeles native & MLS professional Tristan Bowen is striving to get back on the soccer field with the elite. A look into his personal life of daily routines, past struggles and his determination to get back on another Pro MLS team.

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A timeless moment expressed.

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A musical adventure into the live show of decker. from Sedona, Arizona and their live album recording at Last Exit Live in Phoenix, AZ in 2019.

PICS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS AT INDIE FILM FEST