*TICKETS ARE NOW ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR TONIGHTS EVENT
SHORT FILMS | MUSIC VIDEOS | VIP LOUNGE | FILMMAKER Q&As
Are you ready for Indie Film Fest 2023? Tickets are on Sale now!! February 21st Opening Night at The Churchill in downtown Phoenix. Screenings will start at 7PM including short film premieres, music videos, filmmaker Q&As and so much more. We are only selling 250 tickets to this event so make sure to get your tickets once they go on sale next week. Our box office is open. Join us on the Pink Carpet to strut your stuff and make memories. This will be the biggest entertainment mixer of the year. Sponsored by Roosevelt Row CDC , Cahokia PHX , KWSS 93.9 & 99.5 , Phoenix Center For The Arts, StrawberryHedgehog.com , Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library, and The Churchill.
GENERAL ADMISSION - $10
The Churchill is located in downtown Phoenix, AZ just off Roosevelt and 1st Street.
You will not need a physical ticket to get into the event once you have purchased your tickets online. You will receive an email receipt from PayPal. Please have that on your mobil device or printed along with your ID when you come to the event's front table. We will have your name and the amount of tickets you purchased on our list.
NEVER THOUGHT/ MUSIC VIDEO
FEATURING JUSS MO
'Never Thought' is a music video about a woman that finally conquers her past traumas by reconciling her faith.
Directed by Sebastian Werz
REAPER / MUSIC VIDEO
Featuring Ambition The Great
Director - Levi Angelo Elizaga, Chase Warren
MRS LOVELY / SHORT DOC
*International Competition *US Premiere
In Paris, Laura starts her career as an artistic director.In her spare time, she devotes herself to an unusual passion: she imitates male transvestites and drag-queens and exaggerates her face makeup. By wanting to become "more woman than a woman" Laura finds herself confronted with the eyes of others and in particular that of her parents who did not imagine her taking this path. Now comes the time for her to choose between rediscovering a classic model girl life or breaking free from the norm by diving completely into the Drag-Queen universe.
Directed by Alexandre DEGARDIN
“Educated by magician parents, I cultivated from my childhood a taste for staging and dreamlike light. It is therefore natural that I took a specialized course in high school by following an Applied Arts course. During these three years, my tastes for photography and video grew. I also had the chance to see my very first short film project, awarded and broadcast on french TV, which prompted me to join a cinema school in Paris. I finished this course with a year in New York where I had the chance to join the creation studio of artist Matthew Barney, who was then a model for me. At the same time, I started to produce a series of documentary portraits on singular artists. These documentaries are rewarded in festivals and allow me to work for TV programs or brands. With this experience, I continue in this direction, motivated by the meeting of new artists in which I find this fantastic dimension that has forged my character.
MAKING LOVE IS EASY / MUSIC VIDEO
On the set of the daytime Soap Opera "Makin' Love Is Easy", Director Derrick Dickstein along with his leading soap stars Don Lovely & Jenna Buscante are on the brink of a full collapse. Between scandals with the media, investigations by the LAPD, and the fallout from the lust driven Hollywood ego's roaming the set, things are about to take a fatal turn, a turn that may not be as expected.
Directed by Josh Montag
PARENTS? / SHORT COMEDY
A quirky comedy about a couple navigating tough conversations, hot dogs and real dogs at a family BBQ.
Directed by Megan Swertlow
MEG SWERTLOW is an award-winning, fellowship-getting, mentorship-grabbing screenwriter and director. In just the last two years, she’s written and directed seven short films, optioned a romcom and been hired to write a feature film by Four Leaf Productions. Meg is determined to use her energetic personality and unique voice to tell female-forward stories about strong but flawed women. Her horror short films have appeared in a myriad of top genre film festivals, Fright Fest UK, Nightmares Film Festival, Renegade Film Festival, Portland Horror Film Festival, FilmQuest, and more. Her short films have been included in over 30 film festivals.
Her latest short, No Overnight Parking, was filmed in February 2022 and stars Alyssa Milano and received the Panavision New Filmmakers grant.
Her work has been included in the Middlebury Screenwriters Lab and Hedgebrook Screenwriters Lab. Her scripts have won over 20 screenwriting awards. She was also a finalist in the Ryan Murphy Half-Initiative Directing Mentorship Program.
WHERE SHE AT / MUSIC VIDEO
FEATURING JOEY GUTOS
The infamous female convicted murderer, "Alice Rabbit" has thwarted her captors and escaped prison - but she feels no need to hide. She's got one life to live recklessly and she's ready to party. Famous Detective Joey Gutos is put on the case to retrieve her, but as he closes in he falls for her feral charm...
Directed by Chase Warren
Chase Warren is an American photographer, award winning music video director, writer and producer. At the age of 23, he has worked in the industry creating professional work for companies including Redbull Racing, The Alaska Life, and Sawyer Products. He has worked as a professional concert photographer for The Band Perry, John K, Broadside, Ryan Oakes and Kailee Morgue just to name a few. His Music Videos have been published under articles by Outburn Magazine, Buzz Music LA and Phoenix New Times. He has directed music videos for many notable artists and bands including First and Forever, Sorry X, Sundressed, Holy Fawn and Frank Zummo of Sum 41 racking up 100’s of thousands of views on Youtube. His music video for This Modern’s “Maniacal” won best music video in the 2021 Mesa International Film Festival. His photo of Kailee Morgue made the Cover of the New Noise Spotify Editorial Playlist in 2022. With a full production team of collaborators at his side in both music and film, Chase has big plans for 2023.
PLUS ONE / SHORT DRAMA
Directed by Talha Hussaini
Talha Hussaini has been directing films since 2014. He has made three short films. His first film, "Altar Valley," was completed in 2017 and was selected to play at the ARFF Festival in Barcelona and Lift-Off Global New York. Plus-1, which he wrote and directed in 2021, was selected to play at the Montreal Independent Film Festival and was a Finalist ARFF Festival in Paris. He is currently in post-production on his next film "Superstar, which he co-directed with Jacob Heimlich, and is produced by Save the Airwaves.
WRONG / MUSIC VIDEO
FEATURING YVES FLORENT
Directed by Sam Sausedo and Chuck Sterling *
*Past Award Winner at Indie Film Fest
Sam Sausedo and Chuck Sterling are longtime creative partners, who originally met attending film school at Arizona State University. They’ve been collaborating for the better part of 7 years now, working together on numerous music videos, short films, and commercials under the banner of Smile Bomb! Productions. They now reside in Los Angeles, California and continue to pursue new creative ventures together.
BLACK IN THE NEWSROOM / SHORT DOC
Elizabeth Montgomery lands her dream job as a reporter in a major U.S. newsroom, but ends up fighting a deep-rooted system of harm.
Collette is an award-winning musician, filmmaker and cultural strategist born and raised in South Carolina, with a passion for telling Black stories in pursuit of juicy liberated futures.