IndieFest celebrates its 14th Anniversary in 2012. This annual festival showcases the best in independent, alternative, and subversive cinema from around the globe.
In 1998 Jeff Ross realized there was no avenue available for his friend Rand Alexander to show his film, CAGED, even though it had played the prestigious Slamdance Film Festival that same year. Jeff took to the streets and put on a four-day event financed, like many of the films presented, with his personal credit cards. The event was welcomed with an audience of over 3,000 people. The following year IndieFest grew to a nine-day event with over 4,200 in attendance. A decade later, the SF Independent Film Festival draws crowds of over 11,000 and continues to support and celebrate maverick filmmakers and their work.
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SF Indiefest is a year-long organization presenting three two-week long festivals: the SF Independent Film Festival in February, Another Hole in the Head in June and the SF Documentary Festival in October. In addition to the film programs, IndieFest is known for throwing some great parties, including annual Roller Disco Costume Parties, the annual Big Lebowski Party and live music events. For the last two years IndieFest has also produced a play in conjunction with the Primitive Screwheads theater company called Much Ado About Lebowski and is planning more theater, music, art and film events right this very moment!