From The Little Arctic to Inez Milholland

Feb 27, 2017

For eight days everyone is welcome to take a seat and revel in the silver screen. For a mere $75, film enthusiasts have access to all screenings beginning March 8 through March 16 at the 4th Annual Pasadena International Film Festival.

From animation to live action, suspense to science fiction, human trafficking to mental illness, and from the suffragette movement to surviving WWII, the festival presents 100 films from 15 different countries. Jessica Hardin and Marco Neves created PIFF in 2014 and they have worked tirelessly to create a program of films, which are categorized into various blocks—for example, A View to Thrill, The Time of Our Lives, Soldier On, and Power Grrrls!—as well as panel discussions, a nightly “filmmakers lounge, and culminating in the annual Great Gatsby Gala for fun and an award ceremony, this year to be held, appropriately, at The Speakeasy.

Find film storylines and information on origin, writers, and directors here.

Tickets for the festival include a day pass, an all-access pass, a screener and lounge pass, and a gala/award ceremony pass.

For all details, visit

Photo, top right: Tony Gapastione, writer and director of Neighbor, a story about human trafficking.


Bruce Beatty in Neighbor


Starman by IAMEVE, directed by Thor Freudenthal


Little Folk of the Arctic, directed by Neil Christopher


G.I. Hospital by Jonny Lewis (writer, director, producer)


Inez Milholland—Forward into Light, directed by Martha Wheelock


Between Shifts, directed by Lysandra Peterson, written by Jaime Saginor






Flintridge Books

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena