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SET FOR APRIL 4-11, 2024

Local businesses including The George Pasadena, Laemmle’s NoHo 7, Brews Brothers NoHo Pub, and Old Pasadena’s Der Wolf RestoBar, host the best in independent film

PASADENA, CA (March 29, 2024) — The eleventh edition of the Pasadena International Film Festival (PIFF) returns to the NoHo Arts District April 4-11, 2024, presenting more than 130 films from 10 countries during its eight-day run at Laemmle NoHo 7 theater.

Panels, a Passholders Lounge, and a Great Gatsby-themed closing night award ceremony are also planned. Festival entries include features, shorts, documentaries, and animated films. They are presented in 29 programming blocks which feature moderated Q&As with filmmakers after the screening(s).

PIFF’s opening night films include Roswell Delirium, a 1980’s emotionally charged sci-fi thriller starring icons Anthony Michael Hall and Dee Wallace.

Friday afternoon showcases a complimentary panel hosted by Brian Ralston, Audio is Half Your Film: Music and Sound in Post-Production and the feature narrative Unsinkable, a riveting journey of the investigation of the aftermath of the Titanic disaster, starring Karen Allen. Don’t Tell Larry is the Friday night film; a comedy/thriller/horror starring Ed Begley Jr.


Weekend films include The Unreachable Star, a short starring Tamlyn Tomita, which tells the tale of a brother and sister in search of adventure to escape their wartime reality and screens Saturday April 6th. On Sunday, April 7, the short End is a dark mystery, showcasing the talents of Dan Lauria. The evening ends with the feature dramedy Ramona at Midlife which tells the story of a former literary “it” girl and features Cathy Curtin, Rosemarie DeWitt, Joel de la Fuente, April Matthis, Josh Radnor, and Alysia Reiner.


Tuesday, April 9 the short film The Overlook features SNL’s Chris Parnell, and Wednesday April 10 presents a complimentary workshop by Jake O’Flaherty of Dangerfield Talent. He will present the “State of the Industry Today”. Wednesday also presents “The Martini Shot” starring Matthew Modine, Derek Jacobi, John Cleese, Stuart Townsend, and Fiona Glascott; a feature-length existential drama that explores morality and one’s profound effect on the world.

The festival culminates with the Great Gatsby Gala and Award Ceremony which takes place at Der Wolf, a RestoBar in Old Pasadena, that features two bars, and an outdoor garden.

PIFF wishes to thank its gold sponsors, without whom none of this is possible: First Entertainment Credit Union, Old Pasadena Management District, and the TravelStore. For a complete film festival schedule, visit





About PIFF

Founded in 2013 by Jessica Hardin and Marco Neves, industry veterans and Pasadena residents, the Pasadena International Film Festival is the only competitive film festival based in Pasadena, California. PIFF aims to bring high-caliber, independent cinema to a city renowned for its love of culture and the arts. Films that have won at PIFF have gone on to win at the American Pavilion Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival.

Media Contact:

Jessica Hardin


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