There was no film series last year due to the closure of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, but this year it’s back, for its 12th year, culled from 1,400 submissions from more than 60 countries, honed down to the top 50 for your viewing pleasure. You never know what these filmmakers are going to spring on you. And that element of surprise is part of the methodology of the festival organizers—they don’t want any spoilers during its summer-long run. The films play first at Henry Miller 8pm on Thursdays, June 7-Aug. 30, then the same programs move into town at The Lab 7pm Sundays June 17-Aug. 26, with a special launch on 7:30pm Saturday June 9. So grab some of that vaunted seasoned popcorn, enjoy yourself some drink, sit back and be ready for anything.